Hi there. I finally was able to finish a layout I started for the Paper Party hosted by Shimelle. She has been providing challenges daily, and so far I've only been able to make 2 layouts! But I'm happy I was able to do some scrapping, in between researching ways to improve my blog, create a 'shop', and still create videos and inspiration. Lots on my plate at the moment. But I like teaching myself and improving on things that are in my control - at least to some degree.
So on with the layout. The challenge was to use kraft as a background and then use only one other color on the layout. This could be different shades of the same color, but stick to the one. This I thought was going to be easy, since I love kraft and the color I chose, Pool Party - from Stampin Up! is also one of my favorites. But as I was creating the layout, it came to be difficult since I like contrast - and sticking to the one color, I felt blended too much. So it was hard for me to put an embellishment of the same color near or on the same color paper. So here's what I came up with.
I've been in a button phase lately, where I just have been reaching for my buttons as the accent to everything! I love them - I have various sizes and colors which makes it easy to match up on my projects. This project I also made a pocket to keep the memorabilia - the tickets - in. I've only done a pocket on one other layout that I can recall. I like how it breaks up the flatness of the layout, but also adds functionality. This was a fun layout to make once I got on a roll. The photos were laying on the kraft for a while as I kept thinking about what I was going to do.
What do you think? Do you like the pocket? Can you use only one color on a layout or a card? Try it out. It might be easier for you than it was for me. But still it will be fun to try! =) Happy crafting!