May 6, 2011

May Color Challenge

I've been wanting to do this color combo f o r e v e r! I adore navy blue right now -just can't get enough. Since this is my monthly challenge for Crate Paper, I really wanted to challenge myself to use a color that, ordinarily, I would pass up. Purple. In any shade, I rarely use it, so this was the perfect challenge to try my hand at incorrporating a little lavender into my work.

This month's color pallete for the Crate Color Challenge is: Royal Blue - Sky Blue - Lavender



Pretty right! and here's the inspiration wire I put together for this month.



I had originally planned on creating just a layout, but the more I played with Crate's Neighborhood and Portrait collections, I thought a mini would be fun to make! Plus, I had chosen too many embellishments that I really wanted to use, and they were not going to all fit on just 1 layout.
My mini called: 5pm (because it's the best time to be in the front yard taking shadow photos!)




Since, I'm not that keen on the lavender color, I used it as an accent color. This way it didn't have a chance to overpower any of my pages. I custom blended 3 different paint colors (cream, magenta, royal purple) to create a lovely pinky-purple shade and painted all of the little paper flowers I used in the book. I would always say that if there is a color in the challenge that you don't particularly like, use it as an accent color!


















I found this pretty navy Chanel flower and decided to add a few feathers & some vintage lace and make it into a gift adornment for the book, once it's wrapped with ribbon.



I hope you love this color combo as much as I do!! If you're feeling inspired this month and would like to play along with the challenge, I have the rules posted on the Crate Paper blog and you have until the 15th to create something! Oh, and did I mention there is an amazing prize for the winner each month!

14 comments:

Danielle said...

OMG that mini is GORGEOUS and the color combo is fabulous <3 LOVE those shadow photos!!!!

Lisa Russell said...

Beautiful color combination!! Love the pieces you put together as well, and cute shadow pics! Lovely!!

Jennifer said...

gorgeous colors, gorgeous album!

Jaszmurka said...

Beautiful album! lovely colors ♥

MaraMay said...

Tara this color combo is gorgeous isn't it. Funny thing I'm currently redecorating my master bedroom in these colors. ;)
You little album is perfect!

april said...

Wow! Gorge! And your blog is divine.

flo t said...

a perfect album ! i love this combo !!! you are so talented !

AnastasiaC said...

gorgeous colours - love it!!! you are so creative girl...you inspire me with each post!

mahlin said...

I just love your inspirationwires! and your mini is absolutely stunning!

MargaretB said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

Amy said...

Hey Tara! I wanted to pop and tell you I was thinking about you and hope you are doing well! :D I LOVE this mini and am so inspired by it! *HUGS!* and Take care!

Cynthia Lloréns said...

Tara this color combo is gorgeous!!!!I love your work....I love all you have created.....and I will like to make a invitation....so I sendo to you a email!!!
Have a wonderful week.
Kisses and huges from Brazil
Cynthia
Cynthia

Chantal Vandenberg said...

Oh WOW!!! This is the best mini album I've ever seen!!! I LOVE IT!!! You are sooo talented!!! :D

Sara said...

GORGEOUS mini album!!!!