Wednesday 12p.m EST is the deadline every week for the Colour Combos Galore Challenge.
The designer's challenge was to use layers - well I don't need to be asked twice! Love layers!!
Found the perfect sketch at Sketch Inspirations, due in this Saturday.
Apparently layers are difficult for some people, but the easiest way I have found to approach a layered page is to firstly design the background paper, using lots of other papers, ribbons, etc.
Next is to place your photographs on top (sometimes tucking under & over some additional layers too).
I always add my title in next, then my journaling, then LASTLY my embellishments, so that I don't run out of space for the important stuff.
I took a photo to show you this corner & how I covered up the meeting point of the punch using a butterfly. I know you can buy corner punches that match the border punches but they are expensive.
I also wanted to show you how you can get a nice mixed colour butterfly by punching out of an ugly paper. I actually used the reverse side for this layout.
I fussy-cut some Crate Paper Restoration flowers because they were the right colours for the challenge.
I painted the chipboard with a mauve pearlescent paint so it shimmers beautifully. The challenge called for lilac but I just couldn't bring myself to use it - just hate most shades of purple!
All us Once Upon a Sketch Design Team girls are being sponsored ALL YEAR by Imaginarium Designs chipboard company in Australia - so awesome!
There is the butterfly hiding the ugly corner! I am preferring computer journaling on my layouts these days - just looks slicker...
Printed paper - Webster's Pager - Country Estate - Sentimental Journey
Cosmo Cricket - Now That's a Good Thing - Swingin'
October Afternoon - Sleeping Bag
Making Memories - white lace paper
Crate Paper - Restoration - fussy-cut flowers & border - Slipcover & Fringe
Pink Paislee - bracket offcut
Crochet flower & doily - handmade
Prima bling swirl - cut into sections
Bling butterfly - local
Brads - Basic Grey Lemonade
Chipboard alphas & branch - Imaginarium Designs
Purple ink - Pretty Colour
Martha Stewart deep shell punch & butterfly punch
Pearlescent Paing - L'il Davis Designs
White twill tape - local
Mini-doily - Little Yellow Bicycle