Sunday, June 24, 2012

You fill my world with color

Paper Girls Challenge Blog issued a new challenge this week and this one was tough for me. I looked at the photo below several times before I finally came up with an idea that seemed to fit my style - I'm not really a rainbow person nor did I feel up to making a mosaic of scraps (which would have been epic had I been up to that level of challenge this week, alas with getting ready for vacation next week there's no time).

So here's the photo inspiration they provided. 

The mosaic was created and made by British artist, Natalie Warne. You can check out her online gallery here.
And here's my interpretation:

I really liked the movement and the colors in the inspiration piece so I started by wrapping washi tapes across a 4x6 card stock scrap. The colors by themselves lacked interest so I finished by putting the black washi in the space/overlapping the colors. That gave a lot of dimension and made it more interesting. Then I cut the corners off and made it an uneven hexagon. 

Scrapbooksteals Turquoise 8 was a launch point for this page but something I really wanted to adhere to on this one was limited color so that my "wheel of washi" would really pop. Lots of neutrals and muted colors with only the ribbon and the photo bringing other bright colors onto the page. 

Materials used: 
Paper Studios Affinity paper and ribbon
MME 6x6 Miss Caroline Fiddlesticks
MME Good Day Sunshine and Abbey Road die cut pieces
MME Lush 2 Orange brad
MME Holly Jolly ribbon
Piggy Tales Twinkle Twinkle 
Fancy Pants Kraft Kuts sticker
BasicGrey Oliver Alphas
Amy Lou font sketched with Silhouette Cameo
WRMK washi
Target washi
ColorBox Chestnut Roan


  1. What a great layout and a FABULOUS layout!!! Perfect picture for the photo inspiration! :)

  2. What a fun embelly you made with the washi! Thanks for playing with us at The Paper Girls Challenge!

  3. How fun! The picture you scrapped is sooo perfect for the challenge too! Great use of Washi tape too :)

  4. what's not to love? PGC, SS, Hexagons, MME!!!! This is so fun.


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