Friday, June 08, 2012

October Afternoon 9 to 5 and My Mind's Eye Challenges

I challenged myself a little too much with these very tricky photos from our Chinese New Year celebration this past January.  Can you believe I scrapped this with October Afternoon 9 to 5?  Thanks to Amy Heller's Through the Kaleidoscope Class, which I HIGHLY recommend (even if you think you know everything about the color wheel (I thought I did)!  Okay...back to layout...so I focused not just on the colors, but on the cultural influence in making this layout...so that meant getting very very creative with supplies from the 9 to 5 collection...like rolling the paper to make Chinese firecrackers...cutting along the lines of the design of pattern paper, using the Silhouette...and a secret...that background was re-done about 3 times...if you look closely you can tell...but I finally just sprayed closer to the paper, and loved the intensity of that yellow!
I even used a smidge of October Afternoon's Sasparilla line there under the main photo...those swirls look like waves and have an Asian culture influence.  Themes and using primary colors are tough for me...but this ended up being a favorite of mine.

Here's the sketch I used...I used it loosely as a start to mine...October Afternoon 9 to 5 Sketch Challenge

And loving My Mind's Eye's collections...these colors are some of my favorites...So when I saw this My Mind's Eye Fussy Cutting Challenge, I dug into my new stash and started cutting...had absolutely no idea where it was going, I just had fun...I did pick these photos of Emma sewing for the first time, that was the start.

Then starting cutting anything I liked from the 6x6 pads of the Indie Chic in both Saffron and Ginger.  Used some of the new My Mind's Eye has tape...and it is some of my favorite!  Everything is My Mind's Eye, except the background paper is Echo Park, big woodgrain letters are October Afternoon's Sasparilla, the round orange are Authentique, the peach letters are from American Crafts Dear Lizzy.

Hope everyone has a great weekend!

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