Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Vintage Leaves for The Paper Players' Colour Challenge

The Paper Players have a colour challenge this week that I found a little odd. There was a pastel yellow, a bright orange and a dark blue-green. Since blue and orange are opposite each other on the colour wheel, they are complimentary colours. The funny thing is that I don't find complimentary colours very complimentary! I usually avoid them like the plague, so I wasn't sure how I was going to use this combination. I decided that leaves would work and got out my Vintage Leaves stamp set.

I started by looking for some Designer Series Paper that had Tangelo Twist in it and I found a plaid design I liked with Black and Vanilla as neutrals in the Happy Haunting Designer Series Paper. I decided to use Black as my main neutral and started out with layers of Basic Black, Lost Lagoon and the designer paper. Here's my design:

This afternoon we will be heading up north to visit with my daughter and her family! She has advised us to bring warm clothes, so we're anticipating cooler weather there. I will update you as the week goes on, but right now I can hardly wait to get there and snuggle with Kesten and Cedar and visit with Kristen and David. Grandma's bringing some treats, too!

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  1. I love your gorgeous leaves, Heather! They look so awesome on the plaid background. So happy to have you join us at The Paper Players!

  2. I love that you used Halloween paper for your background...shows how versatile it can be! Lovely leaves and wonderful layout! Thanks for sharing this with us at the Players this week! And have fun visiting your family!

  3. Love those embossed leaves against the plaid background and the use of black as your neutral is really effective. Thanks for joining my colour challenge over at The Paper Players this week!

  4. I love your decision to use the plaid DSP as a background for those fabulous leaves! What a great design!


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