Sunday, 4 May 2014

Taupe & Coral

As part of my Guest Designer spot with Counterfeit Kit Club I also get to participate in their Scrapbook Day celebrations.  There is tonnes going on over the weekend so pop over and have a peep - oh, and there are prizes!!!

For this video from Lain, I pootled around on Pinterest looking for colour combinations I would not usually use.  I found this pin on one of Lain's boards.

gray and coral
I am clearly wrong for not using taupe and grey more often!  It was so lovely to work with, especially mixed with corals, apricots and peaches.

These are the papers I pulled out...

and this is what I made;

I made smaller squares with some of the patterned papers.

and did some layering up with ribbon, buttons and cut outs.

Down the bottom of the layout, for my main cluster of embellishments, I grouped an old silk embroidery with resin flowers and spotty buttons.

I love this butterfly paper!  So pretty.

No words, but I didn't have any to say, it just is what it is.  I will date it, when I trawl through photos and find the correct date!

Right I've kept you in suspense long enough, here is the full layout

I thought I was quite good with colour, quite adventurous, but I definitely recommend trying out colours that you wouldn't necessary use.  Whether that is looking on pinterest, or getting ideas from children's books, or taking the pallet from a sheet of patterned paper - do it - push yourself a little.  I'm glad I did



  1. Absolutely delightful! Love that first pic of pinterest! No WONDER it jumped out at you! Love what your collected in your stash and your LO... those squares are fabby! AND yes....need to use greys and taupes more often for sure!

  2. Peach/coral are such hard colours to use yet you have shown me how great they can look..adding them with taupe and grey really makes them pop. Thanks for the ideas!

  3. That's a wonderful soft dreamy page - love the fabric touches and it's a super colour combo!

  4. WOW! What a fab LO. I am loving the colour combi.

  5. Isn't it fun to step outside your colour comfort zone? One of my favourite things about CKC kits is how they get you to pull together and use, combinations you might never have found on your own. And in the end, even if it is not working for you, it is only a 12x12 piece of art that goes into an album. So you don't have to "live" with it. That makes it safe to work dangerously with colour.

  6. This is utterly lovely. I had an Easter outfit these colors one year - never felt so fashionable! I really love your style :~)

  7. gorgeous-that is a fab color combo and a fantastic layout!

  8. Gorgeous-that is a fantastic color combo and a fantastic layout! Embroidery pieces was a great touch:)


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