Saturday, August 20, 2011

August Color Combo Blog Hop

Welcome to the August Color Combo Blog Hop! You should have arrived from 1200 Some Miles but not to worry, the entire blog hop list is included at the end of this post. Every month on the 20th, a group of online friends from Shimelle's Beyond Blogging class hop away the day using the same color combo to create layouts, cards, maybe even a little photography - anything goes! This month's color combo comes from Design Seeds:
And here is my layout based on the color combo:

Supplies: Cardstock: Bazzill; Patterned Paper: Fancy Pants, Bo Bunny, Echo Park; Letters: American Crafts; Leaf Embellishments: Little Yellow Bicycle; Other: vellum, Slice Elite, black pen, typewriter


A quart of orange, a pint of green and a touch of black. While this is not a direct scraplift, the design inspiration is influenced heavily by Nichol Magouirk and her From Start to Finish series over at Two Peas In A Bucket.

My new Slice Elite cut this flower in no time. I can't believe how much better this machine works than the original! The diagonal stripe repeats the pattern found on the green paper.
Journaling reads: "We were so surpised to discover this next of duck eggs in the flower bed next to the garage. We watched the mallard diligently tend her nest for the month. The day the eggs hatched, she whisked the babies away before we knew where they had gone. We were relieved to see the little family the next day in the retaining pond at the end of our street. Guess we had grown almost as protective of the brood as the momma duck!"


I used the vellum to subdue the orange patterned paper and let the other elements pop - another tip I learned from watching Nichol's videos!
Love this photo of the baby duck, just a few hours old, peeking out from underneath its mother. I cropped the picture to form my visual triangle of circles.

Now you can hop on over to the Crafty Goodies blog and continue the color combo fun! Thanks for stopping by!

Here is the entire hopping list, hope you can make time to visit them all! Each blog will direct you to the next:

21 comments:

  1. What a great layout! These colors work great with those photos.

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  2. You know I love me some design seeds! Love what you've done with these colors -- orange is one of my faves, and it fits your (extra-extra-cute) photos so very well!

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  3. the Lo is just perfect~beautiful work!!!

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  4. Love the layout and love the story even more! That circle picture of the duckling is adorable. I want a duck to roost at my house!!

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  5. Wow that really jumps off the blog page - great LO and I love the story of the photos

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  6. LOVE this! The colors are perfect! Very nice work and thanks so much for joining us...so great to have you on the hop :)

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  7. Fabulous colors. I love it. Thanks for tipping me off to Design Seeds. great inspiration. =)

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  8. This is really lovely, The colours really work so well & I have these thickets in this colour, so I'll be using them with this colour choice now :)

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  9. Wonderfully done - all your elements are so cohesive. Great circle crop too!

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  10. Great layout! I love how all of the elements compliment each other and how you used the color combination!

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  11. Great page, Sue and what a wonderful story. The round photo of the baby duck is a perfect touch.

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  12. Fantastic layout and what a great story of spring. Jen xx

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  13. Wow, such a great design! Love how you broke things up with the paper strips and the scene with the title is awesome!!!!

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  14. Sue, I'm in love with this layout! Your use of the colors is perfect, the duck photos are adorable, and I really like that you have various elements popping off the page.

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  15. Pimms is a very English alcoholic fruit based cocktail drink which includes gin. You mix with lemonade and add strawberries, cucumber and mint. Delicious :0)

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  16. Great layout! I love how you used the colors. Very energetic feel to the page.

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  17. Love this layout! First for the cute subject matter, and second for the WOW factor with the orange and green! Love it! Thanks for sharing! -Amanda

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  18. I love this happy layout! The colors are so bright and cheery and scream happy! :)

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  19. Very nice! I love that you used vellum. I just stumbled upon my vellum stash and need a few good ideas on how to use it in my layouts.

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  20. Precious! Love the layout and the photos and stories are so cool. Love that scrapbooking allows us to capture the details and remember stories like this. :)

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