Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Challenge Me Tuesday: A Touch of Black

It's Challenge Me Tuesday over at Practical Scrappers! Today they're featuring projects using black matting to accent photos, titles, die cuts and other page elements. What's not to love about black matting? It helps colors pop. It makes things stand out. It's the perfect accessory to just about any page, at least in my scrapping world.
These are not the greatest photos, since they were taken inside dark restaurants. But they're what I have to tell the story, so they will do. I chose My Mind's Eye Kraft Funday Collections and Lost & Found 2 brads to put this layout together.



Journaling reads: 
"Some of our favorite adventures when we travel is finding food places to eat. We've learned restaurant decor does not equate with food quality and we've eaten our best cuisine in some very unpretentious looking places. How do we find these tucked away spots? Usually the hotel front desk or some locals point us off the beaten tourist path. Rarely do we get a bum steer!"


Next Tuesday Practical Scrappers is featuring scroll banners. You know, the ribbon-like banners often seen held up by or at the feet of cherubs. Send them your projects for a chance to be part of that feature! E-mail a link to practicalscrappers@gmail.com.  

18 comments:

  1. A dash of black makes everything pop! I always like to plan in a little black when I'm decorating a room too, for that very reason

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  2. I always love a spot of black! Great LO!

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  3. So agree that black goes with everything! Great pop of it on your page, Sue :)

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  4. I love your layout! I love the color palette and the brads. Great job! :-)

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  5. I really like how you created your title. Black is a nice addition and you are right, it makes the colors pop.

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  6. Ooohhh, love the black matting, the Thickers and the pearl for the I!

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  7. I love the black matting...the thickers too... hugs...xoxo

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  8. what a wonderful paper combo!! great journaling type!
    Its a great everyday memory captured

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  9. I love the layout and love that you find local eateries when vacationing. We do that too, except there have been a few real duds! Guess that's part of the fun though:)

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  10. We love to find local places as well. We use Yelp to find places if we are in the US, and just like you, ask around other wise! Fabulous layout.

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  11. Great layout! don't you just love the KRAFT Fun Day line? It works great for this page, love the playful lettering.

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  12. Great layout!
    We like to ask the locals too. My SIL and BIL watch that show Dives, Diners and whatever and find some fabulous places.

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  13. Awesome story! This totally reminds me of many holes in the wall that I've found living here in Tennessee. I love the circles you used to ground your title. Looks great! :)

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  14. Great thing to scrapbook and I agree about the black matting... hmm maybe I should do that more. LOVE the way you did the title and as always your typed journaling looks so cool!!!

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  15. Once again I love the hand stitching! Great layout. I like the title.

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  16. What a wonderful page. Great use of all the accents.

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  17. Such a fun layout Sue!...I love finding good food places too!

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  18. Great topic for a LO..and I do agree about the black!
    Alison xx

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