Tuesday, July 3, 2012

3 Boys

One of the Studio Calico 5th anniversary challenges is to use mirror images on your page.  I put together this layout, titled "3 Boys" for the challenge.

Basic Grey, Bo Bunny

I applied the mirror image concept to the placement of the different red papers under the picture and the placement of the "3's" and the ink splatters (which I had never tried before).  To create the large 3's I cut a "3" on my cricket and used the paper I cut from as my mask.  I also mirrored the placement of the buttons, though I varied both the number of buttons and the buttons I chose.

While this layout may not be my favorite, I'm pretty proud of it.  I pushed out of my comfort zone in several ways.  I rarely use red as more than an accent and here I've combined 4 different red patterned papers.  Using the mist in two ways is also a big deal for me, since I can't resist buying mist but am scared to use it.  And best of all, the layout came together in about an hour.

I am entering this layout in the July Punky Sprouts challenge which is to use a color you don't use often.  Red is tough for me, so this layout is perfect!

Have your tried something that pushes your boundaries lately?

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