Monday, June 8, 2015

Pink and Yellow

I'm still spending most of my free time (which has been limited) on "The Big Purge."  But I am trying to squeeze in a bit of scrappy time too.  Yesterday I put together a quick layout pulling peices from the new Galileo kits at Studio Calico and my stash. I wanted to try a color combination that was out of my comfort zone so I pulled inspiration from the Pink Paislee Bella Rouge line - pink, yellow and black..

I pulled a piece from my stash that had all those colors and then looked for papers to add - I used the pink and gold from Dear Lizzy that is in the Saturn Add On at Studio Calico, a bright yellow sheet from the Elle's Studio Let's Eat line and a black and white stripe from my scrap pile.  I pulled a piece of white cardstock for my base.And then I was stuck - literally.

When I'm stuck I usually look for a good sketch.  I found this one at Stuck! sketches.

I cut my papers based on a loose interpretation of the sketch.  But I really wasn't loving the look.  So I switched to a subtly patterned sheet for the base - which helped a lot.  Then I shifted the design to one side and ended up with this layout.  It offered room for me to play with all those bits and pieces I love. 

Now I need to get back to my scrap room purge and reorg.

One more thing - I picked a winner for my paper giveaway a while ago. But I haven't heard from her.  If I don't hear from her this week, I will be picking a new winner on Monday.

Thanks for stopping by.

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  1. Great layout! The colors you chose work great together!

  2. Good advice to use a sketch when you were stuck. I like sketches, I even have a few printed out, but I still end up stewing over it. I think it's a great layout, too, and I love the colors, and the layering. Michelle t

  3. This looks wonderful Julie. I really like how you made the sketch work for you and the patterned papers you used are beautifully coordinated!

  4. Great color combo, Julie! Keep pushing through the big purge, you'll feel all the better for finishing it! :)

  5. This is a cool layout. I love the papers you used and the fun picture.
    Thanks so much for joining us at Stuck?! Sketches!

  6. What a super fun layout! Love your take on the sketch! Great colour combo! Thanks so much for playing along at Stuck?! Sketches!

  7. Beautiful page, fun photo and great embellishing! So glad you joined us at Stuck?! Sketches!

  8. So glad you stuck with it! It come out beautifully! Thanks so much for sharing it with us this month at Stuck?! Sketches!