When I think of September I get so happy. I love all the warm colors and blue sky it brings. With the team celebrating teachers and kids going back to school, I decided to visit Pinterest for some color pinspiration. I looked up the word "fall", came across this photo, and I fell in love! There was something about the styling that hooked me and got me excited to scrap my photos of the boys heading back to school (photos from last year).
With the Craft Team focusing on our new Scrumptious collection for the month, I pulled out the supplies and, lucky me, I found papers and embellishments that match the vibe of the photo. While pulling my supplies I came up with a fun and fast technique to add in a little more blue.
- Pick the color you love and put it into a bowl (to control the amount you want).
- Paint a large circle on a natural pattern paper cardstock and don't be afraid to be a little messy.
- Right now so many are using water colors, which I LOVE! For this project I decided to use use acrylic paint simply because the color is richer looking and I really wanted this color to pop!
It's super simple, but I love this technique! It allows me to add a color I might not have in paper and the cost is so small. It also allows me to get the right shade I need. Once I let the paint dry, I started to layer my papers. I personally LOVE pattern paper and always try to get in a lot of it. My trick is that I look for simple patterns that are all in the same color palette. Green stripe, green tags, green patterns. Just remember that it can become too busy if you use a lot of busy color patterns. So look for 1 color and white. Notice my white polka-dot on yellow? Or my green and white stripe? The white allows for the colors to blend and not compete.
To finish my look I added some stitching and a few embellishments. So the next time you can't find the right cardstock color, don't worry. Just get out your paint and I'm positive you will be pleased with the look. Have a wonderful day everyone and HAPPY SEPTEMBER!