Thursday, February 20, 2014

Red and Blue Scrapbook Layout

Okay...I'll be the first to admit, I almost froze in fear when I learned we had to do a blue and red scrapbook page this week for the Mark's Finest Papers Color Challenge!  Me and red don't get along very well!


Me and red haven't gotten along in years.  I make fun of it, and it taunts me!  I'm just not crazy about it, but it's husband's favorite color, so I have to respect it.  I just find it hard to work with.  Almost any other color has shades and hues and you can mix and match them as long as the tones are the same.  But red is red. There's no such thing as light red...that's just pink.  And you pretty much have to hit the nail on the head, or you have orange.  Red and I will just have to agree to disagree.


That being said, I'm kinda stoked about how my layout turned out this week!  I literally spent about 5 hours just trying to figure out how to use red and blue together without making a 4th of July layout!  I finally found a couple of sheets of red and blue cardstock and just committed and ran with it!


I found some old proof pics from when my sweet girl was a senior in high school.  I can't believe that was 10 years ago! Holy crap where does the time go?  Anyway, they had been sitting in a box, and they were blue...'nuff said!


I tend to associate red easily enough with hearts, so I just decided to go a little nuts with the hearts.  It didn't start that way, but I just kept going and going! I cut out a page of them and decided I liked the negative, so I used it on the page above to mat two of my photos.


Next, came the heart balloons.  I was once again inspired by Pinterest, the devil and found a cute card using hearts as balloons.  I cut some out with my trusty Silhouette Cameo, folded them in half, used Zip Dry glue on the backs with some twine, and miraculously got them to stand up all 3-D like!


I gathered all the "balloon strings" and added a bow and a little tag.  I stamped the tag with a sentiment from MFP's Be a Showoff stamp set.   CUTE!

So slap something together that's primarily red and blue, if you dare, and join us over at the color challenge this week! You have until next Wednesday at 5 pm PST to link up.  See you there!

Happy Scrapping! ~Amy E

2 comments:

wannabcre8tive said...

Cute layouts. I love the heart bouquet. Looks like you conquered red.

Janine said...

For someone who says they find red hard to work with you have done a pretty good job with all the hearts and balloons with those gorgeous pictures