So off Sandy and I went to raid my local paint store. Oh and when I say 'raid' I mean as in the pillaging type. I justified our excessive amounts of paint swatches to us as we left with something like "you know, they get those paint swatches from the paint manufacturers so we're not really doing anything to the shop". lol. Oh I hope that I was right about that one.
Anyways, this is the layout I created.
Although I thought this was an uber cool challenge, I didn't want my layout to become all about the paint swatches with them taking over the rest of my page. Does that make sense? But I definitely wanted them to be the inspiration for my page. So I took some quite long swatches with neutral white colours and trimmed them down to thin strips. I was then inspired to create a layout with my elements long and thin and off to one side. Whilst raiding the paint store for swatches, I also found some neat, kraft coloured, textured swatches, one of which ended up in my layers.
Some close ups ..
I'm not sure which was more fun. Zipping out with Sandy to the paint store where we discussed building houses and renovating 'blah blah blah' (wink wink) during our paint swatch raid, or creating the layout itself. Whatever. Thanks so much for the inspiration Kraft+!
If you want to give the Kraft+ challenge a go this month you can find all the details you need HERE.
no paint swatches were harmed during the making of this layout. actually that's a falsehood. lol