Monday, July 11, 2011

Challenge #4 - Colour

Hi memory keepers! Sharon here - my turn to challenge you to stretch and do something a little fun. 

Colour challenges are a bit of a struggle for me normally, but this one, I loved. Mind you, I got to pick, so I picked a set of colours that I liked ;-)

Love the washed out feel of them...and as I look around where I live - the colours are  the same. Strong, but faded.

Now - you can either go forth RIGHT NOW and create a page using these colours - or you can keep reading and scroll down to see how Di, Nicole, Emma, Amy and myself treated this colour challenge.


A digital page from Amy, quick and simple and uses the colour picker to fill areas rather than digital papers - you can see more on her blog. Amy is brilliant at documenting things happening in the wider world, as they happen. As you can see she picked just a three of the colours, and it just so happens, the tail of that plane matches perfectly! ;-)
I love seeing Emma's fresh, clean style:
DSC_0619 copy Love the clean lines - and the colours she has picked out of the original colour example, especially the paler, creamy colour. Neutral, but effective. And also liking that red brad!
Nicole didn't have to look too hard to find a layout that reflected my chosen colour scheme, co-incidentally I had chosen one of her favourite colour combinations. She delved into her layouts and found this oldie, but goodie. Look at that tiny baby! Not so tiny any more. And how effective is a scoop of red, a dash of teal and a good dollop of white.
nic layout
Di's version used a template from CZ, and uses three of the colours - again the neutral cream combined with blue and brown. A soothing colour combination - and very striking!
snapshotsofliv_edited-1This is a digital page - Di did it in both sizes, but I think I like this one the best. And love that how versatile a good template can be.

My own layout: (with apologies for dodgy photo - breeze playing havoc with taking photos outside! and more apologies to Nicole, who apparently gets a twitch whenever I take a layout pic on angle...bad habit I am trying to break!)

Sorry, you won't be able to read the journaling, but if you want to know what this page is about - one I've hesitated over for quite awhile - you can read about it HERE (I still get teary when I read what I had posted, just days after the incident).  Its more or less the same. As you can see, I've taken a different approach to the colours, taking the darker brown, teal and red onto my page (which is funny, it was the blues that I initially liked!)
Please link up below if you play along with this challenge, or post in our Flickr pool.  Either way, could you leave a comment to say you've done so, so we know that you've joined the fun. Our challenges are opened ended, so you can join them at any time!
Hope you find this challenge inspiring!


  1. Great job girls, all the variations look fantastic!

  2. What a wonderful mix of pages from the same colour palette :) Very inspiring girls!!

  3. Definitely a favourite colour combo of mine, and yes, just a slight twitch happening here...;)

  4. Love all of these layouts girls...its so amazing to see how different they all are!

  5. Funny - I'm taking part in a colour challenge blog hop this coming weekend with the same colour patlette - scrapping blogland can be a small place.

  6. Just added my layout using the colour challenge.

  7. Thanks for the challenges they've finally got me scrapping weekly again. I've linked my page.

  8. I've posted again! Thanks for the challenge girls. Fran A

  9. Love the pages love the challenge but mostly love that you are all getting stories told. Think my last page actually fits the colour scheme too LOL!


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