Having gone colourful with my last layout, I'm inspired feature that pinkish-purple colour again. This shade, which Pantone calls radiant orchid is the 2014 colour of the year and it's been popping up on several scrapbook collections recently. Here I took elements of it from a Webster's Pages Sweet Routine cut-apart sheet and arranged them in a triangle with the apex pointing toward the picture.
The central elements came together quickly and the final thing for me to do was to decide on the background which will also act as a frame around these elements. Going through the papers in this month's Citrus Twist kits, the standout candidate was this tightly scripted black-and-white paper. It contrasts with all those white-on-white elements and it allows them to stand out all the more.
There is only one problem : this script pattern is the b-side, on the reverse is a cut-apart sheet full of wonderful designs by Allison Kreft. In particular there are a couple of photo-realistic 4"x6" cards which I desperately want to include on a greeting card. So should I set this paper aside and settle for a different, less ideal, background? No. I'm determined to stick with this paper and to make it work.
I cut out a couple of my favourite journal cards, setting them aside for another project. Then I cut out rectangles from the middle of the paper (where the loss cannot be seen underneath the other elements of the layout) and use them to patch any missing spots around the edges. I'll admit it's a bit much but then I wanted to show kit customers it is possible to recreate all my July projects without having to buy extras of the pattern papers.
Citrus Twist July Kits : Webster's Pages Sweet Routine Around the House, Crate Paper The Open Road (Big Sky, Highway Thickers), Teresa Collins Something Wonderful (Geometric, Enamel Dots and Shapes), Echo Park Capture Life Journaling Cards, Pink Paislee Switchboard Dial Up, October Afternoon Public Library Tidbits, MME Market Street Ashbury Heights Shine, Studio Calico South of Market Herringbone Vellum, Citrus Twist Stamp. Previous Kits : Simple Stories Clear Photo Sticker, Studio Calico Lemon Lush Colored Vellum