Monday, May 23, 2011

A "White Out" Layout Challenge

I have a final challenge today for Craft Warehouse's Weekend Blog Party. If you are interested in joining in the fun it's not over yet--You have until midnight PST on Tuesday to still enter for a chance to win some awesome prize packages. Make sure to check it out HERE.

For this last layout I was challenged by Rayette HERE to create a white layout with only the use of one additional color (sparingly). This was definitely scary as I'm all about mixing things up with bright colors and never just one, but I gave it my best shot. I'm guessing I used a bit more of my one color than I probably should have, but I realized this was also one of my first tries at a monochromatic layout so it was all around a good and difficult exercise for me.

For my background I used 9 different scalloped border punches from every brand on the market. I've always wanted to do this so I was excited to find the perfect pictures of my daughter in her white scalloped dress when we went to see the cherry blossoms last year.

Patterned papers are by Jillibean Soup. Layered butterfly diecuts are a combination of Sizzix (Large), Papertrey Ink (Medium) and Martha Stewart Punch (Small). After using the silk flower, regular cardstock butterflies looked too stark and unbalanced so after fidgeting with a dozen different combinations I settled on adding vellum to the top to give them the same soft look.

Thanks for stopping by and THANK YOU Craft Warehouse for such a fun event! I never would have completed 3 layouts and a card this weekend without your inspiration and motivation! :)


  1. Mendi, I don't know if you remember me but I was on the CW DT with you when it first started- I have a friend who I met through another design team and she (Gina Hanson) made the CW team and I saw YOUR name on the list. It's so great to see you're still scrapping; me, too, and right now I'm on the teams for American Crafts, Jillibean Soup and My Little Shoebox. I have 4 girls now and scrap whenever I get a free second. I still keep up my blog and would love to hear how you're doing.

  2. This is so precious! Love how you tied the pink sash in her dress to your embellishments and color on your layout. Perfection!


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