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February 2011 CTMH Spotlight Blog Hop – Color Combos

Welcome back! This month for our Close to My Heart Spotlight Blog Hop we are focusing different Color Combos.  You should either be starting here or coming from Jill (Scrap Wench) blog.  You can find a complete list of participants on the previous post.

Supplies used are all Close to My Heart: Imagine book (p.46), Magic Moments paper, Cherry-O paper, Tulip & White Daisy cardstock, Smiles stamp set, Pennant Alphabet stamp set, Tulip/Sweet Leaf/Crystal Blue inks, and Tulip Mini-Medley Accents.

I chose my color combo from the Color Me Monday section on Jeanette Lynton’s Blog.  This is a great resource for choosing colors that coordinate.  Another great place to look for inspiration is the Close to My Heart Idea Books.  As you browse through look at the upper corner of the page to see the color combinations that were used for the projects on that particular page.  I often struggle with what colors to put together and both these resources help in that process.
So, my colors are Crystal Blue, Sweet Leaf, Tulip, & White Daisy.  I dug into my stash of paper packs and found these papers in the Magic Moments and Cherry-O packs.  Who would have thought?  It’s the backside of the B&T paper.   Here’s what the front sides look like:

I wasn’t a big fan of the Pennant Alphabet but it seemed the right choice for this layout and the flower garden along the bottom turned out just like I pictured it!

Now please hop next to Tracy Oleksak’s blog to see the colors she chose!

February 2011 CTMH Spotlight Blog Hop List

Here is the list for the February 2011 Close to My Heart Spotlight Blog Hop .  This month we are looking at color combos.

Wendy Kessler <— You are here!
Tracy Oleksak
Corina Mitchell
Laurie Flannery
Nikka Geers
Adeline Brill
Jill (Scrap Wench)

Sweet Baby Layout

All supplies are by Close to My Heart except the rubon letters which are by Making Memories.  This is one of the layouts from the Magnifique Workshop Kit. (no longer available).

Sisterly Love Layout

This is my DT layout for Crop Chocolate.  I’ve used a kit by Fancy Pants as well as some flowers by Making Memories.  The layer of flowers is a transparency sheet.  The pictures and all the embellishments are on top of this.  I attached it to the patterned paper by poking brads through the flowers, transparency, and paper and I also added a few dots of adhesive under the flowers and my photos (places where it won’t show through).

Wings Workshop Cards

(click for a larger view)

These are the cards you can make with the Wings Workshop Kit (available thru July 31, 2011).  The directions call for a lot of masking.  I’m lazy so I sprayed the paint on and stamp right over top of it when it was dry.  I thought it worked fine and saved the time of masking.