Wednesday 12 October 2016

Size Matters!

Challenge 2 at the Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog this month introduced me to an intriguing way to think about the colours on your page:  the "gallon-quart-pint" strategy.  So I took a gallon of white, a quart of yellow and a couple of half-pints of grey and navy from my October Counterfeit Kit to make a page about Hubby's recent birthday bottle of beer:

Layout - Size Does Matter! - Jimjams

Layout detail - die-cut shapes and strips - Jimjams

I made the page last month at a Scrappy Retreat where one of the challenges was to use just 5 items of stash apart from the photo(s) ... so that's 1 sheet of cardstock, 2 sheets of patterned paper (the grey and the grid are the reverse of the yellow papers), 1 navy alphabet and 1 yellow flair button!  There was a fair bit of behind the scenes paper and card gutting involved :-)

And FYI that bottle contains 3 litres i.e. over 3 (US) quarts of beer! 
P.S. Who knew US quarts were smaller from UK ones? Not me!!


Julene Matthews said...

The background makes the white arrows pop off the page.Love the giant @ as well.

Susan said...

Love that color combination - so sharp! And that is one BIG beer!

Susanne said...

Between the colors and the cut-outs, you completely rocked this layout.

Lisa said...

I love these type of challenges and the paper stealing is right up my street too! I love those arrows from the cardstock (I never use textured cardstock any more but this is just gorgeous) I really really like this layout and the bottle of beer is the star of the show!