Saturday, October 11, 2008

Do You Recognize This Shape?

I'll bet you do! When I pulled it off the top of the tissue box the other day, I was struck by the shape and stuck it in my craft room so that I could glean inspiration from it later. Well, now's later.

I also wanted to challenge myself to use Pacific Point, a very vibrant blue that a certain blogger friend of mine ADORED when it came out this August. Me, not so much. I also wanted to use the Level 1 Hostess Set Live Life Like You Mean It.

Here's what I came up with. The tissue box cover didn't match up with my oval Coluzzle Cutting System, so I had to trace it and cut it myself. No biggie. Getting some colors to mesh well...well, that was another hurdle. While I was struggling and meandering around my craft room, I came upon a list compiled by Mary Jo Albright that shared color combos she's seen in the Fall-Winter Catalog. DUH!

The one I chose was Pacific Point, Old Olive, Bashful Blue, More Mustard, and Real Red. Pull out the markers--except for PP..argh!--and get to work. It came together relatively quickly, and I'm particularly pleased with the look of the "Life" tag. Those ARE cool colors together!

Off to think some more, though. This layout's just a tad bit too complicated for SAS. Why do I think so much? Hope you're enjoying your weekend!


Lydia said...

Wow - so then you hand matted it? Brilliant! That is a cool shape and as an allergy sufferer intrigued by a tissue whose brand I've never seen!

I love the color combo and of course the big wash of PP.


sandra said...

it is very intriguing how you get inspiration from everyday things that do not inspire a lot of people....