Denim Blues Colour Challenge

One of the things I love doing when I know what photos I am going to scrapbook is to look for a colour combination that will best suit the photos.

Sometimes it means that I work within one collection, and other times it means that I pull pieces from several collections.

But, how do you know where to start?

Creative Memories has a board on our Creative Memories Pinterest Page.  This is a great place to start for colour inspiration.


Layout created by Diana Brinsley-US

To create this layout, you will need:

Mat two  6″ x 4″ photos and one 4″ x 6″ vertical photo with Beige Cardstock.

Cut one 2-1/2″ x 4″ journal box and one 1-1/4″ x 3-1/4″ title box from Beige Cardstock.

Using Border Maker and Circle Weave Cartridge, punch a border from Beige Cardstock.

Weave a 1/2″ x 12″ strip thru Circle Weave border as shown. Assemble and adhere layout as shown.

Adhere embellishments.

Karyn Color Challenge

Layouts created by Karyn McDermaid-Rolfe US

To create these layouts, you will need:

Cut fifteen 2″x 2” squares from plaid patterned paper. Cut fifteen 2″ x 2″ squares from denim patterned paper.

Use silver metallic pen to make pen stitch marks around the edges of all of the squares.

Use scissors to make small vertical snips around the edges of the denim squares to look like fringe.

Adhere squares to pages as shown and then use your figures to “ruffle up” the snipped edges.

Cut two 6-1/2” x 4-1/2” photo mats from light denim paper. Make snips marks and ruffle edges. Adhere two 6” x 4” photos and add to page.

Crop two photos to 4” x 4” and make two 4-1/2” x 4-1/2” photos mats as in step 5 and add to page.

Double mat a 5” x 7” photo and add to page. I used foam squares to adhere this photo.

Add title and journalling.

Add button embellishments using foam squares.


Layout created by Susan Dorrington-AUS

To create this layout, you will need:

Cutting Guide:

Cut 8 Beige squares 1” x 1”
Cut 4 Cloud strips 1” x 9-3/4”
Cut 1 Black square 8-1/2” x 8-1/2”
Cut 2 white squares 3-3/4” x 3-3/4” then cut each square into 2 triangles
Cut 4 Royal Blue strips 1” x 6”
Cut 4 White strips 1” x 5-3/4” and then cut the corners at a 45 degree angle using the marks on the 12” Trimmer.
Trim photo to 3-1/2” x 4-1/2”
Cut Black photo mat to 3-3/4” x 4-3/4”
Choose 4 identical flowers and 4 leaves from the Natural Elegance Embellishments

Step 1: If you are using a White 12”x12” page, attach a sheet of black cardstock to your page. If you are using a Black 12”x12” page then continue to step 2.

Step 2: Using tape runner, attach 4 Beige squares to the 4 corners of your page. Then attach the 4 Cloud strips along the four sides of your page.

Step 4: Using a pencil and ruler, mark at the 6” point along each 4 sides of your page so you know where to position the large black square. Using tape runner attach this to your page. Attach the 4 white triangles in the black spaces left in the corners, leaving a small margin from the other colours.

Step 5: Attach the remaining 4 Beige squares to the corners of the large black square. Then attach the Royal Blue strips along the edges.

Step 6: Stick the white strips with angled edges along the inside of the Royal Blue strips. This should leave a smaller black square in the centre of your page.

Step 7: Attach your Photo to the black photo matt and then attach in the very centre of the page.

Step 8: Add Flower and leaf embellishments make them look the same in each corner.

Happy Creating!


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