Mustard Love!

Mustard Love!

Greetings,

On the blog today we are showing our love of the color mustard with these beautiful designs from DT members, Korrie-ann and Iris. They have respectively created a traveler’s notebook and 12×12 design with mustard elements from the Noted kits. Let’s see what Korrie-ann has for us today.

“Mustard was definitely my favourite colour in 2019 and my photograph is just a couple of the items I added to my livingroom and bedroom.”

I backed my photo with the pink graph paper, which helps it stand out a little from the mustard and pink paper on the page. I then pulled out all the mustard die cuts from the kits and just played around with them until I found the ones I wanted to use.

I layered the pink ‘reflect’ with the little banner and it fitted perfectly in the space. I then balanced out the page with the ‘gotta scrap this’ die cut above the photo.

For the alpha stickers I went to my stash and pulled out the mustard alphas from the Farmers market kit back in July as the colours matched perfectly. My journaling was printed on photo paper then cut into strips and placed over the patterned paper. To finish it off I added the label and succulent sticker from the memory keeping sticker kit. I’m not quite sure whether that was the right move or not but it’s growing on me the more I look at my page.”

We love this simple and sweet TN design. That pop of pink Korrie-ann added to make her design elements stand out is a lovely choice. And shopping your Cocoa Daisy stash is a great way to add even more coordinating pieces to your layout!

Iris has a lovely design with unique elements you are sure to love as well. Let’s take a look.

“When I sat down to feature mustard in my scrapbooking, I thought what better to document than making the Cocoa Daisy Memory Keeping team? Love getting that yellow dotted little box of happy every month!”

“To begin, I separated out papers and embellishments that were only in black, white and mustard. Choosing to build my layout on white cardstock, I cut rectangles of varying sizes to make a pieced top border, ruffling the edges.”

“I backed the team photo with more rectangles of paper, choosing to fan them out asymmetrically for more interest, and added a doily from my stash to add soft texture. Because the photo is very busy, I kept the embellishing around it simple. I added the “don’t stop me now” banner piece right next to my photo to emphasize it. Normally I like to anchor banner pieces with a staple, but as soon as I saw the little yellow clip in the Memory Keeping Sticker kit, I knew it would be perfect on top of it. I printed the subscriber printables so that I could fussy cut the yellow camera for the other side of the photo, and added it along with a word die cut.”

“At this point I decided I wanted some splatters on the background. I used the Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Mustard Seed – of course it’s got the perfect name. To make the splatters, I pressed the pad directly onto a sheet of plastic packaging, spritzed it with water, and used a paintbrush to splatter.”

“While it dried, I cut hearts from the papers with my Silhouette. I created a cluster at the bottom right with the hearts and a couple more die cuts, then stitched the hearts down in a zig zag pattern, ruffled their edges, and added tiny staples. I also used the “twenty twenty” stamp on a round label sticker going off the edge of the paper. That helps give the layout more action, and echoes how the top border goes off the edge.”

“Speaking of the top, it looked too plain after the bottom clustering, so on a whim I added the “yes to this” die cut flag. I liked the look so much, I searched for more flags to add, but I wanted to alternate to yellow and there weren’t any. Instead, I cut up one of the cards from the Memory Keeping Pocket kit to create the three yellow flags I placed at the end of the border. I also stitched across the top edge in the same zig zag pattern and added tiny staples in two more spots on the layout. They are a tiny detail, but help your eye flow across the page.”

Iris has included many amazing and elegant ideas including the machine stitching, heart collage and using the pocket card as a banner. Each of these detail can be incorporated into your memory keeping layouts too. And Iris has a bonus video of her process located here.

We hope Korrie-ann and Iris have inspired you to spend some time in your craft space today documenting your stories!

XO,

~Robin

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