Thursday, June 14, 2012

Three Ways to Use Earth Tones

Today is the last day for a look at some of the design team's layouts using the June Kit.  I thought we would take a look at a few different ways members of the design team took advantage of the browns and earth tones in this kit.

Grand Canyon by Leslie Kammerdiener

This is a photo of the stunning Grand Canyon 
just as the sun was starting to set. Such beautiful colors!!


Since the photo I chose is primarily neutral colors, I decided to stick to those colors 
for the layout. This is my niece with such a sweet smile for her baby brother. 
She really loves to mother him.

 From the Flower add-on:
Petaloo Forget Me Nots
Manor House Sugar & Spice
Prima Buckskin Laredo flowers

From the Embellishment add-on:
American Crafts Chestnut Thickers
Bo Bunny Country Garden Noteworthy Die Cut
Meg's Garden Lace Doily
FabScraps Picket Fence

I wanted the chipboard picket fence (in the embellishment add-on) to have a distressed look. To achieve this, I painted it with gesso and while the gesso was still wet, I added some embossing powder. Then I heat set it. The gesso doesn't provide clear coverage like an embossing ink would, and gives it a mottled look. 


Keeper Of by Fi Kenward

This is a picture of my Dad when he was a kid with his dog.  I don't have many of my dad when he was this age. Since the paper had some quotes in reference to little secrets I thought this photo worked in perfectly.  I know when I was a kid my dog knew all my secrets and I bet I was half as mischievous as my dad.

From the Embellishment Add On:
Prima: Wood Tickets: Sun Kiss
Maya Road: Canvas Buttons
Dusty Attic: Grass Cluster
Prima: Blossom Bud Ink Edger
Maya Road: Skinny Mini Spools

We hope you enjoyed taking a look at three very different ways of using earth tones and brown for your layouts.  Tomorrow I'll be back with the first look at our July kit and the add-ons.  If you subscribe to our newsletter, you have already seen the preview, so I'll be sure to add something new for you to see.  

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  1. Wow - what amazing work! Love the earthy tones you have used here! You have a lovely style!!!

  2. Absolutely gorgeous.
    Love the toned down approach!

  3. these layouts are fantastic!! wow

  4. Beautiful work - just love the Pandore papers. Julie is the best when it comes to color and design..