I decided to try some thing new to me, color blocking with black. I have seen this technique where almost every paper layer is matted in black, and I thought I can do that!! It is really simple, all you need to do is create layers with your papers (cardstock or patterns) and mat them in black. If you have fussy cut embellishments you can ink them in black to make it easier rather than cutting them all out again with a black mat. It really creates a striking fun layout when you are done. I love the black with all the bright colors, it really makes the whole layout just pop!! For more information about this technique please head on over to Scrap with V's blog!!
I used a wonderful sketch from Sketches in Thyme, so if you would like to use the same sketch, just post your own layout over there to win a fun prize. You have until the end of the month to enter!!
http://charismacardz.blogspot.com/ - sky (sky blue color) - 9/20x
http://craftyannschallengeblog.blogspot.com/ - out of comfort (used new tech of color block, not normal for me) - 9/22x
http://creataliciouschallenges.blogspot.com/ - anything goes - 10/15
http://bellichallenge.blogspot.com/ - string - 9/27x
http://creativecardcrew.blogspot.com/ - babies - 9/25x
http://shopcropsuey.blogspot.com/ - numbers - 9/20
http://prairiefairyfridays.blogspot.com/ - masculine - 9/21x
http://ribboncarouselchallenge.blogspot.com/ -funny - 9/20x
http://trailmakers.blogspot.com/ - sept challenge - 9/30