Made these a bit ago, but haven’t had time to blog ‘em…
I never ever get tired of nautical themes, but sometimes I get stuck in a rut, using the same traditional color palette (red, white & blue, of course…). This time I wanted to make something softer but still retain a “freshness”.
Despite my adoration of patterned papers, combining patterns has never been one of my strong suits and I often collect mountains of the stuff but barely use it… Instead, I ogle it, pet it… Hoard it… *sad face*
But this particular shade of patterned blues from the Basic Grey Spice Market collection looked *so* pretty with this gorgeous shade of Cantaloupe ink by Hero Arts, that I took a deep breath, and forged ahead by adding stripes.
I absolutely LOVE how they turned out! *monkey clapping all around*
I had pre-cut a bunch of the little Summer dies by Savvy from white card stock and had them sitting in a baggy waiting for me to determine what color I wanted them to be… whipped out a marker to color them a deep rich blue. They look so gosh darn cute popped up within the mini photo frame die! EEP!!! Can’t take it!
Can’t wait for summer to get here–I feel a clam bake comin’ on… :)