Goodness gracious how is it already mid-May? Time flies when you are creating beautiful things, doesn't it? :)
It's time for our second May challenge. Note: look for the winner of the "unique brads" challenge later today!
Our second challenge for this month is all about mixing it up.
Many times we hear that our color schemes are gender specific. Clearly when you see a product called "girl brads" it seems that this product would only be for girls. But we beg to differ!
The challenge is simple: use "masculine" colors or embellishments on a girl page, or use "feminine" colors and accents on a boy page.
Here are a few examples from our designers.
Anam used "boyish" patterns and colors to create this girlie layout of her daughters:
Supplies: Indie Chic Nutmeg-border stickers,chipboard die cuts,6x6 paper pads
Anam says: Add some girlie touches with punches – I used a lacey edge punch for the Photo matt and Jewels also can give a more feminine touch to a layout.
Next is a card from Danni. Danni used floral paper and "girl brads" to make a golf card for her dad.
Supplies-Indie Chic: Peony patterned paper,What a Day patterned paper,Girl decorative brads,decorative buttons;Misc-pacifico and another typewriter fonts,papertrey ink script alpha dies
Danni says:I wanted to create a father’s day card using the fun MME Citron line. We are giving my fil a golf gift certificate and wanted a card to go with it, this was the perfect challenge to create one for such a special day.
One more layout from Anam! She used darker colors from the Nostalgia collection for this feminine layout.
Supplies: Nostalgia -Classic and Diamond patterned paper,chipboard accents,layered cardstock stickers,die cuts;Misc-doily punch,alphas
Anam says:any layout can be made more feminine with a heart. The addition of punched edges can also lean a design towards a more girlie style. I used a doily edge punch for the trim which I folded to give it more definition and then added some adhesive jewels. I also took single parts of the chipboard titles and the layered stickers to make more sense of the clustered parts.
So there you have it! Do you accept the challenge?
I'll remind you of the rules:
1. You can submit a layout,card,album,altered item,etc.
2. The project must consist of mainly MME. It must "look" like a MME layout. :)
3. The project must be created new for this challenge.
4.Upload the layout to the comments by the end of the day on May 31. I have enabled InLinkz on this challenge so you can see all the entries.
5. A random winner will be chosen and announced with the first June challenge on June 1. The prize is any MME collection- the choice is yours.