Monday, October 17, 2011

MDS Monday #36 -- Buttons and More Buttons

Good morning, and welcome to UDI’s MDS Monday Challenge #36 – Button, Buttons, and More Buttons. It’s been quite a while since I posted. I was on a Mediterranean Cruise. I had intended to schedule some blog posts while I was gone, but I just ran out of time before I left. I apologize for the long absence. However, I should have lots to post for a while: lots of Christmas Projects and lots of Vacation Scrapbook pages. I have a goal to complete my Mediterranean Vacation book by April. You’ll have to stay tuned to check on my progress. (Keep in mind, I’m a horrible PROCRATINATOR. So this is a big challenge for me!)

Back to today’s project. Although this page uses pictures from my vacation, it’s not part of my album. I decided to create some pages to put in 8x10 picture frames and display around my house. This is the first of 5 frames I want to create.

I started with a Sahara Sand background. Then added the Textured stamp in Chocolate Chip at 40% opacity to get that “aged” feel to my layout. Next, I added my Basic Gray layer and the pictures. Now, it’s time to add a little color to this layout. I’ll be using Cajun Craze, So Saffron, and Garden Green for most of my vacation pictures, to keep a continuous color palette throughout my frames and album. I added strips of DSP in the 3 colors.

I finished with all those buttons in the same 3 colors and scattered them to move the color around the whole layout. I usually finish my pages with the embellishments, whether it be buttons, brads, or ribbon. It just adds that “completed” look to the page.

Now it’s time to check out the other inspiring creations from the Design Team members at Utah Diva’s International.

MDS Page Recipe: Stamps- Textured; Paper- Sahara Sand, Basic Gray Textured CS, Cajun Craze Striped DSP, Garden Green Brocade DSP, So Saffron Textile DSP; Ink- Basic Black, Chocolate Chip; Accessories- Regals Button Pack, Subtles Button Pack, Square Punch, Downtown Grunge Frame; Fonts- Stamp Act, CK Journaling

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