Posted by katarria
It was by accident that I discovered we have the ability to shop by color at www.acherryontop.com! I guess I'm set in my ways, but I always shop by company or by looking at the new arrivals in the shoppe. A couple of months ago I scrolled down to "by color" without realizing what I had done and was immediately intrigued. If you've been in my gallery, you've probably noticed I'm a big fan of scrapping with black and white, so this "new way" of shopping at ACOT is perfect for me!
First I chose to shop for black papers and embellishments, just as I would when shopping for clothes. Who can resist the "little black dress," right? This is when I discovered the new Prima Whispers and Kaisercraft's black pearls! Once I had loaded up my basket, I matched what I had chosen with a mixture of white and cream products. One of my favorite lines is the Creative Imaginations 'Narratives' line by Karen Russell. In my opinion, her antique cream products were created with me in mind!
I'm planning to have a cream and black wedding this summer and I was looking to alter a set of frames to display with photos from our engagement period at our wedding reception. A few months ago I had altered a few frames using chipboard pieces of a Basic Grey mini album for my reveal with Basic Grey's Offbeat line. I knew the album pieces would be perfect for the frames I was planning. To create the frames, I followed the following steps:
1. Trace chipboard pieces onto background paper and cut with scissors. I used a mechanical pencil so that the lines were very thin and easy to cut along.
Bo Bunny Clearly Mixed Up Acrylic Album
When I saw this album in the shoppe, I knew I had to have it! I love being eclectic, and the idea of an album with mixed up pieces was right up my alley. This was my first time creating an acrylic album, and I made the following discoveries:
Black and White Layouts with Pops of Color
When creating layouts with my leftover papers and scraps, I found that even I was getting sick of using only black and white. I integrated pops of color into each of the layouts by playing off of small bits of blues and pinks within the papers and stickers. Doing this allowed me to match up the products with the photos I was planning to use. In the end, I found I like the look of color photos more than black and white photos when using black and white products.
Posted by katarria
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