Wednesday, August 10, 2011

{{Citrus}} Color Challenge!

Good  morning! Even though I'm now in "back to school mode" ~ setting up my first grade classroom for a new school year ~ I'm still hanging on to every fruity piece of summer I can.... sure watermelon and strawberries top the list, but oranges, grapefruits and tall glasses of lemonade are definite contenders! This week at the Paper Variety ~ it's all about the {{citrus}}!

~The Challenge~
Your paper project MUST be primarily green, orange, and yellow. Small amounts of neutrals is okay of course, but your project should be clearly inspired by the citrus color combination. Entries not following the challenge will be deleted.

~ Our Sponsor ~
We welcome a new sponsor to TPV this week:

This week's random winner will receive:

Join us Friday when we share more about Citrus Tree Studios! :) 
We have some great projects to share to get your creative, citrus juices flowing!!

~ The Inspiration ~

This was a fun one - I never think to scrap with these colors! I knew this color combo would work really well with this photo of my son sitting on our orange chair wearing his flannel shirt. I think the stark white background and brown outlines really helped make the colors really "pop". If you don't get the title than you might need to catch up on some episodes of "Home Improvement" hehe :)

I always love colour challenges, they make you attempt combinations that are maybe out of your comfort zone. That was the case for me wit this colour combination, but I found it excellent to work with, and am pleased with this LO which is a present to a friend. Lets' see what you can do with these colours.
This was a perfect challenge for a neutral journal for a friend who is dealing with a recent loss. I tried to make it as cheerful as possible and used misc embellies and papers. It's been a while since I altered something, to this was fun!


As soon as I saw this color combination, I thought tropical! I dug out two of my favorite pictures from our honeymoon, and made this fun little framed piece. I misted the wood letters and top two flowers, and cut the slits in the green paper with my Silhouette.

What a fun color pallet to use for this week's challenge! These Echo Park papers and embellies from the Playground collection were perfect for this picture of my granddaughter Abby from last October.

I made a six card set with fun, citrus patterned papers. The sentiment "Orange you sweet!" is perfect for thank you notes, which I always need during the school year.

There are so many possibilities for this color challenge :) We can't wait to see  of the variety of projects you'll come up with!

Come join the fun for a chance to win our wonderful prize from Citrus Tree Studios!

Link up by Sunday evening for a chance to have your project/blog featured and before Tuesday at noon EST for a chance at the prize.  
One entry per person, please. 

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Have a great week :)


  1. Your DT did an amazing job with this challenge. I would LOVE to play along but I don't think I have those colors. This might truly be a challenge for me. :-)

  2. Amazing work ladies!!
    - April

  3. Great job DT's and what an amazing prize :)

  4. Cool! I'll give this one a try! Where's the linky?

  5. Great challenge this week, I'll be busy tomorrow.

  6. Fun challenge, loved the colors, although I would not have put them together originally I love how it turned out.

    Smiles Sher

  7. These colors are perfect for my zoo photos! Thanks for the inspiration, too!

  8. Thanks for the fun summery challenge! I had a great time!

    Cheryl @

  9. All of these projects are just AMAZING! Thanks for the fun challenge!


  10. I'm late :(

    My link:

  11. Great job dt's amazing projects.


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