Thursday, September 8, 2011

Welcome to the Family

A few days ago, I introduced my new niece, Grace, to you via some photos of my children and their cousin.  Today, I bring you the layout.  I used Cosmo Cricket's Clementine Collection for this layout.  When I first saw the colors of this collection, I thought it was an interesting palette that might prove to be a challenge for me to use.  After being sent this collection by Your Scrapbook Stash, I can tell you that a) I was right about the colors being a challenge and 2) it's an interesting palette.

If you've been reading my blog for any length of time, you know that I am a color freak.  Papers, and patterns, are liked or disliked by yours truly primarily based on the color combinations. While working with Clementine, I found that I kind of like this palette after all.  Is it easy to use?  Not for me.  But this collection has been producing some really fun layouts that feel fresh and fun, so I've decided that even though it'll never be a personal favorite, it's definitely something I'm glad I tried.  Everyone's gotta break out of the box sometimes, right?

What do you think of these colors?  What have you tried recently that you weren't sure you'd like but ended up producing happy results?  I'd love to hear about it!



Nicole Nowosad said...

I happen to love this opage and I love love these colours!!

Lesli said...

What a special photo and a beautiful LO to go with it!

Erica said...

Job well done. You can hop back into your box now. ;)