The Colors of Summer

The palette of summer is defined by warms and cools–the orange and yellow of the sun with the blues of the sky and ocean. For the second challenge of the month at the Counterfeit Kit Challenge blog, the Master Forgers were tasked to create a project based on this color scheme full of summer tones.

Challenge #2: Inspired by Cool Waters in Hot Weather –Check out this fabulous color scheme where the cool colors of the water balances the warm colors – yellow and orange – nicely.  We could take cue from here and very purposefully combine cool and warm colors together on your project. Or you could just take a cue from the photograph itself, or even use something liquid when making your project – ink, mist, paint, gesso, glossy accents, etc.


Since my kit Summer Sizzle contained pocket pages, I decided to combine a traditional 12 x 12 layout with a pocket page.

My family and I recently visited the NC Transportation Museum. I came home with A LOT of photos–perfect for using in this project!

The products in this kit were supplies that I have had in my stash for a long time. My pages definitely feel like ones I made early in my scrapbooking career! But I had fun combining these older products with new pictures–I even managed to use a little of that colored corrugated cardboard! (See explanation here.)

Here is the 12 x 12 page.


And here is the front and back of the pocket page.



Make sure you check the home page at the Counterfeit Kit Challenge blog to see the projects from other design team members.

Now go create!

3 thoughts on “The Colors of Summer

  1. LOVE how you gave new life to old product! Especially that long 1/2 page sheet that you dressed up with lots of bits – totally changes the vibe. I have that paper & won’t be afraid of it any longer, lol : D

  2. I like how you filled in the speech bubbles on your pocket page (I think I might have that same paper too). The yellow cloud paper is bright and cheery and I really like the way you used those numbered tags as a mat for your photo.

  3. You’d never know that some of these items are what you consider to be old and go you for using that corrugated card! This is a super spread and it looks like such an interesting place to visit

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