Monday, November 26, 2012

Mint on Monday, the Perfect Recipe

When I think of the color mint, two things come to mind: baby showers and retro kitchens. I waitressed in a retro style restaurant for awhile. The decor featured silver with lots of mint. So when I was assigned the color mint for a recent Get It Scrapped assignment, I once again found myself gravitating back to those retro kitchens.

Always Test the Batter by Christy Strickler |Supplies: Cardstock: Colorbok; Patterned Paper: My Mind’s Eye, Little Yellow Bicycle; Alphas: Jillibean Soup, Sizzix; Ink; Clearsnap; Buttons and Enamel Dots: My Mind’s Eye; Sticker Border:Basic Grey; Flowers: Sassafrass; Twine: October Afternoon; Other: canvas, framed spoon photo, DMC floss

Mint can be a very cool color. I wanted to warm things up a bit. As I perused the Get It Scrapped Mint Inspiration Pin Board, I noticed how many designers added bright pops of red or orange to warm the palette. With the design principle of Pint, Quart, Gallon in mind, I used a recipe of one parts white to two parts mint and orange. The white would have been a large, stark section of white space. So I cut out the word yum several times in white canvas and hand stitched it throughout the layout. I chose some cooking theme paper and accents, then added retro looking flowers. It was sort of a little salute to the retro based kitchens. There's a little silver in the recipe too. I inked all of the papers with silver and chose a striped silver paper and a silver embellishment.

Keeping the pint, quart, gallon rule in mind when using the inspiration from pinterest helped me to create a nicely balanced layout. 

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1 comment:

  1. Love the way you used the Mint behind your photo Christy and it looks really awesome paired with the Red and White! And the white letters on the white background are really fun!