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.