Recently, I shared a home decor mixed-media project here on the blog, showing how easy it is to alter and embellish Faith by adding spots of bright color to this otherwise neutral line. But today I want to show the softer side of Faith by focusing on its subtle color palette, with monochromatic designs that really pop.
Although Faith has a distinctly neutral color scheme, it does contain a wide variation of color tones, which I tried to highlight here on this card. I love the combo of crisp white mixed with cream and beige, with touches of soft yellow thrown in, too. The solid ochre colored paper I used in the background, from the 6x6 paper bundle, anchors and frames the design, and really sets the subtle colors off.
To add extra interest to my projects, I like to mix the 12x12 papers with the 6x6 Bundle papers. The variation in scale, and the visual texture between the linen and smooth papers add subtle, yet eye catching detail. A layer of soft cotton batting adds another dimension, too, and machine stitching helps add definition between the papers.
For my second project, I made a pretty gable gift box and matching tag, blending and mixing the neutral papers with neutral trim and embellishments for a soft, monochromatic look.
Once again I combined papers from the 6x6 Bundle, used to make the flower and tag, with 12x12 paper, for a fun mix of texture and scale. A thin strip, trimmed from the Enhancements paper and accented with a diction sticker, makes a quick and easy banner flag to dress up my tag. Love how it looks! So much variety from just a simple neutral color palette.
Authentique Faith Collection:
12x12 Paper "divine"
Enhancements Cut Apart Paper
Details Cardstock Stickers
"petite diction" Mini Word Stickers
Trim: May Arts, Stampin'Up, Craft Supply
Button: American Crafts
Batting, Pinking Shears: Sewing Supply