color combos galore: orange crush

a new challenge at color combos galore is up!  

the colors had me stumped when i first saw them.  typically, i don't add too much orange or green to my layouts.  but....i love a challenge.  and i loved digging through my stash to find the perfect papers.  and in the end, i love the layout.  and i actually like the orange and green.  it's always fun to play around.  and i try to remember...that there is no "wrong".  if i'm having fun and creating, then that's all that matters.

here are the colors and inspiration board for this challenge...

here's my take on "orange crush"

Inspiration Photo #2/Focus on Patterns: Dots or Stripes
Other Inspiration:
Inspiration Photo #3: burlap (idea: container)

i misted the background using a circle mask from prima that i love.  it adds just "a little" to the background without being too overwhelming for me.  then i layered my photos on the right side of the page with a manilla office tag and lots of fun orange and green from the bow ties collection from basic grey.  for my bottom layer, i added a piece of burlap from my fabric stash (inspiration from photo #3).  i decided to add my journaling on another office tag on the left hand side of the page, with some more layering.  i liked the way that the tags add a little more dimension to my page rather than placing everything on one side (or the middle), like i typically do.  

thanks so much for stopping by!  be sure to head on over to color combos galore to check out all the other awesome inspiration from the design team!!  and play along!  it's super fun!!