1.18.2010

Paint swatches, anyone?

Hey, all! I'm always trying to find a unique way to add color to my layouts. A few weeks ago I was in Home Depot and decided to grab some paint swatches while I was there. I always loved the idea of using paint swatches on my layouts for two reasons: (1) they come in such fabulous colors and (2) the paint names can also play into what you're scrapping about. For example, take this layout that I recently completed. I scrapped about one of my favorite pairs of shoes (weird, huh?) and I chose a paint swatch that was titled "Hot To Trot." The name of the paint color clearly fit perfectly with a layout about shoes and the color of the swatch matched the paper that I was already using.


Now, I know I picked up my paint swatches with the sole purpose of using them in a layout, but this is also a great way to recycle any that you may have lying around from any recent home decorating projects.

As always, thanks for stopping by! :-)

9 comments:

wrightaud said...

wow.. what a great idea... that s0o0o cool how the name of the paint fit perfectly! really great lo.. thx for the inspiration!!

PaperCameraScissor said...

I have paints chips on my desk. My dd picked out several colors for her bedroom. Thanks for the push to use them. Your layout looks great with it on there too.

Sweet Momiji said...

Well first of all, I LOVE your shoes!! And second, I LOVE this layout!!!
I also like how you used the paint chip. I keep meaning to do that, and for some reason never do. I really like how you used the name of the color to fit in with your pic. That is a great idea.
Now I need to go to Lowes.....

Hugs,
Hollie

Karen Lee said...

What a fun page! I have a whole stack of paint samples on my scrap table, just haven't used them yet. Your layout has inspired me!!

xoxo Karen Lee

janis said...

love love this one!!! you inspire me to play with my paints on my next layout!

sarah said...

love the paint on this one!!! makes me want to bust out the paints! ;)

hugs,
sarah.

Laurie! said...

so cute! I love how you painted around the edges of the background paper. I'm going to have to remember paint swatches. Those are still free, right? I used to snag bunches whenever I went to the hardware store with my parents as a kid. lol

Vel said...

I love paint swatches...especially the larger ones that are perfect for die cutting buttons and stuff out of. :) Love your lo!

Wendy Hackney Baisden said...

I love it ! how cute ;) I have some remodeling to do so maybe my paint swatches can match up with pages for the rooms Im scrappin...hmm...inspiration