Friday, August 15, 2014

Color Challenge - Beetle Black with Tya Smith

Beetle Black Color Challenge by Tya Smith

The famous artist Renoir stated "I've been 40 years discovering that the queen of all colors was Black."
When we were given the choice of what color we wanted to focus on I knew right away that I wanted to do my favorite color - black. I have always loved black - it is timeless, and sophisticated and classic. In fashion it is said that every lady should own a little black dress - (I do) - and every season it seems like a new color that is in style is called "The New Black" - but nothing can replace this beautiful color. I love that Doodlebug includes black in its repertoire because basically black looks AMAZING paired with any of the other beautiful bright hues that Doodlebug has. 
I created this fun layout with lots of black and white and just a pop of fun Limeade green. This is at my little brothers wedding and of course wedding photos look wonderful in black and white. I love how the green just pops off the page when paired with the Beetle Black products!

I actually based the color scheme of this layout from this sweet Lily Doodlepop. I loved how the green went with the black and white flower so beautifully! I added some flower stickers and some Beetle Black and Limeade Sequins as well for some sparkle.

  I used my Silhouette Cameo to make the title with one of my favorite new fonts Grand Hotel. Such pretty script font.
 Finally I journaled about why I loved this photo and focused only on it for my layout. I just says "Happy Family" to me when I look at it. I love that Doodlebug made the PERFECT papers and embellishments to get the classic, timeless look to capture this special memory.
So I hope that my layout has inspired you to pull out all of the Beetle Black Doodlebug products that you can find and have fun creating with this "queen of all colors". Happy Crafting!


  1. This is stunning Tya!!! Love the pops of green with the black!!!!

  2. BOLD & BEAUTIFUL layout Tya - LOVE IT ALL!!!
    Beetle Black is a GO-TO colour and WOW, it sure POPS with a touch of white & green!!!
    ... I confess that I am REALLY struggling with this Color Challenge - I find a NEW FAVORITE EVERY DAY => I NEED to have a RAINBOW of Doodlebug DELIGHTS in my stash :)

  3. Love this. The pops of green are fabulous.

  4. Gorgeous layout! I've always been a huge fan of black and white with lime green! So pretty! :)

  5. Great layout and awesome job with the color black!! I love the touches of lime with the black and white!! You totally rocked a color I would not normally think to use - but I will next time!!!