A soft mauve, deep blue, rich brown and musky pink are pepped up by a striking, almost lime green in this eye catching colour story celebrating the highlights of the nations capital.
With this post we struck more gold in the way of Aussie scrapbooking talent and we thank talented guest designers Tracey Kidd, Steph Fraser, Joelene Pienaar and Yvette Adams for their fabulous creative work.
Although Cheryl has neither confirmed nor denied the existence of the double entendre in the 'hot air' words on the Canberra papers, working on this range on election day of all days, Suz couldn't resist playing with the pun.
This was just one of those layouts that records a fleeting moment and feeling and because of the versatility of the papers, it came together almost as fleetingly.
Although she keeps changing her mind, (Victoria's a close runner up) Suz claims that the ACT colour story has probably ended up her favourite. Here she has used the backs of the papers - the gorgeous rich brown and green along with a handcut bluebell work fabulously with the BasicGrey Gypsy ribbon and a smidge of Hambly.
Again the bluebell shows off it's versatility in this layout created by Cheryl. Although she was initially worried about using flowers on boy layouts, her boys are born and bred in Canberra and this bluebell is even on their birth certificates, so it's nice to have a record of it in their albums as well.
Cheryl has aligned her journalling with the steps created by the bottom of her photographs for added visual interest.
Yvette Adams: Canberra has been my home for 13 years now. In the last few years, since our daughter came along, our little family has enjoyed exploring Canberra and playing tourists. All year I've been thinking about creating a layout about our town, and these papers got me all inspired to do just that!
Jolene Pienaar: In keeping with the travel theme of the papers, I went with some photos of the Byron Bay Lighthouse, I added a bit of inking and distressing to add a bit of interest to these gorgeous papers.
Jolene Pienaar: The floral paper of the ACT range jump out at me from the start, the gorgeous rich colours are just perfect for summer. It didn't take long for me to get cutting and playing. The paper matched up with some gorgeous Queen & Co beads perfectly.
Steph Fraser: I haven't been to ACT before so I chose to use the other sides of the paper. This is a picture of my seven year old daughter. I used Heidi Swapp chipboard alphabet - Newsprint in Jet, Heidi Swapp Florals in white but I chalked them slightly so they weren't so white. Basic grey Rub ons - Wholy Cow and a floral stamp that you may or may not notice in the background stamped with a versamark inkpad that gives a watermark effect. I love using this technique as it can change a plain piece of paper and add a new dimension to it.
Tracey Kidd: Choosing a photo for this challenge was easy as these papers really do go well with outdoor theme pages and the rubons are super easy to use. Lately I find myself rubbing the rub-ons onto cardstock then cutting them out so they add more dimension to my pages. I just love the whole aussie feel about this layout.
Again, Chris took the opportunity to create a few cards with the scraps from her layouts. Using the rub-ons and simple designs Chris has put together a collection of cards ready to use when she needs them.