Do you have a favorite color combo or one that you generally go to when creating new scrapbook layouts, mini albums or cards? I know that I typically find myself gravitating toward yellow, mint green or aqua and pinks! I just can’t help myself! Unless I am working with photos of our boys… and then I love the combo of blue, green and yellow. And I hardly ever use red for some reason! Funny how we are such creatures of habit with things like that!
Today design team member Jessy takes us through her process of selecting the colors for this beautiful layout she created about her daughter. She used the tones and colors in her photos to inspire the colors of products she went with to put the page together. When you do that, you are sure to have a very cohesive and visually appealing project and nothing will end up clashing or looking out of place.
But still, don’t be afraid to grab a random pop of color that doesn’t show up in your photos at all. Jessy did that here with the yellow flower sticker and chambray blue deer embellishment. It works because both of those colors combine very well with the other colors in her photos and papers that she had already chosen. And it also really brings the page to life by contrasting with all the other neutrals! When you are ready to add that random pop of color, I always pick different things and try them out before permanently attaching them to the page. Usually you will know instantly if it works and flows well or if it seems out of place. Don’t be afraid to try a few things until you find just the right one that does the job and brings it all together! Read on for more details from Jessy!
To begin, I used the marble-like background paper as my base + layered the gold rose vellum at the bottom. Next, I placed the photos in the middle and slowly added black and white design patterned paper to give interest to the photos. I slowly worked my way by across by adding more embellishments like paper doilies, chipboard stickers, sentiments & ephemera as well. Once I’m happy with the composition, I’ll snap a photo for reference, just in case I forget of the placement while gluing the elements down. By snapping a photo from the bird’s eye view, it gives you a different perspective to your layout too. That way, you can make the necessary adjustments to your layout if you see anything you want to change.
Happy Wednesday Friends!
Supplies Used >> Maggie Holmes Bloom Collection Also HERE / Bloom Chipboard Stickers / Bloom Ephemera Die Cuts (Similar) / Bloom 12×12 Patterned Paper Pad / Bloom Accent Stickers / Bloom Patterned Paper: Bloom Gold Foiled Floral on Vellum, Hello, Hell0, Emily Small Black and White Gingham, Sweet Rose White Faux Marble Background / Bloom Clear & Gold Foil Stickers