Yesterday I shared one of my layouts using the January ‘All You Need is Love’main kit and a few pieces of the‘Hello Love’Add-on. The colors for this kit are amazing, both sides of the spectrum. Black and whites and bold colors that I used in this layout, plus lots of lovely pinks, greys and turquoise too. I took my inspiration from these photos for this page.
Sometimes, with papers and patterns this vivid I print my photos in black & white. I decided to challenge myself, using the papers and patterns to create a layout that balanced the colors in the photos. After seeing these photos of my son giving his grandparents hugs, I picked out this 6×6 piece of black Pink Pasilee paper with tiny frames. I also knew I wanted to use the bold red script paper from Amy Tangerine. laying those side by side I tried to chose other papers that matched or complimented those colors.
I also varied the pattern, so there is a range between smaller stripes to larger, small text to large script and the the polka dots to break up all the straight lines. I randomly hand cut all the papers using larger pieces for the two original patterns I chose. I stapled some, sewed some and centered it all using the gold foam phrase words from Crate Paper for my title.
I stapled some, sewed some and centered it all using the gold foam phrase words from Crate Paper for my title. Basically, I just played with the papers until I got the colors and patterns balanced!
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