Roses are Red, Posies are BLUE — Using a Single Color for All of Your Page Embellishments …
Last year when my daughter graduated from high school, her work put together a gift basket for her featuring the colors of the college she would be attending the next year. All the treats they included inside were blue and white. It was so cute, and really made her feel special and loved.
As I went to scrapbook this memory, I couldn’t help but use all kinds of BLUE Queen and Company embellishments on this page … and the main focus here are the adorable blue iridescent flowers
I wanted the iridescent flowers
to have a bit more presence so I layered them on top of blue punched flowers.
I gave the photo the “blue-treatment” by tying a blue/white baker’s twine bow around the bottom …
Another bit of Blue Dot Glitter Tape
at the bottom of the page keeps your eye moving through the layout design.
Next time you create a page, see if there is one color you can pull out to use for all of your embellishments. It will help to tie your design together and create a cohesive look.
Blue Iridescent Flowers
Blue Dot Glitter Tape
Blue Baker’s Twine
Cardstock: Yellow, White, Navy, Green
Patterned Paper: Blue (Carta Bella Paper)
Stampin’ Up Festive Flower Builder Punch
American Crafts Flower Punch
Gray Distressing Ink
Have you ever had so much fun creating a page that you wouldn’t mind making it again? Well, I say, go for it!
For example, last fall I submitted the following page to Scrapbook & Cards Today magazine. They liked the page, but asked if I could recreate it in a two-page format for their readers. I did exactly that, with different photos, and now I have two pages finished in my albums.
And here is quick snapshot of the two-pager …
The photos are from different years, so they won’t be right next to each other in our albums. I’m willing to bet that someone looking through our albums, including my kids and husband, will be none the wiser! It feels great to “kill two birds with one stone,” so to speak, and complete two great layouts for our books.
Have you tried this approach on any of your pages? This same thought process would also be a great way to convert one page sketches to two-page sketches when you are looking for inspiration.
Give it a go and let me know what you think!
Have a great week!
For the background, I punched several hexagon shapes from red and gray papers from the mat stacks. I then added a red flower buttons
I brought the black color to the right side of the page by accenting her photo with a few of the stars from the Magic Ears Epoxy Icons set
. I adhered the open star on the red Simple Stripes mat stack paper, and then cut around the sticker with scissors. The stars are accented by a sprinkling of white Petite Posies
I cut the title for the page out of black cardstock using an electronic die cutting machine and then accented it with more epoxy stars and petite posies.
Pretty Presents – 6×6 Mat Stack
Flirty Florals – 6×6 Mat Stack
Simple Stripes – 6×6 Mat Stack
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Last year I stocked up on several Felicity Jane kits (swoon!), but I must have been too scared to cut into the beautiful papers, because I didn’t use them right away. No more! I’m making a point to get those beautiful papers cut up and made into pages for our family albums! Ha!
Last month I shared a couple of pages with you using the Nov. 2015 Felicity Jane kit, and I’m back this week with a couple more. I’ll share one today, and another one on Friday. Here goes!
EAGLE AWARD DINNER
At this point, I had just one little fall leaf wood veneer left in the kit (I used the others on this page last month). No worries! That cute little leaf made the perfect “eagle feather” to adorn my title on this page about my daughter attending her junior high award dinner.
Everything here is from the November Felicity Jane kit with the exception of the journal spot. I picked that baby up in a pack of Seven Paper Baby Die Cuts that I found at the American Crafts Warehouse Sale.
These gold chipboard letters are from a super-old pack of Heidi Swapp chipboard letters. Basic fonts like this definitely have staying power in my stash and on my pages. 🙂
These photos were quite busy with all of the people, people in the background, and different colors of clothes everyone was wearing. I chose to simplify things and change the photos over to black and white. This gives this memory a nostalgic-feel and keeps this page visually calm. I adore black and white photos!
Thanks for coming by! I hope you have a great week!