So have you created so many layouts that you are lacking some inspiration? Get ready for another scrapbook technique to showcase your memories! Look at your pictures for your topic. Are there similar colors in all the pictures? Just like adding salt to your food to enhance the flavor, chosing papers and embellishments with similar colors as in your pictures can enhance your photos!
Look at the colors in the clothing as well as the surrounding. Do you see the yellow, turquoise, green, and pink in the pool as well as Annika’s swim suit? This cute plaid paper matched perfect and I chose coordinating cardstock to use as the background.
Again, there is a couple of repeating colors in this picture: red and blue. (These are my favorite colors!) The shades of red and blue were muted in the picture so the muted, soft shades in the printed papers enhance the pictures better than if I used bright and bold shades of red and blue.
My sweet, adorable Annika….easily you can see that the picture is totally white and blue so I used white and blue printed papers. If you look closely, her shirt and pants have little flowers on them. Using the same colors as well as using a few oversized flowers unifies the picture and the embellishments. Notice the picture is soft, sweet, and innocent so the papers are similar with no zig-zags or sharp pointed lines. Also, the ribbon used is fuzzy and soft just as the picture gives the cuddly feel.
There were so many bright colors to use in these pictures. Jeff’s shirt was the main inspiration for the papers so I focused on these colors: blue and orange. I did find Hawaiian/luau papers that happened to be the colors in which I wanted to use.
Now you are probably able to see it–Sleeping Beauty is in pink, Annika and Logan are in blue. What colors are we going to use to showcase this momentous meeting? Drum roll……pink and blue! Notice the vellum paper on the outside edges…little sparkly, magical stars…perfect to use on a princess page and also to soften the pink cardstock.
Now it is your turn! Just like David Bromstead, get inspired by the colors in your pictures and the overall “feeling” of the picture and choose those perfect prints that seem to be made just for you!