Designer’s Choice | Achieving Balance

By Jenni Calma

January 4, 2015

Happy New Year everyone!  Jenni here to share 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.

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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.

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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.

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I love playing around with different papers like this, using the colors and patterns as if they were the embellishment!  Show us how you use your kit or any colors and patterns on the Scrapbook Circle Facebook page. Thanks for stopping by today and have an amazing day!

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