Tuesday, July 19, 2011

GCD Studios: Using Color Combinations to Inspire Your Scrapbook Layouts

Sometimes finding inspiration for your next layout is simply a matter of looking at a pleasing photograph and using it to create a color combination that will spark your creative energies.  I loved the bright and refreshing yellow and green in this picture combined with the muted grays and pink.

To get started, I printed the photograph and selected cardstock that coordinated with the colors in the photo then went to work selecting patterned paper from GCD Studios that matched, to create this "The Sister Bond" layout of my oldest and middle daughters.

I paired a pale gray cardstock background with patterned paper from the GCD StudiosMelody Ross Homespun Chic Collection "Vintage Birdie" with smaller cuts of the Melody Ross Soul Food Collection in "Soul Daisies" and "Soulful" to create this ultra-girlie layout. Die cut flowers from pink and green cardstock that coordinated beautifully with the patterned paper topped with rhinestones were set in the classic triangle on the layout to help move your eyes around the page.  The double-matting in light and dark grey for the photograph highlights it on the page.

The raw chipboard title sets ontop of a die cut scalloped oval in yellow topped with soft gray cardstock that was also used for the journaling strips. A simple green and cream sticker is tucked under the photograph to date the picture and a rhinestone added to the center of the letter "O" finished the project.

Other Supplies Used:
Cardstock: Papertrey Ink: "Sweet Blush", "New Leaf", "Soft Stone", "Smokey Shadow" and 12 x 12 sheet of Bazzil cardstock for the base.
Embellishments: Rhinestones: Kaisercraft: "Split Pea", October Afternoon: "Thrift Shop Stickers"
Dies: Cheery Lynn Designs "Judy's Blooms", "Oval Stackers"
Other Tools: EK Success: Border Punch "Deco Scallop"

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1 Scrappy Comments:

Audrey Pettit said...

Oooh, how beautiful, Beth! Love that photo, and SO love all the pretty papers. Awesome design here. The little gem in the title is just the sweetest finishing touch. :)
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