TGIF !! It's Friday !!
To end off the week, we shall wrap up with mixing patterns !
I remember when i started scrapbooking, i was introduced to the gallon-pint-ounce approach. This general rule of thumb helps to guide the amount of color you use on your page.
The gallon is your dominant color which translate to your background dominant color.
The pint is your secondary choice color . Lastly, the ounce color could simply be the color of your embellishments.
Pebbles Inc papers offer a wide range of pattern prints are Very versatile and the colors are always incredibly enticing. Here're some simple tips when playing and mixing pattern papers:
1) Neutral background
I used a neutral background to neutralise the busy prints. This makes the card look more finished. example :brown, grey, black, white, cream etc.
2) Use Monochromatic Scheme
This would mean choosing a color and varying its shade.
3) if possible Limit your patterns to three
proportion these patterns according to the gallon|ounce|pint rule of thumb and it should work well . (Of course there is no right or wrong ; the proportions are really up to you ! :) )
4)Select a very different pattern that's half the scale or size of the first pattern. If your first pattern is a large floral, the second pattern could be a plaid or geometric shape that has some of the same colors.
By no means is this list fixed. These are purely my sharing and experiment. Do let me know what you think. I would love to hear from you too !
Our wonderful ladies from the design team came up with a few layouts to share too :
Here is Akiko's colorful page.
The use of cardstocks on the layout and as a frame around the photo is so clever!
It gives the eye a space to "rest" and make the layout less busy.
Susan Dupre created a fabulous layout. I Love her playful mix of papers to create the patels ! What a great idea to use a less busy graphic pattern as her background too !
Gaelle's super adorable layout features a creative banner where she doodled. How fun a mix of patterns and elements !
Lastly, i created a card using the gallon - pint- ounce approach.
I used graphic floral print in gallon quantity; dots in pint quantity
and stripes in ounce quantity.
A Big thank you to ALL the fabulous ladies who played along with me this week !
Thank you for your inspirations !
Hope you'll have a Happy Start to a Great Weekend !! and Happy Thanks Giving !