Tonight's the first Thursday in August 2016 and I'm so excited for our first Scrapbooking Summer School session of the year! Every Thursday for four weeks we're meeting here locally in Watertown, Wisconsin, to get our total of 31 Pages in 31 Days done together. This is one of the layouts we'll be making in class!
Today's inspiration page is a double-page birthday-themed spread with a super cool color combination that's perfect for summer.
Suggested Color Combination:
I really, really like color-block layouts like these because they're super efficient in terms of fitting lots of photos on a page. They're also very economical, as the 3x3 inch squares waste no paper at all. That makes my little thrifty soul happy!
TODAY'S TIP: Whenever I have a "troublesome" color that is giving me problems, but I still need to use it because that's what I have or whatever, I start combining it with other colors. If it's a "warm" color, I choose a "cool" color to pair it with. In this case, I needed to use Peekaboo Peach, which is a little intense for me, not gonna lie : ) I paired it with Emerald Envy, a cool color, and Mint Macaroon, the lighter version of Emerald Envy. The Peekaboo Peach still stood out a little too brightly on the page, so the addition of small amounts of deep Tangerine Tango helped spread the "hot" colors out and diffuse the intensity.
Many people think they are "no good" at choosing color combos. Once you start looking at it as a matter of pairing warmth and coolness, you'll find yourself much more pleased with your combining skills!
Here's a complete supply list, for those playing along at home! If you're up to the challenge, we have a support group on Facebook and it's already hoppin' with pages posted. It's a great way to connect with other scrappers, get ideas for using your cardmaking tools for scrapbooking, and give yourself that daily dose of encouragement and motivation. Join us!
Complete Supply List for "Look Who's Turning" Page:
- 2016-2018 In Color 12" X 12"Cardstock
- Whisper White 12" X 12" Card Stock
- Tangerine Tango 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock
- Mint Macaron 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
- 2016-2018 In Color Designer Series Paper Stack
- Number Of Years Photopolymer Stamp Set
- Tangerine Tango Classic Stampin' Pad
- Emerald Envy Classic Stampin' Pad
- Peekabo Peach 3/8" (1 Cm) Ruched Ribbon
- Emerald Envy 3/8" (1 Cm) Ruched Ribbon
- Emerald Envy Solid Baker's Twine
- Other: clear blocks, 2-1/2" Circle Punch, Banner Punch, Mini Metallic Clothespins
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Have a great day, friends, and I'll see you back here tomorrow for Day Five of 31 Pages in 31 Days.