Tuesday, February 26, 2013

OUR FAVORITE BRUNCH

New layout! Keyword: colors! 
A few layers of pretty colorful papers, chosen at random or almost. There are 3 different colors yes but also 3 different patterns because i don't think repetition is good on the eye (yes, there is such a thing as too much polka dots if you want my opinion.). Beside the fact that i wanted different patterns, i also try to be careful about the base color of the paper, that is if they are white based or cream based. All of these, including the background are cream based which helps bring them all together. The only white elements are the 3 tags (from my PL kit, the same as you saw yesterday on my PL spread). It seemed like a nice way to bring the eyes to the embellishment clusters.
Another thing you might have noticed on my layouts is that i never mix brown and black but always choose between the two. In this case i knew i wanted to use those woodgrain thickers by Amy Tan (gorgeous right?), so everything was inked in brown, and the journaling was written with brown ink. On this layout for instance, because the background wad grey, i did everything else with a black pen. Do you do the same thing on your layouts?

8 comments:

  1. I love the mix of patterns and colours on this! How much mixing do I do? Mmm..I don't always follow the either white or cream maxim, but I do tend to use a brown pen with brown ink and a black or grey with black.

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  2. I love the layered patterned papers under the photos. Nice. I also really like the different textures with the fabric embellishments. I go back and forth on mixing brown and black. I tend to stick to just one or the other...but not always...

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  3. this is absolutely gorgeos.
    I love mix of pattern papers and that little cluster in the corner is perfect.

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  4. Fun embellishing!
    Love the little cluster bottom left :)

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  5. love all the layering. Total love the bottom corner embellies you added. The teacup stamp is perfect.

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  6. I am too lazy to keep my colors perfect... I tend to grab whatever journal pen is handy.

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  7. I love the embellishment clusters! I don't use brown very much, but I wouldn't worry about mixing it if I did. I ink up edges in a variety of colours on one layout! x

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