Navy blue is one of the hot color trends for this fall. And I’m totally in love with this trend. Everywhere I look, I see navy paired with white, red or yellow. So it should come as no surprise that I fell in love with this dress I found on Pinterest. And it is the perfect inspiration for a scrapbook layout.
This navy chiffon dress is from Topshop and is made of navy polyester with a thin, red contrast band around the waist and a wider band of red around the bottom. I love the deep navy color of the fabric and I really like how the thin band of red around the waist just pops off the photo. Navy is such a classic and sophisticated color but the pop of red brings another level of energy to the design. It’s a bold, modern twist on a classic color combination.
All supplies from Designer Digitals | Cardstock: Rory Solids Paper Pack (navy cardstock slightly modified) by Maplebrook Studios. Word Art: Awesome Script Words Brushes and Stamps (title) and So Totally Love This Brushes and Stamps (sub-title) by Ali Edwards. Brush: Geometric Hints Brushes and Stamps No. 04 by Lynn Grieveson. Flair Button: Color Study Flair: Red No. 01 by Katie Pertiet.
I started this layout with a piece of textured navy cardstock as the background. In order to stay with the simple color theme from the inspiration photo, I converted my photo to black and white and centered it on my page. Again like the inspiration photo, I wanted the overall design to be very simple so I added a title under the photo, along with a sub-title and journaling. I could have left the layout that simple but the thin, red band on the dress kept coming back to me so I added a thin, red border to my layout and I love the result. It adds just a bit more energy to the overall design and also adds that modern touch that I was looking for.
This looks like an easy layout to make but I’ll let you in on a little secret – I never knew there were so many shades of navy blue until I started looking through my supplies. Finding the “right” shade of navy was the most time-consuming part of designing this layout. In the end, though, it was worth it to find the perfect shade that allowed the red contrasting embellishments to pop off the page.
I love spending time on Pinterest and I always find something to inspire me. I hope that you are inspired by this design as I was. Let me know where you find inspiration and maybe I’ll use it in a future column. You can also follow my Pinterest boards here.