Spring has definitely not sprung in the midwest (far from it!) so I’ve been on the lookout everywhere for things to cheer me up. And fun color combinations are usually what helps! And while I’m not sure I could personally pull off this outfit below, I really like it.
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Welcome to another edition of gallery highlights! I have been drawn to bright, colorful layouts for weeks and weeks now – it must be because Mother Nature seems to have forgotten to bring spring to the midwest and we are still shivering with dark skies and snow almost constantly. So it’s a good thing the galleries have layouts that brighten my day and cheer me up just a bit. I found some more fun and colorful layouts to share this week – even some digital templates that use color beautifully. Let’s go take a look and I hope you like them all as much as I do. Don’t forget – you can click on the links to visit the layouts in their galleries and view supply lists, leave a comment for the designer, or view the designer’s other work.
Girls Just Wanna Have Fun by blinks14
I love the background Jessica used in this first layout. She used patterned paper to create little bricks that she laid out in rows across the middle of her page. She gave them dimension so that she could also layer digital stamps and brushes underneath as well. I also really like the way she framed her photo – she outlined it multiple times to give the impression of a frame without really framing it. This is a colorful, fun layout with a lot of interesting design ideas.
Wooden and woodgrain textures have been a big trend in the paper scrapping world for quite a while. And they are now hitting the digital world in a big way. I found a large selection at almost every digital store I looked at this week. Let’s go take a look at some of the newest ones I’ve found!
At The Lilypad, Lynne-Marie has released a full alphabet set, including uppercase and lowercase letters as well as a number set, all in a rich and natural tree texture. Also at The Lilypad, Allison Pennington’s new paper pack includes a beautiful, glossy woodgrain pattern.
Welcome to another edition of gallery highlights! This week’s projects are wonderful examples of how color can be used to accent photos and to create a mood. I’ve found layouts and some stunning cards that all just make me smile. Let’s go take a look and I hope you like them all as much as I do. Don’t forget – you can click on the links to visit the layouts in their galleries and view supply lists, leave a comment for the designer, or view the designer’s other work.
Lucky by AmberR
Look what I found just in time for St. Patrick’s Day! Although I have to confess that I’ve been a huge fan of Amber’s designs for years now, this particular layout is now one of my absolute favorites. She layered photos, journaling cards and her journaling diagonally across the page and added in adorable and themed elements along every photo and card. She used brushes and stamps and swirls under the collage to add depth and texture to the layout and then splashes of contrasting color in just the perfect amount. What a stunning layout!
I usually browse Pinterest in the evenings and I almost always come away with more pins than I can count that I want to base a layout (and this article) on. But this week, inspiration seemed to fail me. And when it came time to write this article, I didn’t have any pins that I really wanted to use. So I turned my process around and started with a photo that I wanted to use. It’s a difficult photo to scrapbook because it has a busy background and is a somewhat blurry cell phone photo. I started searching Pinterest based on colors in my photo – browns and creams. And when I saw this scarf below, I immediately had an idea.
Welcome to another edition of gallery highlights! This week’s layouts are wonderful examples of how to use texture and soft colors on a layout in a way that really highlights the focal photo. Let’s go take a look and I hope you like them all as much as I do. Don’t forget – you can click on the links to visit the layouts in their galleries and view supply lists, leave a comment for the designer, or view the designer’s other work.
That Boy by Momma_Paparazzi
Michelle used a dark background for the base of her layout, layered on top of patterned paper. Over the dark cardstock, she layered more patterned paper, tags, doilies and buttons. The soft colors of her smaller layers bring both light and attention to her photo. This layout is filled with so much texture and so many fun layers – they all work together to showcase this most adorable photo.