Welcome to this week's focus on splashes of color! All week long, we'll be highlighting some of our favorite techniques for adding lots of vibrant, saturated color to our projects. Today, Stacey Michaud and Lisa Dickinson are sharing layouts with bright, happy shades and telling us their favorite ways to get lots of color on the page.
Stacey says, "One of the easiest ways to add splashes of color is to start with a neutral background. In my case, I used white cardstock. I then stuck with one overall color scheme, mainly using primary colors."
Lily Bee Supplies: Pinwheel (Papers: Jump Rope, Lime Rickey, Kite Strings, Ice Cream Truck, Flip Flops; Chipboard Stickers; Embellishment Bundle; Label Stickers; Letter Stickers; Chit Chat Stickers; Circle and Tag Stickers)
"I am Type-A so I like to use at least one element on a page that includes all the colors such as a stripe or this pie-chart circle in the right hand corner. I make sure to use bold colors like yellows and reds in small doses, paying attention to creating a visual triangle. Even a simple touch like using three different colored fonts can add that splash to any page!"
Next, Lisa shares an energetic page using stripes of various Lily Bee patterns. "Incorporating stripes into a page is a great way to add bold color to your design," Lisa tells us. "And so many of the Lily Bee papers are perfect for this! I selected some of the brightest patterns from the Sweet Shoppe and Pinwheel lines arranged them in rainbow order across my background."
Lily Bee Supplies: Pinwheel (Papers: Sprinklers, Apricot Tree, JUmp Rope, Flip Flops, Lime Rickey; Circle & Tag Stickers, Chit Chat Stickers); Sweet Shoppe (Papers: Jujubee, Pink Mint, Gumball; Circle & Tag Stickers, Embellishment Bundle)
"After matting my photos on a postage-stamp edged cardstock and patterned paper matte, I added speech bubbles (cut from the Flip Flops paper) down the center of my page. I also mixed in lots of little bits of color from the Chit Chat stickers and Circle & Tag stickers."
We hope these vivid layouts inspire you to create your own kaleidoscopic creations! Be sure to stop back tomorrow for more splashes of color!