Today I would like to share one of two layouts that I created for a "Mastering the art using bright and bold colours" feature for Scrapbooking Memories magazine (Vol. 16 No. 9).
For my layout, "Fox in Socks", I used turquoise as my base colour. The striking chevron patterned background is one of the bold elements I used whilst the addition of the hot pink die-cut doily is my complementary colour.
When using complementary colours (which are strong colours that contrast yet complement each other as they are directly opposite on the colour wheel), I try to stick to the rule of thirds. In this case I have used four hot pink elements on my layout, but visually I haven't broken this rule because the off-cut from the large doily has been placed underneath the bottom left photo. By doing this I have added the hot pink elements in five places which keeps with the rule of thirds!
The memory I've captured here actually incorporates a fun costume that I made for my daughter. I made some cute fox ears for her and upon printing my photos, I noticed that these ears were mostly cropped off! Oops! So I made up for this by making mini versions of what I'd made and highlighted them by adding them to overhang the page! They look just as cute in the album tucked in too. Just a cute little interactive bit that came from a whoopsie! :)
I've used a couple of products from my etsy store on this layout. They are the Fox Cutie from the Woodland Cuties pack and Fuzzy Felt Clouds in Kawaii Colours. :)
Well that is all for now, stay tuned for part two from my bright and bold feature!
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