The masculine scrapbook page I have created features four different product collections that I have mixed and matched to make this design. In today’s video, I am going to show you how I selected the items for the layout and how color played a role in the selection process.
This spring, I have been doing quite a bit of stash-busting, and most of my pages have been constructed with a variety of paper patterns and ephemera. This page contains items from Simple Stories and Pinkfresh and some items that arrived in the Bramble Fox May Fox box. Mixing and matching collections is always fun for me, but I know that others struggle with this task, so I thought I would share how I selected the pieces for this page.
In the photos, the kayak is a brighter blue color so I selected an acrylic title in that color. I know that blue and orange are complementary colors, which suggests that adding patterns and ephemera in a darker orange hue will create a friendly contrast on the page.
Blue and orange are directly opposite each other on the color wheel and have the highest level of contrast between their two hues creating a bold statement. I wanted this page to have a more masculine outdoor feel, so I brought in additional colors as buffers.
These are the colors I decided upon as I started selecting the items for this page. I find it best to start with a color palette that I can refer to as I pull from my paper and ephemera collection.
Blue and orange are striking energetic colors on their own, but the addition of greens and neutrals stabilizes the color palette and gives the page a more natural feel.
After choosing a list of colors, I selected items with fishing icons, trees, leaves, and phrases to match the theme of the photos. I also brought in some woodgrain and black to give it a more outdoorsy feel.
My layout was based on a sketch from Creative Scrapbooker Magazine. I altered it quite a bit to fit my page. The tags were originally layered on one side of the layout, but I decided to create a diagonal flow and placed them on opposite sides.
I added quite a few details with a honeycomb stencil, eyelets, brads, and bits of twine. Each of these brought some great contrast and texture to the page.
In my video, I share more about how I altered the sketch and show you how to use color when selecting items for your page.
Today’s project involved mixing and matching elements in my collection to create a masculine layout. I was able to keep the focus on the photos by using complementary colors, outdoor elements, and bits of texture.
I hope today’s project inspired you to try something new. If you have any questions about this project or the supplies listed above, please let me a comment.
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