Friday, July 13, 2012

Fabulous Fundamental: Using Vivid Colour

Many of you have remarked to me about how I use multiple bold patterns with vivid colours on a layout or card . Well one of the tricks I employ often is to mat the adjoining papers with a contrasting piece of cardstock. Doing so gives the eye a bit of a rest and consequently the adjoining pattern papers do not appear to be "touching." An example is the layout below using the yummy Basic Grey papers.

Supplies:  BasicGrey (pattern papers, cardstock borders, cardstock accents, alphas); EK Success (border punch); Close to my Heart (cardstock); stitching; Queen & Co (gems)

Is this a technique that you use?


Rosie said...

Thanks for that great tip! Love your layout!

Jamie V said...

This is fantastic Virginia