Welcome to day 2 of “Jumpstart Week”! Christine here to take you through a week of Jumpstarts! Yesterday we talked about how photos can be a jumpstart to a scrapbook page. Today we will show you how COLORS can inspire a layout!
We all have our favorite color(s). If you look on Pinterest and search for “color palette”, there are so many to look at!
One of my favorite color combinations is gray and yellow. I found some gray and yellow photos as inspiration and put them on my color mood board.
I wanted to make a gray and yellow layout, so I went through my scrapbook stash and found gray and yellow products that I could use for my color-inspired layout.
Don’t forget to include items like paint and color sprays, and wish tapes.
My finished layout includes lots of items in different shades of gray and yellow.
I even used some yellow and gray digital stamps on my photo of my cat before printing it out for my layout. Another fun way to include the colors of your choice is to cut your own die cut embellishments out of colored cardstock.
Sometimes an object can be the color inspiration to jumpstart your scrapbook page. Celeste was inspired by the colors in this bracelet.
She took the turquoise, black, red, and yellow and created this layout.
When you are inspired by a color palette, it is easy to pull out supplies that match the colors and use them. You are limiting yourself to the colors you choose. It may be counter-intuitive, but this limitation can really jumpstart ideas for your scrapbook page!
A lot of times, the colors in the photo we want to use can inspire us to use products with similar colors. In Cristina’s “Cherish This Moment” layout, she took the green, pink, and red colors from the photo as inspiration. She says, “I didn't really have anything in my supplies that matched those colors, so I created my own palette. In addition to green and orange, I chose pink and blue, and colored some of the circles on my background paper using watercolors; I customized the mistable embellishments with the same colors.”
Waisam used the yellow and blue colors from her baby’s bib in the photo as inspiration for her layout.
Monika loves to use black & white photos, because then she can bright colors on her layout. She chose gray, pink, yellow, and turquoise for this layout of her younger son.
Laura was using a digital kit to scrapbook her page. This digital kit had lots of orange. When she was looking at the elements she noticed a bit of orange yarn which reminded her of a photo she took of her cat with orange yarn balls from when her daughter and her were learning how to knit from youtube videos. Since the photo and the kit were perfect together a layout got made.
My Project Life page about Valentine’s week was all about pink! Valentine’s Day is very pink & red, so I went with those colors on my pocket page.
For my “Love To Run” layout, I took inspiration from my bright pink running shoes. I chose some turquoise and gray to go with the bright pink.
For my “Bookstore Date” layout, I was inspired by the red, blue, and yellow in the photo of my husband and I holding hands.
Jennifer’s layout was inspired by a gray, yellow, and turquoise color palette.
This other layout by Jennifer was inspired by a color palette of orange, mint, and brown.
Color can be a very inspiring “jumpstart” to a scrapbook page. There are many ways to let colors inspire your page. You can simply choose a color palette and find products in your stash that match the color scheme. You can take color inspiration from your photos and start from there. You can choose products with colors you like first, then find a photo to match. You can use paint, watercolors, and inks to add those colors to your page if you don’t have supplies in the colors you’ve chosen. The end result of a color-inspired page is very pleasing to the eye!