> For the Love of Color (July 2009)

Tell Me | Marnie Flores

Tell Me | Marnie Flores

8.5 x 8.5 | materials patterned papers (Pink Paislee) + flower (Prima) + pearls and rhinestones (Kasier Craft) + brads (Close to My Heart and Making Memories) + letter stickers (Pink Paislee) + pens (Tombow and Pilot) + edge distressor (Close to My Heart)

A Note from Marnie

I love orange. For me, it is not only happy, it is almost joyful. I dress my kids in it whenever I can (while I still get to choose!) which makes for an easy page when I am coordinating paper to the photos. (I am often guilty of preplanning outfits to match particular patterned papers! Please tell me I am not alone in this...gulp!) Like many, I love when the colors of the photos can blend amidst the colors of the layout.

As for designing with color, I seem to use white backgrounds with patterned paper accents, or patterned paper with cardstock accents. Lately I have been adding little pops of color with teeny embellishments as well. Just little bits of love dropped in corners and to support visual triangles. Such a quick and easy way to dress things up in splashy colorful ways.