Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Another Scrapbooking Hint and Tip

Have confidence in your sense of colour co-ordination

So, you have all those lovely pics that are just waiting to be scrapped and every time you look at them you think - "Aaargh I don't know what colours to use with these"

Well never fear. Here is a couple of ways to make your life easier when you choose a colour scheme for your layout, however the final choice comes mostly untimately lies with what you really like.

Most scrappers use a photo as the starting point of their layout. If you look at your photos, you will see that there are usually two or three colours in your photo that stand out.

So to to help you choose your colour scheme, drop your photos onto the centre of your layout. Then using your set of papers from your kit choose a couple of papers that are similar to the colours that stand out in your photo and place them behind your photo to find the match looks the most pleasing to your eye. Alternatively you can do this with your colour picker and fill tool.

If you want the subject of your photo to stand out, then use a background colour/paper that closely matches the main colour of the subject of your photo, but.....

If you want the background of your photo to stand out, then choose a colour that is similar to the background of your photo.

Once you have done that choose a contrast colour for your mattes and/or other papers and an accent colour for your embellishments and you are ready to start performing some scrapping magic.

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