As a designer, I simply cannot do muted color schemes, so I adore it when we have ones in the shop that are done as well as these are! Let’s take a look at some pages by our Design House Digital Decorators:
Jen says: I was drawn to the masks in Erica’s part of the collaboration and built my layout around that. I clipped my photo to the vertical mask. However, a lot of the photo was missing, so I duplicated it, added a stroke and a drop shadow and desaturated the copy that was clipped to the mask. Then I added the horizontal mask behind the photo layers and clipped a paper to that one. I added interest with some small finishing touches using Gen’s Mists Vol. 7 and Robyn’s Cut It Out Clipping Masks, both of which I clipped more papers from the kit to. And I also used Agnes’s Sewing Kit to “sew” the paper strips down.
Jennifer says: The blues and browns were perfect for the beach page — water, sky, sand, weathered wood, shells — they proved to match any of it! Helpful Hint: Don’t forget to use the cool twisty string embellie and the fun round tags to break up a square layout, if — like me — you’re usually a square peg in a square hole when it comes to layouts. (Also, it would be SO WAY COOL if you had a picture of a fawn to go with the “fauna” round tag. Next time I get a picture of a deer, I’m so coming back to this kit for that very embellie.)
Mary says: Each summer we get an assortment of wild flowers pop up in our garden. I think the black eyed susans were a first. I love the subtle patterns in the papers and blended several from both Sara and Erica to create the background. I love the photomask and decided to keep the focus on the photo. There are so many options available with this kit, it is fun to see how everyone used it.
Aria says: The calming, peaceful colors in this kit made me want to scrap something a little more introspective. I love pairing black and white photos with these types of pastel colors. To keep a softer feel to the layout, I used Erica’s masks and I also used her set of grunge brushes. After journaling, I clustered some of the elements in the upper right corner but I didn’t want to add too many elements to the page because I wanted to keep the plain and simple feel to the layout.
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I’ll be back next week to choose our winner, and in the meantime, congrats to MamaBug who wins our collaboration from last week, Gallery!