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Color Blocking on a Scrapbook Layout with Kira

June 16, 2018

Hey everyone!  It’s Kira and I am back with another 12×12 scrapbook layout.  I don’t know about y’all but I tend to go in crafty “spurts” where I want to do the same technique again and again.  Like in April how I was alllllll about vellum.  Well now, it’s all about the color blocking.

If you aren’t familiar with color blocking, it’s basically color matching embellishments on top of a specific colored area, whether that be mixed media, pattern paper or stamping.  This layout actually didn’t start out with me intending to color block.  I started with a 6×6 paper pad with a summer theme, and decided I would stamp and color some flowers from Chin Up Buttercup to match the colors in the paper pad.

I chose the smaller of the two flowers to stamp since I had yet to use it (but have used the larger flower multiple times).  And I chose to color them with my Copics in pink, orange, yellow and two shades of teal.

My original plan was to have one photo (the center one) and scatter the different flowers in a gradient design from left to right, mixing the flowers as I went.  But it just didn’t look good, so I changed direction.

The photo doesn’t have much of a story.  My youngest son climbs in his water table any time it’s filled with water, he’s just a monkey like that.  So instead of adding some journaling, I printed off some more pictures from this day.  I figured five was probably the maximum number I could fit on this page.  Since there were now three rows of photos, it made sense to do three rows of flowers.  But I still didn’t like the look of the mixed colors.

So I went about separating the flowers by color, keeping the teals together and the orange and yellow together.  I added some mixed media where I would scatter the flowers.  I just used ink pads mixed with water, so if you’re interested in mixed media, don’t feel like you need to go out and buy a bunch of mists!

Then I started embellishing!  I love color blocking because it is so easy to pick out embellishments for your page.  They don’t necessarily have to go with the theme, they just have to match the color.  The last thing I added was my title.  I knew I wanted it on the middle row, but I didn’t have any yellow alpha stickers.  So I took some white foam thickers and added a wash of yellow ink over the top to give them a slight yellow tint.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

xo, Kira

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