Thursday, 4 June 2009

The colour wheel part two

The colour wheel can be useful in thinking about colour combinations. Shimelle's explained on her blog how different combinations can work.

The challenge was then to use one of these combinations to produce a layout. Here is mine- 'Red'. It also counts as my LO for SLYMI Week 21 'Scrap a song title' as it's a fairly recent song by Daniel Merriweather. I used a complimentary combination of red and green to mirror the colours from the photo. Here is what Shimelle had to say about this kind of combination;

"This one at least has a name that makes sense. Pick a point on the colour wheel and draw a straight line across to the other side of the wheel: those are complementary colours. They will always coordinate too – magic yet again. Many school or team colour combinations are complementary: blue + orange, violet + yellow…and also the very Christmassy red + green."


Blooms, buttons, ric rac from stash
Kelly Panacci clear blocks 'borders'
Cork 12x12
Rusty Pickle 'Sassy Flourish' rub ons
Two crafty chipboard butterflies from Bubblyfunk

I used Picasa to add text and Faststone editor to add the border.

And then there's this one, which is the last of my 'red' photos that I'll be scrapping. 'A sign of Summer' tells why strawberries symbolise the summer for me.


  • Papermania blooms and brads
  • Ribbon from stash
  • Jillibean Soup Journaling Sprout Black Circle
  • Sequin waste from Hobbycraft
  • Fontwerks Red label
  • Li'l Davies Designs clay alphabets red
  • Doodlebug Beetle black mini ons
  • Making Memories Tiny Alphas black on white
  • Pebbles Inc. Candy dots
  • Around the block 'Green Icing Dots' patterned paper (front and back)

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