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Posted 2/17/2013 by MrsKLewis in General Scrappin'
 

MrsKLewis
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Posted: 2/17/2013 3:20:25 PM
that feels like their style is ever evolving?? But one thing that never changes is my love to match! I'm doing Project Life and I just can't make a page where the color scheme is not matchy matchy. I see pages where each card is different, with different colors. And I love it! But I can't do it! How can I get past this hurtle to match everything!?!


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Posted: 2/17/2013 3:56:12 PM
One thing I have learned from 2peas is that no matter what the situation, you are NEVER the ONLY one!

My best advice would be to find some examples that you really like, and try replicating them (in general, not exactly) in your own album. The protectors are divided, so it's not like you cannot take it out if you absolutely hate it. But you may also find that with a little practice, you might love it.

ETA: you might also edit your title and add "Project Life". You would probably get more responses that way, as a ton of peas are doing it.


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Posted: 2/17/2013 3:58:30 PM
I would call myself neurotic where it comes to making the colors go together and I would REALLY like to try and make some more abstract pages with colors that are not necessarily thought of as going together all the time.

MrsKLewis
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Posted: 2/17/2013 6:20:45 PM
It's not just Project Life. For example in many of GG's videos she will choose papers to use together that I would NEVER choose! And she makes them work perfectly!


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Posted: 2/17/2013 6:33:07 PM
I can look back at older pages and see how my style has evolved but never really changed, so to speak. I've ALWAYS done multiple photos and clean lines. Like you, I do like things to match, even in my PL. I think the "random rainbow" thing works for some folks but, personally, it throws my eye off and interupts the flow of a page. I say if matchy works for you, so be it!

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Posted: 2/17/2013 6:37:50 PM
I just uploaded a few pages of my PL! Taken before journaling(because I dislike my handwriting).


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Posted: 2/17/2013 9:08:45 PM
Thanks hilsmom, momaof8 and scrapcatz for your comments! And everyone that took a look at my pages


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Posted: 2/17/2013 9:40:07 PM
I'm totally matchy matchy too. I really can't figure out HOW to add the other prints and colors. I'm also a linear scrapper. I love the look that i see in the vids, just dont know how to pull it off


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MrsKLewis
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Posted: 2/17/2013 9:54:27 PM
I'm the same, riprornfun. I feel lost pulling papers together that don't match.


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Posted: 2/17/2013 11:13:54 PM
Amy Heller's class 'through the kaliedoscope' is a great class on combining different colours. If that is something you are interested in I would deffinately reccomend it.

As for changing styles, mine is continually changing. If matchy matchy colours is part of your style I say embrace it. If you want to change it up then I say go for it. Have a few goes at doing some different colour combos and if you don't like the results then you can always redo them.


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Posted: 2/18/2013 4:41:57 AM
I would start out by selecting a patterned paper with several colors and making only a couple of cards with all the colors on them. The other cards I would select only one or two of those same colors. That way the cards tie together but are in a variety of colors.

Diane



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Posted: 2/18/2013 10:22:22 AM
Thanks for the ideas stwa and doglover!


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Posted: 2/18/2013 10:39:27 AM
I use my stash for my PL style album so that I can match all I want.


I do want to try to branch out into not always matching the paper colors to my photos, but I'll have to take baby steps with that one. But I'll still want the papers to match one another.



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Posted: 2/18/2013 10:57:41 AM

It's not just Project Life. For example in many of GG's videos she will choose papers to use together that I would NEVER choose! And she makes them work perfectly!



Two of the MOST important things I have learned from those videos are that
1. Flow is important. Make it make sense that something is there.
Do it ON PURPOSE.
2. Threes. And I cannot remember if it was specific to something
she said, or if it was just the conclusion I came to, but she is
forever "bringing up or down a little bit" of whatever color.
To me, this is what makes her entire design "click". Making
sure there is some of most colors in more than one part of the
layout.

I realize most of this won't make sense to anyone but me, because I have explained it in the manner in which my mind works (and that, apparently, is unlike anyone else's!), but if you will watch the videos on Spacious Speculation and Art of Fabrication, you will see what I mean. I think.

Anyway, if all that fails, you could always just try moving things "ever so slightly" and see if that helps!


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Posted: 2/19/2013 12:02:58 PM
Thanks hilsmom! I watch all of GGs videos! She's my fav! So I understand what you are talking about!


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Posted: 3/17/2013 3:43:28 PM
I know my own deaign trigger is always color. And, for me, the go to color pop comes from opposites. That might be the easiest way into adding one thing to your monochrome schemes. If you're predominately using aqua (a member fo the blue family ) how about adding one color here and there, little bits of a yellow orange( opposite blue on the color wheel).? You have to know your color wheel and color theory to use this with whatever your overall colors are. It's an easy way to start.

You could also move clockwise, use the next color, or counterclockwise and add that as your accent. Just pick a route, commit and eventually your eye will see it everywhere. Then try another. Colorways are truly fashionable. We adjust to them as we do new hemlines. You just need to give your eyes time to adjust.

Amy Heller's class is a great gateway into the color wheel and where colors are relative to each other and what that means.

Good luck.
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