Glitter Girl: Need help scrapbooking with color palettes

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Posted 5/13/2013 by stampartiste in General Scrappin'
 

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Posted: 5/13/2013 8:05:59 PM
I drool over color combinations that I see on websites such as Design Seeds (my personal favorite). I am so inspired by these color combinations and would love to use them in my scrapping. But I'm at a loss as to how to go about doing this. I like to start with at least one patterned paper and work from there, but patterned papers rarely contain these color combinations.

Glitter Girl: If you saw a color palette that inspired you but you couldn't find a patterned paper as a starting point, what would you do?

Thank you for solving this dilemma!


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Posted: 5/13/2013 8:30:43 PM
I would like to know also great question


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Posted: 5/13/2013 9:20:58 PM
My thing would be to use ink, mists, paints, embellishments, whatever I could find in the color pallette, not just limit it to pattern paper. And if the pallette had four or five colors, I would try to use all of them, but if I only used three or four I'd be OK with it.



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Posted: 5/14/2013 12:51:43 AM
I have trouble with this as well! Sometimes I can find cardstock of at least one colour, but then what? Great question. I hope Glitter girl has some tips on this one

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Posted: 5/14/2013 5:37:07 AM
Great question! I am fascinated by those color palettes too but have never figured out how to begin with one.

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Posted: 5/14/2013 6:13:42 AM
Oooh great question, I hope this gets a GG video

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Posted: 5/14/2013 6:51:29 AM
Cool site and some great color combos. You could pick a neutral & one color as your base and then use smaller patches of the other colors or use embellishments with the accent colors. I see a couple palettes that I want to give a try.




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Posted: 5/14/2013 6:57:34 AM

My thing would be to use ink, mists, paints, embellishments, whatever I could find in the color pallette, not just limit it to pattern paper.


this is what I would do too. If you don't have inks, etc., maybe you have washi in the right colors. You could also use solid or tone-on-tone papers and ink the edges to make them all blend together a bit more.

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Posted: 5/14/2013 8:28:23 AM
Chiming in until GG gets on the case. They aren't as hard to use as you think.



Take this for example. You don't have to go looking for a patterned paper that has all these colors in it, just start with one or two.

Like a pink



and a teal



and a light turquiose (bird side)



Now you can mix in some colored cardstock or find a patterned paper that does have a few of the hues and start from there.....






Also, it doesn't have to be an "exact match". Using the color palette can be a guide to helping pick papers that go together.


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Posted: 5/14/2013 8:32:03 AM
I'm not Glitter Girl, but I thought I'd pop in to link up one of my Project Life videos where I covered this very topic, just in case it helps. I know that not everyone does Project Life, so I try to include things in my videos that I hope will be helpful for any sort of project.

In this video I spend the first 8 minutes or so choosing papers to match a color palette. I *do* also use some cues in a paper collection, but everything starts with the palette and refers back to it often.

I hope that helps!



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Posted: 5/14/2013 9:52:26 AM
Color palettes are hard for me mostly because I often choose my colors from my photo(s). With the exception of my last three layouts, I almost always use a full color 4x6, so picking colors based on a given palette just doesn't happen very often.

Now if a particular palette looks like it will work with my photo, I'd probably choose a main paper or two that have 2 or 3 of the colors and then add accents or small bits of other papers to fill in the rest.


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Posted: 5/14/2013 3:01:12 PM
Thanks, scrappyjedi, I will watch it !



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Posted: 5/14/2013 6:28:19 PM
Very wonderful advice, ladies.

Marianne... thank you for taking the time to show your process in choosing patterned papers that match one of the Design Seeds color combinations. That really helps to visualize the steps to assemble a color combination.

Melissa... what a wonderful video. Thank you for pointing me to it. You did indeed answer most of my questions. I LOVE how you cut your letters with that set of Lawn Fawn die sets (I've put in a Request and Notify Me) and glitter foam. I can't wait to try this! Thanks for sharing so many ideas.

Madeline... I know where you're coming from wanting to match your color palettes to your photos. I was very much this way until watching so many Glitter Girl videos that she brainwashed me into the realization that I am much more creative and productive when I get to play with pretty papers that I love.


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Posted: 5/14/2013 8:20:56 PM
Good thread,and ScrapNatya,thanks for the excellent tutorial!

JamieH




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Posted: 5/15/2013 5:22:07 AM
Melissa, your videos are also so helpful to those of us that don't do project life. Thanks heaps

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Posted: 5/15/2013 8:34:18 PM
You should watch the In the Mood to Scrap videos here, the GGs are taking their inspiration from mood boards and one of the things often addressed is the color.

I also second everything ScrapNatya said.



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Posted: 5/16/2013 11:11:00 AM
Looks like Glitter Girl somewhat addressed this topic in yesterday's GG episode. She shows how she plans a wedding album but talks about using a color palette to plan a non-themed album.

Happy scrapping,
JamieH




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Posted: 5/18/2013 8:37:55 AM
I thought I would share this information with others who are interested in this thread. I just found (I have a pretty big Inbox) recent e-mails from Scrapbook Update in which Tammy Dailor discusses using color palettes from Design Seeds (bingo!). It's a three-part series, with the third part coming out next week. Here are the links to the first two installments -- they're great:

Color Palettes, Part 1

Color Palettes, Part 2

Heather and Jamie: Thank you for your suggestions. I haven't had time to check out the Mood To Scrap videos yet, but I will try to do that this weekend. I did check out GG's latest video, and she did indeed address using palettes from Design Seeds. So cool! Thank you both.


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Posted: 5/18/2013 8:50:50 AM
Thanks for sharing those, just read through them and some great ideas there!

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Posted: 5/18/2013 10:34:31 AM
What a great thread! I too love to pin color combo cards, but rarely use them for the simple reason that I am a little intimidated by the thought of having to go through my entire stash of patterned paper to grab the colors! I think if I stored my pp by color this would be so much easier.

However, when I do want to scrap with a particular set of colors, I have no problem coverting a picture to black and white if I cannot find a picture to go with the colors in the products.

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Posted: 5/18/2013 6:27:25 PM
Oh, thanks so much for linking to my posts at Scrapbook Update! I have been having fun with this series as I am so in love with the color palettes I see at design-seeds. I really wanted to come up with some concrete ways for using them in my own process. Not all the time but every once in awhile it's good to shake it up a bit and do something different.

Part 3 will be a bit delayed as things have been super crazy in my world the last week, but it's coming!



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Posted: 5/19/2013 1:16:23 AM
I too get so hung up on color that I don't enjoy the craft much. Can't wait to come back and look at the videos when it is not 2 in the morning


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Posted: 5/19/2013 2:20:59 AM
Sorry if this is a bit of a hijack, but is there a site/app/tool to create your own colour palettes in the format on Design Seeds? Like with a photo and then a strip of colour boxes on the side?

TIA

Thanks for the links and advice everyone's posting too... Great question

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Posted: 5/19/2013 3:20:38 AM
Kular
https://kuler.adobe.com/#create/fromanimage

You input your image and it creates a colour scheme for you!



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Posted: 5/19/2013 5:58:30 AM
What a great question, PennyPaws! I didn't think of trying to find a website that would color pick my own photos. And thanks for sharing the Kuler website, MrsCheshire. I've been an Adobe member for years and never knew they had this feature on their website. Now I'm off to play with it.


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Posted: 5/22/2013 10:40:32 PM

Kular
https://kuler.adobe.com/#create/fromanimage
You input your image and it creates a colour scheme for you!



Thanks! I lost the thread and so glad I found it again - off to give it a try!
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