This month I am happy to be guest designing for Bella Boulevard. Their bright, colorful collections are always fun to create with!
One of my featured projects is a layout using an enlarged photo of my kids and their cousins at Halloween. The bright, mismatched colors in the photo were a bit challenging to design around. Just like these unique kiddos, their costumes ranged from superheroes to giant fruits, with several colors of the rainbow represented. I knew that the typical Halloween hues of orange, black, or purple would look chaotic with the already colorful photo. But how do you coordinate bright yellow, blue, pink, red and orange successfully?
To begin, I chose to use a neutral grey grid background from the Bella Freestyle Sophisticates line. I printed my journaling directly on this paper in the upper left corner. Then I added diagonal stripes of washi tape in some of the same colors from the photo.
For the title, I stacked two colors of chipboard letters and connected them with a scripty word "or", cut from white cardstock that I covered in the navy washi tape.
A simple trio of embellishments - a flag, chipboard star, and button, are the finishing touch to this page.
While it's not a traditional Halloween color scheme, I love the resulting layout. The background relates to the photo with supporting colors, but lots of white and simple lines help keep the colors from overwhelming the page.
If you'd like to check out the other project I did with Bella Boulevard's products, please hop over to the Bella blog! And have a wonderful, colorful Saturday!