With St. Patrick’s day and spring approaching, many thoughts turn to using the color green on scrapbook pages. Green is a color I love, but, as with any color, it can be difficult to use in large amounts. Most of the time, I use it sparingly, but for layouts about St. Patrick’s Day, I often feel the urge to use it in large quantities.Recently, I created a scrapbook page for Layout a Week featuring a St. Patrick’s Day page and 7 tips for magnificent monochromatic layouts. And yes, that means it’s all green! Making a monochromatic layout is a perfect way to use up a lot of your stash. However, some of you might find you are stumped when it comes to choosing supplies. I have added some green color inspiration here as a supplement to my post at Layout a Week. You can use the color palette as a guide as you select items from your stash.
Use Green Plus One or Two Neutral Colors
Try pairing green with just one to two neutral colors. This palette shows one shade of green with tan and white.Try to stick to one shade of green but don’t get too hung up on you supplies if the green items you have are slightly different shades. Choosing a color and pairing it with neutrals is a technique that works well with any color. You can find a walk through of a layout I created here which utilizes red plus one color.
Use Several Shades of Green Color Inspiration to Choose a Wide Variety of Supplies
Choosing one color is great for stash busting. It doesn’t matter if the supplies are old or new. You are simply choosing them based on color.The wonderful thing about using one color is that pretty much every shade or hue will work together. That single color is what unifies the design. What differentiates each piece of the page is color, texture and pattern. This brings me back again to that page I made for Layout a Week. The tips in the article will help you choose supplies and place them on the layout so that you don’t lose your photos in a sea of solid color.
If you need additional green color inspiration, try this MSE Pinterest board.
Texture and the MonoChromatic Layout is a step by step tutorial in which is show how you can layer texture into a page featuring just one color.
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