On page eight of my September design journal I wrote : Layer papers in the same colour family. When putting a whole bunch of papers together, it would seem obvious how much easier it is to achieve harmony if those papers are monochromatic because by taking colour out of the equation, one is free to focus on mixing the scale and types (organic or geometric) of patterns. As a self-confessed layering junkie, I'm blown away by the realisation that I've never practised this basic Design 101 principle. Only after looking at how other people are designing their layouts did it finally filter into my consciousness!
To remedy this absurd oversight, I created a page about what Vogue is heralding as trendy in terms menswear for fall : retro patterns and colours. Taking my cue from the hounds-tooth patterned sweater, red (or as the fashion magazine calls it electric crimson) dominates my layout in hues ranging from pink to scarlet. To get the title to stand out against this sea of red I misted the die-cut words an advancing buttercup yellow. Cheekily I've also referenced the other sweater by including a green ticket folded to resemble a clothes label. And yes I'll readily admit the layering did come together much more easily when I stick to just one colour.
Supplies : American Crarts (Cut & Paste Infatuation, Yes Please Share, Shimelle Earhart, Lucky Charm Collector, Lucky Charm Wishing Well, Polka Dot Party Fantastic Favors, 5th & Frolic 6x6 Paper ), Basic Grey (Highline Capture Snippets & Carte Postal 6x6 Paper), Crate Paper Styleboard Vellum Shapes, Echo Park For the Record Table Cloth, October Afternoon Daily Flash Girl Talk Whisper, Webster's Pages Ocean Melody Anchors Away, Jillibean Soup Smile Mini Placemat, Woodchip Hearts