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Blue as contrast on scrapbooking layouts | Janna Werner

Posted on 27 April 2017

Blue as contrast on scrapbooking layout | Janna Werner for Pinkfresh StudioHello crafty friends, Janna here. In my last post, I talked about black versus white cardstock as background paper (click here to read) and what benefits you get out of using black cardstock. Black is a very intense color, so for those of you who prefer a more decent way of adding contrast to a page, I got two examples of using blue as design element.

Blue as contrast on scrapbooking layout | Janna Werner for Pinkfresh StudioBlue as contrast on scrapbooking layout | Janna Werner for Pinkfresh StudioFor the first layout I used a blue patterned paper from the Dream On collection as background paper and mounted white cardstock on top. The other colors on this page are rather decent, except the red highlights. The blue creates a great contrast to the white and pastel colors, the page appears dynamic and powerful. If this is too much for you, try adding blue contrast in smaller portions, just like I did on the second layout.

Blue as contrast on scrapbooking layout | Janna Werner for Pinkfresh StudioThis scrapbooking page has a light pastel background and intense colors on top. When using a light patterned paper in the back, make sure to not add too many dark elements on top as the page might look too heavy or cluttered. I used blue contrast highlights on the top, middle and bottom part. This connects the areas of the layout.

Blue as contrast on scrapbooking layout | Janna Werner for Pinkfresh StudioBlue as contrast on scrapbooking layout | Janna Werner for Pinkfresh StudioEither way, (dark) blue is a great alternative when working with contrast. It is much friendlier than black and adds a softer look to a layout.

Hope you enjoyed today´s post and that you´ll give blue (and black) a try as background paper - make sure to tag @pinkfreshstudio and @jannawerner when uploading your blue contrast projects on Instagram, so we can shower you with likes. ♥

Best,
Janna

 

Supplies used: Dream On Collection, Live More Collection, The Mix

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