Whether it's a favorite embellishment, a color combination, or a photograph, pretty things always make me smile and put me in a creative mood. Today I'm showcasing some of my favorite pretty things using the gorgeous color combination of pink, emerald and gold.
I created two layouts using this color combo; one using more subtle tones and softer accents, and the other with more bold colors and design graphics. This first layout was inspired by my daughter and her friend playing at the park on the first warm, sunny day that we had last week. They couldn't resist dressing up and wearing their new spring clothes to show off for each other!
I often like to hide my journaling somewhere on my layouts, so I created a flap using one of the Styleboard die-cut vellum shapes and a cardstock die-cut ephemera journaling tag by sewing along the top of the vellum shape so it lifts up like a flap.
I handwrote my journaling onto the die-cut tag and really like the see-through effect the vellum piece gives my writing, making it more an interactive element on my page. I also layered a pink vellum butterfly, an emerald green resin bow from the Oh Darling collection, and a few other embellishments to pull in my color scheme.
I layered an emerald green photo frame from the Styleboard collection on top of the photo of my daughter and her friend sitting on the slide at the park.
I used a mixture of foam Thickers and letter stickers from the Styleboard and Oh Darling collections for my title 'Two Pretty Girls at the Park'. I placed my title in a vertical arrangement down the center of my page and next to my photo, utilizing the space between the loose grid design I created.
I incorporated more pink onto my page by adding some ink splotches and making small circles using the cap from my spray ink bottle. I simply rimmed the edges of the plastic cap with pink spray ink and pressed it down onto my page around the ink splotches. The circles remind me of bubbles that someone seems to always be blowing at the park!
I also added a few rub-ons and sentiment stickers from the Styleboard collection as well as a gold sparkle photo frame to incorporate the gold from the lovely color combination.
For my next layout, I wanted to create a more bold, graphic design using the pink, emerald and gold color scheme.
I used a larger photo that I printed in black and white of my daughter spinning on the merry-go-round. I typed and printed my journaling from my computer and cut it into strips and placed it in the white space of my photo on the right.
I layered a gold sentiment cardstock sticker and gold vellum heart, both from the Styleboard collection, on top of a pink circular die-cut piece and placed it on top of a floral die-cut accent. I altered the color of the foam Thickers using some black acrylic paint to make the 'Spring' sentiment pop from my title.
I used my Silhouette to cut out a bunch of tiny triangles from white cardstock and then layered it on top of a bright emerald cardstock piece. I placed several bright pink accents such as the transparent heart from the Styleboard collection and a few gold embellishments under my photo to draw the eye around my page. Finally, I added a strip of the kraft cardstock with small gold polka dots at the bottom using my sewing machine and some black thread to finish the layout.
I hope I've inspired you to try out the lovely pink, emerald and gold color scheme for your next project. Whether you use these colors as an accent or bring them out front and center, they're bound to make your next project pop!
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