Wednesday, February 27, 2013

My Scrapbook Process: Navy As A Neutral

The assignment from Get It Scrapped!: Make a page in which Navy is your neutral. Hmm. Interesting challenge. Here's how I tackled it.



Step #1. Pulled navy patterned paper from my stash. Will I use a white or cream background? What other colors will I add?



Step #2. Selected photos, wrote the journaling. Now I know I am definitely going with white because of the photo background. The pictures also give me some other color options.

Step #3. Pulled more patterned paper. Time to start assembling the page.


Step #4. Decided on this subtle tone-on-tone dot navy background, plus 4 more patterned papers: larger circles, stripes, chevron, to give me a variety of patterns.



Step #5. Title on the photo - love doing that when I can! My journaling strips show up the best on the navy, but stick out. I'll need to make that work somehow...



Embellished simply in three spots on the page to form a visual triangle. I also pop dotted some images on the large circle patterned paper for interest. Not a super complicated page, but I'm happy with the results.

There's more layouts in the article here, plus a list of reasons to use neutrals on your scrapbook page. Did you know that navy is considered a trendy neutral these days? 








18 comments:

  1. So navy is the new grey eh? I was looking for navy cardstock in my stash recently and all I have are scraps. Love your page and having the photo right up to the edge of the page works really well.

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  2. Navy is a colour I hardly ever use, not because I don't like it, I just usually choose soft or bright colours, but after seeing your layout and with the pop of colour you've used, I may well be tempted :)

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  3. i so love navy- i fell in love with it last summer and i can't stop using it- i just finished a layout last night that uses navy and I am starting another one today with a navy background!! super layout

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  4. My favorite new collection is Lucky Charm and it has a lot of navy so I am starting to use it more. I really like it paired with orange here. Great masculine color combo that pops! And thank you for sharing your process too. :)

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  5. I love navy, but don't use it often at all. I love the colors you paired it with and how you got your journaling strips to bridge between the orange and blue papers. I always love seeing your process and how your wonderful pages come together.

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  6. Oh gosh, that is a beautiful color combination! works perfectly with your photo!

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  7. Love the journaling and the blue/orange combo.

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  8. Tough assignment. Just having navy paper can be a challenge. You handled it very well. I like the popped up circles from your pattern paper and the title placement on the photo.

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  9. This is an interesting one..and I like it. The navy looks so fresh and right just now, I could definitely get used to seeing a lot more blue pages as good as this

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  10. I think I've said it before, but really!, I love your process blogs!!! This layout turned out fabulous!!

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  11. This turned out great! Orange is always a good choice with blue. Love how you fixed your journaling strip problem. :) I love all of the navy choices out there right now. Blue is my go-to color.

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  12. this is amazing - love the stepped out process pictures.

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  13. I love this color combo and I love those product choices! tfs your process!

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  14. Looks great. I love how you walk through every step.

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  15. Love blue and orange, the circle cutouts are a great layer.

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  16. Love the Navy with orange, great layout :)

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  17. Great looking page Sue! Great design and I love the navy and orange together!

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  18. I hope navy is the new neutral of choice - I am tiring of gray. I love the crisp look of navy and white and the classy look of navy and cream. And, in this house at least, you can never go wrong with blue and orange (college colors for my men). I really like the restraint you used with embellies on this page Sue - it allows the colors to carry their weight. Great page.

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