18 March 2010

EXTREME Color Challenge

In yesterday's post, I shared a layout that presented a color challenge.

Here's one that presents a color challenge to the EXTREME! These Mother's Day photos are from 2007. We had two separate celebrations that day in two different places -- and with two different color schemes! Luckily, Daughter was wearing the same thing in three photos, but otherwise, the colors presented a real challenge since I wanted to use all four photos on the same page.


The solution I used in yesterday's post worked well for this set of photos, too. In challenging color situations, I think it is easiest to go with a VERY simple color scheme and not add a lot of color to an already difficult color situation. So I chose a neutral white background as a foundation and added a 2" strip of green across the bottom. (It may be hard to see, but green appears in all of the photos. As a cool color, green is also a good choice in challenging color situations since cool colors recede and don't compete with your photos for attention.)


To tie together the colors, I decided to die cut and punch a flourish and a few flowers in colors to represent the photos. This allowed me to work in the teal color of my MIL's jacket, the pink from the tulips, and the magenta from Daughter's shirt. I would have used actual flowers, but I didn't have flowers in the exact colors to match. (This is the beauty of die cutting...you can get a perfect match every time!) I chose white for the title to set it apart from the flowers, since titles often show up best in a light or bright color.

Sheesh...I'm hoping the next set of photos I pick up will be a little less challenging!

8 comments:

Judy said...

Awesome job and the green definitely makes the green in the pictures 'pop'. You're really doing a great job of getting lots of pages done. Keep it going and thanks for sharing.

Linda said...

I like how you solved the color challenge in the photos. You have gotten a lot of layouts done, which is great! I hope you finish in time for graduation.

Eugenia said...

Hi there :)
Just wanted to let you know I passed an award on to you here:
http://under-the-pink.blogspot.com/2010/03/my-first-blog-award.html

Fonda said...

You've handle'd your color challenges quite well I'd say! You are so clever!

Sarah C. said...

Beautiful! The white/green/brown and floral accent tied together those photos nicely. :)

Janet said...

Thanks so much, guys! Long way to go yet...

Cheri said...

Brilliant solution to a tough color situation! Another fabulous page:)

Kristina said...

I like the colors you chose to, in the words of Tim Gunn "Make it Work!"