Scrapbooking: How To Create a Color Scheme With Your Photos

Posted by Latrice Murphy
When scrapbooking, the colors in your photos can inspire the entire layout. Learn how to pull it all together with this scrapbook layout DIY tutorial from Blitsy.

There are a few simple strategies that can be used in scrapbooking that will help planning and getting them completed faster. Sometimes it's something as simple as a color scheme. For today's layout I used the black, pink and natural tones from the photos.

Here's what you'll need:

American Crafts- Project Life- High Five edition

American Crafts cardstock

Tombow Foam Tabs

Tombow MONO permanent adhesive

Fiskars paper trimmer

Fiskars Amplify scissors

Love My Tapes Washi tape

Flair buttons

May Arts ribbon

Me and my BIG ideas stickers

Wood Veneer hearts

Create a large mat area for your four photos with solid cardstock. These are 4"x4" and 4"x6".

Choose a second patterned paper to layer under the photo corners. I chose the same color, but in a different shade, so it helps the colors together go together well.

Next, let's add some embellishments and layers. I knew I wanted some journaling on the layout, but didn't want to create a big blocked off area. I pulled in some white for that as well as added some between the photos. This adds brightness to the page and pulls in some color from the page.I also chose simple embellishments like flair buttons, washi tape and kraft tags.

Below you can see the flair matched perfectly and I pulled in the kraft tags from Jillibean Soup. To make them pop off the page, place some white cardstock behind it and adhere with foam tabs from Tombow. Finish it off with some silk ribbon tied into a small bow.

Here's a look at the full layout once again:

Thanks for stopping by. I love creating layouts using a specific technique. Other ideas you can use are going with a monochromatic color scheme, using black and white photos with bold patterned papers or try die cutting the background for a fast detailed page. Can't wait to share more with you all. Happy Crafting!