One of the fun parts of making a “kit” with scraps is that sometimes you end up with color combinations that you would otherwise not use. In this case, I pulled the grey polka dot and the yellow floral first. Then I added in the red scrap as well because I felt the page needed a little more weight to it. After playing for a bit, I realized I needed another piece of paper that would pull things together. Off I went to my 6×6 pads and found the pink/yellow/orange/red dotted paper. Oh joyous day! That is exactly what the page needed.
I found myself working with a decidedly warm palette. It’s so not me. I mean, where is the teal or aqua?! (Yes, I know I have a problem. I just can’t seem to stop buying blue/green papers.) And a better question, do I even have the embellishments to support such a layout?
As it turns out, the “not me” colors were actually freeing. I stopped worrying about if things were the perfect color. If it was warm, I was going to try it. So this page has bright orange and peach. It has hot pinks and soft pinks. It has pastel yellow and sunshine yellow. And do you know what? I like it. It may not be this wonderfully cohesive piece, but that’s alright. I love the warmth. I embrace the warmth! I may even do another non-turquoise page. (Well, maybe.)
As you can see, this page isn’t quite finished. I will add the journaling on the big text block to the right of the photo. I also think it needs something down below where the red is. Ribbon? A border? A title? More journaling? I’m not quite sure. The one thing that I am sure about is that there are quite a few more scraps out of my stash and onto a page.