March and green just seem like a natural combination. I suppose it’s when I start to think of spring and, of course, Saint Patrick’s Day. Green means different things to different people and different cultures. I glanced at the dictionary definitions for green and it’s quite obvious of the differing views about green. For example, there’s spring green, green with envy, greenhorn, green (like environmentally friendly), and green (for the many tints and shades of the color). Green can either be a warm color or a cool color depending upon which direction on the color wheel you travel.
Carol (JDsMom) used a multitude of green on her page, Spring Green. It is a glorious spring cascade of gorgeous white flowers surrounded by green. Carol also used a multitude of products in creating her masterpiece. For a complete list of products, please visit her page in the gallery. Some of products she used are: Il Fait Gris Dehors by Gouzinette Design, Fresh Start by Jen Reed, and My Endless Love by Steph Designs.
Danna (dshepard) used Happy Hippo and Happy Hippo Card Stock. She used a wonderful shade of green that I would call avocado. It’s a slightly warm color that goes well as a neutral or supporting color. In Danna’s layout, Hungry for Fun, the green doesn’t compete for dominance and lets her photos shine through.
Erica (erica922) created four green pages which accent the versatility of green which vary from light and fun to dark and formal. Erica used It’s Spring Elements and Papers by J2K for her first page where she paired a cool blue green with warm yellows for a light hearted page with her daughter’s photo peeking out of a digital envelope. It brings a smile to my face every time I look at this page.
This time Erica used a warmer green with fresh fruit and butterflies and a blended photo of her daughter. The page, entitled Growing More, is warm and relaxing. To complete her design, Erica used Origins by Guild Encore Designs, A Sweet Surprise by Steph Designs, and Being Green by The Busy Elf Designs.
Bloomin’ Good uses a bright, springy green for a very upbeat page which nicely compliments the warm photo. This time Erica combined Origins by Guild Encore Designs with Antiqued Envelope Framers by Julie Mead and Basic Stitches by Coppercurls Designs.
The rich dark green that Erica used as a background for A Ride Around the Park lends a formal air which she delightfully dispels with a frog, bows, and a glitter scatter utilizing elements from Being Green by The Busy Elf Designs and Origins from the March 2010 Artisan Notebook.
Roxi (coppercurls) used some photoshop magic on her photo including a high contrast level with filters and diffused glow then used selective coloring from a layer below to highlight eyes and lips. She used Kaytie’s Day Mini by Coppercurls Designs to accent her photo. Roxie used a neutral green and gray with contrasting yellow and blue pops of colors for a high impact layout called Blue Eyes.
Elaine (lainey) used selective coloring to highlight her granddaughter’s rock climbing adventure. The rock face itself had many colorful handholds and detracted from the primary focus so removing the color from photo allowed the climber to become center stage. The circular frame and the triangulation of the three primary elements provided additional supporting roles for the photo. Elaine used Lucky by The Busy Elf Designs and Galleria font to create the “Lucky” text created from one of the papers from the kit.
Thanks for dropping by. Have fun and scrap with color.