I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. I don’t think green is easy to scrapbook with. It must not be, because I have very few layouts that feature, or even include, the colour green.
Thankfully, I do have 7 great tips to scrapbook with green. Let’s focus on ways to incorporate green into your scrappy projects.
If you’ve arrived from Photos Kept Alive, welcome! At the end of this post we’ll be hopping over to see more great ways to include green in your crafty endeavours at Digital Scrapbooking HQ, but first…
7 Tips for Scrapbooking with Green
I think it’s best to start with a look at the colour wheel and how it can help guide your colour choices for scrapbooking.
1. Yellow and green.
Combining yellow and green works really well. Yellow and green are side by side on the colour wheel and you’ll find that colours that sit beside each other are great combinations.
When working with yellow and green it’s important to consider the shades of the colours that you are trying to pair up. For the layout above the green and the yellow are both strong colours that have similar tones. This makes them work harmoniously together.
2. Blue and green.
Take a quick glance at nature and it’s easy to see that blue and green are a great combination. These colours also sit side by side on the colour wheel and will be easy to combine on a layout.
3. Blue, yellow and green.
This colour combination is the perfect trio!
Since blue and yellow combine to create green, using all three colours together is a great combo.
4. Green and red.
Now let’s look at green and red. These colour are across from one another on the colour wheel. This makes them complementary colours.
We often see green and red together on Christmas layouts, but that’s not the only time to use it! Red is the perfect accent colour to use with green and will pop against your green. I’d suggest using more green and then just a touch of red if this combination makes you nervous.
5. Rainbow of colour… with green of course!
Want to use more green? Add green with a rainbow of colours.
Using a rainbow of colours is a great way to bring some more green into your scrapbooks.
6. Green with other colours.
Even though green and orange aren’t related on the colour wheel they can be great together. When mixing colours like these be sure to keep the tones of the colours consistent and you’ll get much better results.
Green and pink work well together too as you can see on this digi layout. I didn’t specifically add green, but I allowed all of the green in the photos to pop.
7. All green.
Go monochromatic and create a layout with all green!
Want more ideas for scrapbooking with green? Check out my post: Keen for Green? 15 Ways to Scrapbook with Green
Are You Keen for Green?
Do you create with green? Is green the missing colour in your scrapbooks? Which colour combo do you use the most frequently on your layouts?
Memory Keeping with GREEN Hop
Now hop over to see what green scrappy tips Melissa has at Digital Scrapbooking HQ!
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What a great post, Alice! I must admit two things: 1. although green is one of my favourite colours, I too find it hard to use in scrapbooking, and 2. your point number 5 is my favourite – why I have I not seen this page sooner? 😉 My page will most likely look a bit different than yours, albeit documenting the same subject. Thanks so much for reminding me of the stats – truly unbelievable that so many apples came from only a single tree!
The funny thing is how small the tree is!