This week's CAS challenge is to use orange, yellow, and turquoise on a card. Whenever I use bright colors, I prefer to make them pop with LOTS of white. Strong colors can carry a design nicely from "okay" to "YEAH" all by themselves. And that's what happened at 11:00 last night when I read the challenge and hit my craft room running.
I thought about matting the white squares on colored cardstock but resisted the temptation. Glad I did because the three spots of glittery color are enough. This layout is a classic one...it's hard to reinvent the wheel at 11:00 pm. I don't try anymore, and it's made me a happier stamper.
Just keepin' it simple.
Here's another example of classic, CAS layout, and again it's the color that makes it look fresh and fun, not some fancy frilly froufee dozen-layer layout with lots of embellishments. Just color. Well, color and bling. Holy moly, I love Stickles.
Not that there's anything wrong with fancy frilly froufee dozen-layer layouts with lots of embellishments. It's just that you don't come to a blog titled Simplicity for that sort of inspiration.
Am I right?