Username Post: Color schemes        (Topic#1556483)
New Kid On the Block
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Hello everyone: I can literally spend HOURS picking out coordinating papers and thought it would be very helpful to have a website/book/magazine that could possibly help me expedite this dauting process. Hoping I'm not the only one with this problem (and I'm not color blind). Look forward to any/all suggestions.
Thanks in advance,
Donna


 
MrsAnnieS
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MrsAnnieS
In response to itzdonna

Have you tried the scrap by color tool on here?

http://www.scrapbook.com/color/

I find it is great when I'm having issues picking out coordinating colors


 
Luvmyfam
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Luvmyfam
In response to itzdonna

I like using my color wheel and pre-packaged collections.


 
meezerpleaser
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meezerpleaser
In response to itzdonna

I organize my supplies by color, except for pp. That I sort by type (floral, stripe, etc.). That seems to help me with matching colors and I can hold my picture up to the paper to see how well it will go. Maybe you can find inspiration by choosing your pp first and working off the colors in it. Otherwise, if you're trying to choose several colors, the color wheel and the color matcher on this site are good tools.


 
Lamoo12
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Lamoo12
In response to meezerpleaser

try picking out colors from the pics you are using. that might help.


 
madmatter
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madmatter
In response to Lamoo12

two words: paper packs

already coordinated for you ... my favorite easy way to scrap

faves are Bo Bunny, Fancy Pants, and Basic Grey


 
New Kid On the Block
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In response to madmatter

I have come to HUGELY understand the importance of the paper packs. Thanks for all the help and may paper collection is about to grow by leaps and bounds...


 
madmatter
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madmatter
In response to itzdonna

have fun and be sure to post your work so we can admire it ...

and welcome to sb.com!


 
Gelidy Gelato
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Gelidy Gelato
In response to itzdonna

one of my tricks is that when I am buying pattern paper I also buy the matching colorstock paper at the same time. Then I store them all together. That way I have the perfect shades I need. AFter I am done with my page, if I have extra colorstock it gets added to my stash.

After one particularly large project I had about 10 sheets of the most ghastly pale green paper left over. It became my "go to" background paper for cards and I am happy to say it is finally gone.


 
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