Friday, April 21, 2006


Scrapbooking tends to follow trends similar to the ups and downs of fashion.

Colours, patterns, and textures used in scrapbooking follow the fashion world closely, and the trend right now is modern jewel-tones.

Deep, rich colours are appearing all over scrapbooking magazines and in craft stores. These colours are extremely versatile and are an excellent way to accentuate the rich colours in your pictures.

All shades of brown, fushia, turqoise, emerald, purple, and orange are featured prominently in scrapbooker's supplies and are breathing life into the dull pages of the past.

These colours add an element of gypsy fashion to your layouts and are excellent for shabby chic layouts.

As with anything, the guidelines for how rigidly you want to adhere to trends is quite loose. If you're not sure about jewel-tones, start small with a few embellishments. You can easily mix colours to keep your own style in the forefront while embracing new colours.

Play with a few of these colours and see how they can transform boring pages and bring them to life.

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