Pink and Orange?!

When it comes to colour combinations is pink and orange one that immediately pops into your head? Mine either but that’s what I found myself using when creating this layout with Amanda Robinson Studio’s latest cut file.


Donut Love by Alison Day for Amanda Robinson Studios

I am using my August 2014 kits from Gossamer Blue and knew the pink striated patterned paper from Echo Park was perfect to cut the cards from. I layered that over one of the more subtle bokeh prints also from Echo Park but everything felt like it was going to float off the page.

Time for a frame!

Frames keep your design contained on your page. They eliminate the “floating” feeling and give your viewer distinct boundaries to stop their eye and keep it on your design elements. In my hunt for a perfect paper to frame this layout I was drawn in an unlikely direction. Orange!


Here you can see the orange patterned Basic Grey paper that I used. I’ve kept the frame quite narrow so it doesn’t overwhelm the light feel of the rest of the page but it did allow me to add other pops of orange into my layout. Like the punched border strips, orange buttons and clear orange stickers (not visible here).


This phrase sticker from Webster’s Pages really seemed to fit my layout – size, shape and sentiment! I added the large glittery pink buttons from Heidi Swapp as well as a silver enamel triangle from Basic Grey and the small orange button from the Teresa Collins embellishment pack. The silver is there to bring the silver glitter from the title to other parts of the layout.


The ‘love’ wave card from Amanda Robinson Studios was perfect for my title and the word ‘donut’ fit exactly like I’d planned the whole thing. Who’s to know I didn’t? You won’t tell anyone that it was a total lucky fluke, right?


Here’s a look at the other wave card that has words on it. You can also see one of those clear stickers from Heidi Swapp. They add a great touch of subtle pattern and texture. I didn’t want to overload this layout with lots of bits and pieces. These cards from Amanda Robinson Studios are also so cute that I wanted to have them all on display. A grid pattern seemed the best way to do that.

I guess my previous layout has me all inspired to keep things a bit more simple.

At least sometimes!


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