Adding More Color To Your Scrapbook Layouts

The latest trend is colorful scrapbook layouts. We want them to stand out, be artistic, be colorful and look great. So how can we add more color to our scrapbook pages? Take a look at my tips and tricks for how to incorporate more colors into your scrapbook layouts and paper projects.

Colorful scrapbook Layotus

colorful scrapbook layout

glimmer mist background


Glimmer mists and color sprays. This is one of the most popular ways to add more color to your scrapbook layouts because misters come in a variety of colors and finishes. You can spray them, tap them, mask them and you will get different results each and every time. You can use as few colors as or as many as you want. Many of the misters I use I make myself so I can get a custom color that I really love. For this background I sprayed a little and I also took the nozzle out of the bottle and tapped it to create a splatter effect.

colorful scrapbook embellishments

Colorful emblishments

Scrapbooking is mostly about embellishments. We love them and they add quite a bit of focus and detail to our pages. In this layout I used colorful die cuts with different colors to add interest.

custom made scrapbook paper

Custom Made Paper

Layering is another huge trend in scrapbooking right now. I layered some custom made papers in this layout starting with a blue crimped tag and then a green ATC. The blue tag was just distressed with various distress inks and then ran through a paper crimper. For the ATC I ran my rubber brayer over some stamp pads and then onto the paper. I did this in varying colors and directions. Using this method I created two vary different papers to layer with.

mix and match paper layout

Mix and Match Collections

If you want the widest range of color possible try mixing up your paper collections. I used Glitz paper and MME but tried to match just a single color together from the collections, in this case the pink color.

rainbow scrapbook emblishments

Rainbow Emblishments

I recently posted a tutorial on how to make rainbow washi tape. Using this technique I added a lot of color with the rainbow effect.

colorful scrapbook layout


You can treat your photos a couple of different ways when it comes to creating a colorful scrapbook layout. First, you can make your photo black and white if you really want the colors of the page to stand out. Or use a very colorful photo. You can try to match colors in the photo with colors on the page like I did with this layout. The orange and the yellows in the photo match perfectly with the rest of the layout.

Hopefully you try out some of these techniques for making beautifully colored scrapbook layouts of your own.

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