My layouts usually start with photos, from which I draw color inspiration, but I really enjoy using pre-made palettes to add some unexpected combinations or accent colors! That is exactly the case with this pocket layout. On our last day at WDW in 2016, we had a quiet morning before our flight home in the afternoon. We walked the beautiful path from Wilderness Lodge to the Tri-Circle-D Ranch and had a look around. My photos from our walk featured a lot of forest green and brown, and so those were my starting colors. I also looked at the layout that would face it so that I could choose colors (and even papers) that might loosely tie them together for continuity in the album–in this case cream, as well as the brown woodgrain paper. However, since the stories are completely separate and occurred on different days, I didn’t want them to completely coordinate! Knowing that I definitely wanted to include dark green, brown, and cream, I looked through the past DCC Colors of Magic palettes and decided to use this one from October 2021:
Here is the whole layout:
As you can see, I featured the forest green, brown, and cream as I’d originally intended, but I added a light blue as an accent color, completely inspired by the palette! I like to add little clusters of embellishments to my pockets, especially when I’ve printed my photos smaller than the pocket size. There were lots of opportunities to sprinkle Scraps & Ink Crafts bits and pieces! Starting with the title block, I centered a large padded appliqué (adorned with a cute plaid bow!) over a die-cut circle and the title lettering. Because this padded appliqué is so dimensional, I decided to adhere it to the outside of my pocket!
That die-cut circle was a theme I carried through all my pockets. I cut rings and circles from the same light blue paper (inspired by the color palette) and used them to anchor the embellishment clusters.
While the top left pocket has a tiny little cluster, I created larger embellishment clusters in the4x6 pockets by layering tiny scraps of patterned paper, a die cut ring, and a journaling label, topped off with a Mickey facet.