Design Team Wednesday with Lisa Dickinson!

Design Team Wednesday with Lisa Dickinson!

My favorite part of the scrapbooking process is the embellishing. I love picking out the perfect details for a page  - from chipboard and flair to jewels and buttons, it’s all fair game! Of course, it’s easy to go overboard with these fun finishing touches, so keep a page from being overwhelmed with embellies, I follow this tip:  Color Coordinate!


By grouping embellishments of the same color together, I’m able to add lots of product to this design and still keep it organized and focused on the photo. I used the circles of patterned paper as my guide, adding pink embellishments to the pink paper, blue embellishments to the blue papers, etc. 


By “color coordinating” each embellishment cluster, I’m able to add lots of pieces to the page without it looking chaotic or cluttered. In fact, there are more than 30 embellishments in this design! But because they are grouped together by color, the eye sees them as single units, rather than separate, individual items. 


So the next time you want to put a significant dent in that embellishment stash, try color coordinating clusters on your layout! Happy Scrapping!

~  Lisa Dickinson

We love all the inspiration on Lisa's blog too so be sure to stop by and see the full layout of the sneak peek below using the BasicGrey Highline collection!  And congratulations to Lisa for joining the BasicGrey Design Team for another inspiration packed year! See the announcement here. (she had no idea we were going to mention that!!! Congrats Lisa! ~  Catherine and the SCT team!)


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  1. Dara Lynn February 4, 2015 at 11:10 am

    Lisa always makes the chaos look fantastic! This is such a great tip and one I will certainly use! Thank you thank you thank you 🙂

  2. Kathy P February 4, 2015 at 11:40 am

    Congrats, Lisa, and I LOVE LOVE LOVE your page! Great color and coordination and layering, all wrapped up on one page! Yummy!

  3. Helen Gullett February 4, 2015 at 12:05 pm

    Super fabulous layout, love love love the colors, circles and amazing embellishments. And CONGRATULATIONS, Lisa!

  4. Jeannine H February 4, 2015 at 1:05 pm

    What a gorgeous layout. I love Lisa Dickenson’s work and so happy to see her on Basic Grey’s design team. I just bought a Sissiz Big Shot so I am definitely going to be scraplifting that layout (for my personal albums only).

  5. Jean Marmo February 4, 2015 at 3:48 pm


  6. Kim February 4, 2015 at 4:58 pm

    Lisa is my color hero!

  7. Paula DeRuntz February 5, 2015 at 10:25 am

    Love this!! I am going to use this tip! Thank you Lisa!!

  8. Mendi Yoshikawa February 8, 2015 at 5:29 pm

    You make everything you touch come alive. This layout is incredible! So happy to see you put your magic touch on the Bella Blvd. products! 🙂

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