Mum’s The Word–Part 2

Good morning and welcome back! I’m excited to share the second half of my post with you.

Here’s where I left off yesterday:

watermelon wonder tag & bag_1

My plain black gift bag was all dressed up and ready to go.

Now it was time to focus on the fuchsia bag. My plan was to keep the design elements the same, so all I needed to do was change out the color scheme and I would be done in no time. Or so I thought! It wasn’t as easy as that, because I discovered that I didn’t have any patterned paper that coordinated with melon mambo, and using this paper was the whole crux of my design.

I now was faced with a decision: I could either change the entire design plan, or I could try and find patterned paper in a complimentary color to use. I chose to do the latter, and got right back to work. It took some time to find that perfect color–I needed to make sure that I had several different patterns of paper for whatever complimentary color I chose, and, equally as important, the color I selected needed to maintain and/or enhance the vibrant personality of the flower. My final choice was ……

melon mambo tag_1

Navy! I think it ended up being the perfect option because it has the same color intensity and weight as melon mambo, plus it enhances the color and just makes the flower pop. You even get a better sense of that when you see the adornment on the bag:

melon mambo tag & bag_1

In the end, I couldn’t be happier! I was able to keep the same overall design while creating  a fun bag that matched the flower’s vibrant personality. Check, check, and check.

I’ll close with a picture of both of the gift bags:

both tags & bags_1

I hope you have a wonderful weekend, and, as always, remember:

“May the waves kiss your feet, / the sand be your seat, / and your friends out-number the stars”.

-C

 

 

 

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