A few weeks ago I was reading Michelle's blog and she was talking about a colour wheel. I giggled at the post because I too didn't have particularly fond memories of using one and I certainly don't have one in my possession now, however a few days after reading her post I was faced with a set of photos that I couldn't scrap. Not because I didn't want to but because every time I thought I'd found 'the' paper I'd place the photos on top for overall effect and pull faces. The photos had been taken on a harsh wintry day, with a harsh colour back drop and a wintry sky. I tried everything paper wise and just couldn't get a 'feel' for the page at all.
Then I remembered Michelle mentioning a colour wheel, so a quick google search and I found lots of image examples. The photos had a washed out blue in them and therefore the contrasting colour was orange, but I'd tried every orange paper I'd got and I didn't like what I saw, so my next option was to try the colours either side of blue (because I'd tried blue and that didn't work either), one side of blue sits the colour green and the other side sits purple. Purple? I thought - I never scrapbook purple because on the whole I don't have a whole heap of purple papers but then I thought what if purple is the colour. So after a little rummaging I came back with some basic grey papers and was relieved - no delighted to find that the purple worked really well - who'd have thought!
So here is the pages in question a double page layout using predominantly purple!