Here is an example. Note the calm background...there is tonal contrast. Then,,,the pops. Especially in the form of a grid. Yep, I know it is not technically a grid, but that was the inspiration.
I wanted all the color and pattern to come from these cute chipboard pieces by Bella Blvd. I adore chipboard...it is my favorite embellishment! Most of this paper is from older collections, but Bella is timeless and it all goes well with each other!
I created that small ribbon-like award using a piece of chipboard and two sticker banners.
The little bits of pattern pop: red hearts, stripes, yellow chevron. I went with an orange alphabet for this one! It seemed a bit boring so I added the heart and button center.
Minimalist, maybe. A phase, a trend in my scrappy world. A new source of fun...and that is what this is all about!