Well, you have to know that when I saw the second challenge over at the Counterfeit Kit Challenge blog was about balance, that I would be all in. It is not about balancing numbers or even balancing your scrap time versus your work time. No – this is about color scale balance and using the gallon, quart, pint theory for a pleasing mix of colors by quantity.
Here are a couple of cards I made to demonstrate the principle:
This first one has a gallon of pink, a quart of off-white and a pint (okay, maybe a pint and a half) of black. It makes a simple card design quite striking when black is used even as the third color.
My second card takes the principle a little further by adding a fourth color in roughly the same proportion as the third – white is 1st, aqua is 2nd, and both navy and mauve take a tertiary position. Again it makes for a striking card.
If you start looking a multi-color patterned paper, you will notice that they often employ this same principle. So why not go try your hand at it right now. Start small with a card – or jump in whole-heartedly with a layout or other off-the-page project.