I see a lot of swatches (or palettes) for design and scrapbooking floating around (especially for blog trains) and usually they are 6-8 colours. So, I have a few questions for those of you who make your own papers and embellishments and whatnot:
- do you deviate from the swatch at all... is it even "ok" to branch out or deviate from the swatch? And by deviation, I mean, instead of using JUST, say, the one shade of green in a swatch, do you use lighter or darker versions of it, too? Even if they're not part of the original swatch? Or what about throwing in an extra complimenting or contrasting colour?
or... do you just consider the swatch to be a "jumping off" point?
- if you DO branch out or deviate, what do you do and how far do you go? At what point does a kit lose cohesion and become a design mess?
- if you do NOT branch out or deviate, why? Is there some reason why someone should not?
These are things I am considering as I start to work on some scrapbooking "supplies", and I wondered how everyone else did it. Thanks in advance for the input!!