Use geometrics to set tone and mood.
While stripes, dots, and checks may be meaning neutral, they are not tone-neutral. Consider how largish white dots on a bright color might look clean and lively, while small white dots on a jewel-toned dark color will look more formal.
The wide, bright, pink chevrons on “A Big Hairy Question” contribute to the light and playful tone of Kim Watson’s story about her daughter’s joking and play.
A Big Hairy Question by Kim Watson- Supplies: Cardstock: Carta Bella Papers; Patterned paper, Die cuts accents, Alpha stickers, Buttons, Stickers, Washi tape: Bella Boulevard; Wood Veneer: Lawn Fawn; Pens: Zig; Adhesives: 3L, Tombow, Aleene’s; Tools: Die cutting machine: Silhouette; Trimmer, mat & Scissors: Fiskars; Xacto knife: Elmer’s; Printer & paper: HP; Other: Sewing machine, Vellum. (MSD Make it Mean)SEE IT IN MAKE IT MEAN