You all are aware that when I need a little pick-me-up or a squirt of inspiration I randomly choose a card from a Project Life box I have, and then I must create a card based on that random pick. Right?
Well, recently my random pick was one that I did not look upon with favor. Below you can see what the card basically looked like. It was the Bermuda Bay zig zag design with a giant yellow and white "hi" in the center of it. Not my taste, not my style whatsoever.
Finally, after lots of agonizing, I decided to play up the Bermuda Bay color of the background by choosing as a background piece some of the lovely Boho-style DSP (that is retiring the end of this month! If it's not gone already.) Adding a little Rich Razzleberry and Blackberry Bliss into the mix helped somewhat.
I realize that the light color in the DSP is Very Vanilla rather than Whisper White as in the "hi" letters. At first, that bothered me. But, then I realized that by using the more muted Very Vanilla worked to make the "hi" stand out even more. And I was OK with it.
To continue with the Rich Razzleberry/Blackberry Bliss color scheme, I die cut some diamond strips in those colors. I liked the way they added a bit of framing to an otherwise blah focal point. A few sequins scattered to the sides of the word brought a bit of bling and made me smile.