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There are three responses to a piece of design — yes, no, and WOW! WOW is the one to aim for.


Hello again…hope you are having  creative day.  Today we have a fabulous share for you from our talented new Educator – Elena Olinevich. She is a master at mixed media projects and she knows exactly what to do when its comes to using flowers on male-orientated projects.



As you can see, Elena likes to add just a few flowers to each layout, often giving them the mixed media treatment, with touches of blue, grey, green & brown.


This one even has a touch of mauve – the trick is to make them blend by adding the colours that feature in your layout. They don’t have to be ‘feminine’ looking, they can be grungy, altered, even scrunched up a little. It all add to the over-all appeal of the layout.



This one, appropriately, has some brighter colours, which is a great idea when you have children also in the photos, but again, the flowers are scrunched, altered and use those similar ‘male’ tones.


We’d love to see more of your male layouts and projects with flowers on them. Please send them in to us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we’ll show them here on our blog.