color my world

Color is a huge part of my life. I think if we stop to think of it, we’ll find that this is so in almost everyones. How often do you stop and buy something to wear, just because the color is fabulous. I had to admit, I do wear a lot of black but I love livening it up with a hit of color.

When designing, I’m so thankful for an incredible selection of hues to choose from. The colors chosen really effect the end perception of the design. Yellow is happy, blue is soothing and when mixed together in a color combo, you can achieve either result depending on the hues.

Often with color,  it can be easy to get stuck in a rut. Do you reach for the same colors time and time again? It seems to be so easy to do that, doesn’t it?

Have you seen the new Color Inspiration special issue by Paper Crafts Magazine? I’m loving my copy and over the past couple weeks that I’ve had it, keep going back to it again and again for inspiration. It’s a fabulous issue!

For today’s card, I decided to try out a color combo in this issue that I hadn’t tried before. The teal color is added in with the pins and the transparency and I’ve sponged the canvas butterfly with two shades of ink to coordinate it with the background cardstock colors.

Quick Tip: When working with the color combo, think of different ways to work in colors from your combo than just cardstock. Try overlays, ink, stickers, embellishments, etc.

I’m so thrilled to have had the opportunity to work on this special issue. Today Paper Crafts is featuring a few of my designs from this special issue on Paper Crafts Connection. I’ll be answering a few questions about working on this project and hope you’ll pop by.

Supplies: cardstock by Bazzill, Raw Canvas Chipboard by Prima, Felt Flower and Leaf Trinket Pins by Maya Road, Tiny Type by Cosmo Cricket, twine, transparency by Hambly Screen Prints, Tiny Attacher by Tim Holtz for Advantus

Have a colorful day!

14 responses to “color my world

  1. sooo gorgeous Julia…the color combo is very striking!

  2. I really love the teal color with the yellowish accents-so pretty.

  3. Very pretty Julia. The colors are simply divine

  4. Teal and chartreuse is one of my go-to color combos. I love how you’ve paired that with the chocolate felt flower.

  5. This is a beautiful project and looking back on your blog all your work is so inspirational and makes me want to dive into my coloured papers and get working on combining them in new ways! I read the feature on you over at Paper Crafts Connection, well done on the last minute submissions! It was great to hear how you work with your colours and organise yourself!!

  6. Beautiful card! This color combo is one of my favorites but I do like to step outside of my color box! :) LOVE the embellishments – the flower with the stick pins is FABULOUS.

  7. Such a beautiful card. I just followed you via email and can’t wait to see what you create next!

  8. very pretty, love that flower!

  9. I came on to find a card idea for my first great-grandson, Brexton Michael White, who was born today and found your gorgeous cards. Since this is for sure my lucky day I am hoping to win the wonderful paper. Thanks for sharing your ideas. I’m pretty new at this card making so you are an inspiration. I especially love ones with flowers as I’m a retired florist but I guess I’ll try something else for the baby boy. Good idea, huh?

  10. love your card. congrats on the feature.

  11. So pretty, J. You always know just what to do with all those fancy little embellishments. I admire that. :)

  12. I love what you’ve done with the Hambly!

  13. Mmm, gorgeous creation, Julia!

    Thanks for your sweet comments on my Moxie Fab post, too! 😀

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