Daily Archives: January 14, 2011

Paper Crafts Magazine Presents: Color Inspiration for Card Makers Blog Hop

How about a little more color inspiration? I just can’t get enough of the latest Paper Crafts special issue, Color Inspiration. It’s fun and unique and while I worked on it last summer, there’s a myriad of color combos left for me to try.

The Color Inspiration issue is filled with all manner of wonderful color combos. Some are classic, some bright and bold, and some totally trendy. I think you’ll love them! If you’re looking for this issue, you can easily find it online here.

I loved working on this issue. It pushed me out of my box and I had the opportunity to try something new. When I design, I usually start with product and not a set color combo. I admit it was a bit of a challenge to change the way I design for this issue but I’m never one to back down from a challenge. I quickly figured out how to change my design process and then had so much creative fun.

Perhaps the greatest challenge for me was keeping the exact colors organized when working on a large scale project. Little piles of product in color combo groups were all laid out down the hallway outside my craft room to keep me on track. Perhaps I would have done it a little differently if I had a longer turn-around time but with Canadian mail being what it is, my color swatches arrived on the Friday and the deadline was Monday. Whew!

Why wait for the color swatches? It was important that each designer’s project use the exact same colors to look right on the magazine spread. If you’re wondering about this process, Cath Edvalson shares a fabulous peek on Behind the Scenes: The Making of Color Inspiration for Cardmakers.

I’ve been excited to work on some color combo designs over the past week at a much slower pace. For the blog hop today, 10 of the designers that worked on this issue are sharing a new design (or two), using the color combo that you see on the cover. It’s bright and vibrant and saturated with color.

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If you’re looking for exact color matches, this color combo uses the Bazzill colors Tink Pink, Great Lakes, Lemon Drop and Lemon Lime.

Now I know that some of you would love a copy of this issue. How about a chance to win one? It’s easy!

Simply comment on this blog post for a chance to win one. All comments must be posted by midnight on Sunday January 16th. The winner will be announced on Monday the 17th.

You’re also going to make sure you stop by Paper Crafts Connection today. There’s a big, big prize that you are not going to want to miss a chance at winning. Good luck!

Lastly…keep following along with the Color Inspiration for Card Makers Blog Hop. These uber-talented ladies have lots of inspiration to share.

Thanks so much for joining us today!I hope you’ll enjoy the color inspiration.

Happy blog-hopping!