Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Hello everyone! Kim here today with one of my favorite kind of posts… color inspiration! It’s a new year again, so it’s time for a look at Pantone’s Color of the Year for 2013!! In the past we’ve been inspired by Turquoise and Tangerine. This year… say hello to Emerald!!
Now I have to say that when I saw what this year’s color was, I was really excited to scrap with it. And I gave some thought to what might be fun to do with Emerald that would be a little different. Here’s where my wandering thoughts led me…
The color wheel. What is a color wheel, you ask? The basic color wheel is made up of twelve colors. There are the three Primary colors: red, yellow and blue, which when mixed together in different ways make up all the other colors on the wheel. Then there are three Secondary colors: orange, violet and green. Remember learning about those as a child? Yellow and blue make green. Red and yellow make orange. Blue and red make violet. Finally you mix a Primary and Secondary color to get the six Tertiary colors. But really just taking a look at the color wheel makes a lot more sense! Here is one example.
Now my whole reason for talking about the color wheel is to show you a way you can develop a color palette for a layout. We’re going to look at color schemes that come from the color wheel and make those the inspiration for our layouts. We’ll use blue-green as the starting point because Pantone’s Emerald is a blue-green. Ready to see our color schemes?? Here we go!
Our first color scheme uses Complementary Colors. These are colors that are directly opposite each other on the color wheel. So for us today, we’re going to use blue-green and red-orange.
Complementary colors give maximum contrast. This is because they don’t share any of the same colors. For example, yellow and violet are complementary and violet is made up of red and blue (and not yellow). Complementary schemes have an energetic feel. Sometimes it can be a bit tricky to find the right balance though. Here is what I did using Emerald and its complementary color.
Up next we’re going to look at an Analogous Color scheme. Analogous colors are any three that are side by side on the color wheel. Today we’ll use green, blue-green and blue.
Analogous color schemes are pleasing to the eye and are supposed to be able to create different moods. As I read about this type of scheme, it was usually recommended to let one color be the dominant color while the other two colors add depth. I’m not sure if I got that 100% right in this one, but here’s my analogous layout!
Our last color scheme for today uses Triadic Colors. These colors are equidistant from each other on the color wheel (they make an equilateral triangle). Our triadic colors are blue-green, red-violet, and yellow-orange.
Triadic colors give variety to a color palette because they aren’t close to each other on the color wheel. Some of the color schemes could come off as a bit gaudy, but used the right way, they have interesting impact. Here’s my take on this color scheme.
I asked the Shabby Team if they’d like to try these color schemes out themselves, and they have more inspiration to share with you!!
What I love most about this post is that we started with one color, Emerald, and the layouts that were created are all so different! Thank you everyone for all these beautiful layouts! If you want to see theirs in more detail, check out the gallery, where they will be uploaded soon.
Here’s where I usually say “that’s all for today”, but instead I must sign off a bit more permanently. This is my last post before the team blog posts end, and I have so enjoyed my time here and sharing a love of scrapping with all of you. Thanks for being such a great community of scrappers! I’ll see you in the gallery!! Bye bye!
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Happy Tuesday! It’s Emily here with another inspiration post! Ever since composing my first inspiration post a few weeks back and loving Aubrey’s inspiration post, I have been keeping a keen eye out for things in my everyday life that could inspire my digital scrapbooking. Before winter break, a colleague of mine paid me the nicest compliment by telling me that I had an eye for putting outfits together and that my color and pattern choices were such an inspiration! Well…I got to thinking….maybe some of the colors, patterns, and textures I choose to put together for fashion purposes could also be used to scrapbook! Anyone who knows me, knows that I LOVE style and fashion. I am a fashion blog geek (Check out the bottom of this post–I’ve snuck in a few of my faves!) and am constantly trying new looks that I see. I think it all really comes down to my love for colors, patterns (stripes! polkadots!), and textures. Really, I think it is those three things that are the foundation for all my creative loves! Who knew?! I started having my hubby take pictures of outfits that had interesting color combinations (Boy do I love my pink skinny jeans!) or patterns over the last few weeks. Check out the outfits and then the layouts I scrapped based on the color palette or pattern from the outfit. This was such a fun challenge for me and I hope you join me and try one of your own! Post it to the gallery please!
Fashion Color Palette #1
Fashion Color Palette #2
Fashion Color Palette #3
Fashion Color Palette #4
Here are a few of my favorite blogs! Watch out…you can really whittle away time on these! Don’t say I didn’t warn you!
J’s Everyday Fashion Blog
Putting Me Together
Lilly’s Style: Pinterest
Thank you so much for stopping by today and checking out my last post for SP! Although it has been short, this experience has been a creative and inspirational highlight that I will not soon forget! Let’s keep supporting one another in the gallery! Love~Em
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Monday, January 21, 2013
Hello Shabby Shoppe readers and a happy Monday to you! I (Rosy) am here to reveal the Layout of the Week - and the honor goes to… jltanner with her Forever Family layout!
I love the way that she has muted the colors on this page to give it a soft, elegant feel and really make the photos shine – and pretty photos they are! The simple embellishing give this page (made with the beautiful template from our Blog Template Challenge 8) the perfect finishing touch!
Congratulations jltanner! Look for your $10 gift card to the Shoppe in your e-mail!
And now I guess it is time for me to say good-bye to all of our blog readers. I have been honored to take part on this team and blog in the past year and a half and I have totally enjoyed it all! …but I guess this isn’t really “good-bye” as much as “see you in the gallery”!
Join Emily tomorrow for some very fashionable inspiration!
Layout of the Week, Uncategorized
Sunday, January 20, 2013
Hi everyone! It’s Kylie here…and I’ve dropped by to let everyone know that we have revised our current Easy-As-Pie Template Challenge 30 due date, in light of SP’s recent news.
The NEW DEADLINE for this challenge is SUNDAY, 27 JANUARY…that’s one week away!! We will now announce the template challenge winner on January 31st. For more information about the challenge guidelines and to get a look at some gorgeously-scrapped INSPIRATION from our Shabby Artists please visit the original post – HERE!
We’ve had some AMAZING entries uploaded to the Shoppe BLOG Challenges gallery so far! – Thanks heaps ladies! And, for those thinking about participating, we truly hope you DO join us for our last template challenge, well, last one for awhile. An EASY-AS-PIE template is always a great way to get that special page scrapped…and have a whole lotta’ fun along the way…plus everyone has a chance to win!! (Just make sure you stop by the ORIGINAL POST and add your comment/link to complete your entry!)
Thanks all! We’ll be back tomorrow…until then, enjoy your weekend and HAPPY SCRAPPING! :o)
Template Challenges, Uncategorized
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Hey guys :o) SP here with you today…with a much happier post than the last one I shared :o) So…how AWESOME does it feel to be at the end (well, almost) of 2012′s project SCRAP?! IF you have kept up with us…then you basically have your entire twenty twelve album FINISHED :o) All that is left are the covers (and then printing, of course)! No worries…we’ll be sharing those covers with you next week (and they are gorgeous…I think you’ll love them)! And, if you haven’t been keeping up…then this is your chance to download ALL of the templates before they are gone (don’t worry…they’ll still be up for a bit)…and to get CAUGHT UP before we are too deep into 2013 :o) There really is still time! Even if you are several months behind…YOU CAN DO IT :o) Trust me when I say that it feels so good to have another year scrapped, well…mostly (yeah, I still have a few extra pages to work on)…and to NOT have that feeling like, oh dear…I am going to forget all of these memories and details before I ever get the photos scrapped (I’m sure you know just what I’m talking about, lol)! There will ALWAYS be more photos and layouts to scrap (oh how I know this to be true, lol)…but to get all of the ‘big’ stuff and memories scrapped ‘in the moment’ (or close to the moment)…and before all is forgotten…that is huge! And…again, KNOWING that there will always be the next huge event or birthday or holiday (or whatever) to scrap…it’s best to stay as current as possible…or at some point – it will all just be too overwhelming to ‘go back’ and ‘catch-up’ :o) Right? :o) Anyhoo – that’s my pep talk for today…but I truly believe in what I say…because I’ve lived it (both ways, lol) – and just love feeling like I am ‘on top’ of my scrapping (for the most part)! You will, too!
So…with all of that said…let’s get to the December pages :o) If you missed them – be sure to download them HERE! They are gorgeous and so perfect for all of your holiday photos! I’m sure that many of you are like me…and ended up with LOTS of EXTRA photos to scrap in December…it’s just that kind of month, eh?! So, I still have to work on some ‘extra pages’ – and just tried to get an assortment of photos on the template layouts! With these pages…I really like the idea of using the ‘multi-photo’ page to duplicate for more December/holiday photos. Did that make sense? So…if you have lots of extra photos like me…just take that multi-photo page and use it again twice to make another two page spread. It gives you LOTS of spots for photos…and you could even rotate to give them a ‘new’ look! Just an idea if you would like to fit in more photos (that rings true for just about any of our templates/months) :o)
Alrighty…so let’s move on to some inspiration :o) I’ve included quite a bit here as there was no way to choose favorites! I did leave some in the gallery for you to find on your own, lol – and you’ll definitely want to as they are GORGEOUS! It’s always so fun for me to see the different ways in which we all interpret the templates :o)
As I said…my pages are just a mish-mash of the month…we had Christmas and a big family vacation to the mountains and LOTS of other stuff going on…
Amber’s layouts are just beyond gorgeous…I love the snowy trees and all the kid-happy-fun pics :o) And the silhouetted nativity…wow! STUNNING :o) Thanks, Amber!
Kylie’s month looks pretty wonderful, too :o) Lots of food and family and entertainment (and spectacular layouts, too)! LOVE IT – thanks, Kylie!
Are Kim’s kids just the cutest or what?! Look at all those precious smiles! Love all the silly faces and fun pics…and especially the color combo on her layouts :o) THANKS, Kim!
Finally, pqtn’s layouts just jumped out at me…loved the color palette and paper blocking…all of her gorgeous layering…and the wonderful photos, too! Fabulous job – THANK YOU :o)
So there you have it…our almost-last project SCRAP 2012 check-in, lol :o) I’ll be back here with you next week for the FINAL check-in where I share the album cover templates with you guys! They are like the ‘icing on the cake’ :o) The perfect way to ‘top-off’ another year of scrapping together!
That’s it for me today…thanks for following along! Be sure to check back next week for more wonderful and inspirational posts (and LOTW on Monday)! Have a beautiful and blessed weekend everyone :o) XOXO — SP!
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