Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Color My Rainbow

I love color, studying color, the emotion of color. mixing colors. So many combinations, so little time.

I am such a color dork I follow Pantone, the global color clearinghouse on Facebook. I first learned about color in a design class in collage. Yes back in the day ol Sandy studied Art History and Design, leaning toward interior design, but never got that far. Actually started collage in Journalism because they didn't know where to put me, as I wanted to be a graphic artist. Turns out that probably wasn't my best talent, but artsy craftsy has always been my thing. I have been a DIY since I could hold a scissors, fashioning my Dawn dolls and Barbies, and baby dolls and were they called Madge dolls? Oh I don't remember, but they were shorter chubby plastic Mattel dolls. And making my own seasonal bulletin board displays at home and whatever else I could get my hands on. Heck sometimes I would come home from school and decide that my room needed rearranging. But I digress...

So perusing Pinterest I found this great color chart for conveying emotions. Its simple and to the point. I may print it and hang it in my office.

So the next time you are making a card for someone or struggling with your scrapbook page, take a look at the colors you are using. Especially with scrapping, it can really help reinforce the theme of the page.

And by the way, what is your favorite color? I am a blue green gal all the way (baja breeze, pool party, island indigo, taken with teal (sniff) and a little tempting turquoise, old olive.

Thanks for stopping by, happy stamping, Sandy

Thank you for stopping by today!

Keep being creative, Sandy

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