Happy Monday everyone! It's Amy here today with this week's challenge.
I was looking back on some of my challenges and saw right away that I was using color palettes that were really "cool" in tone, namely because most of my subject matter was winter-related. So I thought, why don't we do a color challenge that plays on that same theme - using "warm" or "cool" palettes? Perfect!
Since many of my recent projects were using the cool palettes, I really wanted to try and use some warmer tones. I reached into my OA stash which included Silent Night, Travel Girl, Apple Cider and a little from the latest Daily Flash collection, Girl Talk and came up with a fun and warm page about my silly daughter. This photo was taken in mid-December when it was quite cold out. I could have easily created a cool-toned page for this to go with because of that, but by using all warm-tones, it gives the page a completely new feel, totally un-related to the temperature outside that we were experiencing.
Here's what Alex had to say about the challenge:
"I never thought of using just cool or just warm colors for my layouts before, but I loved the idea. I pulled out my beautiful Silent Night collection and went for the cool ones. I filled a whole 12x12 page with hearts in Silhouette Studio and ran a Joy to the World sheet through my Cameo. A drew a black frame on the Carol of the Bells paper and adhered the hearts inside it, some of them using 3D dots to make them pop. Next, I layered a piece of Midnight Clear paper and vellum under my photo and that lovely chipboard piece and added them to the center of the page. I then added some tidbits, a tin pin , the black "love" sticker, vellum snowflakes and the Apple Cider pop drops hearts. For the title, I used the Strawberry Ice Cream chipboard alphas (love them!!!). Finally, I wrapped up my layout with some solid black twine. I am pretty happy with how this layout turned out. Thank you so much for the inspiration and this fun challenge, Amy!"
I just love everything about this page. It's just gorgeous! Thank you, Alex for playing along!!
Alex and I hope we've inspired you to reach into your stash and try using warm and cool color palettes this week! If you do, please post to our October Afternoon Flickr gallery so we can admire your work! Thanks so much for joining us today! Have a super day! ~Amy