Tuesday, 9 February 2010

Working With Strong Colours

I love colour.  See? Hahahahhaa!  Ahem.  Sorry about that.  
One of the problems with strong colours is that they can overwhelm (especially a small canvas, like a card) and when you use too many strong colours together, it can just look garish.  The most difficult strong colours for me are purple, orange and yellow.  I love them, I just find them tricky to work with, KWIM?

One easy way to use a bold colour that is to make sure you limit the number of colours you use. Stick to two, plus a neutral such as white, vanilla, grey, or kraft.

Another way is to use a simple sketch - you don't need a busy card with a bold colour.  Also, muted shades of the same colour can work well together.  

Don't be afraid of bold contrasts!  Some of my favourites are purple/green, purple/red, purple/yellow, blue/yellow, red/green, and orange/green.


Hope this was helpful!

Ingredients (from bottom up):
Stamps:  Something Sweet, Polka Dot Background, Petal Pizazz, Congrats (retired), Fifth Avenue Floral, On Your Birthday, Razzle Dazzle, Really Retro, I {heart} Hearts,  Cheer & Wishes
Paper:  Only Orange, Kiwi Kiss, Whisper White, Kraft, Elegant Eggplant, Good Morning Sunshine DSP, Tangerine Tango, Riding Hood Red
Ink:  Only Orange, Kiwi Kiss, Versamark, Elegant Eggplant, Pale Plum, Perfect Plum, Tangerine Tango,  Riding Hood Red
Other:  Scalloped Oval Punch, large oval punch, Sweet Treat Cups, 13/4 inch circle punch, Rhinestone Brads, Elegant Eggplant grosgrain, dimensionals, Tangerine Tango striped grosgrain, 1 inch circle punch, i1/4 inch circle punch, Full heart punch, Heart to Heart punch, large half pearl from Pretties Kit.

1 comment:

Karen said...

Hey there chicki! You've been a busy bee......look at all those pretty cards! Love them!