Monday, November 22, 2010

Warm Colors

I've been enjoying Nic Howard's Color Class over at Big Picture Classes. (formerly Big Picture Scrapbooking) We've covered the warm colors: red, orange and yellow. My favorite part of the class so far has been making this 6x6 mini album.
Of course there are also layout ideas for each color. The red is my favorite because I used two photos of my grandmother that span about 50 years. The orange and yellow layouts were inspired by pet photos.
I do love the warm colors. Red is the one I'm most comfortable with, probably because it is my mom's favorite and a color I wear frequently. Orange is growing on me. And although I can't wear it, I love a bright yellow. It just makes me happy. Being a visual learner, color is one of my favorite design elements. I want to learn to use any color effectively, not just my favorites. What colors or color combinations tend to catch your attention?

18 comments:

  1. oh wow--great layouts--my favorite is the orange with nick--oh my that is such a perfect picture! totally love it!

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  3. I really like the way you are using the decorative border on the photo page of your mini-album pages. All your layouts look great. I still need to work on an orange & yellow layout and haven't even had time to look at the blue stuff for this week. Oh the luxury of forever access, it will still be there when I get back to it! Thanks for sharing your layouts.

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  4. Gorgeous,the colours are stunning.

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  5. Love these layouts. The yellow and oranges go perfectly with the pet photos... Very happy and fun.

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  6. Those look amazing! Not colors that I generally use but I may have to consider it.

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  7. Wow! Love the mini album! I love all the colors.

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  8. This is such a neat mini. I too am a visual learner, I think alot of creative people are though.
    Colour is the first thing I notice in a layout.

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  9. Great layouts. Sounds like a really great class too! You kitty is so cute :)

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  10. These layouts are awesome! I love the first one!

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  11. Awesome work, just love the colors!

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  12. Love all 3 LOs but the feline one is my favorite! :-)

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  13. Oh wow Sue... beautiful layouts... love all the colors.... my fave is the last layout... perfect!!!...xx

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  14. Beautiful layouts! I just love how you incorporated the colors!

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  15. that little mini album is adorable - and a great idea!~

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  16. Absolutely stunning! I really love those 6x6 pages - some really wonderful photos. And that dog photo is so cute!! I LOVE color and my favorite combos are b&w with a pop of color (especially red), turquoise (or pink) with black or brown. I agree with you on the orange - I'm not a big fan either.

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  17. These are fantastic layouts. I love them. I think I'm with you, i love the warm colors and Red is one of my favs. =)

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