Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Cool Colors

I've finished Nic Howard's Color Class over at Big Picture Classes. You can find my post on the warm colors here. The remaining colors were green, blue, purple, black and white. I love the 6x6 mini album, both for the visual appeal and the information I now have at my fingertips.
I love green. It was my grandmother's favorite color, and one that I can wear in many shades. Blue was my other grandmother's favorite color. I only wear royal or navy blue; other shades just don't do much for me. In scrapbooking, I like to combine these colors on layouts.
Purple. Growing up, I had a purple bedroom with pale purple walls, purple flowered wallpaper, purple shag carpet and a purple desk. It was the 70's, what can I say? I do love to wear a deep, royal purple, but I rarely use purple in my scrapping. Here is one layout where I love the touches of purple. The photos are so busy, so the minimal approach works for me.
The class ended with neutral colors, focusing on black and white. Meet my black cat, Chessie. I wear black almost every day; it's the color I build the rest of my wardrobe around. I like to wear a white turtleneck under a sweater, but that's about it. But I love a white background on my scrapbook pages.
We also touched on the neutral colors brown, kraft and grey. Love kraft and brown, don't use much grey. I think color is fascinating and love considering what color combinations to use on my pages and cards. Are you drawn to color when you create, or does some other element get your juices flowing?

12 comments:

  1. WOW! You're layouts are just beautiful Sue! I'm typically drawn to neutrals when I make cards then I add in one or two bright colors. Quite the opposite when I scrap, it's all bright colors. Mostly because of the girls I think. Have a great day!

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  2. oh sue--i just laughed and laughed at your purple bedroom because I too had the purple flowered wall paper--the purple shag carpet and then I had some little flower rugs that I latched hooked in purple. I soooo loved that bedroom. Thanks for posting that!

    now on to your layouts--simply amazing--i think my favorite is Bear Hug! Great photos and i love everything! great job!

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  3. I am neutral beigy, brownish scrapper.
    TFS those awesome colours.
    Maggie
    http://passionatelyartistic.com

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  4. Great layouts, I need to finish up my last pages too. What class is next for you?

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  5. Love your layouts.
    The scrapbooking one is fun.
    When I scrapbook or make cards I am drawn to the colours and colour combinations.

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  6. Great layouts! Love seeing how you use different color combinations. Thanks for the cards you sent in! The kids will love them.

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  7. Your layout looks great. I'm hoping to get my mini-album put together this week (maybe!). I tend to use lots of colors AND neutrals in my layouts; I'm mostly inspired by and start with the colors in the photos then go from there.

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  8. Lovely layouts. I love the polar bear layout! They are one of my favorites. My favorite color growing up was purple. It can be a hard color to work with. Great post.

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  9. Love your layouts - so fun to see the last few. I still need to finish up the last few. I love color too. I love it when I have scraps of cardstock in various colors on my table and just happen to notice some awesome color combo. I will print photos in black and white to make sure I can use it!

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  10. Wonderful layouts! Those cool colors really work with the polar bears. Thanks for sharing these.

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  11. Oh WOW SUE... Those layouts are beautiful... neat and gorgeous colors too... I love them all... good one...xoxo

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  12. Very nice layout thanks for sharing!!

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