Hello there! Can you guess what the theme this week is going to be by the title of this post? Yes, it's that song we all sung in grade school from the Muppet Movie! This week I'm going to focus on color and we'll take a walk through the colors of the rainbow.
Color really drives my scrapbook pages. I tend to pull from the colors in my photos. My process is so color centric that I've organized my stash by color.
I thought I'd start with a challenge. Here's the challenge. Use all the colors of the rainbow on a page! I can't wait to see what you come up with. Post your layouts in the gallery by Friday afternoon and I'll highlight a few of them on Saturday. I’ll draw a name on Saturday too for a little RAK from me!
Let’s dive right into red!
The most emotionally intense color, red stimulates a faster heartbeat and breathing. It is also the color of love. Red clothing gets noticed and makes the wearer appear heavier. Since it is an extreme color, red clothing might not help people in negotiations or confrontations. Red cars are popular targets for thieves. In decorating, red is usually used as an accent. Decorators say that red furniture should be perfect since it will attract attention.
Every day this week I’m going to try and share a printable with you or a photo for inspiration or maybe both! Today I found these awesome red printable labels from Creativity Prompt. These labels will add a little pop of red to your layouts.
In scrapbooking, you see red a lot on pages. Red is bold, bright and happy! Red is a great accent - it provides little pops of color. It works with most of the other colors in the spectrum. Red can be a little overwhelming if a lot of it is used on a page. I tend to use red in little pops and bursts – rarely do I dig out a sheet of red cardstock to use as a base for my layout.
The Write. Click. Scrapbook. collective members chimed in on the color red. Sara Winnick’s favorite color is red because it’s so attention grabbing. Cheryl Overton says, “Red is my go to colour - it just makes me happy and it goes really well with my other go to colours - tea green and teal.” (She’s Canadian, she’s allowed to spell color that way! ;))
Here are some layouts that use red as an accent or a main color.
Here's one of my big boy - while there is a lot of red here it isn't solid and it matches his red sweatshirt!
The collective knows how to use red! Here's one from Cheryl that has pops of red. I love how the red heart above ties in the patterned paper below.
This is one of Sara Winnick's favorite red layouts and I can see why. The red just goes so nicely with that old barn door.
I popped into the Flickr gallery and found this one from Alexandra. Her layout really shows how a little red can go a long way. The red just draws my eye right to her title. Such a fabulous layout!
Get started on your rainbow layouts and be sure to upload them to Flickr. I’ll be back tomorrow to talk about underused yellow and my favorite orange!