Saturday, February 15, 2014

Let It Snow!

My latest creation thanks to living on the East Coast of the US. :0) Brent it on snow!!
I recently read an article in the OA (October Afternoon) blog where the writer was discussing the use of warm and cool colors. The article challenged readers to create a piece that used with an all cool scheme or an all warm scheme and since we have been surrounded by warm schemed holidays I decided it was time to practice with a cool palette. 
Again I kept with a simple card adding some white buttons and twine wrapped as  a cozy snowman scarf. I cut out the "Let it Snow" and sprinkled some snowy glitter in a purple.


Often times new crafters are lost when  it comes to choosing the correct colors - just trust me that it will all come together with a little practice. A few tips in the meantime include the ability to understand color schemes like complementary (across from each other on the color wheel) analogous (three touching colors - like Lt. Blue, blue, and dark blue) ect.. and color themes like pink, yellow, and blue for a new baby or orange and black for Halloween. There are numerous ways to choose your colors just keep in mind that using more than 3 main colors can look a little crowded.
Also I love applying the design ratio rule where you choose three main colors and you use 60% of the dominant color, 30% of the secondary color, and 10% on that accent color. Again though it will all come together with time and practice. :0)
Stay Warm and Keep Crafting!
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