Welcome to the November Colour Suite. This month I decided to chose a rich and luxurious colour suite totally inspired by a cabernet red or a yummy glass of Pinot. I immediately paired my inspiration colour cabernet red with a pink and a yellow. I really felt these 2 colours could seamlessly coordinate with many of my fall photos. I decided to top this colour suite off with 2 neutrals; black and kraft.
Love Taking Pictures of You Designed by Summer Fullerton
Supplies Used: Cardstock Bazzill, Patterned Paper Pebbles/Crate Paper, Tag Pebbles, Die Cuts Pink Pasilee, Wood Veneer Studio Calico, Chipboard Arrow Pink Paislee, Enamel Dots My Minds Eye, Brads Crate Paper/Basic Grey/My Minds Eye, Star Sticker American Crafts, Ink VersaFine, Hemp Twine, Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher, felt, Silhouette Cutting System & Images, and fonts Veteran Typewriter/journaling and OldSansBlack/Title
This month I invited my long time friend Anabelle O’Malley to join me and take the Colour Suite challenge. Anabelle told me she loves colour challenges. This one made her think outside the box because she wouldn’t have thought to use these colours together. She loved how these non-traditional autumn colours really went with her photo. Funny I felt the same way.
I have said this many times the Colour Suite is a road map to creativity because it’s a great starting point, colours can be interrupted differently and 2 designers can look at the same series of colours and be inspired in completely different ways. This couldn’t be any more clear than by looking how Anabelle and I used these colours. Take my layout where I was totally drawn in by the idea of pairing red/pink and yellow with the contrasting boldness of black. I loved how these colors really went with the pop of orange from my photo. Anabelle took almost a total opposite approach by focusing on the light airiness of a kraft patterned paper and lots of pink then using pops of the bold red, black and yellow. We both scrapbooked notably “fall” photos using the same set of inspiration colours yet we each took a different path!
I have to tell you I was so very excited to see how Anabelle interrupted my colours so very differently than I did. This is exactly what the Colour Suite is all about showing how colour can take you in so many different directions if you let it. Thank you very much for joining me and happy crafting!
Beautiful work ladies! We always enjoy different interpretations of the Colour Suite each month. If you take up this challenge be sure to link us in the comment section below, post it to our Facebook wall or send it to us at email@example.com!
And guess what? It's Friday which means we have a wonderful giveaway from one of our favourites! Did you see yesterday's post where designer Jen Gallacher featured "25th & Pine" from BasicGrey? Rachel, owner of BasicGrey, loved it and offered a collection package to one lucky SCT reader today!
(see the rest of this wonderful collection here!)
Wouldn't this collection be fabulous for all your winter projects? We think so! For a chance to win this collection be sure to leave a comment below and be sure to pop on over to BasicGrey's facebook page and tell Rachel "thank you!" (if you have faceboook, if you not you can tell her right here!) Good luck friends!
Have a wonderful weekend. We will see you next week!