Welcome to the March Colour Suite. Every so often I take a step back and examine my past colour suites, looking for trends and favorites. This month I noticed it’s been awhile since I have used green so this is my starting point for the March Colour Suite. In honor of spring I chose a bright sunny green and then paired it with orange and red. I then rounded out my colour picks with a light blue, which I find to be almost neutral and a gray.
This month I asked my friend Vicki Boutin to take the Colour Suite challenge with me. It’s such a treat for me to see how someone else translates my vision. Vicki told me the March colours made her happy and ready for hot weather. I adore how she immediately picked up on the vibe I was going for this month and took it where I couldn’t.
My initial thoughts about this Colour Suite were "it’s so very fresh and bright." But somehow when I pulled all my pieces together I gravitated to the cobblestone coloured cardstock which as of late has become one of my favorite go to colours. And thus my layout was born. Lots of neutrals with just a few bits and pieces of the freshness that I was so craving when I started this project. I think the current state of my relationship with my son may have influenced my colour choices. He very much the brutish grumpy teenager like these days. This just goes to show you how much colour effects the mood of your layout.
Each month I strive to spark your creativity with colour, be it grumpy or sunny your message and feelings are not always conveyed with words but colour as well. I hope I inspired your next colour adventure and don’t forget to let colour speak for you on your next layout!
~ Summer Fullerton
It's also Friday so you know there is a fun giveaway for you! This week we featured Paper Smooches and owner Kim Hughes has a great surprise for you...
A $50 gift certicate! Which you may just want to spend on their brand new April release. Kim even offered a little sneak peek...
If you would like to win this $50 gift certificate to choose just the right stamps for YOU, just leave a comment below by next Thursday, March 21st! Super easy! We would also love for you to send a sweet "thank you" to Kim by leaving a comment (or "liking" them) on the Paper Smooches facebook page!
We also have a winner of last week's Gossamer Blue March Kit. With all the wonderful comments, we wish we had 20 to give away! It is an amazing kit club and we hope you took a moment to check it out! Now, let's get to the winner...drumroll...
Oh, this kit would make gorgeous layouts and cards!! Thank you for the chance to win. Posted by: Sandi Pressley | March 10, 2013 at 09:52 PM
Congratulations Sandi! Please send us your mailing information to email@example.com and put "Gossamer Blue winner" in your reference line! Just think of all the fun you'll have with this beautiful kit!
Have a wonderful weekend friends! Crop & Create: Delivered kits are shipping, the spring issue is shipping and CardMaps 3 is shipping too! Exciting days!