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March 22, 2016

Tuesday Challenge #10-Choosing Colors

Color, oh I love you ....and hate you all at the same time.

It would be pretty hard to create without color.  It is so necessary that we almost don't see it.  That sense of 'not seeing' it leads to getting stuck in a rut.  Time for a little color inspiration!

Tuesday Challenge #10-Choosing Colors
So what is a crafty girl to do when she needs a little color help?  Turn to home decor of course. :)  Home improvement/paint stores are a wonderful place to find color combinations.  Years ago I purchased a book full of paint schemes and I often turn to it when I need a little color boost.  Can find many such books online at Amazon both for home decor and artists/designers.  

There are also a number of online options from Home Depot, Sherwin Williams and more. Many of the same companies also have apps for your smartphone.  I use the Colorsnap app from Sherwin Williams and it works great, especially with pattern paper.  Plus it's FREE.

Your challenge this week is to pick a color combinations that you do not generally use.  Push yourself a bit and see what you come up with.

This week I created an ATC for my Project Inspiration wall.

  • Surfaces: Card Stock, Pattern Paper and Watercolor Paper
  • Tools: Die (Tim Holtz) and Stamp (Dina Wakley)
  • Color Medium: Oil Pastels (Prima), Wink of Stella Pen (Silver) and Black Pen
  • Other: Tissue Tape, Ribbon, Rhinestones and Sentiment
Watch the video below for step-by-step instructions.

Don't forget you still have only a few days to join out National Craft Month celebration.  Enroll in any workshop and attend our newest workshop, Embossing Essentials, for FREE.  I recommend the following workshops if you want to learn more about the techniques and supplies used in this week's project.

Your Turn
What are your favorite/least favorite colors to work with?  We would love to know.

Happy crafting!


  1. Oh, Love this card. I never would have thought to put bling on top of gingham ribbon, but it works!

    1. Sometimes you just have to add a little bling. :)