June 2017 Color Challenge

This month is a color challenge. I wanted to choose a palette that was bright, cheerful and summery. It’s been cold and rainy here for a long time. We are ready for some sunshine. So I went to Design Seeds where there are lots of palettes to choose from. If you’re stuck for a color scheme it’s a great place to start. You can search by color or collection such as seasons, nature, or lifestyle. The creator of Design Seeds, Jessica Colaluca, says this, “Seeds are created to inspire … you are welcome to apply the color combinations to your designs, art, decor, crafts, weddings, & projects.” I found this palette under “summer”. 

Based on the blue I searched for photos with sky in them. When I found a photo of two of my granddaughters flying a kite in the setting sun which gave their hair a coppery color I knew I could work with these photos using the color palette. I found a paper with similar orange and yellow stripes and tweaked them to work with the palette and then added a color strip and adjusted a tag color. Here’s my layout.

Brandy Murry Junk in the Trunk Arrows
Syndee Nuckles kite
Anna Aspnes sand scratched overlay

So the challenge is to create a layout using the above color palette. I hope you have as much fun with this as I did.

Upload your layout into the Challenge Gallery and post a link to it here in this thread by June 30th. You can find directions for uploading layouts to the gallery here and how to link the layout to the post here.

And now for the prizes (all prize winners chosen randomly):

  • (1) $30.00 discount coupon towards a class of your choice
  • (1) $20.00 discount coupon towards a class of your choice
  • (1) $10.00 discount coupon towards a class of your choice

You can only win one prize in the challenge each month.

I hope you’ll join the challenge and good luck!

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