This month we are looking for projects with Shades of Red. So show us your designs covering the spectrum of the colour red.
Red is the color of fire and blood and it is associated with energy, war, danger, strength, power, determination as well as passion, desire, and love. Light red is known to represent joy, sexuality, passion, sensitivity, and love. Pink signifies romance, love, and friendship. It denotes feminine qualities and passiveness. Dark red is connected with vigor, willpower, rage, anger, leadership, courage, longing, malice, and wrath. Reddish-brown is associated with harvest and fall (Author Unknown. (2002-2013). Color Meaning. Available: http://www.color-wheel-pro.com/color-meaning.html. Last accessed 13th February 2013.).So what will you come up with and will your project have any significant meaning? It doesn't have to have any particular association with the meaning of the colour, I just thought it might be interesting to share with all of you what the different shades of the colour mean.
Don't forget that in order to qualify you MUST use a Scribbles Designs image, following the theme of the challenge. You can enter as many times as you'd like and you are welcome to combine your entry with other challenges. However, we ask that you enter new projects/cards only - no back linking. This challenge will end at 9pm PST on March 14th.
The winner, chosen by Random.org will receive 3 digital images. Additionally, there will be 1 digital image handed out for each of the Top 3, chosen by the Scribbles Designs Design Team. We look forward to seeing your interpretation of this month's theme.
You can purchase your Scribbles Designs images HERE.
You can also find some free sentiments from Sandy's personal blog HERE.
To help inspire you, here is a card I created using one of Sandy's great free images that was available during the last four weeks on the challenge blog. The sentiment I used on the inside is available at the store HERE.
Here is the front of the card...
With a closer look at the right hand side...
Here are the card details, I hope I haven't forgotten anything...
- As it turns out, the colour meanings seem to have little bearing on the project I created. It is a bit of a stretch, but I did use reddish-brown and since it is associated with harvest and I have flowers, maybe there is a connection there? I did say it was a stretch!
- This is a long overdue card to say thank you to one of my husband's colleagues and her husband for a Christmas present they gave us. I did say long overdue!
- Flower Pot: The image on the front of the card is Sandy's flower pot image and is currently available HERE as a freebie. I love the versatility of this image as it can be used on a wide range of projects. It was mostly coloured using Copic markers. Flowers: R11, R14, R17, R20, R22, R24, R29 (petals); YG61, YG63, YG67 (leaves & stems). Flowerpot: E31, E33, E37. Dirt: E37, E39. Grounding: B00 (around plant and pot); grey and black watercolour pencils (ground).
- Thanks a Bunch: The sentiment I used on the inside is available at the store HERE. I really like how this sentiment also has a floral image attached to it. It really helped to bring the whole card together. It was coloured using Copic markers: R20, R22, R24.
- Card base: Michael's Recollection's Cardstock, cream coloured.
- Designer Papers: Floral paper (front & inside)--K & C Company Designer Paper--Warm colours collection. Brown & cream dotted (front)-- Recollection's Mosaic Memories Paper Pad. Dark red (shadow & inside)--Michael's open stock scrapbook paper.
- Crafts brand 30 mm ribbon that I've folded over partially--from Dollarama.
- Red brads--from Dollarama.
Challenges I hope to enter include:
- Make It Monday -- MIM #127: Anything Goes (always)
- Word Art Wednesday -- Challenge #67: Anything Goes
- Crafter's Digital Art Centre -- Anything Goes
- Pin & Tack--Spark Your Creativity Now Challenge -- Challenge #6: Anything Goes
So find that stash of red paper and haul out all your red markers. Remember you have an entire month to enter at the Scribbles Designs Challenge Blog. While you are there, please check out the great inspiration offered up from my colleagues on the DT. We look forward to seeing your interpretation of our theme!
Thank you so much for stopping by. As I've now added to my comment section, whether you are a regular, here for the first time or popping over in your official capacity as a DT member, please know how much I appreciate the words that you leave behind. Your encouragement helps me to become a better designer. I try my best to reply to your comments (when an email address is available) but that is getting more and more difficult as my plate fills up with new responsibilities, new roles, and new obligations. If I don't get the opportunity to thank you personally, know that I don't take a single comment for granted. Thank you for your understanding.
Until next time,
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