Hi Everyone, and welcome back! I’m on a roll with two days straight of posts! LOL! Today I’m sharing homework for Altenew Academy class, In the Mood For Color, taught by the wonderful Stephanie Klauck. This class focuses on colors and the moods or emotions associated with them, and how we can connect those feelings in our cards.
Technique: Impart emotions through colors.
I don’t know why, but lately I’ve been drawn to the color orange; Maybe it’s the gorgeous poppies I just planted, or even the bright orange of our visit to the University of Tennessee (Go Vols!). I find myself seeking out orange inks and papers. Orange emotionally signifies courage, health, and happiness. Finally, I created this card with orange cardstocks, and I love it. It’s bold, vibrant, and imparts those strong feelings when I look at it. What do you think?
Google colors and emotions to think a little more deeply about the feelings associated with colors.
What is the message you need to send? Choose colors based on those ideas. Obviously we do this much of the time already.
Try different ways to add color to cards. Embellishments, paper, inks … our supplies and purpose lead the way! A sympathy card may be blue or gray with a watercolor application. Valentine’s cards are passionate reds and feminine pinks with pearl drops. Get well cards may be cheery yellow sunflowers in a shaker card.
The application and style of card lends itself, along with the colors, to impart the message. Everything associated with this card is strong and bold to me. The Dahlia is a big, strong flower. The Altenew design of the Layered Floral Cover dies are bold. The colors are daring. The message from the Never Give Up stamp set says it all!
So there it is! What do you think? What’s your favorite mood color to use in cards? Thanks again for joining me in the craft room today. Love and artsy hugs!