Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Color Inspiration Challenge

This time of year our senses are on overload.  We are surrounded by so many wonderful sights, sounds, and smells.  Whether you realize it or not, sensory inspiration works its way into your decision making process without you realizing it on so many occassions.

I love drawing on color for my layout inspirations, especially this time of year.  I am not your typical red / green / gold Christmas kind of girl.  These are the kinds of colors that I like for Christmas and that I'll be using for inspiration today:

This is actually the back of my cousin's shirt.  Isn't that funny?  We went to visit them a while back and I snapped this picture to use.  I just loved the pattern and the colors in it.  The funny thing is that she didn't think I was completely bonkers when I said, "Hey, Tina, I need to take a picture of your shirt for my blog!"  I guess that just shows how crazy my whole family is - but in a good way! LOL!

  And keep in mind that when using color as inspiration, it is just that - inspiration.  So use it as a ballpark.  Unless you are entering a challenge for a prize, don't stress about matching perfectly.
 I made a couple of birthday cards because, well, as seems to be the norm right now, I am running behind and have a few birthdays I need to tend to this month.

Now, even though I used these colors for a birthday card, they could easily be used for Christmas.  You can see brighter versions of these colors in many current Christmas collections.
Eggnog by October Afternoon
Christmas Cheer by Jillibean Soup
And don't forget all the challenge blogs out there!  CSI: Color, Story, Inspiration is a great blog for color inspiration and one of my favorites.

So what inspires you?  Don't forget to link up your wonderful creations with Mr. Linky!

Happy Scrappin'


  1. great colours and I love that you showed us how this scheme has been intensified by some Christmas collections - nice share!

  2. I have definitely taken inspiration from fashion in the past. Why not?

  3. Absolutely love your color & design inspirations!


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