Wednesday, October 12, 2016

October 2016 Challenge #2

Challenge #2 for October 2016 - Balance the Scale!


The astrological sign for most of the month of October is Libra, symbolized by a scale. The second challenge this month is to keep your project's color scale in balance. An easy way to attain color balance is the "gallon-quart-pint" strategy: feature one color for the majority of your project (gallon), another color for a smaller part of the project (quart) and one color for a tiny part of your project (pint). You can find an explanation of this strategy and a sample layout here and and a video explanation here.

Those of us familiar with the Halloween treat called candy corn can think of this confection as an example of the color balance strategy: feature one color prominently on your layout (like the orange band of the candy corn), another color less prominently (like the yellow band of the candy corn) and another color in just a small amount (like the white band of the candy corn). When I first proposed this challenge to the Master Forgers, I was very surprised to find out that those of us outside of the United States weren't familiar with this Halloween icon:

(Candy corn has a bit of a waxy consistency and is very, very sweet - I'm more of a chocolate fan myself..)

Susanne has used a simple three color scheme on her card.  Using black, even as the third most minor color really adds punch to the design.  Hop over to her blog to see how she took another card even further using this principle.

Julene has used navy, mid blue and white on her layout

Jemma loved this challenge - for a liquid gift!

On her page, Kelly used a lot of mustard yellow, some aqua blue, and a smidgen of light grey to create balance.

Don't forget that we love it when you share your creations with us over at our Link-Up page or maybe you'd like to hold onto something to share in the Member Blog Hop on the 24th. :-)

***** MEMBER BLOG HOP ***** 

WE *LOVE* it when you join in the fun and sign up to be on our member blog hop on 24th!  Find out how below!  Go on, you know you want to! 

Your project should be something new, using a Counterfeit Kit Challenge kit, that you haven't shown before and will only post for the hop. Be inspired by any of the challenges this month or just share something you've created with your kit. Remember, the more the merrier and it never fails to be a lot of fun! 

To be a part of our blog hop: 

  • E-mail us your name & blog address & promise to participate at by the 18th October.
  • You will receive an e-mail from us by the 20th October with a list of the hop participants.
  • You will need to schedule your own blog post showing your project based on a challenge and link to the person after you in the hop.All Blog Hop posts will need to be scheduled to go live on the 24th October at 12:00am Mountain Standard Time (Arizona) but we will help you with the scheduling!

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