Monday, February 22, 2016

Challenge #8 - Color Challenge - Rusty Chairs

Hello, Crafty Folks!
This week we are tackling the old COLOR Challenge!
Draw your inspiration from this photo.  You can mix and blend the colors as you please.  
Your project can be a card, tag, altered object, scrapbook layout, or mixed media.  The purpose of this challenge is to increase your understanding of Color Theory in design.
Try to limit your neutral colors to 1 or 2
Turquoise  Red  Orange  Brown

We only had two entries last week, but both were fabulous! 
Thanks, ladies for playing along.  I hope you will join in this week as well!
Don't forget to grab your badges!

(excerpted from)
Understanding Color & The Meaning of Color
By Joel Lumon Black
Color meanings vary from culture to culture, and will influence the impact your design has on your targeted audience. Here is a list of a few meanings on how colors are interpreted by brands:
Color Wheel
Color Wheel
Hue is the primary value of a color and how the color red, green, blue, purple, etc. is perceived through the eye.
Saturation of a color is the overall intensity or brightness of the color, any color that appears dull is referred to as desaturated.
Value is the lightness or darkness of overall colors schemes.
Blue: Security, Trust Worthy, Stability, Loyalty, Wisdom, Confidence, Trust, Friendliness, Preservation, Courage, Science.
Green: Wealth, Money, Calming, Trees, Ambition, Endurance, Healing, Calm, Generosity, Natural, Completion, and Protection.
Red: Energy, Power, Vigor, Leadership, Courage, Passion, Activity, Joy.
Yellow: Optimism, Childish, Freshness, Law, Education, Arrogance.
Pink: Romantic, Feminine, Love, Beauty.
Orange: Cheerful, Passion, Pleasure, Enthusiasm, Fascination, Creativity, Fun.
Black: Powerful, Mysterious, Elegance, Sophistication, Functionality. 
  • Research Trends
    • Read design magazines
    • watch television commercial, see what colors are popular
    • watch fashion trends
  • Watch Tutorials
    • YouTube Videos
    • Design Gallery Videos and Tutorials (SCS, StampTV, etc.)
  • Experiment
    • Use the colors from your paper stash,.mix them up in unusual ways
    • Keep a color journal with your favorite palettes

Project Specifications
Materials Used
Amber Bottle (Kevita® Sparkling Porbiotic Drink)
Designer Papers:
  Prima® Almanac Collection 6"x6" Paper Stack
  Simple Stories® Snap™ Basics 6"x6" Paper Pad
  Sizzix® Alterations™ Alphanumeric (3/4" Tall)
  Memory Box® Open Studio™ Stitched Heart Layers

Select Your Bottle
   I Used Goo Gone and two cycles in my dishwasher to clean the bottle
I collect these bottles, so I have a supply on hand,  
You can skip the dishwasher, just make sure that no glue or other debris remains.   
 I cut my design papers down to 5".  Two sheets were required to cover the bottle.  I placed a 1/4" piece of Scor-Tape along one edge and joined the two sheets together.  I then wrapped the paper around the bottle and measured for a 1/4" inch over lap.  
Once I had the correct length, I added Scor-Tape around the edges.   
Cut your acetate circle a bit larger than your circle.  My acetate circle and my hole are the same size.  so, to hold the cover in place, I applied Scor-Tape.  I had to apply it so a litte is inside the circle.
 I played with my embellishment and other challenge colors.  I determined the position for my label and cut a hole in the paper.
 I applied a layer of Gesso to the bottle.  I made it smaller than the size of my paper.  After it dried, I applied Mod Podge to the back of my label and to the Gesso.  Gentle pressure was applied to seal.

Apply Designer Paper and Bottle Top Treatment.
I apologize for the bad photography!  I will try to get better pictures and post them later!

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. This is such an awesome place Chana. Thank you for all the inspiration. xx

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  3. Then there's the Victoria Ghost, whose predominant feature is the lack of arm rests and generally more narrow appearance. Perhaps a little more discreet than its big brother. To round it off we have the Charles Ghost. here


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