Wednesday, 15 December 2010

Featured Layout at Scrapbook Challenges! A Digital Freebie, Hot Trends & some Scrapbook Etc Free Advertising!

Yup I got featured over at Scrapbook Challenges!  Woo Hoo!!  See my "Wholesome Days" layout down at the bottom???  Featured layouts in no particular order Thank Goodness lol...

Next up  I did a little "free advertising" over at the Scrapbooks, Etc! site -  I just happened to notice a while back...See my layout there bottom centre? - so glad I just happened to notice myself as it was quite a thrill I'll not lie...

Was visiting the insanely popular (beautiful soul) Stephanie Howell's blog the other day & she featured the top colour for 2011 - woo hoo!  I am a pink lover of note so was so happy to see this.  Know it means pink will be seeping into everything, from decor, to clothing, to accessories & ,most importantly, to scrappy stash...woop woop!
And here is your freebie...a nice big Colour Wheel courtesy of Colour Combos Galore.  Just right click - save to your desktop & print out on an A4 sheet of photo paper then stick it on your studio wall like I did it.

It's a pleasure!  Just consider it your Christmas present!!

I did a bit of googling (how cool is it that they get their own verb lol?!) to help you out on how to use it if you don't already know...HAPPY LEARNING PEEPS!
The 12 step Colour Wheel
THis 12 step color wheel will provide the basic information needed
to grasp most color design challenges.
The basic principles of colour theory and design are simple. The colour wheel becomes a visual aid in helping us understand the principles of color. It is also an excellent tool to help create harmonious color schemes for painting, interior decorating and commercial design. It creates an orderly progression of colour that helps us understand color balance and harmony.
Primary Colours
Our colour wheel starts with the 3 primary colours, placed in an equilateral triangle.
The next aspect to the colour wheel is creating the secondary colours. These colours are placed in triangles above the corresponding primary color combination. This system of colour mixing is known as the subtractive process, because the resulting secondary color subtracts or absorbs even more waves from the white light than the first colour did.
Secondary Colours
Secondary or Complementary Colours: When any one primary colour is mixed with another a secondary colour effect is produced. 3 secondary colours are produced from the mixing of one primary colour with another.
The secondary colours are:
  • orange  (mix red + yellow)
  • green   (mix yellow + blue)
  • violet    (mix blue + red)
These secondary colors are also known as complementary colours.  The final step to creating the 12 step colour wheel will be to create a ring around the newly formed primary and secondary colour form. Divided into 12 equal segments, the primary and secondary colours shall be repeated to their corresponding segment within the surrounding ring. This will leave a blank segment between every two colors. In these blank segments the tertiary colours will be created.
Tertiary Colours
Tertiary Colours: These colours are created when mixing one secondary and one primary colour. i.e. blue + violet = blueviolet. Three or more separate colours are mixed (one primary and one secondary – the combination of two primaries), and in our colour wheel each tertiary colour being created will be an equal combination of the two colours, left and right, surrounding an open segment.

The tertiary colours are: yellow-orange, red-orange, red-violet, blue violet, blue-green, and yellow-green.
The sequence of colours on the colour wheel should resemble that of the rainbow.We can now use our colour wheel as the basis to understanding colour and colour combination techniques.


Nadia Cannizzo said...

Hi Helen. Firstly hi from Sydney Australia. I love your blog!

I was just over at the Lily Bee site and saw your question about the postage for the box of goodies they are selling. I just wanted tell you that I ordered one for me the other day too and the postage to Australia was what would be for your destination and yes postage out of the US for bulky items is that high!:o) Actually thats pretty cheap. I ordered 4 kits when Swirlydoo's (a kit club in the US) was having a sale recently and postage came in at US$45.90. Think that each kit is not THAT bulky. But consideringg the kits were 50% off it was worthwhile and I think this Lily Bee box will be too. Postage might be a little high, but everything here in Aus costs 30% to 40% more than buying it in the US directly so I think it will be worth it in the end. better be! LOL...take care and sorry for taking so much space.

Jessy Christopher said...

Wow congrats on being featured at all those fantastic sites!! Woo Hoo!! Thanks for sharing bout the colors, it nice to be reminded again ;)

tania said...

Thanks for sharing this Helen!!
Congratulations on getting featured!

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Marilyn said...

Congratulations on being featured in different places!!! Bravo Girl!!!! Take Care, Dear!!!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Congrats!!!! And thanks for the color lesson! very cool!