Friday, August 21, 2015


We want you to stay engaged with your journal on a routine basis, so it's that time again!

Limited color palette #2 - ORANGE

The premise of this prompt is that your page should be predominantly orange, use orange things, things with orange AND try and set it up using "book page" margins, where the top, sides and middle have margins similar to that in a book.

By doing a prompt in this way, it forces you to think about the layout of your overall design, drawing the eye to both sides of the page and your central focus.

BETTY created this fun spread using Dylusions spray inks, fluid craft acrylics, heavy body acrylics, stenciling with spackle, stamped bubbles, printed images and lettering, a paper doily that was gifted in happy mail, Inktense blocks, orange gel pens, pieces of a napkin, paper flowers, a piece of chipboard, die cuts, silk flowers/leaves, brads, china marker, flat backed gems, buttons, reclaimed tape from happy mail, fabric tape and printed embellishments.  Since she claims not to have that much actual orange ephemera, she went with things that was orange in assorted hues and shades or contained orange.  It turned out beautifully, although the photography really does not show the vibrant and intense color of the original.

SHANA created this stunner.  It is so powerful in its simplicity... and that orange, my friends, makes you just want to take a bite, doesn't it?  She says she loved doing it so much with acrylics, she is going to make one in watercolor for her kitchen.  And since Shana (rhymes with Banana), it couldn't be more appropriate!  We can't wait to see it!

MELODY said this is her very first "bumpy" spread in her journal, and wow! what a fantastic job she did, too!  She pulled everything out of her stash that was orange, contained orange and went to town with that "JAM" theory (just add more) and it so works in such a wonderful, clean and positive way, don't you think?  And still fitting her requirements to have room for journaling!

LYNN has been traveling and has just returned home and isn't back in the groove yet, but look for her beautiful work very soon!

We have been having fun with this limited color palette thing..... aren't you?  By limiting yourself, you really are doing some linear thinking, but in a creative, out-of-the-box way.  Three of us showing you this prompt, three different approaches.  All of them fun.

Show us how you work with a limited color palette, and rock it!  We can't wait to see!

Betty, Melody, Lynn & Shana

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