Sunday, December 27, 2015

A Colorful New Year Ahead

Happy Sunday Everyone!

I hope you all had a blessed and wonderful Christmas.  We had a nice day for sure and lots of left overs, since it's just my husband and I and now my mother, having moved her here to Texas in September.

I've been thinking about my Tag It Tuesday monthly feature and wondering if I wanted to continue with it into 2016.  At first I thought no, since participation is always so low.  But as I gave it more thought, I decided to continue anyway.  I enjoy making the tags and I'll keep my fingers crossed that more folks will discover my little monthly feature and decide to play along.

In 2015, I provided you monthly themes to keep everyone's tags focused in the same direction.  For 2016, I'm going to concentrate more on colors and "items" rather than (predictable) monthly themes.  You all are grown know what holidays fall where.  So if you chose to also incorporate that into your tag, it's going to be totally your choice to do so!

So in that vein, let's talk a little about color....specifically the Pantone colors that are announced yearly.  Below are the 2016 Spring colors and I'll be utilizing them throughout the year for our monthly tag projects.

We'll also be talking about color wheel theory and things like hue, tone, tint, saturation and more.  Many of us learned all that fun stuff in various art classes throughout the years, but do we really remember it and use it?  I know I don't.  So in addition to making our tags, we'll be getting our learning caps on each month as well.

In addition to Pantone, another wonderful resource for color combinations and inspiration is Design Seeds.  I just love all the different combinations they come up with, as well as their pictures that inspired those choices.  Of course, there are all kinds of color wheels out there to help you as well.

Our first tag challenge will be posted on January 5 and the link post will be on January 19.  Each month will be scheduled that way -- theme announcement on the first Tuesday of the month, and link post on the third Tuesday of the month.  Easy peasy!!  The link ups stay live indefinitely, so you can always backtrack if you need to catch up on previous months.

I've always been very inspired by color, so I'm looking forward to this colorful year of tags that lies ahead.  I hope you'll join me (and bring some friends).

Thanks for looking at my blog. I appreciate all the wonderful comments everyone leaves. Happy Crafting!

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