Friday, March 26, 2010
Finally Friday with a Lesson in Color!!!
Hello all!!! Welcome to finally Friday with the trendsetting Tote-ally Tess!!!
Today's creation comes to us from Gretchen Barron. And not only does she gives us a gorgeous sample to look at, but also gives a color lesson!! Read on for more info:
Pantone, the global authority on color and provider of professional color standards (yes, there really is such an organization) has declared turquoise the Color of the Year for 2010!
Here's what they have to say about Turquoise.
"Whether envisioned as a tranquil ocean surrounding a tropical island or a protective stone warding off evil spirits, Turquoise is a color that most people respond to positively. It is universally flattering, has appeal for men and women, and translates easily to fashion and interiors. With both warm and cool undertones, Turquoise pairs nicely with any other color in the spectrum. Turquoise adds a splash of excitement to neutrals and browns, complements reds and pinks, creates a classic maritime look with deep blues, livens up all other greens, and is especially trend-setting with yellow-greens".
Trendsetting ... that's our Tote-ally Tess in today card. Don't you just love her style?
Colors for today's card are Certainly Celery, Tempting Turquoise and Whisper White. I used Kaleidoscope Designer Series Paper and 5/8" Certainly Celery Satin Ribbon, along with some turquoise brads (Bold Brights). I paper-pieced Tess's slacks, top and hair -- stamping them on scraps of paper and then attaching them over the top of the image stamped on Whisper White.
More photos and details are avialable on my blog at http://gretchenbarron.typepad.com/my_weblog/2010/01/turquoise-is-the-color-of-the-year-and-a-new-stamping-411-sketch-challenge.html