Every year colour experts Pantone nominate a colour of the year, and 2012 has been declared the year of Tangerine Tango. It’s a gorgeous reddish-orange, but we’ve spotted this trend and there’s all shades of orange everywhere.
Check out these wonderful samples from our Design Team and beyond. Speaking of design teams though, we’re thrilled to announce a new member of the Aussie Scrap Source team – Jilly Van Iparen! We’re delighted to have her aboard and love the additional mixed media element that she brings to the team. She starts our exploration of tones of orange with this breathtaking mini album.
Jill loved experimenting with Orange and decided to marry it with her love of neutral colours, which works beautifully! After covering the 7 Gypsies 5" x 7" bookboard with 7 Gypsies Parisian Tissue paper, Jill has generously inked the edges of each page with Rusty Hinge Distress Ink and then carefully blended it by spraying with water.
Jill decided to experiment with the same products from her mini album and came up with this simple but effective layout. She has used dyed tissue papers and muslin to complete her layout.
Louise W created a collage background from the Prima Alla Prima papers and used inks, gesso and acrylic paints to create a modern page that highlights the colour orange.
Using a roller, she first applied the orange acrylic paint all over the background allowing it to have a random finish. She then used a credit card to scrap gesso over the top, pressing down hard enough to reveal some of the paint and paper below. The orange colour adds warmth and interest and contrasts beautifully with the colours of the Alla Prima range.
Suz played with the unusual but pretty combination of orange and lilac in this feminine layout. She combined BasicGrey Picadilly oranges with Prima RubyViolet violets and give the layout some deeper tones with a more neutral brown.
We loved this bright eclectic layout from Tina Walker. Using strips and offcuts, layered and stitched, Tina has managed to direct the focus to the small picture and by leaving the manufacturers strip on the background paper, has brought balance to the orange impact with varying shades of green. You can find more of Tina’s work here.
Using a mix of softer shades of the ever-popular orange, Melissa Stinson has created a sweet layout with a heading that immediately draws your eye. The addition of a sweet tag, rosette and cloud add a touch of whimsy, while the neutral grid background and tones of green/grey tone back what can be an overpowering colour to work with. You can find more of Melissa's work on her blog.
Elizabeth Kartchner designed the gorgeous Dear Lizzie Neapolitan line for American Crafts and created this layout to showcase the colours. We loved the softness and watercolour effect of the tones deepening with the embellishments.
Finally we share these stunning projects from Anabelle O’Malley, who works the orange in the Webster’s Pages line so beautifully.