If you're new to my blog for the first time today, you might like to scroll down and read the post from Saturday first, so you know what I am talking about. If you've come back since reading Saturday's post, then welcome back, and I must have whetted your appetite about the Colour Coach!
Pocket Silhouttes is a great stamp set to try this little experiment with, because it's one of those little sets that you just can't go wrong with - it always looks good! But if you've never seen it, you must be wondering what all the fuss is in relation to the Colour Coach?
Well, here it is!!
and doesn't that rainbow of delicious colours just get you drooling!! (It's nearly as good as seeing a carousel chock full of Stampin' Up! ink pads!).
There is a colour swatch for every current Stampin' Up! colour, including the In-Colours. On the front of each swatch is the name of the colour and which SU! colour family it belongs too. There are also 7 or 8 instruction cards at the front with detailed information about the colour wheel, complimentary and co-ordinating colours, tones and saturation. I loved reading through and learning how the experts suggest we look at colour combinations.
On the back of each swatch are colour combination suggestions. A picture tells a thousand words, so instead of describing it for you, take a look at this!!
I wanted to see if it really works, so I selected a colour swatch - Blushing Bride, the new pale pink In-Colour and turned it over to have a look at the colour combination suggestion on the back.
I like the Creative Combination of Blushing Bride, Early Espresso and Pear Pizzazz, so the next step is to pull out those supplies of card, ink, ribbon, and the Pocket Silhouettes stamp set and just sit and absorb the colours and images for a few minutes. This is a great combination as it has a light colour, a medium and a dark colour, so getting that balance on the card should be very easy, but even so, I felt there was room for a little "less" colour, so I decided to add some neutral Very Vanilla just to tone it down a little.
I decided to copy the layout that I used on the previous Pocket Silhouettes card, just substituting the colours and a layer or so less and here's the finished result!
I think that works really nicely, so I will definitely be trying out Colour Coach combinations again!
Several people have said to me that they could never be a Stampin' Up! demonstrator as they just don't know how to select colours. Well, with the Colour Coach, that's is definitely no longer a problem, and in fact, if you are interested in getting your stamping and scrapbooking supplies at a discount, maybe earning some extra pocket money, or even launching yourself into a fun papercraft career, why don't you ask me about joining my team?
I will be giving away a FREE Colour Coach (retail $28.95 plus postage) to every single person who joins my team over the Australian summer co-inciding with the Summer Mini Catalogue (starts on December 1st) and Sale-a-Bration (starts on January 25th) ending on 31st March 2011.