Colors of Fall: Red

What color is warm and exciting and demands attention? If you guessed, red, I agree with you! This week the color challenge is to create fall layouts using the color red. I have been thinking about the color, red, all month and pinning red ideas to a special board on Pinterest. If you’d like to take a look to help you get inspired to scrap with red, here’s the link to my inspiration board on Pinterest.
You’ll see red leaves, red barns and houses, red wine, red decorations, even a warm red blanket or two. And, stick with me, here, because I also have three layouts to show you created by Jana, Joanne and Terri; all using red in spectacular ways!

Can you ignore a maple tree in all its red glory or walk past a pair of red shoes in a store window without a second glance? I think not! At least, I can’t! Come fall, I want to add a red scarf to brighten up my wardrobe and red reminds us to eat healthy, too. There is good nutrition in tomatoes, red peppers, berries and cranberry juice. This time of year, I bring out my mother’s red apple dishes by Franciscan Ware to use for holiday entertaining. Have I got you thinking about using red on a special layout you create for the Colors of Fall: Red Challenge?

If you’ve been following along with our Designer Digitals Color Challenges this month, you know there is a prize awaiting a lucky someone who posts a layout in the Colors of Fall 2012 Gallery highlighting the color of the week and using all products from Designer Digitals. The prize, a $10.00 gift certificate to the Designer Digitals store, will be chosen randomly from the entries posted. This is a link to the gallery for posting your layout and viewing other layouts featuring the color, red.

Colors of Fall Gallery

In addition, there will be a new 99 cent item in the store for you to grab and the following kits will be among the over 400 items on sale this week through Friday.

Eilon Solids Paper Pack by MapleBrook Studios will give you a lovely shade of red for a background or accent paper for your layout.
Elion Paper Pack


Oiselet Rouge Kit
Oiselet Rouge Kit by Katie Pertiet will give you a lovely assortment of everything you need to complete a red layout

KT258741This time of year, pretty red leaves are a favorite embellishment and Crafted Leaves Kit by Lynn Grieveson is perfect!
Crafted Leaves

EL776313If you really want to make your layout stand out, try using red alphas for your title art. This one is by Pattie Knox.
Amuse Me Alphabet: Red


These worn wood frames by Katie Pertiet are rustic and red and will show off your photos.
Framed in Wood Photo Frames No. 03

EL846308For something totally different and fun, how about adding some red circles from this kit by Katie Pertiet?
In Stitches: Circles No. 02


And, now, for more inspiration, here are the layouts created by members of the Creative Team:

Layout by Joanne
Remember those red maple leaves I said I couldn’t resist? Well, I can’t quit looking at Joanne’s lovely layout featuring maple leaves, either! The trees are glorious and the subtle window frame from Oiselet Rouge is used beautifully!

Colors_of_Fall_Challenge_Red_uploadLeaf Clusters No. 01, Flourishing Leaves No. 03, Watery Spots Brushes and Stamps No. 03

Layout by Jana
Red, of course, is also an emotional color associated with feelings of love, in this case, young love! These photos will melt your heart and they show off beautifully with a red and black color scheme.

SweetLoveWEBLove Word Art, Slide Reels No. 01, Blackett Hall Paper Pack Layout by Terri
Terri has photos from a fun, family outing that also look great with red alphas and red frames. I always appreciate the humor Terri often includes in her scrapbook pages!

fairfoodfave_copyWorn Edges Mixed No. 02, Assorted Patterned Tapes: Christmas No. 01, Notebook Journalers No. 02

Thank you, for the inspiration to scrap with red, Joanne, Jana and Terri! You can see the full credits for their layouts in the Colors of Fall Gallery. Please join in the red challenge this week! One more time, here’s the link:
Colors of Fall 2012

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