Pantone Color of the Year

How fun is it to have a color designated for an entire year? Forget the black and white rules and the polka dots and stripes.

2016 is the year of Rose Quartz and Serenity

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My first thoughts were that these resemble baby blanket colors for newborn girls and boys. They’re so soft and relaxing. When I look around my home, I don’t see these colors anywhere. Have I taken these colors for granted, or have I just been presented with a challenge to actively use them?

I love a creative challenge.

Ever since we moved in I’ve wanted to make some sort of wall decor for the bedroom. It’s a strictly “geek free” zone, so all of the Star Wars, Mario, Harry Potter type posters are in other rooms. I want something calming, art that won’t make the mind wide awake.

There have been many cute quotes, pictures of birds and trees that I thought would be nice. I would buy one, but I wanted to create it from scratch.

  • Painting a wall was out of the question
  • Painting a portrait would also stretch my creative ability
  • Drawing would take me forever
  • I wasn’t going to print out an image from the computer

That’s when I decided to use what I had and what I was good at.

Scrapbooking paper and Sharpies!

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These two blue and pink pieces were as close to Rose Quartz and Serenity as I could find. I drew a SPLAT pattern, cut it out and taped (I’m out of glue) it together. From there I added blue and purple dots around the splat, then the stars at the top. If you look closely inside the pink, there are lots of yellow Zzz’s, I outlined some in the bottom right.

Good Night

The finishing touch was simple and the scrapbook art resembles things that relate to sleep.

Who knows what else I might want to do with this years colors.

 

-Kristina Wise

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