Monday, June 3, 2013

Let's Get Trendy Now!3 - Day 1: Neon


Eye-catching, bold and vibrant, fluorescent neon colours can add such interest to your projects. But how can we use neon colours on our projects without looking like we've gone way back to the 80s?


1. Focus on ONE main neon colour.

The use of various shades of one striking neon colour can make a great impact as seen in guest designer Ujjwal Gupta's MDF monogram. 
For more details on this monogram and a complete supply list, please visit Handmade with Love.


2. Add a little glitter to your mix.

Glitter is a great way to add neon to your project because we all know that glitter makes everything look better! *winks* Check out the impact of a graphic glittered neon card as shared by guest designer Alice Wertz

For more details on this card and a complete supply list, please visit Alice's Little Wonderland.

3. Use neon with black.

Using neon colours with neutrals is a way to tone down the brightness of the bold colours and bring overall balance to your project as seen in this lovely layout by guest designer Michelle Hernandez.

For more details on this layout and a complete supply list, please visit My Analog Life.



4. Add textures with neon.

The brightly coloured feathers provide such a bold backdrop for designer Julie Tucker-Wolek's embroidery hoop.

For more details on this embroidery hoop and a complete supply list, please visit Life with the Wolek and Tucker Clan.


5. Add neon in small doses.

By adding neon colours in little bits, designer Amy Tsuruta was able to incorporate pops of  bold colours on her layout.

For more details on this layout and a complete supply list, please visit Tsuruta Designs.

6. Use neon as an accent.

By varying the proportions of neon colours on her card, designer Yvonne Yam created a bold and striking card.

For more details on this card and a complete supply list, visit Do More With Less.

There you have it. 6 different ways of incorporating neon on your projects. And some awesome tips from our designers! Are you ready to give neon a go? We would love for you to show us your take on NEON. Please link your newly created neon projects via Inlinkz [located at the end of the post] by June 30 11.59am EST for your chance to win this prize sponsored by the lovely Annette Allen of My Clever Creations. Please read rules of play to ensure eligibility for our prizes.



For those of you who love to work with sketches, here are today's sketches. :)

Please leave a little love for our designers. :)
See you tomorrow for Day 2: Sequins.





43 comments:

  1. wow awesome inspiration from everyone.. love all the different styles of crafting..

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  2. Wonderful! Loved seeing everyone's creations!

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  3. Wowieee!! Early morning dose of Neon goodness, that is exactly what I needed. Awseome project ladies!
    xo
    Erum

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  4. ooh! i've had my eye on the NEON-craze...wondering how to pull it off! thanks for the inspiration...may have to join you for this one!

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  5. VERY inspiring work from the designers! Way to rock Day 1!

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  6. Awesome projects!
    I don't have any neons at home, though! I am not a neon girl.. boo...

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  7. This is great, I never think to use neon but I love the look of it paired with the darker gray. Can't wait to play!

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  8. how fun!!! LOVE seeing everyones projects and fun bright colors!!!

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  9. These are super awesome creations!! Love each one of them..

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  10. WOWWW!!. Now I feel a wee bit 'brave' to use neon!!. Yup, never used neon on any of my projects before, it's time to give this a try!. Amazing, happy creations, ladies!!!. HUGS.

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  11. Fab projects--I'm lovin' all the neon!!

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  12. Way to rock the Neon projects girls!!! They are all fantastic, can't wait to see what else you all come up with this week!

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  13. Wow! awesum tips under one roof ;) loved all the DT inspirations!

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  14. I feel like I need to run out & get some of those pricing stickers- what a fab idea! And I am loving the tips- just what I needed to get started with neon :)

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  15. Tons of inspiration and tips for using Neon!!

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  16. Love love love love what everyone created!!!

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  17. Oh I'm LOVING that neon glitter card!! FAB!!! The layering on Yvonne's card is gorgeous! These projects are fantastic- neon makes me feel energized and modern- thank you so much for including me in this amazing group of designers. I really love Amy's minimal sketch so I'm off to try it out but it was a it of a thrill to see my page turned into a sketch- that's awesome!!! I wish my brain laid it out all neat and tidy like that before I shifted bits around for hours- LOL! GREAT work and this series is a MUST read- the topics are all fascinating.

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  18. Amazing projects - congratulations ladies! Neons rock!!

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  19. WOW WOW WOW!! These are all gorgeous and amazing projects! So fun to see a mix of ideas here, thanks so much for the tips and ideas and aketches. Not sure what I will do yet but my son loves Lime/Neon green and I have 2 bottles of paint in that color to use on something??
    Thanks so much for all this yummyiness today!! To think I passed by the NEON nail polish at the store yesterday and didn't get any. Wishing they were all here now to play with now.

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  20. Beautiful projects and great tips!

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  21. I'm soooo loving these neon projects. The colors are fabulous. Great job ladies. :)

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  22. Very fun. I love neon mixed with black and white.

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  23. You are all so talented. I enjoyed looking at all your projects. My two favorites were the card by Alice Wertz with those great glittered stripes and the layout by Amy Tsuruta with her amazing use of empty space. Really great work all I look forward to seeing more of your work.

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  24. loved looking at all the inspiration pieces and as a person who is totally afraid of neon, I AM gonna jump in and join the challenge!

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  25. Loved this.I am scared of Neon.Never tried it but now I might.:-)

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  26. So excited AGAIN!!! The coffee didn't work this morning to wake me up, but the neon colors certainly did. Incredible job everyone and thank you again for the fantastic inspiration!
    hugs,
    Lisa x

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  27. Wow! These are all great projects! I didn't know feathers came in so many pretty colors! I was afraid of neon but maybe I will try it! Thank you ladies! :)

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  28. Great projects! Looking forward to digging out some neon from my stash! Carri~Abusybee

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  29. Not a big fan of neon, but I may be a convert now! Loving the neon glitter strips (great tip) and the CAS neon! Awesome work and tips ladies!

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  30. Because of your awesome creations, i have used my neon tape and did this! http://scrappingcrazy.blogspot.sg/2013/06/lets-get-trendy-now-neon.html YAY! thank you :))

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  31. Awsome!!! I love your colourful projects :D. You have all done a fantastic job on your NEON projects, Thank you for all you tips and hard work behind this fantastic Workshop :)

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  32. i am loving all the dt's inspiration :)

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  33. Wow! Amazing projects ladies!

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  34. Fabulous, fabulous projects ladies! LOVE!

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  35. Totally loved using the bright colors~ Fabulous samples Ladies!

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  36. Great projects. This was a little hard for me since I have very few neon items.

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  37. These are great! Now to get my creative juices flowing,,,,,,,,,,

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  38. now i get knw what is neaon. awesome blog love all work done by DT. thanx for tips. entering my card

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  39. just submitted my 3rd entry! :D

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