May 06, 2011
What Color Are You? Michelle
So I took the Facebook Quiz "What Color Are You?" So, you will never guess what color it came up....FIRE RED...How did you know? OK, now to use all red in a Layout. Some stuff about red first: personally it is now my go to color. Also, my mom did tell me I look good in red. If I remember right it was back when you never listened to what your mom said.
But I did do some researching here is what I found:
Physically red - increases enthusiasm, stimulates energy and can increase the blood pressure, respiration, heartbeat, and pulse rate, encourages action and confidence (OK the power tie, I know!)and provides a sense of protection from fears and anxiety.
Red is the color for the base or root chakra. This chakra is located at the base of the spine and allows us to be grounded and connect to the universal energies. First chakra, base of the spine. Groundedness, trust, belonging, lessens feelings of mistrust.
Interesting information about red
* Red is the highest arc of the rainbow.
* Red is the first color you lose sight of at twilight.
* The longest wavelength of light is red.
* Feng shui recommends painting the front door of a home red to invite prosperity to the residents.
* Bees can't see the color red, but they can see all other bright colors. Red flowers are usually pollinated by birds, butterflies, bats, and wind, rather than bees.
(These interesting tidbits came from: http://www.sensationalcolor.com/color-messages-meanings/color-meaning-symbolism-psychology/all-about-the-color-red.html)
So, to do the layout I figured I should be wearing RED. Since it is not often you will find me in red. I colorized myself RED. My Background Paper was the reverse side of a patterned paper called "play scooter" from American Crafts. Using scraps from mostly red papers I cut strips in various widths and lengths. I used 5 long strips going vertically and weaved in the rest horizontally. Used a RED ink for some of the cardstock to add texture with background stamps. Cut our two hearts for around the picture. Finally inked up the ivory on the "Alpha Stax" Damask letters I had from Colorbok.