Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Pantone Color of the Year for 2014

 What a beautiful color isn't it....very radiant indeed.  
all fotos Pantone Pinterest



I did not know that orchid was the color for 2014 when I made these
Xmas cards.   


 These trees were cut out of kleenex boxes.  At first I thought I would cut out EACH individual
mosaic stone,,,,well, after I cut out a few I quickly changed my mind and just cut out the 
shapes of a trees.


  The scraps after all that cutting.....or a big mess......


but after much painting, splashing and tearing it made me a nice stash of Xmas cards.

I am sharing this with Macro Monday 2, Sweet Shot TuesdayPaint Party Friday and Tuesday
Around the World.
Here is a link for Pantone too.

The color of the year for 2013 was emerald green and for 2012 was tangerine tango.

So tell me,,,,what do you think of this year's color of Radiant Orchid?

16 comments:

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

You fooled me as I was sure you handcut each mosaic element and I was astonished that you would do this - this has the same effect without the cramping of the hands!!!
Stunning creations, they most certainly have the WOW factor.
I remember how each year your share the colour for the following year, so hard to believe it is that time of the year already.
You sweet woman - Queen of Publications, not quite but you made me chuckle nevertheless. Always a thrill to see anything make it to print, never quite believing it.
Hope all is well and you are doing well with your preparations, still in Christmas card mode at this end with hurdles making me unable to achieve my enforced deadlines, oh well, I will get there, surely!
Wishes
Lynne

Judy said...

What a beautiful material to make Xmas cards from! Very creative, I love it! Pantone.... a great colour to brighten up my grey day.

Gail Dixon said...

Beautiful work, Cynthia! "Radiant" is a perfect description for the new Pantone color and for your cards.

Barbara said...

WOW these handmade Christmas cards are just breath taking! I'm convinced that all the recipiants will be thrilled.

Gio said...

WOW, you used this wonderful colour to make unique Christmas cards. Brava brava, Cynthia!!

Kim Cunningham said...

Fabulous cards!

Evelyn S. said...

Wow! This is a terrific project, Cynnie! When I saw the announcement of the color of the year, I thought it was a bit garish...maybe compared with that beautiful emerald green of last year. However, your mosaic trees are fabulous. Love the splatters, too. (We certainly don't have Kleenex boxes that pretty!)

Pieni Lintu said...

Lovely colors!

Linda R said...

Your mosaic trees look wonderful. I love the rich color. Well done my friend.

Hugs~

Jennifer said...

Beautiful cards! Great idea to cut out the trees.
I'm not sure about pantone. I think I would like the color more if it was a bit brighter. I really liked the green of this year.

~*~Patty S said...

Hello Hello and Happy December!
Your cards are fabulous and I am not surprised you are ahead of the curve with your color choices...
This year's color is nice and feminine...
Thank you for the birthday wishes ♥
oxo

Tammie Lee said...

oh, i like the color of the year. I wonder how they choose! such a lovely post.

Gemma Wiseman said...

How clever and creative and beautiful. Radiant orchid sounds such an exotic name for a colour. But o so enchanting.

froebelsternchen Susi said...

wundervoll-- ich liebe die Farben und das alles aus einer schnöden Kosmetiktuchbox!
super!

herminesplace said...

Love it!

laura said...

Love your cards--they turned out beautifully.
Looks like 2014 is going to my year: "Radiant Orchid" looks like watercolor's light cobalt violet, a color I cannot resist, that is on all my palettes, and that finds its way into most of my paintings!

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