Friday, 7 March 2014

Find Out About Friday - Top 5 Crafting Trends for Spring 2014

Round here it is starting to feel like spring may almost be here - and I for one can't wait!  I love the crisp freshness that come with spring.  For this week's Find Out About Friday I thought I would share the top 5 Crafting Trends for Spring 2014.
Check out the Top 5 Crafting Trends for Spring 2014 here

Trend 1 - Using natural materials and neutral colours with a metalic highlights, especially in gold
Inspired by nature and incorporating the natural beauty of materials such as wood, cottons and burlaps natural materials and neutral colours are one of the top trends this spring.  In particular this spring you will find them matched with a touch of gold.

Want to keep up with this trend?  Stampin' Up! have lots of products that can help you do that!  Quite aside from the whole Neutrals Range of card, inks, accessories and patterned papers, there are lots of natural kraft products like boxes and bags and bunting oh and who could forget the delightful Essential Wooden Elements.  There are also lots of ways to add your splash of gold - the incredible Gold Fancy Foil Designer Vellum, Gold Washi Tape, Gold Sequins, Gold Ink and Gold Baker's Twine.  

This trend is going to be a lot of fun to play with and give classy results every time!

Trend 2 - Mixing Pastels With Bright Colours
Straight off the fashion catwalks this trend will give pastel colours a whole new feel.  When I saw Pantone's Colour report for Spring 2014 I was struck by just how many of these colours feature in the Stampin' Up! range and am inspired to try some new colour combinations.
Check out the Top 5 Crafting Trends for Spring 2014 here

Trend 3 - Using Handwriting on Projects
Adding handwriting to projects has been a growing trend and now its right up towards the front - think hand written labels and greetings on cards as well as journaling on your scrapbook pages.  I know my first reaction to this one was Oh No! and I am sure I am not alone in that.  Then I remembered how many stamp sets we have with a hand written feel and felt a lot better about it.  For the braver among us the fact the Stampin' Write Markers come in all the Stampin' Up! Colours will make this trend easier to incorporate.  The Chalk Marker will allow you to add the popular chalk board feel to your projects. 

Trend 4 - Patterns
Bright Bold Geometric Patterns and softer floral patterns that remind me of the 1960's and 1970's are very dominant this spring.  To give you some examples check out the Kaleiderscope Papers from Stampin' Up! amd the Mini Memories Simply Created Album Kit.  Both happy and fun and right on trend!  There are also many stamp sets in the Spring Summer Catalogue which will allow you to create your own patterns and use this trend on all your projects.
Check out the Top 5 Crafting Trends for Spring 2014 here

Trend 5 - Watercolouring
Watercolouring never really goes out of style but this spring it is back on trend!  The soft interplay of colours and the fun finishes that can be achieved will give you hours of creative fun.  You don't even need to be an artist to get into this trend - check out products like the Watercolor Wonder Note Cards, the Watercolor Wonder Designer Series Paper and of course the fantastic Happy Watercolor Stamp Set which enables you to stamp your own watercolour background!

I hope you have enjoyed this quick tour of the Top 5 Crafting Trends for Spring 2014 and that they help you spring into some new creative directions.

Happy Stampin'
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