Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Color and Color Palette Inspiration

I love working with colors.  I find color inspiration in so many places, such as the beautiful picture shown above.  This is a picture I cut from a desk calendar a few years ago.  I saved it because I loved the color palette.

I save anything I find to be a color inspiration and I like to keep it in a scrapbook or art journal.  
Here are a few of my art journals:

This journal I keep specifically for embroidery color palettes.  

It has blank pages of medium weight sketching paper.
I usually glue or attach whatever is my inspiration onto the page.
I often match embroidery floss to the inspiration color palette:

and record the floss numbers.

I was reminded to share this when I saw that the new Pantone 2016 Fall Fashion Report colors were released. 
I like to set up a journal page with their seasonal color palettes and match them to embroidery floss.
Here is my journal page with the colors and the DMC thread color numbers:

and here are the colors stitched on fabric.  It is a really beautiful palette!


beena stephen said...

Good post dear

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

I save pictures too that the color scheme appeals to me. I have never put them in a journal, but I'm going to start doing that! I like the idea of having them in a book instead of tucked in a folder. Thanks for the "why didn't I think of that" idea!!

Thank you too for continuing to blog. You are one of my favorite go to stitch sites. I recently bought a Mary Webb stitch book I think you mentioned. Thank you for THAT too.
xx, Carol

Kim said...

Hi beena stephen :) Thank you!
Hi Carol, Thank you!! And thanks for your nice comment - I think you will love putting your pictures in a journal. It is really fun to look through later for fresh inspiration! I also like doing a layout collage style with smaller pieces. I am so happy you have the Mary Webb stitch book - it is wonderful and has soooo many stitches to learn!

Anonymous said...

These are really inspirational ideas that I am going to use! I love the idea of organizing the colors from pics and things that I love. Thanks for such a lovely idea!

Kim said...

Thank you! I am so happy these are inspirational, I really enjoy putting them together :)

Leslie Lim said...

I read your blog.I thought it was great.. Hope you have a great day. God bless.


janice15 said...

How lovely.. You have some sweet things in your esty shop.. With love Janice

Kim said...

Hi Janice - Thank you!