Wednesday, 6 April 2016

Mid Week Blog Tour

Wednesday already and taking part in the Professional Crafts Guild Blog Tour. Joining PCG was one of the great decisions I made and upgrading my membership to a premium member even better. The help I have received and hopefully given is always well received.

I always start each week with a list of things to do, may get to do all of them but then again may not. Unless working on an order for a customer I am not hard on myself, if I would prefer to do 'other things'. Sometimes a trip to a garden centre is as good as a rest and with all the abundance of colours gives me inspiration for new product lines. Garden centres are an excellent place to see what is for sale and also to people watch to see what customers are looking at or for, often taking a sneaky look in their baskets at the tills. I know very naughty but all for the purpose of market research.

Love to looks at the cards to see the current trends and designs. One thing I have noticed is that vintage (my passion) is still very much in. Had a discussion the other week with a friend who runs her own vintage china hire business, she said that vintage has been around for so long and is only growing in popularity, not waning. I think she is right also with vintage their is no set era can be the 30's, 40's, 70's or even older.

I love the Stampington publications (not least as have been published by them) always find there projects and content so inspirational. Those that know me know I love pink and where possible only make in pink and natural colours saw this on the Stampington blog and thought, yay I have got it right:

Dusty Rose and Shades of Pink

Pink is a trending color right now in home d├ęcor and fashion — and now it has trickled into mixed-media art pieces. Embrace this feminine color and use its cheeriness to brighten up art journal pages, or assemblage art pieces. It also pairs well with another trend for summer — lace — and just about every hue is trending right now, from dusty rose to pastel pink to fuschia.

Ways to Try This Trend:

American Crafts Milk Paint PinkMoleskine Messages Postal NotebookArt Alchemy Finnabair Acrylic Paint Rose Gold
Pastel Pink Milk Paint >>Moleskine Postal Notebook >>Finnabair’s Art Alchemy Opal Magic Rose Gold Paint >>
  • Pink can be an intimidating to use because it has a tendency to end up bright, or it looks like baby pink. If you’re worried about the brightness, try muting it with a thin layer of brown watercolor or Antique Linen spray ink.
  • If all you have is magenta or hot pink paints, a beautiful rose shade can be achieved with equal parts magenta and white paint, then add a touch of brown to dull the brightness.
Leave a Little Sparkle by Sarah DonawerthPretty in Pink Packaging Project
Leave a Little Sparkle by Sarah Donawerth >>Pretty in Pink Packaging >>
Tackling the Tiny Tube Trend ProjectHeartfelted Gift Box Project
Tackling the Tiny Tube Trend >>Be True — A Heartfelted Sentiment Project >>

I am on trend and have been for years just that the rest of the world had to catch up with me, lol.

My makes so far this week an iPad slip case for me and some covered notebooks. Have also done some Birthday cards but not able to show them until after the big day's.

Thank you for visiting will see you same time next week.

1 comment:

  1. Great colour combinations for your notebooks, I love the dotty fabric.
    I think pink is such a versatile colour, it goes so well with any other colour. :)


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