I am taking a break from very fine stitching today and playing with colours.
Since I very first saw the 'Elephant Festival' range of fabrics from Shelly Penko on Spoonflower I just loved the colour scheme and knew I just HAD to do a crewel work project in those colours.
The bright magenta and pinks with a bit of purple thrown in are not at all the kind of colours I am usually drawn to, but these fabulous, happy patterns were just too inspiring. I put a couple of images with the colours I was working with together (+ one with a bright orange fist just for fun) and even found a mug that kind of had a similar feel to it.
Do you find you tend to stick to the same colours over and over again? I do, so it is nice to try something new from time to time. You never know how it will end up.
It was really nice to sit and do a bit of colouring in for a change and despite the 'unfamiliar' colours it went really easy. Now let the stitching begin...
Enjoy your weekend,