Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Color Inspiration & Pattern Design

Everything's coming up flowers~ 

Today I wanted to share with you my color inspiration, pattern design and where it came from.  Honestly I love doing floral arranging and for the wedding I used two styles. One set of table arrangements were a Rustic / Romantic style, with a natural flair in ball jars. The first photograph shows untrimmed, prior to flower heads opening with the pops of purple and when we were allotting how many flowers for each jar that we would need. The other style was more dramatic and with less flowers and curly wood branch added in a small modern glass rectangle jar. I promise to share some photos and details of those later. So without further adieu the photography, color inspiration, pattern design results.......

This photograph shows what the flowers looked like when the heads were open and the pops of purple among the blush pastel colors were coming to life.

Now here is my color palette inspired from the wedding flowers. Many blushes surrounded  with the bolder colors from the mason jar and purple flowers.

Here is the pattern I came up using blush colors in the background with the pops of color. This might be great for fabric for a skirt, apron or even scarf.

Now if you love eye candy, you'll love this book Print and Pattern if you visit the link there is a flip video showing pages of the book. Swoon! This just may have me trying to make some hand made design patterns of my own.

What new projects would you like to try?