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Colour Fun: Palettes and Patterns at Colourlovers

Posted on March 28, 2011 at 9:53 AM

Color fun!

Dear Diary,

What is a great activity when insomnia strikes? Color fun, with www.colourlovers.com. At least that’s what I discovered. And what fun it is! Let’s see, a color conversation.

It all began with Spring, just around the corner that is. In the ‘heat’ of hopefulness for winter’s demise, it got created, http://www.colourlovers.com/pattern/1377895/Dandeliontime.

The pattern selector included this retro item, which had to be given a chance to ‘bloom,’

http://www.colourlovers.com/pattern/1378008/Retro_Trio in that Spring-to-come.

And before I knew it, the sun was about to rise, leading to Sunrise Soon,

http://www.colourlovers.com/pattern/1378076/Sunrise_Soon .

The bowl of fruit in front of the window came out as an attempt to use the straight-lines-only drawing feature,

http://www.colourlovers.com/pattern/1378097/Fruit_Window.

It didn’t take long before I’d snagged a pre-existing burnt sienna palette and let loose on a pattern by betty smith, resulting in Chocolate dreams,

http://www.colourlovers.com/pattern/1378109/Chocolate_dreams.

COLOURlovers is coordinating with Spoonflower, where I can send my design to be printed (http://www.spoonflower.com/vectors/538406) as any one of seven fabric types:

1. Quilting weight cotton

2. Organic cotton sateen

3. Organic cotton interlock knit

4. Upholstery weight cotton twill

5. Linen-cotton canvas

6. Silk crepe de chine

7. Cotton voile

Prices are comparable to other custom fabric offers and a swatch book is super-cheap (http://www.spoonflower.com/spoonflower_fabrics) , but now your orders can feature your own designs. . . and colors.

This could set a creative guy and gal to dreaming!

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