I got totally side tracked this morning playing with colour.
Adobe has a free web based colour tool called
You can use it to create colour schemes, share them if you choose and store them if you want.
You can use a colour wheel to create colour schemes. In this case I have used a compound scheme.
The other way to find colour schemes is from a photograph. You can upload an image as I did, or you can use flickr photos.
There is a community areas and you can browse the colour themes they have shared for inspiration. Kuler is well worth exploring as I think many readers will find it useful and fun.
Adobe has also produced this informative video tutorial about Kuler
Thanks for the reminder about this tool goes to
Liz of Y-Knot Blog
Di van Niekerk has produced a new video of how to work a Spiderweb Rose with a French Knot center. I am sure readers will enjoy this. Silk Ribbon Embroidery is wonderfully simple yet has spectacular results. If you are curious about this form of needlework visit
Di van Niekerk’s website for some spectacular examples
Anyone who enjoys quirky signs and signage will enjoy this site.
The Visual Dictionary is described as
…”a collection of words in the real world. Photographs of signage, graffiti, advertising, tattoos, you name it, we’re trying to catalogue it.”
With over seven and half thousand images they have got a long way towards their goal. So make a cuppa and browse the site as I think you will enjoy
The Visual Dictionary.