Friday, March 28, 2014

Palette Builder




Yesterday I discovered another new "toy"! A Palette Builder which creates swatches matched to the Kona Cotton fabric range! Brilliant for those interested in quilting or any sewing. 

You can find it here at Play Crafts, where you can use it online or choose to save your palettes to computer for further use. You can move the little circles around to hone in on the colours you are most interested in highlighting.







I've had such fun this afternoon with a little cross stitch, something which was once my go-to craft but which I haven't touched for years. Last weekend I drew up a design and chose colours from my extensive cottons collection. It feels so good to do a little stitching again.




We've had some very welcome autumn showers over the last few days. I had fun snapping a wet camellia flower using Waterlogue and couldn't resist creating a colour palette to match.







Early last Sunday we had an unusually thick mist/fog. This view of our church yard reminds me of scenes from far away countries.







Hoping this coming weekend entails a little fun in whatever your chosen activities may be!


Sharing at Friday Finds, Macro Monday, Do you Heart Kona.


31 comments:

Koryn said...

BLOGHOPPING!

Oh wow. I didn't know there was a software for palette building. I'm amazed. Well, for someone who has no talent in cross-stitching like me (haha), this is new. My grandmother used to make huge pieces out of cross-stitching. But I never got her talent.

Going through your colorful blog now :)

Barbara said...

Still saving for an Iphone to get the waterlogue app ;)

Love the edit and the color bar.

Pieni Lintu said...

Lovely colors!! :)


http://pienilintu.blogspot.fi/

Sylvia said...

Great find, thanks for the link !
Lovely photos, wonderful colors !
Have a nice weekend,
Sylvia

Patchwork and Play said...

Building colour palettes is a fun thing to do! I think its time I tried the Waterlogue app too! I love fog!

Sarah Carletti said...

Gorgeous colors!

Dina Lettre said...

You are so creative, Karen...wow! And, that misty-tree photo is breathtaking. Hope you plan to print it for your wall!

Lisa Gordon said...

How neat is this????
I love the photograph of the trees in the mist, Karen.
Wishing you a wonderful weekend!

Karen said...

I love those misty shots! I see you have found Waterlogue too! It's such a neat app.

Lisa said...

I have a color palette maker and love to play around with it using flower photos. I love the misty shot of the church yard. It's very calming...yet with a sense of mystery!
Visiting from Friday Finds.

Sylvia said...

Karen,
the trees are Japanese cherry trees, almost overblown ...
Sylvia

Joy said...

Amazing colors. You are so creative:)

Dirk Rosin said...

spennende , takk for visning ! :-)

Linda R said...

So Cool.. Looks like you had some fun playing..

Hugs~

Sarah Huizenga said...

The fog shots are amazing.

geanina said...

lovely colors! well done.

ladyfi said...

Lovely shots - I really like that thick mist.

Mary Huey said...

thanks for sharing the palette discovery, Karen -- still living in a brown world here but stumbled onto a nursery during my weekend visit to southern Pennsylvania that has just set out pansies for sale -- going home with pansies!!!

Anita Johnson said...

This is really cool...love those trees!

flowersandhome said...

Love those colour palettes with the pictures. I'll have a look at it.
Cross-stitching was once thé thing for me as well but it's been a while since I did some cross stitching, or any other handy crafts, for months now. I never seem to find the time for any of that anymore.
I did get my cross stitch Easter eggs sampler from the attic this weekend though. It's on the cupboard again with a bouquet of tulips I brought from the grocery store, gave me a good feeling to give the house a bit of an 'almost Easter' atmosphere.
Marian

flowersandhome said...

Just had to try out this palette builder but each time I try to load one of my pictures, nothing happens.... No idea what's wrong. I'll try again tomorrow. One hour less sleep for us tonight as we go to daylight saving time. Do you have that in Australia as well, but then opposite to here, so you'll have one hour of sleep extra? I just wondered.... ;)
Bye,
Marian

diane b said...

Like Marion I couldn't get the Palette builder to work but it looks a super tool to have you with sewing me with scrapbooking. I have fun with waterlogue too now . Love your photos and stitching.

Erica Sta said...

Interesting names for the colours. I took a tool of Cleverprinting. Here I got the colours what I can combinate.

Love your needle-work: At once the Cross stitch and of course the sewing. I see you take Gütermann Yarn .... It's a well known German Yarn.

Hugs by Heidrun

Kim said...

Glory be...another new toy!! How good is the palette builder. Love the photo of your morning mist/fog. More waterlogue photos, they are each stunning. Aah yes...those cross stitch days of old...I remember them well!

tinajo said...

Wow, that was a cool toy! :-)

http://tinajoathome.com/

Dorothy Adamek said...

What an interesting post! I'm not much of a quilter. but I love cross stitch and have spent many hours playing with threads.

Loved your new palette builder. Thanks for sharing. :)

Seeing Each Day said...

I really like the mood of the photo of the trees in your church's yard. Hoping your week got off to a good start - having difficulty with here, no phone or internet connection for the last 48 hours, it appears the rain has affected a major phone line in the area, do I just have to quickly upload onto my blog when I get to a place that 'works', typing now while waiting to pick up miss r from jazz.

Sarah Carletti said...

Thank you for linking up to macro Monday! A palette builder sounds great! The color combos in your shots are wonderful!

Jenn @ A Quarter Inch from the Edge said...

Love the palettes you created! Thanks for linking up!

Yvonne @ Quilting Jetgirl said...

Oh, I really like the first (cross-stitch) and last palettes. Lovely!

Linda said...

Love the greens/yellows combo. Very nice!

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