19 August 2015



Does the colour wheel 

have you stumped? 

Do you choose:
  •  Primary colours, which cannot be made from mixing other colours,
  • or Secondary colours made by mixing two primary colours,
  • or Tertiary colours made by mixing one primary colour with an adjacent secondary colour,
  • or Triad colours made by colours equally spaced from each other on the colour wheel,
  • or Tetrad colours made using a combination of four colours which are 2 sets of complements,
  • and then there are tints, tones and shades to choose from...aaahhhh!


Do you just 
Forget about the colour wheel and just have fun mixing your own colour palette?
Inspiration is all around you. All you need to do is pick up your camera, take some close-up pics and then use those image colours to create your own colour palette of not more than 6 colours.  Take photos of nature,  just like Jessica from Design Seeds does.  Jessica has hundreds of palettes for any and all your projects, which she gladly shares for free.
These are just a few of my favourite colour palettes from Design Seeds, which I can't wait to go and incorporate into some mixed media.

Naturally, as I am a little obsessed by colour palettes, you can find additional colour palettes, which I love, on my Pinterest

12 August 2015


Washi 和紙  is derived from "wa" meaning Japanese and 'shi" meaning paper. Washi (Paper) is an old tradition in Japan of producing uniquely specialised papers obtained from wood-pulp from the mitsumata shrub, gampi tree or mulberry bark. Washi Tape is, however, typically made using the natural fibres from bamboo, rice, wheat and hemp. 

Not only will your projects (scrapbooking, gift-wrapping, card-making, decorations, ornaments, etc.) be transformed to the next level of awesomeness, this delicate tape can be utilised in everyday items as well. You can give your home, work and personal items a unique feel with your own supply of Washi tapes.  This versatile craft tape is acid-free, slightly transparent and has an array of designs, patterns and colours to choose from, which can be written on, torn, removed and re-positioned (not as sticky as traditional sellotape). You will find that Washi tape will become your next must have stock item in your craft room whatever type of creative you are.

My supply of Washi Tape all mixed-up in this basket to them being organised in this foil/aluminum recycled box.

Washi Tape transformed a very plain glass candle holder to a very pretty glass candle holder.

An orchid in a glass vase was easily made more attractive with Washi Tape.

This boring tin was up-cycled and given a new lease on life with Washi Tape.

Are your stationery supplies looking drab? Make them look fab with....you guessed it...Washi Tape.

Washi Tape your Scrapbook pages to give them a fun element.

Frame Washi Tape on your walls and cupboards.  Washi Tape now also comes as Blackboard Tape which can written with a Chalkboard Pen.

The possibilities are endless, but just incase you need more inspirational Washi Tape ideas: https://www.pinterest.com/Creativity2Art/creativity/