My inspiration for this Colour Story came from a big bunch of bright pink tulips from the local Farmer's market, some pink baker's twine and a fabulous Lotta Jansdotter grey and white fabric.
Following my principal that anything that holds water can be used as vase - I have simply used a recycled tin to put the tulips in. I decorated the tin with some pink and grey washi tape. The tape is from Superlovely, it's called Kesshou, has an asterisk pattern and comes in both pink and grey.
The lovely fabric is called Bella - Pebbles in Warm Grey and is designed by the Swedish designer Lotta Jansdotter. She has has been in New York for many years but says she gets a lot of her inspiration from her Scandinavian background. Her designs are contemporary and quite minimal. And of course, I'm Swedish - so I love her designs!
I bought the fabric from my favourite local fabric store The Village Haberdashery. If you're in the area go and visit Annie's lovely shop In West Hampstead in North London. At the moment it's open Sat and Sun 11-5.
I tore off a piece of fabric and tied it in a big bow around a little already stretched canvas.
I get the canvases and the papier mâché letters from a local art supply store - they are cheep and fun to work with.
The lovely baker's twine is also from Superlovely. The twine in grey is called Oyster and the red and pink is called Peppermint.
The canvas and letter are painted in pink and grey and I simply wound the baker's twine around the two shapes.
The paints I use are from Farrow and Ball. The pink is called Cinder Rose and the greys are Calluna and Pavilion Gray.
I also decorated the larger two canvases with washi tape in diagonal stripes using a couple of different tapes.
I hope you enjoyed my little Colour Story.
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