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Hello Friends, it is Leslie here with another Color Me Pretty series – the June edition. This time around I played with fruity pinks and purples along with a little chartreuse. Since summer is here for some of us why not liven things up!

Color Me Pretty

In this collection I attached some goodies to a manila folder inspired by Holly’s post here. The cute card of the girl’s head is by Fifi Mandirac who has a fun and color inspiring line. You can also check out more about her in this post with glimpses of her home in Paris. The other pretty floral card is by Elum Designs.

My daughter and I have been mailing out lots of collage work to her grandma’s and aunties lately. It is a fun project for her and keeps her busy while Mommy is trying to work. We use semi-transparent glassine envelopes so that her artwork shows through and then we continue collage on the exterior of the envelope. The little works of love have the potential to bring a smile or at least a glance of interest to those who see them along the way to their final destinations. She loves going to the post office or finding a mailbox to drop her treasures into and I love witnessing her process.

I am still obsessed with roses after my visit to Rose Story Farm last month. All the fragrant varieties are available right now at the flower markets and I have a hard time resisting! In the bouquets some of the roses are David Austen’s Phoebe rose which has a strong sweet scent and Yves Piaget, which also smells divine. Both would work well for a special occasion bouquet.

I hope you have enjoyed this series today, a fresh way to kick off a Monday morning! I look forward to seeing you back here with a few more posts tomorrow and Wednesday while Holly is working on her project. Until then, take care. – Leslie

(images: leslie shewring)

Posted by decor8 in Color Inspiration, Color Me Pretty on June 21, 2010

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  1. Ludmila {} commented
    June 21st, 2010 at 4:31am

    So bright and joyful colors, they make me absolutely happy! Love how the pink and purple look when combined with chartreuse, they make up a pretty contrast! thanks, Leslie! xo
    Ludmila {}´s last blog post ..Style boards

  2. amarshall commented
    June 21st, 2010 at 4:34am

    Ohhhhhh! I am in heaven looking at all the beautiful images in these wonderful colors. Another great edition of Color Me Pretty! Thanks for the inspiration. =D

  3. Alison @ The Knotty Bride commented
    June 21st, 2010 at 4:34am

    Leslie! Again with the gorgeousness! You are relentless with your talent. I adore this; thank you so much for the purple love going on here – makes my week. :)

  4. ishtar commented
    June 21st, 2010 at 4:38am

    Beautiful Leslie! Thank you Holly! for this wonderful inspiring photos! great for starting the week!!!
    ishtar´s last blog post ..Inspiration Monday

  5. BohèmeCircus commented
    June 21st, 2010 at 4:39am

    I like this june edition, the fresh green with beautiful hues of pink. These colors make me happy : )
    BohèmeCircus´s last blog post ..Confettis fleuris

  6. sylvie of silver lining commented
    June 21st, 2010 at 5:01am

    i adore the unexpected splash of chartreuse in this sweet summer arrangement. hooray for summer!

    thank you for kicking off the week in style :)

    sylvie of silver lining
    sylvie of silver lining´s last blog post ..the jet set – camp comfort

  7. Bicocacolors commented
    June 21st, 2010 at 5:05am

    really, really, really love the tones on this!!!
    Bicocacolors´s last blog post ..celeste y fucsia

  8. Will commented
    June 21st, 2010 at 5:14am

    Beautiful – love the colourways and the paper clippings used.
    Will´s last blog post ..{10 Things I Learned This Weekend…}

  9. Suze commented
    June 21st, 2010 at 5:20am

    Oooh, Color Me Pretty: one of my favorite columns EVER! Beautiful images and I love the background informations you add…
    Suze´s last blog post ..Beautiful and undiscovered: Darlington Ave – Initial Totes

  10. Tina commented
    June 21st, 2010 at 5:26am

    Yummy colors, great vitamine kick for the beginning of the week! :-)
    Tina´s last blog post ..Ouch, fingers hurting..!

  11. maaria commented
    June 21st, 2010 at 5:39am

    Oh, how these colors refresh my mind – in between all these rain days ;-)
    maaria´s last blog post ..Kleine Freuden

  12. shannon fricke commented
    June 21st, 2010 at 5:39am

    So so gorgeous. absolutely love those pics!

  13. tiina { sparkling ink } commented
    June 21st, 2010 at 5:40am

    Gorgeous, as always! I love the combination of green and pink. Lovely photographs! I’m inspired to make a flower bouquet tonight:)
    tiina { sparkling ink }´s last blog post ..{ simple father’s day barbecue }

  14. Polly commented
    June 21st, 2010 at 6:04am

    Love these posts! the doily and that green bird really stood out beautifully in those images. Ahh I love that shade of green xxx
    Polly´s last blog post ..Giveaway winner!

  15. Viv commented
    June 21st, 2010 at 6:09am

    I really love this colour palette Leslie. Thank you SO MUCH for the inspiration. I love the collage idea you do with your daughter. So sweet.
    Viv´s last blog post ..Juju hats

  16. The Design Dish commented
    June 21st, 2010 at 6:33am

    I just love everything! You are very talented! Love the color scheme too!
    The Design Dish
    The Design Dish´s last blog post ..Jenna’s Picks

  17. Thea S commented
    June 21st, 2010 at 6:38am

    HI Leslie, your posts always make me smile. This is one of the best ones yet – I LOVE these colours!
    Thea S´s last blog post ..New Natural Linens!

  18. Stacey N. commented
    June 21st, 2010 at 7:19am

    The color combination is amazing! Some of my favorites. The flowers are absolutely beautiful. I like your idea of having your daughter make a collaage while you work. I have to try that one with my little one. :)
    Stacey N.´s last blog post ..Cupcake Contest – Vote For Total City Girl!!

  19. Andreia commented
    June 21st, 2010 at 7:22am

    I enjoyed the fresh look of colors and flowers. A good kick off of a monday morning and a new summer.

  20. Brianna commented
    June 21st, 2010 at 7:33am

    ahhhh breath-takingly GORGEOUS


  21. a pocket full of posies commented
    June 21st, 2010 at 8:19am

    simply divine!! a delightful treat on this first day of summer!
    a pocket full of posies´s last blog post ..won’t you please join me?

  22. Vicki commented
    June 21st, 2010 at 8:35am

    Beautiful, as always. I love what you do. I was in the winter BYW class. You are an inspiration.
    Holly, not to slight you. You continue to amaze me.
    Vicki´s last blog post ..My Style In a Picture

  23. Claudia commented
    June 21st, 2010 at 9:53am

    I LOVE all the pretty flowers!
    Claudia´s last blog post ..Seven years ago . . .

  24. Caitlin commented
    June 21st, 2010 at 10:25am

    This is beautiful! The colours are so fresh and pretty together. My favourite is the first image- with the little girl, and the little green bird- so bright and colourful!
    Caitlin´s last blog post ..Summer Uniform: Shoes

  25. Verity commented
    June 21st, 2010 at 10:34am

    I looove these colour combinations! I was so happy to see this post this morning – as I was just about to post on my blog about some blankets made by my dear mother in law – we picked the colours out together and I was so happy to see that one of them is a similar mix to some of your gorgeous photographs! Yay!
    Verity´s last blog post ..Making Mondays: Made with love

  26. Tanya commented
    June 21st, 2010 at 11:18am

    I love all the pinks!
    Tanya´s last blog post ..Drink a Bottle of Sake

  27. sideoats + scribbles (Lisa) commented
    June 21st, 2010 at 11:38am

    Oh wow Leslie! This is jaw droppingly yummy! Yum.

    AND! Did you hear me thinking about you? I ordered some glassine envelopes last week! Can’t wait for them to arrive.

  28. sharon commented
    June 21st, 2010 at 12:45pm

    The colors you’ve paired are so gorgeous and fresh! Don’t you love David Austin roses? And are those rose geranium leaves mixed in? Yum! Thanks for sharing your photos.
    sharon´s last blog post ..First Day of Summer!

  29. Rebecca commented
    June 21st, 2010 at 1:15pm

    I LOVE these colors together. They are all just so fresh and fabulous!
    Rebecca´s last blog post ..RockABetty Beauty Eye Shadow Trio Giveaway

  30. Flavia commented
    June 21st, 2010 at 1:48pm

    Beautiful as always, Leslie! What a fun summery palette!
    Flavia´s last blog post ..Inspired by Color Splash Miami

  31. Melissa de la Fuente commented
    June 21st, 2010 at 2:44pm

    Amazing! I do love this color combo SO much lovely Leslie! I had forgotten how much I love those greens and purples together… those stacks of fabric and your gorgeous arrangement…I just love it all! You have done it again hun and I adore it!
    Melissa de la Fuente´s last blog post ..Monday: Inspired by gold curves

  32. carolyn commented
    June 21st, 2010 at 2:53pm

    wow, those flowers are gorgeous! it’s like a rose and a peony had a perfect flower baby.

  33. Sarah commented
    June 21st, 2010 at 6:25pm

    Leslie – as usual gorgeous color combinations and dreamy pictures! lovely! thank you!
    Sarah´s last blog post ..Veranda with a View…

  34. Melissa commented
    June 21st, 2010 at 7:23pm

    Gorgeous! Love the juicy, fresh colors you’ve chosen. The roses are breathtakingly beautiful and I love your daughter’s collages!!
    Melissa´s last blog post ..Thanks for Everything

  35. design commented
    June 21st, 2010 at 8:19pm

    Cute girlie colors! Yum
    design´s last blog post ..Leah M Burns Interior Design

  36. Hayley Blease commented
    June 22nd, 2010 at 5:38am

    beautiful. the flowers are lovely! I love what your daughter did….so nice when you involve them in your projects.
    Hayley Blease´s last blog post ..ada ada :: little pinwheel

  37. ThiliBlooms commented
    June 22nd, 2010 at 7:18am

    Bright, fresh and screams summer! Very pretty as always! I love this one, so happy :)
    ThiliBlooms´s last blog post ..Watermelon Bracelet

  38. Claire commented
    June 22nd, 2010 at 9:48am

    These colors are fantastic! I love the stationary especially – I would love to get a letter like that. It would definitely brighten up my day!

  39. Bunnie Antonelli commented
    June 23rd, 2010 at 11:25am

    What a Lovely, “Makes me Smile” site! I’m inspired by the color schemes and all things I love…. flowers, creativity, imagination, amazing fabrics, etc. I’m sold…. I want in! :)

  40. Shanon commented
    June 23rd, 2010 at 3:01pm

    This Color My Pretty is juicy like summer! =)
    Shanon´s last blog post ..Washing Diamonds

  41. Julie Cove commented
    June 24th, 2010 at 12:50am

    Ooooh the scented geraniums with those dreamy roses is just divine! Makes me want to start a rose garden in just those shades! I just adore milk glass and have been collecting it for some time- it is so fresh paired with flowers. You’ve done it again Les, utterly gorgeous!
    Julie Cove´s last blog post ..Fresh Tomato & Avocado Toast- Whole, Real and Local Food in Season

  42. Tara Melissa commented
    June 24th, 2010 at 10:24am

    I always look forward to your Color Me Pretty posts – I have a few of them attached to my vision board!
    Tara Melissa´s last blog post ..Music Video – Kelis: 4th of July (Fireworks)

  43. In Honor of Design commented
    June 25th, 2010 at 7:40am

    Absolutely gorgeous color scheme. Fantastic job. So inspiring!
    :) Anna
    In Honor of Design´s last blog post ..If I could I would….dress my little man in Crewcuts.

  44. Holly of So Chic Decor commented
    June 25th, 2010 at 2:11pm

    I absolutley love these colors! The pink and purple look perfect together and the green really makes everything “pop.” The pictures are so inspiring and they make me really want to create some projects with these colors….Beautiful!!

  45. Holly of So Chic Decor commented
    June 25th, 2010 at 2:17pm

    These colors are wonderful! The pink and purple look great together and the green really makes everything “pop!” Very inspiring!
    Holly of So Chic Decor´s last blog post ..Sister Butterfly–Fabulously CUTE jewelry boxes

  46. Heather commented
    June 25th, 2010 at 7:49pm

    I am just blown away Leslie. You photos are amazing. You are one talented lady. Fabulous color combos. :)

  47. chrstina kenney commented
    July 5th, 2010 at 3:33am

    Hi..can you put me on your the colors. and thedelicate beauty. Christina

  48. Tereza commented
    January 17th, 2011 at 1:51am

    I just love all these colors, they make me think of the coming spring!

  49. Annette commented
    March 10th, 2011 at 5:44am

    It is so pretty! I love the pictures, my favourite colors are pink and purple.. those colors make me feel me :D

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