Pink, Green + Purple

June 21, 2010

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!

Pink, Green + Purple

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.

Pink, Green + Purple

Pink, Green + Purple

Pink, Green + Purple

Pink, Green + Purple

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.

Pink, Green + Purple

Pink, Green + Purple

Pink, Green + Purple

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.

Pink, Green + Purple

Pink, Green + Purple

Pink, Green + Purple

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)


  • Reply Ludmila {} June 21, 2010 at 4:31 am

    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

  • Reply amarshall June 21, 2010 at 4:34 am

    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

  • Reply Alison @ The Knotty Bride June 21, 2010 at 4:34 am

    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. :)

  • Reply ishtar June 21, 2010 at 4:38 am

    Beautiful Leslie! Thank you Holly! for this wonderful inspiring photos! great for starting the week!!!

  • Reply BohèmeCircus June 21, 2010 at 4:39 am

    I like this june edition, the fresh green with beautiful hues of pink. These colors make me happy : )

  • Reply sylvie of silver lining June 21, 2010 at 5:01 am

    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

  • Reply Bicocacolors June 21, 2010 at 5:05 am

    really, really, really love the tones on this!!!

  • Reply Will June 21, 2010 at 5:14 am

    Beautiful – love the colourways and the paper clippings used.

  • Reply Suze June 21, 2010 at 5:20 am

    Oooh, Color Me Pretty: one of my favorite columns EVER! Beautiful images and I love the background informations you add…

  • Reply Tina June 21, 2010 at 5:26 am

    Yummy colors, great vitamine kick for the beginning of the week! :-)

  • Reply maaria June 21, 2010 at 5:39 am

    Oh, how these colors refresh my mind – in between all these rain days ;-)

  • Reply shannon fricke June 21, 2010 at 5:39 am

    So so gorgeous. absolutely love those pics!

  • Reply tiina { sparkling ink } June 21, 2010 at 5:40 am

    Gorgeous, as always! I love the combination of green and pink. Lovely photographs! I’m inspired to make a flower bouquet tonight:)

  • Reply Polly June 21, 2010 at 6:04 am

    Love these posts! the doily and that green bird really stood out beautifully in those images. Ahh I love that shade of green xxx

  • Reply Viv June 21, 2010 at 6:09 am

    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.

  • Reply The Design Dish June 21, 2010 at 6:33 am

    I just love everything! You are very talented! Love the color scheme too!
    The Design Dish

  • Reply Thea S June 21, 2010 at 6:38 am

    HI Leslie, your posts always make me smile. This is one of the best ones yet – I LOVE these colours!

  • Reply Stacey N. June 21, 2010 at 7:19 am

    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. :)

  • Reply Andreia June 21, 2010 at 7:22 am

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

  • Reply Brianna June 21, 2010 at 7:33 am

    ahhhh breath-takingly GORGEOUS


  • Reply a pocket full of posies June 21, 2010 at 8:19 am

    simply divine!! a delightful treat on this first day of summer!

  • Reply Vicki June 21, 2010 at 8:35 am

    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.

  • Reply Claudia June 21, 2010 at 9:53 am

    I LOVE all the pretty flowers!

  • Reply Caitlin June 21, 2010 at 10:25 am

    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!

  • Reply Verity June 21, 2010 at 10:34 am

    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!

  • Reply Tanya June 21, 2010 at 11:18 am

    I love all the pinks!

  • Reply sideoats + scribbles (Lisa) June 21, 2010 at 11:38 am

    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.

  • Reply sharon June 21, 2010 at 12:45 pm

    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.

  • Reply Rebecca June 21, 2010 at 1:15 pm

    I LOVE these colors together. They are all just so fresh and fabulous!

  • Reply Flavia June 21, 2010 at 1:48 pm

    Beautiful as always, Leslie! What a fun summery palette!

  • Reply Melissa de la Fuente June 21, 2010 at 2:44 pm

    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!

  • Reply carolyn June 21, 2010 at 2:53 pm

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

  • Reply Sarah June 21, 2010 at 6:25 pm

    Leslie – as usual gorgeous color combinations and dreamy pictures! lovely! thank you!

  • Reply Melissa June 21, 2010 at 7:23 pm

    Gorgeous! Love the juicy, fresh colors you’ve chosen. The roses are breathtakingly beautiful and I love your daughter’s collages!!

  • Reply design June 21, 2010 at 8:19 pm

    Cute girlie colors! Yum

  • Reply Hayley Blease June 22, 2010 at 5:38 am

    beautiful. the flowers are lovely! I love what your daughter did….so nice when you involve them in your projects.

  • Reply ThiliBlooms June 22, 2010 at 7:18 am

    Bright, fresh and screams summer! Very pretty as always! I love this one, so happy :)

  • Reply Claire June 22, 2010 at 9:48 am

    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!

  • Reply Bunnie Antonelli June 23, 2010 at 11:25 am

    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! :)

  • Reply Shanon June 23, 2010 at 3:01 pm

    This Color My Pretty is juicy like summer! =)

  • Reply Julie Cove June 24, 2010 at 12:50 am

    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!

  • Reply Tara Melissa June 24, 2010 at 10:24 am

    I always look forward to your Color Me Pretty posts – I have a few of them attached to my vision board!

  • Reply In Honor of Design June 25, 2010 at 7:40 am

    Absolutely gorgeous color scheme. Fantastic job. So inspiring!
    :) Anna

  • Reply Holly of So Chic Decor June 25, 2010 at 2:11 pm

    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!!

  • Reply Holly of So Chic Decor June 25, 2010 at 2:17 pm

    These colors are wonderful! The pink and purple look great together and the green really makes everything “pop!” Very inspiring!

  • Reply Heather June 25, 2010 at 7:49 pm

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

  • Reply chrstina kenney July 5, 2010 at 3:33 am

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

  • Reply Tereza January 17, 2011 at 1:51 am

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

  • Reply Annette March 10, 2011 at 5:44 am

    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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