Monday, February 20, 2012

color me weekly: new leaves

Every year I look for the leaves to appear on my little elm tree. Since I've been doing project life, the arrival of its leaf buds has been my picture of the day. The past two years this happened in early March so I was surprised when I looked out the window and saw green on my tree in mid February. It has been a strangely warm winter so I guess this is the result.


I'm joining in Rosie's color palette linky today. Sometimes when I make one of these color collages, there's a surprise. Who would have thought these clouds weren't white?


 No surprises here... just some lovely shades of green along with the soft colors of the bark.


While I was getting my close ups of the new leaves, I found this tiny little guy on a branch. I thought the colors in this image were a little blah until I sampled them and found these beautiful shades of red and green and grey.


If you would like to make your own color palettes, you can download templates from the coffeeshop blog here. Just scroll down to the bottom of the post to find the download link. Even if you don't have a color palette to link up today, be sure and check out Rosie's blog. She's sharing links to some wonderful free textures and actions today.

26 comments:

  1. These palettes looks great, I have to make some one day as soon as I get the time! :-)

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  2. Wow! So cool! Who knew the clouds weren't white!

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  3. Beautiful! I love all the colours that I never would have noticed in the first photo!

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  4. Love all the color palettes! Great shots! Happy Monday xxx

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  5. Oh these colour palettes are such a lovely idea. Mother Nature has played with us this year giving us the cold weather and you the mild winter!

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  6. I really like your last color pallet! It isn't often you see black in them.

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  7. Beautiful shots. I still need to do this. Maybe when we finally get some new leaves. None here yet.

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  8. Really beautiful! all of them are so crisp and clean !!!! :D love the bottom one! GORGEOUS!

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  9. awesome photos and palettes...all of it. very inspiring!

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  10. I love the color palettes and seeing what colors go with what that nature combines! I am jealous that y'all have leaf buds already!

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  11. aw, deb, your photos are always worth the look!

    i love every singe one. it's really hard to pick a favourite.

    happy week!

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  12. Sometimes the palettes are actually prettier than the photos I get them from. Such a surprise that white is hardly ever white :-)

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  13. those are so cool. love the feel of looking at paint chips. :)

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  14. ............ stunning Deb! Who would have thought there were all those pretty shades in a branch and he's such a cute wee guy crawling along it too. Your green leaves are quite interesting as there's a darker ribbed edging around them. Yip your post shouts "Spring" to me.

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  15. Beautiful! I especially like the cute little bug in the last shot!

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  16. great shots.. and loving that little bug!

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  17. Very pretty! Great greens in the second, and love the tiny red spot in the third. It really stands out!

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  18. I absolutely love the contrast between the gray and the black of the bug. Great photo!

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  19. Wonderful shots, Deb! The colours in the second shot are lovely. And I agree with Ross, the contrast of the lady bug's black & red with the gray bark is wonderful.

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  20. Beautiful buds. And you know I love bugs. :) Thank you so much for the links. I will be heading over.

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  21. These photos are so fresh and beautiful! And I love the colors! I can't wait for spring!

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  22. Love them Deb...Spring is not going to Spring here for a while I fear!

    Tiffany

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  23. I love these...great color choices in all of them. It makes me eager for spring!!!

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