Tuesday, 31 August 2010

Color Palette Blog Walk ~ Travel Palettes

Today I'm joining in with the Color Palette blog Walk, and idea put together by Brandi of Brandi-Girl blog and Catie's Blue on Etsy. As you will know if you have read earlier posts, during August I have been taking Brandi's 'How to be a Color Rockstar' eClass, all about using colour in design, and as part of that I have been making lots of color palettes. This week Brandi is organising a color palette blog walk, with a different theme each day. I missed out on the 'Book' theme yesterday, but was determined to make up for it today with the Travel theme. Below I have included four palettes, derived from photos from around the world, two of my own and two taken by Trey Ratcliff of Stuck in Customs ~ one of my favourite places to go for an eye-candy fix!

The Gilded Cage - Harem, Topkapi Palace, Istanbul ~ by me

I took this when I went with a friend on a short break to Istanbul back in 2004. It was November, and very cold, but we had a great time. This is one of the rooms in the Sultan's Harem in the Topkapi Palace, where his son was kept practically a prisoner, to protect him from those who were plotting to do away with the Sultan's heir...

Blossom Trees - Rhonda, Southern Spain ~ by me

This photo was taken a couple of years ago, when we had a 'free' holiday to the Costa del Sol (for 'free' read ~ timeshare hard sell ;) Once we shook off the salesmen we managed to explore more of real Spain, including one day when we drove to Rhonda in the mountains.

Icelandic Horses - by Trey Ratcliff on Flickr

I chose this photo from Trey's Flickr photostream, because it reminds me of my own travel to Iceland. In 2001 I went on a riding holiday to Iceland ~ and it was such a fantastic week, and the Icelandic horses were so lovely ;)

Indian Temple - Trey Ratcliff on Flickr

And the final photo is not anywhere I have been ~ yet! But I want to go. My family lived in India back in the 1930s, and I really want to go and see the places they lived and the sites they saw (and visit the gem dealers too, of course ;)

If you haven't done so already, check out Brandi's blog, and follow the links to see other people's Travel Palettes from today ~ enjoy!


Brandi said...

Ali, ohmigosh, what amazing palettes!! Your photos are incredible - are you a professional and never said? :)

I just love the colors you've chosen. These are gorgeous.

Thanks for playing along! And you can totally still do the book theme - all the link widgets will be up till Sunday, USA time.

Ali P said...

LOL, thanks Brandi ~ definitely not a professional, but I'm getting to grips with Photoshop, can you tell? ;)

I'll do my best to post some more this week too, the palette-making is such fun :)

Copper Diem said...

Gorgeous photos! You've has some cool adventures! Love the palettes too!

Terriaw said...

What amazing travel you have done! I love the photos. The colors palettes you drew from these photos are just perfect. I especially love the colors that came out of the blossom trees! So soft and calming.

Yazmin @ A Pretty Rock said...

I'm in love with that final photo. No wonder you want to go visit! And the color palette you pulled from it is amazing. Great job!

Orion Designs said...

Awesome job! I'm loving following this series of blog posts!

swisssidejewelleryetc said...

Hi Ali,
I found all your posts about colour very interesting and you have some great photos. BTW, I thought you had stopped blogging as my reader somehow doesn't deliver your posts to me, although I'm following you...grrrr! I will take myself off the followers list and them re-follow to see if that works. Love the jewellery of this year too - have just caught up on all of that too.

Jo Jo said...

Make voyages. Attempt them. There's nothing else.
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