Inspired Ink – Rustic Texture Meets Saturated Color

Several months ago, on the recommendation of Liene Stevens, I began following, Unruly Things.  Alyson, the author, gathers a variety of mindful inspirations drawing from all outlets, including photography, fashion and everyday life.   Recently she shared details regarding the opening of Saipua’s new shop in Red Hook, NY and shared these gorgeous images.


Lovely images by Mindy Best

What struck me most about the Saipua photos is the playful mix of contrasting details; rustic and refined, new and weathered, rough and smooth.  So I began with one of my newest design collections -Sculpted Blooms.


The blooms made from patterned handmade paper in shades of rich yellow and red contrast playfully with the muted aqua stamens.  Touches of gold and the texture of tree-free papers present that unexpected contrast I love so much!

So I’m curious – how are you using the idea of contrast in your planning?

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