Today’s plan with me post is a bit different. I am sharing with you my unicorn spread. There is a story behind this spread and it has to do with my colourblindness. There is also a giveaway. I will be giving away 5 unicorn sticker sheets. Details below.
First though, I want to give you some background information. I am partially colour blind. Being colourblind and seeing black and white is extremely rare. Most people are red/green colourblind and more rarely blue. That means that we cannot see red/green/blue (depending on the type of CB) and all the colours that are shades or made with these colours. So, I, for example, have difficulty with red and that makes it hard for me to see purple, pink, orange, brown etc. 1/12 men and 1/200 females are colourblind. According to colourblind awareness org., there is one student in every classroom.
So, what does that have to do with you or unicorns & planning Joanna?
Well, I ❤ decorative planning, but I never know if what I am using matches. When I get washi tape for example, I have no idea what colour it is. The cashier helps me. I label my pens, so I know what I am using OR I buy pens that have the name of the colour on them! That is something random that I cannot do. Colour coordinating is completely out of the question for me! You are so lucky, you get to appreciate what you make. You know what it looks like. I don’t. Yes, I appreciate it, yes I think it’s pretty, but I don’t really ‘see’ it.
And using colourful pens or stickers is just a small thing I cannot do. Think about your life, your colours.
So, why unicorns?
Many talk about unicorns as if they exist, but they don’t or do they? That’s quite like the way people treat us. We are talked about but no-one (well the majority) doesn’t ‘see’ us, just like unicorns <3. The funny thing is that when I say, ” Oh! I am colour blind” I have heard, as a response, ” Oh! You are like a unicorn” Hence, the unicorn spread idea. I have written so many posts about my struggles, and if you do have time, please check this one out because I am really trying to raise awareness and you will also get a clear idea of what I cannot do, and maybe even help out the next person who asks for help cause they cannot see colours. I am just trying to raise awareness, and I need your help lovelies.
Plan with me <3. Make your unicorn spread ❤ ❤
I covered my pages with two white sheets (yeah I know, I should have stuck them better). I used lace washi tape and pearl stickers. I think I am more of a functional, scrapbooking type of planner. I like white space cause too many colours confuse me. I wrote down my work schedule. My income this week ( I work for a company and teach English one to one). I wrote down some twitter chats I would like to take part in (cause I am a blogger) and I also wrote down some things I want to do on the weekend.
What did I use?
Unicorn stickers from Michelle and Patch.
Lace washi tape from my Crafty Nell (blue butterfly/pink flower)
Lace washi tape from Craft mum 80 (bigger pink washiwith flower)
This unicorn sticker
One of my favourite Etsy store owners, Michelle from Michelle and Patch, was actually designing a unicorn sticker when I told her that I wanted to make a spread and gave her all the details. She designed the unicorn and sent me 4 to giveaway to you guys (How kind? Thanks Michelle ❤ <3). I added one, so we have 5 unicorn sheets. In her listing she has added a small dedication to us cb people.
To enter all you need to do is leave a comment below about your favourite colour and what associations you make. Also, leave your twitter name or Instagram name or email, so I can contact you if you win. Help me ‘see’ through your eyes. I will choose the 5 comments I relate to the most. If your comment does not appear, do not worry. 1st time comments need moderation and I am in Greece, so there is a time difference.
This giveaway will be open until Thursday the 4th 12 PM CET. It is open internationally. There will be 5 winners. Each winner will recieve one sticker sheet. Stickers will be sent in regular post. Unfortunately, I cannot be held responsible for postal damage or loss.
Once again, many thanks to Michelle for this giveaway. Please do subscribe to my blog if you like planning and all things beautiful. It does help me out a lot (Look at the sidebar on ways to follow). Connect with me on Pinterest / Twitter/ Instagram. Don’t forget to ‘pin’ this post 🙂. Next week, I will be sharing a printable made for my readers by Gabis Planner prints, so stay tuned. Sharing is caring. Good luck ladies! Remember: comment and some sort of info as to how I can conact you if you win (No addresses!!!!)
Thanks for stopping by.
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