Monday, 29 September 2008

Aqua Floral Repeat Pattern

Following on from my previous two posts here is another floral repeat pattern designed for use on stationery or giftwrap. Regular readers of my blog will recognise the motifs from my original blog header. The repeat design has been created from a collage artwork that I produced a while back, I really like the colours and textures of the papers used.

Again, I think these designs would work well as a double sided wrapping paper but could also be used for a giftwrap set with co-ordinating greetings card and gift tag.

Monday, 22 September 2008

Floral Repeat Pattern in Colour

Today I am posting the floral repeat pattern I created last week as a new colour version. I have refined the repeat pattern and am pleased with the results, I think the motifs flow nicely. I have also created a co-ordinating repeat design that is much more simple. I really like the idea of these patterns being used as a double sided wrapping paper.
I shall work some more on the co-ordinating design to get the spacing a bit more even and will then experiment with further colouways.

Monday, 15 September 2008

Floral Repeat Pattern

I am currently working on a floral collection and am experimenting with putting my designs in repeat. Much of my previous work, as with most embroidery designs, has been single motifs or illustrative scenes. I am therefore taking the opportunity to do some repeat work whilst familiarising myself with features of Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator that I have not made great use of so far.
Above is a sneak preview of one of my repeat designs. I shall refine it in Illustrator and then experiment with colourways. I am aiming to compile a collection of floral print designs with embroidered co-ordinates.

Monday, 8 September 2008

Children's Designs - Repeat Patterns

Today I have been experimenting with repeat patterns. I have been using motifs from two of my favourite designs - 'Fairy Cakes' and 'Patchwork Dogs'. I have manipulated the images and played about with placement creating repeats using Adobe Photoshop.

As previously mentioned on my blog, I really love the idea of my designs being used on stationery and giftwrap. These two repeat designs are my first step towards achieving this. I am pleased with the results yet eager to experiment more to perfect the designs and get to grips with quickly creating seamless repeat patterns on Photoshop using my embroidered motifs.

Monday, 1 September 2008

New Business Cards

My new business cards have arrived! My brother Michael was kind enough to take a whole new set of photographs of my work for me last weekend so I can use the images for promotional purposes.

I have had new business cards and postcards printed by Moo Limited ( and am really pleased with the result. Their website is really easy to use and enables you to use a different image for each card, my order was also processed and delivered within 3 days - very efficient!