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Colour Crush

Autumn sings the blues

On 11, Nov 2015 | No Comments | In Colour Crush | By patternandco

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Beautiful autumn hues in blues and oranges, add a pop of neon pink and what a happy autumnal colour palette to spark some new ideas.  Plus the fresh air always brightens up the day!

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Today in the studio

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Today the light filled the studio along with flowers, fabric swatches and fun times.

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The fabric is a sneak peek at a new line available at Modern Yardage…as soon as it is online I will shout it out! Love this colours! Yay!

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Never one to miss the action…..love baby cakes!

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Spring alternative colours

Spring is a little fickle at the moment, one day glorious sunshine and green leaves budding with blooms in full floweriness and the next day, cold and grey and soggy fallen petals.  So ever the optimist lets shout out SPRING with a new collection of patterns and colours inspired from a few blooms I have outside.

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Colour inspiration from the garden

On 01, Mar 2014 | No Comments | In Colour Crush | By patternandco

Happy 1st of march.  Spring is almost here and I am so loving all the flowers popping up and brightening my day.  The hyacinth and hydrangea are sitting on our balcony, filling the air with a beautiful scent and fab pops of colours – an alternative spring palette with electric blues and bright pinks!

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Inspired by……A Wooden Door

“Inspired by” a new series on the blog of images and ideas that I see on my daily wanders that inspire me to make patterns. Sometimes the pattern of brickwork can spark a design or the skeleton of a leaf that fell from a tree, a motif on iron railings, it maybe taken literally or develop into something very different.

Today’s pattern came from an old wooden front door,

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I love the way the diagonals intersect!

Below is my sketch, I added a few more lines to create more depth….

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…and then translated the pattern into illustrator to add colour and texture.

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Looks good on the final products.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Happy Sunday Colour Crush Pink, Peach and mellow yellow

On 04, Aug 2013 | No Comments | In Colour Crush | By patternandco

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Happy Sunday, a moment captured in the nursery corner, with the sun shining through, hanging pom poms of pink, peach and soft yellow……

……inspired a new collection of patterns – painterly roses.

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Printed cot sheets or paper lined drawers?  or maybe patterned pom poms 😀

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Funfair colour inspiration

On 26, May 2013 | No Comments | In Colour Crush | By patternandco

Old photos from a funfair trip sparked a whole new colour palette. Navy, soft orange and a muted aqua!  Adore the stripe too!

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Currently loving….Pops of yellow

On 18, May 2013 | No Comments | In Colour Crush | By patternandco

In-between house hunting, nursery planning, looking at new stuff for our “somewhere” home and designing, I find myself pinning a lot of images!  Pinterest has been a great tool for grabbing all my favourite finds and looks, it’s pretty much like a digital pin board for those that haven’t discovered it yet (beware it is additively good).  It is so easy to use and fantastic for bookmarking  ideas, gathering items into themes from cooking to wedding plans, floral prints and interior design styles!

Recently I dropped by studio alique the blog of illustrator and surface pattern designer Alik Arzoumanian and saw a sneak peek of one of her new designs for  a line of kids’ products, a fabulous aeroplanes and clouds design in yellow!!  I can’t tell you how much I love Alik designs and how much I love pops of yellow and how much I have been pinning this current obsession.

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Check out the full details and links over at my pinterest board “Pops of Yellow” and if you are already signed up to Pinterest and love colour, patterns and trends (who doesn’t?) you can follow all off my boards here. 

Staying with Pinterest I shall be taking part in a Pin Hop at the end of the month, the idea is to design around a theme – the one I am currently working on is midnight garden!  Sounds fun right?  For the other themes and a whole bunch of fantastic designers taking part drop by the Find New Designers board!

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Colour Notes and inspiration – Fresh Blooms

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I spy with my little eye lots of fresh greens and spring blooms – inspiration for a set of patterns and designs I am working n at the moment, not to mention it makes the studio look brighter!

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