Notes from the Sketch Book
Finished my handmade stitched postcard for The Great Big Stitched Postcard Swap and it’s now winging its way to Canada!
Below is my journey or discovery from idea to finished piece starting with the inspiration.
Say hello to You, me and Three, the little elephant family. Perfect nursery collection from bedding and co ordinating fabrics to printed keepsake cards and farmed art. Read more…
Photography and going out and about inspires me, from ideas, colours and patterns, to the first outlines of a workable design, all from one photo.
I often pick out colours around me, sometimes it’s on purpose, for example working on a mood board or new designs, I also do it without realising, whilst working on our latest designs the colours I selected as a base were the same colours as the two buildings outside my window where I sit and work. I only noticed when I had both images open in photoshop next to each other and glanced up to see the exact same combination outside!
The rusted railing was a photo I took whilst out walking last year, I loved the hues and the decay with the ferns fading underneath.
Colours of rust:
Putting it all together:
It’s quite simple at this stage but it’s a start of a pattern. Do you have a workflow? What inspires your designs?