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It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas

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Wandering around Munich with all the Christmas festivities starting has inspired some new papers with a vintage Christmas feel – instant download from our store now and get into the Christmas swing!

 

 

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Feeling foxy part 2 – scatter pattern

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A couple of days ago I posted my little adventures from “Foxwood” with a cluster pattern (not sure if that is the correct technical term but in the dictionary of Michelle it means taking a few motifs, grouping them together and then repeating that group.)

The pattern above is a scatter pattern, random placed motifs in no particular order but I usually try not to place two of the same motifs next to each other.  Work with whatever arrangement is pleasing to the eye and I have added a couple of co ordinates to complete the collection.

Do you always work with one type of repeating pattern? – I usually design random patterns as I find my style suits this but as you can see sometimes a pattern can be made many different ways! I’ll work on some other types of pattern and post the results!

In answering a question that came up the other day for those not confident in scatter/random patterns, start with a few floral motifs and rearrange and resize them to work together like my Painting a field of flowers design.

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Feeling foxy part 1 – cluster pattern

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A little fox doodle with leaping hares!

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Pillow Love

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Moving always gets me decorating and thinking of the accessories and extra touches, plus it’s Christmas round the corner and I am on the look out for presents!

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Little hand drawn robin red breast!

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Another one for the #365patterns a day challenge!  Venturing into new  textures and drawings today!  You can find more of my 365 patterns on instagram (patternandco)

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Christmas all wrapped up!

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New Christmas wrap!

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House moving

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Looking at flats and apartments is an interesting journey here in Germany! Retreated from the stress with a bit of drawing for the #365patterns a day challenge!  This is a collaborative event with lots of designers, to see the collection of patterns and for more details drop by the caravan blog and check out more of my patterns on instagram (patternandco)

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Painting a field of flowers

On 11, Oct 2013 | No Comments | In My Pattern and Print | By patternandco

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Sneek peek – For a new line of gift wrap and stationary.

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Horsey Horsey don’t you stop!

On 03, Oct 2013 | No Comments | In My Pattern and Print | By patternandco

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Horsey, Horsey don’t you stop. Just let your feet go clipity clop…..

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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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