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Thinking of Christmas

On 06, Apr 2013 | No Comments | In My Pattern and Print | By patternandco

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Still no real sign of spring, just grey, sleet and cold so just in case we skip summer altogether I am jumping ahead to winter robins for 365 Patterns design Challenge* – come join me on  instagram (patternandco) for lots more patterns! (some are even inspired by spring!!!)

*The 365 patterns a day creative design challenge is a collaborative event with lots of designers, to see the collection of patterns and for more details drop by the caravan blog.

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A-Z of Flowers D is for……

On 24, Mar 2013 | 2 Comments | In A-Z of Flowers | By patternandco

Dandelions!  I love them for their yellow cheerfulness, simple but bright and then the change into  feathery, light and delicate, blow in the wind flowers……stunning!

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The A-Z of Flowers Project is a no pressure, design project – doddle a flower pattern every day or paint one every week, if you need a bit of inspiration or when the moment takes you go with it! Please feel free to join in – patterns, art, prints, mixed media – any type of art and design that you love …… just start with the letter A!

If you do join in be sure to let me know by posting to Patternandco’s Facebook Page and  tag things with #atozofflowers then we can check out each others designs and share the floral goodness!

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A-Z of Flowers C is for……

On 17, Mar 2013 | No Comments | In A-Z of Flowers | By patternandco

chrysanthum!! My grandad used to grow these in all sorts of shapes and sizes for my nan :)

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The A-Z of Flowers Project is a no pressure, design project – doddle a flower pattern every day or paint one every week, if you need a bit of inspiration or when the moment takes you go with it! Please feel free to join in – patterns, art, prints, mixed media – any type of art and design that you love …… just start with the letter A!

If you do join in be sure to let me know by posting to Patternandco’s Facebook Page and  tag things with #atozofflowers then we can check out each others designs and share the floral goodness!

 

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A-Z of Flowers B is for……

On 15, Mar 2013 | No Comments | In A-Z of Flowers | By patternandco

Bachelor’s Button (or Cornflower.)  A pretty flower, I remember drying them as a child , along with lavender!

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Screenshot from illustrator.

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I had real fun working on these but the best part is hopefully one or two of the designs are destined for a specific company,  just waiting to get the official nod :)

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The A-Z of Flowers Project is a no pressure, design project – doddle a flower pattern every day or paint one every week, if you need a bit of inspiration or when the moment takes you go with it! Please feel free to join in – patterns, art, prints, mixed media – any type of art and design that you love …… just start with the letter A!

If you do join in be sure to let me know by posting to Patternandco’s Facebook Page and  tag things with #atozofflowers then we can check out each others designs and share the floral goodness!

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Summer Fun (#365patterns) Pattern 11

On 06, Mar 2013 | No Comments | In Etsy Love | By patternandco

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Just finished a collection of summer patterns and this one was kinda left on it’s own.  That couldn’t happen so I have added it to the 365 Patterns design Challenge* on instagram, please join me over there (patternandco)

*The 365 patterns a day creative design challenge is a collaborative event with lots of designers, to see the collection of patterns and for more details drop by the caravan blog.

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Cake party (#365patterns) Pattern 10 Cupcakes

On 04, Mar 2013 | No Comments | In My Pattern and Print | By patternandco

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Yesterday was my birthday!  Yay and with the yummiest cupcakes as a birthday treat and a big bunch of flowers I was a happy girl. Even the sun managed to come out to say “greetings” for a while.

Inspired by my full tummy I doodled a few cakes…..almost good enough to eat!

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I also adore my tea towel of which I can add to my ever  growing collection!

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Added both patterns to the 365 Patterns design Challenge* on instagram, please join me over there (patternandco)

*The 365 patterns a day creative design challenge is a collaborative event with lots of designers, to see the collection of patterns and for more details drop by the caravan blog.

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Spring Flirt (#365patterns) Pattern 7

On 25, Feb 2013 | No Comments | In My Pattern and Print | By patternandco

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Spring flirt is such a perfect title for today, I had hoped over the weekend that the snow and cold was making way for a little bit of spring.  I’d spied a few clumps of snowdrops huddled together and the buds on the trees looked liked they wanted just a little bit of sunshine and then……came Monday morning and a fresh blanket of snow!  Spring is being a tease!

SO I stayed in the studio and dreamed up my own spring start with snowdrops and winter aconites…..hopefully crocus will join them soon!

In the meantime these little beauties are available in the shop.

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Added  to the 365 Patterns design Challenge* on instagram, please join me over there (patternandco)

*The 365 patterns a day creative design challenge is a collaborative event with lots of designers, to see the collection of patterns and for more details drop by the caravan blog.

 

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Love is all around us (#365patterns) Pattern 5

On 22, Feb 2013 | No Comments | In Etsy Love | By patternandco

Pattern 5 is a mixed media, tissue paper, paint and texture mash up all within a repeat pattern.  (Easier to make than say lol)

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Added  to the 365 Patterns design Challenge* on instagram, please join me over there (patternandco)

Also available as a print!!

*The 365 patterns a day creative design challenge is a collaborative event with lots of designers, to see the collection of patterns and for more details drop by the caravan blog.

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Textures and Triangles in Photoshop (365patterns) Pattern 3

On 20, Feb 2013 | One Comment | In Etsy Love | By patternandco

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Went back to my roots for today’s pattern – Textured Triangles.  As a texture artist I have a vast collection of textures, images, paper and photos that I have created and use every day.  I have built up my own library over many years and I love experimenting and using them in my art to!

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Textured Triangles started out as a simple vector, simple shapes, simple pattern.

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I decided to work over in Photoshop as I have saved and scanned a huge collection of hand drawn line textures and handmade brushes which I wanted to use in this image.  Using one of my crisscross lines as a pattern fill starts the texturing process.

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Next a denim fabric overlay with a curves layer on top to lighten the overall effect!

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It’s starting to take shape.   Turning up the music……the work tends to flow and leads the way, in this case I wanted a more organic feel so I opened a new image and played around with less structured and different textured triangles.  (this is only going to be an overlay so it can be quite loose and imperfect)

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I made a couple of different patterns from the loose triangle images, duplicated the layers and flipped them over, adjusting the opacity and blending modes.  With a bit of tweaking and adjusting, I even added one of my tulip photos (layer 1) because I loved the soft colours that poked through………..
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…………..I finished a beautiful textured design.  What do you think?  Do you work with textures digitally or more hands on?

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Stitch me a flower (365patterns) Pattern 2

On 18, Feb 2013 | 2 Comments | In Etsy Love | By patternandco

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Inspired by a beautiful post over at 79 ideas called Orange Monday Such fresh colours and the prettiest flowers.

I couldn’t resist a blue version and have added them both to the 365 Patterns design Challenge* please join me over there (patternandco)

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*The 365 patterns a day creative design challenge is a collaborative event with lots of designers, to see the collection of patterns and for more details drop by the caravan blog.

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