Monday, 17 December 2012

To the end of a great Module and Merry Christmas

Hello Sorry I have not posted in a while I have been very busy working and I am happy to say I am now a proud graduate of The Art and Business of Surface Pattern Design Module 2!  I cannot wait to start Module 3 in the new year! Whoop Whoop!. Alongside participating in the course I also have been working on tweaking my website which should be up and running in the new year. I will keep you posted as to when it is ready!

I have also entered the Tigerprint Christmas competition, these are the designs which I submitted:

This weekend just gone I went away to Krakow in Poland. It has been a long life ambition of mine go to Poland as I am half Polish and it was great to see my heritage. I went with my parents and my boyfriend and had an amazing time. Very inspiring. I have been a lot more aware of typography styles since completing module 2 of ABSPD course and found lots of different styles around Krakow. Here are some of my photo's from the trip.

Chandelier made for rock crystals in the salt mine. 

Beautiful Tiles in the entrance of our apartment 

Little pigeons trying to warm up by the air vents in the main square they made me chuckle.

Really loved how the snow enhanced the text

Merry Christmas everybody I hope you have a lovely time over the festive period and here's to a successful 2013 full of more designing and creativity!  

Chloe xxx

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Tiger Print Typography Competition

Along with all the designing I have been doing recently, I made sure I found the time to enter the Tiger Print Hand Drawn Typography competition too! Typography is something I have never really explored before but I really enjoyed working to this brief and it is something I will look to develop more within my designs.

Here are the Designs I entered into the competition. There were a lot of brilliant entries again so it will be a tough one again!

I love this saying and use it all the time, if I received this card in the post  it would make my day !

Living in Cornwall I wanted to Capture some of the Cornish Language in this card.

Well fingers crossed and I will find out the results later on this week!

Busy, busy, busy

I have been very inactive on my blog of recent times, but not due to anything other than lots of creative productivity. I decided recently that it would be beneficial to enrol on the Art and Business of Surface Patten Design course. It has been the best investment I have ever made. I have learnt so much from the first week alone and really enjoying the course and it's structure.

Here is some of the things I have been up to recently.
This gives an idea of design development and creating a colour way from one of my photos.

Creating a collection that all compliment each other.

Adding my designs to cooking mittens to see how they look on products.

 Stationary Brief .

Zelia Collection

Demonstrating how my designs look applied to products. They work well individually or  to compliment each other.

Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Happy Halloween !

As it is Halloween today I wanted to share my designs I entered into the Hallmark Creative Competition with a brief, you guessed it... based on Halloween.

Here are my entries.


Witches & Hats

Spiders from Mars

Trick or Treat

You can see mine and everyone else's entries via this link :

Happy Halloween to all!

Friday, 26 October 2012

Autumnal Inspiration

This week I have been putting together a collection of designs which are all inspired by the autumnal leaves and seed pods I have noticed while riding out around the country lanes and woods in my Parish.

I was a little indecisive as to what colourway to use as I wanted to keep my designs fresh and contemporary so I have used two different colourways. I have really enjoyed putting this little collection together and can see these designs being applied to a range of different products and surfaces 

Anyway here they are and please let me know what you think of them.

Leaves and Seeds
Leaves 1
Star Pod

Leaves 2

Poppy Seed Stripe

Leaves and Seeds Brights
Leaves 1  Brights
Star Pod Brights
Leaves 2 Brights
Poppy Seed Stripe Brights

 Chloe x

Thursday, 25 October 2012

Iphone Cases competition iconemesisloveillustration:

iconemesisloveillustration: Chloe Wood: Please follow the link and leave a comment on my designs, which if selected could be available to buy on I Phone cases. Fingers, Toes and everything else crossed!

Many Thanks

Chloe x

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Tiger Print Black & White Competition

I have been away from my blog over the last few days as my laptop needed to be repaired. In this time I received some exciting news that one of my designs got short listed to be one of the top 25 designs in the Tiger Print Black & White Competition. I am extremely proud to have been selected as there were so many entries and I feel like a winner in my own right for this. Congratulations to the winner and other runners up it was a tough competition and a lot of talented designers entered.

I gained the inspiration for this design when I was in Bolivia and Peru. There were so many textile pieces about with tribal patterns that when I returned and saw that tribal would be a big trend I had the perfect material to use for my design. I created it using a paintbrush upside down and ink. I created the patterns after looking at varied shapes and patterns which a common in tribal prints and combined them together.

Friday, 12 October 2012

Friday Florals

Hello. This week. I have been drawing lots and I have entered the Hallmark Halloween competition! I will upload the design I entered for this soon, once they have been judged and are on their gallery page. I have also started to create a few more floral designs for my portfolio, some are still working progress so please feel free to give me your feedback on them. 

I hope you  have a lovely weekend.


Thursday, 11 October 2012

Featured on Print and Pattern Blog!

I am so happy and proud that I have been featured on the Print & Pattern blog. It just goes to show that if you believe in yourself and  you are willing work hard to achieve your goal  it will pay off in the end. Please feel free to look at the full feature through the link below! 

On another note I am also working on more designs to post up soon, when I get a chance to finish them all!

Sunday, 7 October 2012

Weather Patterns

Lets be honest the weather this year has been pretty abysmal but on a positive note it has been the source of inspiration for my new set of designs! Lets hope this autumn and winter are not as wet as summer was!