Thursday, 16 May 2013

Pin Hop June 2013

Hi All,

So this month there will be an exciting event in the world of surface pattern design! The Pin Hop.

The 4 Themes:  
Urban metropolis: Urban, Industrial  Landscape / Mapping / Contour Lines / Mixed Drawn Imagery
Optical day: Bauhaus  / 1920′s 1960′s 1970′s Mixed/ Chevron and Striped/Paisley/Grids/Optical illusions
Historical adornment:Victoriana / Devore Velvets / Scroll Work / Rococo
Midnight garden: Over-sized Flower Heads /Inky colors/Watercolour Backgrounds / Bleeding / Flooded Ink

I have chosen Midnight garden and this is my moodboard I have created for it. 

How it works is that on the weekend of the 15th June me and many other talented designers will pin our main design on the Find New Designers Pin Hop Board  from our individual boards you can click on the design we have created and this will then connect you to our blogs where you can see the rest of designs we have made to compliment the main one. This will be a very fun event to participate in and I cannot wait to see what everyone comes up with. 

I hope to see you on here this weekeend!

New bits and bobs

Hi all, I have been quietly busy since my last post entering and few competitions and exploring different techniques. Lately I have want to broaden my portfolio and demonstrate how adaptable my design handwriting can be. So I have been playing around with water colours and creating designs which would not necessarily associate with my typical style.

Kleenex Competition

I entered the Kleenex Competition and followed the brief inspired by Ikat designs. I really enjoyed creating this design and event though I did not get shortlisted into the top 10, I am really happy with the pattern I created.

Watercolours and Butterflies

As I have mentioned I have been exploring different methods and processes here is one of the designs I have been playing around with textures and watercolours. 

My next post will be about the forthcoming PIN HOP which I am participating in with many other fantastic designers as part of the 'find new designers' group! at the end of May. You can see everyones pins of their own work so far on pinterest here

Chloe x