Passion for Pattern Blog Hop.

Welcome to my blog! If you’re joining us today for the Passion for Pattern bloghop, showcasing the work of over 50 international designers, you will have joined me from the wonderful blog of Jen Whitham of JLW Illustration. Jen is a fellow student on The Art and Business of Surface Pattern Design, her style is fun, colourful and exuberant and she’s no doubt shared some of her super designs with you already – and there are sure to be lots of them! After you’ve read my post, make sure you visit the next blog on the hop, Carrie Tasman of Tasman Studio. Carrie will have some more great designs to show you. If you’ve only just found the hop, pop over to the starting blog of Claire Smillie where you can get started and join in the fun!

Today I have a little freebie for you as well, but first I wanted to share some of the designs I’ve been creating recently as part of The Art and Business of Surface Pattern Design e-course which I’ve been studying. All of the designs below, and many more, are available either to license over a range of product applications, or to purchase outright on a per-product/range basis.

‘Square Dance’ Gift Wrap

A co-ordinating range of contemporary gift wrap designs in pastel colours.
The challenge in this project was to avoid my trademark florals! They have a retro/Art Deco feel that is part of my trademark style.

‘Little Wing’

Part of a range of designs featuring flying birds with inspirational hand-drawn type and co-ordinating surface patterns. This is just a small sample and is still in development. These designs would suit a wide range of applications, but most particularly greetings cards, stationery and accessories similar to those found in Paperchase. I’d love to see these on cards, gift wrap, bags, boxes, phone cases and much, much more and Paperchase is my all-time dream customer.

‘Snowflower’ Co-ordinates

Seasonal co-ordinates using abstract florals with a wintery themed colour scheme. Ideal for gift wrap, tags and greetings cards.

‘Lovely Petals’ Co-ordinates

Soft and feminine in subtle autumn colours for beautiful stationery.

‘Mocha Medallions’ co-ordinates

‘Retro Deco’ Co-ordinates

Part of a collection in two colour ways: Neon and Acid.
Designed for a brief to create a two colour plus black and white design for tea towels. These will also look fabulous on cushions and other soft furnishings and accessories.

All images © copyright 2012 Sarah Paris

Well that’s all from me. Now for the

Blog Hop Freebie!

Grab your freebie TODAY ONLY from the link below – to celebrate the Blog Hop I’m giving away one of my printable papers and a mini sheet of tags/icons in PDF format from the Floral Sonata collection, which was recently part of a popular cover gift with Scrapbook Magazine. Please note this is for personal use ONLY (no commercial use and please DO NOT give away the files. You may link to this blog post to share with others ONLY as long as you link to and acknowledge the original source). You can use these items for personal scrapbooking, cardmaking or as gift wrap, either on their own or as part of a design using elements from other sources. Use for charity causes is also allowed.  All I ask is, where tis product is used, you credit me and link to my site This download is available for today only during the blog hop after which the links below will be disabled. To download the files (Mac) ctrl+click on the link and select “save linked file as…”  or (PC) right click on link to save/download the file.

Sorry, the free giveaway has now expired.

Thanks for joining us today on the blog hop. Enjoy your freebies and then be sure to visit the next blog on the hop, Carrie Tasman of Tasman Studio!


19 thoughts on “Passion for Pattern Blog Hop.

  1. Oh Sarah! Little Wings = so damn cute! Mocha Medallions is also very nice, lovely colours and such intricate motifs! Don’t get me started on Paperchase i (heart) them BIG time….we don’t have one locally, so when I do get to one, I spend soooo long in there just soaking up all the gorgeousness of their designs. Thanks for the freebie too!


  2. Thanks everyone for joining the blog hop and taking the time to visit. I hope you’ve all enjoyed it – you’re such a talented group and I really appreciate all your comments. I hope we’ll be able to do it again sometime.

  3. Impressive work Sarah! I love your collections and products in your shop are all so professional! I have such a long way to go to make it out there commercially! Thanks for the lovely freebie too! 🙂

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