Let’s Fly!

Hello! Today over 50 international surface pattern designers will be showcasing their styles in a truly global blog hop. Over the next 3 days we’ll be taking you on a trip around the world! You’ll probably have joined me from the blog of Miranda Mol Surface Pattern Design and Miranda’s no doubt already shared some of her gorgeous designs with you all the way from Den Bosch in the Netherlands. If you landed here from somewhere else, you can still follow the rest of the blog hop from here and continue on to the next blog on the journey which is listed towards the end of this post. Or you can start at the beginning HERE on the Pattern Addict blog.

All our designs today are on the theme of flying using Pantone’s Colour of the Year for 2013 which is emerald green as the main colour. I looked at a lot of colour palettes for my inspiration and eventually adapted some of  the colours of this palette from DESIGN SEEDS. I’ve been doodling butterflies in many different forms in my sketchbooks, so I used those as the main theme for my design to produce the mini “Flights of Fancy” range shown below. I was also inspired by the verdigris background to add some texture as I love the effect of layering and overlaying colours and textural effects in my designs. My design background is predominantly in stationery and publishing and I can envision this style working for a large  range of stationery and accessory products for stores like Paperchase, Waterstones or John Lewis. I love the idea of adding to this design using as many different butterfly and dragonfly variations as I can, arrayed on large wrapping paper sheets or on a range of greetings cards and I already have some other concepts incorporating inspirational typography on the flying theme. This is just a taster of the range to follow.

Now, be sure to visit the next blog on the hop, Jacqueline Auvigne Fine Art & Pattern. Jaqueline will have more beautiful designs to show you from Calgary, Canada.  Enjoy the rest of your global surface pattern blog hop today, have a wonderful time and thanks for visiting my blog!

Thanks to Rosie Martinez-Dekker of Believe Creative Studio for organising and curating the hop and also to Majo BV for all her work designing the logo for the hop buttons and flier.

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