Geisha Garden

Since my last post I have been busy with alot of new design work and projects. One of these was to design fabric inspired by a Japanese Garden for a Kimono for Spoonflower's new website Sprout Patterns. I designed a few different patterns in the process. This was my first design with these Cranes in flight. 

Japanese Garden Textile Design

Japanese Garden Textile Design

I then went on to illustrate and draw some more Japanese theme motifs such as shrines, cherry blossoms  and origami inspired patterns. I added these to a new design and also played around with several different colour variations before I settled with the final design - Geisha Garden.  

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And this is an example of what my Geisha Garden Textile Design would look like when used for a Kimono.

Gesiha Garden Textile Design as shown here on this Kimono

Gesiha Garden Textile Design as shown here on this Kimono

Field of Flowers Product Concepts

Here are a couple of product design concepts with my Top 100 Semi Finalist Textile Design for the 2015 Spoonflower Fabric 8 Competition. Field of Flowers is such a versatile design and looks fabulous on numerous products and surfaces especially fashion as shown here in this fabulous summer dress and funky high top sneekers!

 Art directors and manufacturers this design will be available for licensing with the rest of the collection very soon ! If you are interested please Contact me so we can discuss the details :)

Field of Flowers

I just want to share this image with you. I created some product mockups for a few home decor products using my Field of Flowers Textile Design that I entered into the Spoonflower Fabric 8 textile design competition for Moda fabrics. I hope you like the way my fabric design will look when it is made into some gorgeous soft furnishings, cushions and quilts. 

Fabric8 Textile Competition

I want to share with you my designs for the Spoonflower Fabric8 Textile Design Competition for Moda Fabrics

The theme for this years Fabric8 International Textile Design Competition was 'Botanical Sketchbook' . I love flowers and they are part of my design style and signature look. I have never entered a Spoonflower Design Competition but this theme was really inspiring so I decided to give it a try.

I designed several designs based on various flowers...from Crocus Bulbs, Daffodils, Peonies, Buttercups and Stewartia's. For weeks I hand drew illustrations and stylized sketches of these flowers in order to use for my designs. Then  I had to make a huge decision of which design to submit as you were only allowed one design. Such a hard decision as I loved them all.....Here are my four favourite designs.

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Not only did I have to choose one design but I also had to decide on which colour palette to submit. Should I go with the safer, pretty and soft colours of the light background or would I bold, retro colourway of the dark background? I chose to go for the bold, really 70's Retro look with the hand drawn stylised drawings of Peonies, Buttercups and the not so known Stewartia flower.

FIELD OF FLOWERS DESIGN

There were over 800 entries from designers all around the world and I am so pleased to announce that my design was selected as a semi-finalist and made it to the Top 100 Designs! 

I am so proud and excited to be a Semi Finalist in the 2015 Fabric 8 Textile Design Competition! 

The next step of the process is to select the Finalists!......Just 8 Deigns will go through to the final round! If you like my design I would really appreciate your support by clicking on the image below and Voting for my design :)

Just scroll until you see my design and select it and any other designs you like to Vote for them.

The final 8 designers will then showcase their whole Botanical Sketchbook Collection which will consist of 3 other coordinating designs.....I would love to make it to the Finals...Thanks for you support and help :)