Just for fun today I stayed with the Colour Gang's monochrome colour palette challenge. I designed my Birds & Blossoms pattern and added a coordinate first, in black and white, but then decided to try it out in blue too! Then I decided to try the blue one with a lighter background! Which one do you like best?? I also might move away from the monochrome palettes and just go wild with colour too! Contact me to inquire about licensing my pattern designs!
My new "Ratatouille" pattern is yet another design in the collection I'm working on showcasing my love affair with fresh veggies! Here it is with my "Sweet Pea" and "Fresh-Picked" pattern designs...go make a salad!
Having just returned from Japan, I thought I would join the new group, The Colour Gang, from Make It In Design. As a warmup, I just did their first creative challenge: recolour one of your existing designs using a given colour palette that you wouldn't usually use! I decided to recolour my "Sweet Pea" pattern design, which I created just before leaving for Japan. Here is the result: the original colours are on the left ("fresh", "soft", "spring-y"?), and the recoloured design is on the right ("mod", "retro", "funky"?). So interesting how colour can really change the look and feel of a design...will look forward to more creative challenges! Stay tuned for the results!
BTW: Let me know which colour palette (left or right) you like best and why! It would be helpful to know!
I always love how re-vising pattern designs with new on-trend colours really makes such a difference and gives a pattern collection new life! Here is my "Be My Valentine" Collection with gorgeous new soft colours. These designs are available to license! And one week today until Blueprint Show 1 starts in NYC, followed by Surtex on May 20-22! Looking forward to feasting my eyes at both shows! Please join me there if you can!
Here are some of my tropical patterns which I designed last year...now that I see them altogether I am seeing the start of a tropical-themed pattern collection! What do you think?! These will be included in my brand new online Lookbook which will be available at Nerida Hansen Print & Textiles in the near future. I'll let you know when it is online and then you can request access via Nerida's website!
I love how new colours change the feel of a surface pattern design collection! Here is my "How Does Your Garden Grow?" Collection in Dusky Pink and the original Fresh Green colour palettes. Take your pick! Which do you like best? Both colour ways will be available at Surtex and Blueprint Show 1 this May in NYC with Nerida Hansen Print & Textiles!
If you are searching for gorgeous botanicals for your products, come to Surtex (Booth 2524) and Blueprint Show 1 this May in NYC where I'll be showing these and many, many more new surface pattern designs with Nerida Hansen Print & Textiles. Hope to see you there! Happy weekend!
Here is one of my newest surface pattern designs named "Forbidden Fruit" in two different colour combos. These designs will be available at both Surtex and Blueprint Show 1 this May in NYC where I'll be represented by Nerida Hansen Print & Textiles! I would dearly love to know which colour (dark or light) you like best!
I couldn't resist! I decided to enter the "Design a Papergang Box" Competition with these three entries featuring my pattern designs.. The Papergang Box is the UK's No. 1 stationery subscription box created by Ooh Deer. Click HERE for all the competition deets! I'm curious...which one do you like best? Oh, and you can see the other entries on IG!
Jackie Tahara of UnBlink Studio