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!
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 love how my newest pattern designs look on these cozy quilts! On the first one are my "Little Grunt Sculpin" and "Constellation of Starfish" pattern designs; the second one has my new "Cupcake Dreams" and "PomPoms" designs. These would make great gifts (I'd like to get one!), don't you think?
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!
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!
Wow! It's April already! I've been laying out my 32-page LOOKBOOK full of my surface pattern designs (over 100!), which will be available to view at both Surtex (May 20-22, Booth 2524) and Blueprint Show 1 (May 17-19) where I'll be represented by Nerida Hansen Print & Textiles. Here is a sneak peek of the cover, and my revised logo. Would this tempt you to open up the book and have a look?!
Just thought I would mockup some of my new pattern collections on the wonderful mockups from Nerida Hansen! On the left, my "How Does Your Garden Grow?" Collection and on the right, my "Sunny Climes" Collection. I can feel the warm breezes already...
It's Friday afternoon, so I thought I would post another "sneak peek" of my designs as I get ready for both SURTEX and BLUEPRINT SHOW 1, upcoming in NYC in May! Come see more, I'll be showing with Nerida Hansen Print & Textiles at both shows! Click on the images above, to check out more about the Surtex and Blueprint shows! Happy weekend!
Jackie Tahara of UnBlink Studio