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Scrapbooking…

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Two posts in a day…I must be mad…or just the signs of a very productive day! So today, I returned to my Scrapbooking roots and I must admit I really enjoyed myself! It’s practically 9pm here and I’ve been working all day, but it’s still full steam ahead! Here is a little sneak peak of something I have been working on….

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Anyone that knows my sketchbooks, knows they are crammed full of masking tape and I couldn’t resist using some again today…only this time digitally! Just look at this cute digital masking tape I created…. so many possibilities….this is love!

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Can’t wait to show you more soon!


Free Range (and no I don’t mean eggs!!!)

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My ‘summer’ is here, but its still raining and my kids have a better social life than me…been whisked away on day trips out, going to parties and been brought presents! Today infact, they have gone to the Big Smoke with their Grandparents, which they were very excited about (and mummy a little jealous)! Although, patience is a virtue, as it’s my turn next week to head to London to go to ‘The Free Range’ show in Brick Lane. Showcasing the best new Fashion, Art, Design, Photography,  Motion Arts, interiors & Architecture, it’s going to be an inspiring day out!

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“Free Range provides a brilliant platform for graduates to showcase their creative talents to a diverse audience in the epicentre of London’s creative scene, I can’t wait to see what this year’s graduates have put together!”  – GILES DEACON


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Just a little something…

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Rockin’ my world…

So many things rocking my world right now and this final design in one of them…
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Other things rocking my world right now?

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–  The landscaped knit dress (above) from Missoni’s Summer 2013 collection.

– Eyeshadow palettes… urban decay, lancome & benefit are doing it for me BIGTIME!

– Sophia Webster & Nicholas Kirkwood Shoes..amazing!


Zebra Flowers

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A recent final design for Fashion Textiles and how this would looked mocked up on an outfit from Zara.

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Pretty Petals

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Another recent final design for fashion textiles and how I envisage this could be used on a top designed for a high street retailer.

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Designing for Fashion Textiles

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A Fashion Textiles design for AW13/14  created using mixed media.
 

Just a little over seven months ago, I started a BA Hons in Design (Surface).

In that small amount of time, my life has changed dramatically and I have grown so much as a designer. I have found new mediums to work with and experimented with new techniques as well as spending my days hanging out with some awesome people.

Although I am still a Photoshop and Illustrator geek… and I will ALWAYS be ‘MAC’ till I die… I have found a new love for drawing and filling sketchbooks….a new love for research and trends. But one of the biggest new loves I have found is that for Fashion Textiles.

I had always embarked on this journey to use my designs as pretty papers, wallpapers, accessories, cushions and homeware, but now I see them on hangers in Topshop, River Island and All Saints.

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With that in the back of my mind and the persuasion of others, I have chosen to specialise my degree in ‘Fashion Textiles’ as oppose to ‘Surface Design’.

Been at Uni has really opened my eyes and Surface is so much more than my vision of ‘Print’, it is all about ceramics, 3D, Plaster, Metal…intergrating all manners of surface to play an important part in the final design.

Whilst Fashion Textiles is all about the manipulation of fabric from print through to its cut and hang….i love it!

I am so excited by this little turn in direction and can’t wait to show you some of my work for the previous two modules.

 I’ve been so busy creating and having fun, there is plenty to come!

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