Tuesday, 26 June 2012


delicious diary astrantia web

One of the exercises from the surface pattern course I’m doing was to design a set of stationery. I tried to design something feminine and luxurious, and used metallic gold, coral and smoke as my colour palette. One of the fun things has been naming colours to make them sound even more appealing… I do find naming patterns very difficult though. This one was easy to name though as my starting point was some astrantia flowers I picked from the garden. I sketched them first, scanned them into Photoshop, then used Illustrator to make them into a vector based pattern.

Here is the whole collection:

delicious stationery collection astrantia

I am throwing myself into this course. It is the best thing I’ve done for myself in years.


Anonymous said...

How professional they look. Sounds like you are thoroughly enjoying this course. I'll go over to the link and look at it now. Kx

Anonymous said...

ooo, these are GORGEOUS!! looks like they've come straight out of the shops :) As you can probably gather from my lack of posts on my blog, I am a little behind, been struggling to fit it in with work and everything. Am loving it though, and have decided to go at my own pace and not rush through anything. Hope to get 1st collection done today.

Lynn said...

These are gorgeous.