Friday, 28 September 2018

Something for the weekend...

I don't think you can go wrong with a chocolate cake for any occasion.
Actually, who needs an occasion?
I'd say a big fat yes to this Blackberry chocolate cake any day of the week.
Why not get your bake on this weekend and give it a whirl?
Head over to 'Flour Covered Apron' for the recipe...

(image above © Flour Covered Apron)

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Wednesday, 26 September 2018

Creative Quarters...Emma Allsup

The next designer to be featured in Creative Quarters is Emma Allsup...

Emma Jayne is a freelance illustrator and pattern designer working from home in beautiful Cheshire, UK. 
She’s represented by The Bright Agency and also designs under her name Emma Jayne. 
Emma graduated from University with an Honours Degree in surface pattern and later a Masters Degree in Textile Illustration. Since leaving University, Emma has worked in design studios and freelanced for a number of clients. 
To date, these include Dorma, John Lewis, NEXT, Coca Cola, Chester Zoo, TESCO, Deva Designs, Scholastic and The Art Group.  
Emma likes to enter competitions, and so far, has come first in a Russian scarf competition, received an honourable mention in the Global Talent Search 2016 and came within the top twenty out of six thousand for Sock It to Me 2017, which she found was a fun project to work on! 
More recently, she took part in the 100 day project, which she found was great experience and exercised her discipline as she had to produce a piece of art each day for 100 days. 
From the challenge, Emma made new friends, got to create images based on a topical theme, ’the ocean’ (she learned so much about what’s happening with our oceans and learned as well about all the different sea life) and made lots of new design pieces for her portfolio! 
Some of the illustrations are now prints, which she sells on etsy. 
She has also recently added designs onto Spoonflower, where she sells patterns for fabric, wallpaper & gift wrap, and Emma says she has still plenty more designs to add! 
Emma loves colour and bringing joy and happiness through her work. 
She describes her style as bold and whimsical, and loves to experiment with different techniques. Emma’s earlier work was produced mainly using gouache and for nearly a year now, she has been using Procreate.  Emma often mixes the two; gouache artwork with Procreate. 
She later tweaks and polish the final designs in Photoshop. 
She really enjoys the work and takes inspiration from many artists and illustrators. 
A few to name are, Henry Matisse, Betsy Walton, Penelope Dullaghan and Beatrice Alemagna. She finds their use of colour, quirkiness, drawing techniques and style just beautiful.  
Emma would love to have her own greeting card range, fashion fabric line, to illustrate for children’s books and to do editorial work for magazines, journals and publications.

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I hope you've enjoyed reading a little about Emma,
and seeing a selection of her work.

If you're interested in working with Emma, or want to get in touch, please see below for various ways to contact her and also see more of her lovely work...

If you missed the last Creative Quarters post featuring Tasha Warren, you can read it here.

And don't forget, if you'd like to be featured, 
please send examples of your work with links to website portfolios, 
and some info about you and your background, etc... 
to Louise at 
Look forward to hearing from you!

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Monday, 17 September 2018

Paper & Cloth at Premiere Vision...

Paper & Cloth are heading off to Paris for Premiere Vision!
Hope to see you there...

(image above ©Paper & Cloth Design Studio)

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Friday, 14 September 2018

Lazy weekends...

I'm longing for a weekend when I can just do this...

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Wednesday, 12 September 2018

Colour crush...

Is it officially autumn now we've hit September?
Todays colour crush palette is right up there for me as a new favourite fall combo.
It's that deep wine tone with peach, ochre and terracotta hues, and that little hit of blue.
And there goes that brick colour again, sneaking in. Can’t resist.

(image credits clockwise from top left)

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Monday, 10 September 2018

Studio Assistant at Paper & Cloth Design Studio

Paper & Cloth are looking for a super lovely, friendly and hugely organised Studio Assistant to help in the day to day running of the studio.
Head on over to the website for more details...

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Friday, 7 September 2018

Freebie Friday...

A nice little freebie for you today.
Happy Friday!

(image above © Louise | Love Print Studio)

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Thursday, 6 September 2018

OYOY Mini Autumn / Winter 18...

The new season mini collection from OYOY couldn't be more up my street.
You will sooo be ready for all things autumn when you see their new range.
The Scandinavian design company do not disappoint...look at those colours! 
"Warm colours for the cold time"
Caramel, mulberry, wine and berry tones, terracotta, and that beautiful sky blue, combined with pumpkin and honey hues. Nailed it right?

The new 'Mini darlings' soft toys, pom pom garlands, lion rugs, tooth fairy cushions, wooden building bricks, plenty of adorable products to adorn your little ones rooms.

Here are a few favourites...

(all images above ©OYOY)

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Tuesday, 4 September 2018

Margaret Jeane...

Margaret Jeane is an artist and print designer who creates the most amazing paintings.
Mountain landscapes, intricate tile prints, geometric prints, gorgeous florals and animal studies, amongst an abundance of other themes and subjects she loves to paint, and all with beautiful brushwork and stunning colour palettes.

If you don't follow her on instagram already, I highly recommend you hop on over and do just that.

(all images above copyright of Margaret Jeane)

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