Colour Story number 3

One of my favourite places to find colour palettes is Pinterest, especially vintage colour swatches like the one I pulled colours from to create this colour story. There are so many other colour palettes that could be made from this colour sample card.

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Image via Pinterest

Image via Pinterest

Colour Story Number 2

This colour story just goes to show that even when I’m not working, I’m working. Some people like to play Candy Crush on their phones, I like to play Blenduko.

Blenduko is an app to create harmonious colour palettes, and when I see a particularly pretty one, I take a screen grab. I’ve got a few lost on my phone’s camera roll so I dug one out to add to my library of colour stories.

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Screen grab from Blenduko.

Screen grab from Blenduko.

Colour Story Number 1

Discovering unique colour palettes is one of my favourite things to do. I collect inspiring colour ideas from many different sources; photos of nature, Pinterest images, interior magazines and paint colour chips are just some of the ways I find ideas. This means I have many photos, screen shots and magazine tear outs all over the place.

To help organise my favourite colour combinations, I’ve created a library of colour stories. I’ll share each one here on my blog alongside the original source of inspiration in the hope that it helps you choose colours for your creative projects and maybe even your branding.

For my first colour story I’ve pulled the colours from an original piece of art that I created whist playing around with acrylic paints.

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I just love the combination of colours on this one. That mustard and greyed blue works perfect together especially with that touch of soft pink. I’ve overlaid some of my botanical illustrations to see how the colours interact with each other. I hope you like it too.

Branding - Nourishing Foundations

This is a branding project I worked on with dietitian and whole food expert, Vanessa Clarkson. Thanks to the internet we where able to work together from the opposite sides of the world. How amazing is that! I love the colour palette on this one, it gives all the feels we wanted; nurturing, organic, warm and expert. Scroll down to see the original concepts.

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Free printable planner inserts for August

Here's this months free printable planner page for August. Fill in your events and projects to help you plan out your month. Simply click on the image below to download. The size is A5 (148mm x 210mm) which can be printed on A4 and cut down.

Branding - Verbena Floral Styling

I loved every second of working on this one. It has everything I love - botanical illustrations, earthy colour palette and timeless style. Verbena is a floral styling business run by Stephanie Eastwood here in the UK.

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Here are the original concepts so you can see how the design evolved.

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Branding - From Britain With Love

Fresh and contemporary logo design for the inspiring From Britain with Love. FBWL champion British makers, artisans and course providers through their online directory and blog. I had the pleasure of working with Laura last year to create this primary logo and submark.

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Branding - A Peaceful Home

A hand lettered and sans serif logo for US based professional organiser - A Peaceful Home. Although this logo looks simple there was a lot of concepts and iterations to get the right look and feel.  

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Some of the original logo concepts. As you can see they're quite different to what we ended up with but it's all part of the process to get to the the final design.

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Branding - Lottie Jewellery

I was made up when Jewellery designer and maker, Lottie asked me to work on a logo for her business. As a third generation jeweller, quality and creativity are key attributes to this brand.

Here is the brand board showing the final logo and the moodboard/colour palette that inspired the design.

Scroll down to see the original design concepts.

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Branding - Aura Botanical

Aura Botanicals is a natural and organic brand that specialises in products that bring balance into peoples lives through the energetic properties and healing power of plants. Loved working on this one!

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These are the original logo concepts designed for Aura Botanical.

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Free Printable planner inserts for July

We're at the half way mark! Still six whole months to tackle those goals and get things ticked off that to do list. Here's the printable planner pages for July to help you. They're A5 (148mm x 210mm) in size; I print them on A4 and cut down to size, hole punch and keep them in my planner. If you have missed them in previous months there is also a weekly to do list and planner. Simply click on the images below to download.

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Branding - Bloom Music House

This was a fun project to work on. I illustrated the house using the original graphic logo as reference to give a more relaxed sketched look to match my botanicals. This music school is based in the Netherlands - I love how I get to connect with people from all over the world.

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The logo concepts - sometimes I get it right first time with minimal changes.

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Branding - Crochet Artisan

Beautiful minimalist typography logo for the inspirational brand, Crochet Artisan. I love the subtle crochet hook I illustrated for the submark.

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Here's a little peek at some of the logo concepts created for this super stylish brand.

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