Thursday, 7 August 2008

And now for something completely different....

You'll soon learn that I get bored easily, I can't concentrate on one thing and do it till its right!! I have to move on to something more fun when I get bored....


If you regularly stop by the shop, you'll notice that I'm always launching new ranges, and always changing the style of the designs.... I know when I launch a range I should keep adding to it...and I will eventually....(I Promise!!) but new ideas don't just pop into my head willy nilly, and when one decides to pay a visit, I think its rude not to let it in.....


Yesterday I had a visitation...



Meet PHEOBE AND MAUDE....


This visitation came in the form of a flashback I had to my school days, and actually started with the pattern forming the background of the logo, this pattern adorned many of my school books for years, and got me in trouble a few times...for some reason we couldn't draw on our french books!!


I used the pattern on the trees shown in the picture below:





The trees were actually where I started, and its strange that a little bit of inspiration just gets your creative juices flowing, Pheobe just came from nowhere!! Then her faithful companion Maude followed!!



The above image, and the ones below are the starting point of my first set... my plan is to do a set for each season.... bet you can't guess which season these are for......





The thing is though.... I'm not quite sure yet how to 'package' them, I normally offer my designs in decoupage form, purely becuase thats where I started, and thats where my customer base is...however, I'm not sure these will decoupage well because of all the tiny connecting bits, so I think I may leave these...'as is' I'm also contemplating a set of invividual jpeg images....rather than all the images together on a pdf sheet... what do you think? I think having the option to resize will be beneficial....

So there it is...my 'something different'... let me know what you think.....

Hey .....and while I'm on the subject this was my 'something different' for last week....LOL


I do get distracted easi.......

Paula xx

8 comments:

Andrea said...

I love Pheobe and Maude! If this is what happens when you get bored... alright! And a bit "yippee!" to the possibility of having jpg files.

Cheryl D said...

Hi Paula - you've been a busy bee!!!.....love Phoebe & Maude, they are super cute....i think it would be great if they were available to resize, it makes them useful for all sizes of projects and printing onto any medium you fancy opens up a whole new level......mmmm pretty candles, cool t-shirts, acetate bookmarks, photoframes.....oooohhh, i'm all excited now! ...can't wait to see what you do!!
Cheryl.x

ella bella said...

wow paula i love phoebe and maude they are so cute, i think its great idea to have them available to resize. Cant wait to see the other seasons. you are soooooooo clever and have such a brilliant imagination!!
Tracy x

emma said...

hi Paula, love the new designs, how do you find the time ?
jpegs would be great i could use them for plates and cups then like tracey did from crafts'n'capers. that would be fun.
love emma xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Paula - love Pheobe and Maude! What does go on in your brain ...! I agree with the others that jpg files would be great - would open all sorts of possibilities!!

Sheena x

Curlywurl said...

Hi Paula,

they are just soooooooo cute. Love them. I would actually like all your files in jpeg. Only because I have the craft robo and I can easily resize them in that program and let the robo cut them. I can change them to jpeg but sometimes the program doesnt work properly. Just a thought anyway.

Cheers
Rhonda

Tracey said...

Love Em, Love Em, Love Em
And I love the new look title for your blog..
Got to agree with everyone else also, jpg designs would be awesome. Be sure to have your graphics covered by Terms & Conditions, so that people can't buy them then resell them! Some might....not me I want to keep them all to myself but let everyone know how fab they are at the same time.

I could make such cute T-Shirts with your designs....can hardly contain myself. LOL

Take Care
Trace x

ella bella said...

Hi Paula
love the new blog header its gorgeous.
there is something for you on my blog
Tracy x