Archive for the ‘Graphics’ Category

 

Are you being experimental with photographs?

 

Nov
12
2014

 

 

Here is something for all you lovely, creative people, which I am very excited to share with you! It is a collection of five gorgeous wallpapers I initially saw on NYLON – in the magazine section. If you like to keep up to date with current trends, I would recommend that you get over there in the near future and take a look! Before you do that, however, I want to introduce the photographer who created these cool wallpapers. Her name is Stephanie Gonot and she produces such wonderful, colourful photographs.

 

Stephanie Gonot

Stephanie Gonot is from Los Angeles and her work is wonderful! You can see her portfolio at www.stephaniegonot.com

What appealed to me when I first saw Stephanie’s photographs, was her use of colour and contemporary style. She is creative in the way she arranges the products in her fashion shots. The compositions are really interesting, showing minimal products and props placed against plain back-drops.  I love the way that instead of using models to display the items and accessories,  the props and contrast of the back-drops really help the design, lines and colours of the items stand out.  These images look like they belong in fashion magazines.

In the examples below, all the shoes are strategically placed and the styling is quite abstract – simply brilliant!  I imagine her photos could be a source of inspiration for your work, as I think it is important to be experimental and to try out different looks. Do you think you are being experimental enough?

Here are just a few examples of Stephanie Gonot’s photographs

 

 

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Continuing…….

Now to show you the five gorgeous wallpapers that I mentioned above! How cool would it be to have sweets on your wall or even better, saved to your mobile as an eye-catching background!! These wallpapers are vibrant, colourful, mouthwatering and I wish they were lick-able 😛 They caught my eye mainly because I have a sweet tooth and I also love pattern.

 

Necklace

necklace

 

Sugardaddy

sugardaddy

 

Licorice

licorice

 

Mints

mints

 

Tootsie

tootsie

 

Don’t you just love them? Which wallpaper design is your favourite?

 

 

 

 

SUNFLOWER THEMED WEDDING

 

Sep
09
2014

Malvern College, in Worcestershire. A beautiful venue, set in meticulously kept grounds, with youngsters playing cricket and the sun, shining down on us.  Such beautiful, English scenery, and the perfect setting for the wedding we went to, recently. The couple being married looked wonderful, excited and happy. Whilst sitting in my seat with the rest of the family and friends, I could not but help admire the décor of the hall in which the ceremony took place.

The wedding invitations did not give much away about the place, except for one of the colours in the colour scheme (blue). Perhaps the invitation was just a teaser to the guests of what to expect.

On entering the hall, we were lead along a long corridor and then up a flight of stairs. We then walked through a large doorway and into a hall which was part of a pair set at each end of the building.  The other end was a chapel and the one we walked into was apparently built to balance the architecture.  It was done in true, Victorian splendour.

The theme was organic, with brown, yellows, blues and ivory. We were met with a host of sunflowers, and tiny indigo blue flowers, wrapped in hessian.  The bridesmaid’s dresses and the bride’s shoes were cobalt blue. Sunflowers were also part of the reception decor and there were even a few placed on the wedding cake. The organic hessian colour was carried through to the table name cards. There was a hand-written, personal message on each card; such a lovely touch!

 

Reverse of the name tags:

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Besides flower arrangements in the centre of each table, there were plenty of little props to help guests interact with one another such as: family games, jokes, balloons etc….. The disco evening entertainment got everyone up dancing. It was a fab night and a great day overall. At one point in the evening, the dj asked the fathers to get up on the dance floor and throw some shapes to ABBA…..so funny!!

I wanted to share with you other sunflower wedding themed ideas. Here are just a couple –

 

172-Summer-Rustic

This sunflower theme concentrates on the neutral shades, along with warm yellow and white. It feels very ‘country farm yard’ and was taken from Snippet & Ink (#172 Summer Rustic)

 

sunflower moodboard

This is a board that I put together. It represents the colours used in the wedding that I recently attended, yet I have taken inspiration from the Summer Rustic theme. I wanted to add tones of blue (pale and cobalt blue), with the warm yellow and white. This board is a bit more sophisticated i.e. the pale blue wedding shoes and the table setting. I’m loving the nude wedding cake…so simple, with just a few small flowers and a large sunflower on top for decoration!

 

Alternative blue and yellow colour theme

 

341-Mustard-and-Blue

I have shown another example of a pale blue and yellow colour scheme, if you are not in favour of using sunflowers. The colours are softer, pretty and this theme feels luxurious. It is another inspiration board taken from Snippet & Ink (#341 Mustard and Blue)

If you definitely like sunflowers, then check out Van Gogh Inspired Wedding by Wedding Chicks and also, Retro Meets Rustic With A Quirky DIY Wedding by Bridal Musings. I’m sure you will like their ideas 🙂