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Christmas designs




I’d like to firstly say that I hope you’ve had a lovely Easter weekend! The weekends seem to fly by so quickly, even on a four day bank holiday weekend.

I’m very proud of myself, that I didn’t eat any chocolate this Easter. I didn’t even attempt to sneakily steal any of my daughter’s chocolate eggs. I will be going away with the family during the summer, so at the moment I’m trying to be good. So far so good!

For week ten on the Rise Design and Shine course, it was all about Christmas. I wanted to try a more traditional themed range, drawing pine cones, foliage, spices, oranges and apples. This is my final collection, which I placed on ceramic mugs.

Christmas designs


I initially created the pine cone and fruit pattern, on the bottom left mug. Afterwards, designing the holly patterned coordinate and the pine cone and orange wreathe.

Here is another Christmas themed design collection. As you can see, it’s based on musical angels.



Who doesn’t like to wear new pyjamas at Christmas time?! For this collection, I have designed an all over angel print, with angels singing and playing musical instruments. There’s also a snowflake coordinate and an angel placement design with singing robins.

I’ll definitely be showing these designs at the Blue Print and Surtex shows next month. There’s now approximately two weeks ’til the cutoff date, to send all the designs to my agent Brenda Manley. I’ve still a few more designs left to complete, which means I’ll be super busy between now and the beginning of May.


Enjoy the rest of your week!

Emma Jayne x


Summer geometrical apparel prints




Summer geometrical apparel prints

I love fun prints full of colour and for week four’s Foliofocus geometric brief, I created a range of summer geometrical apparel prints that are just that!

To begin with, I experimented with collage shapes, line and colours. This was my warming up exercise, which I always like to do before embarking on any new project. It helps me to get my head into the right space.

Here are a couple of pieces which I created as a starting point.



I start off with a shape, then build up a composition with colours and lines that contrast, yet compliment each other.

The colours I have selected are a mixture of brights, pastel and flat tones. These remind me of summer, so I thought I’d paint a variety of fruits i.e. bananas, watermelon, kiwi,cherries and pineapple to sit alongside the geometrical shapes.

Here are my final designs. I think they have a bit of an eighties vibe, with the black textures and white background. The black is quite stark, but fit well, as they do with these retro style patterns I have seen recently, which use black as a dominant colour.



I’m really happy with how my final designs have turned out, with each pattern design having geometrical shapes and fruit. They’re all quite different, yet fit as a collection.

Here are my patterns, including an extra design on fashion items.


(I’ve applied my patterns on to a skirt, pumps and tee-shirt images from Zara, and also on to a tote-bag I found through Google.)

I’ve had quite a few people asking if these are sold in my Etsy shop! That would be lovely one day… hmmm…food for thought!


Emma Jayne x