Behind the design: Rose Tinted

05 January 2017

Ever wondered how a print or pattern is created? Here’s an insight into our newest addition Rose Tinted and how it became what it is today.

Bea, our designer hand painting the wild flowers design

It all started with a bouquet of flowers Caroline received from her husband Angus whilst he was intrepidly sailing the Atlantic. A romantic gesture that then became the inspiration behind a new range of greeting cards... ‘Wild Flowers’ are a dainty card collection with cheery quotes and beautiful hand painted florals. The English countryside and traditional botanical books were the inspiration behind the artistic style.

Our Wild Flower cards that were the inpiration for the print

It was these particular cards that the lead to the creation of ‘Pina Colada’, a new stationery and accessories range. A gift wrap and set of gift bags soon followed too! The overlaid coloured spots gave the florals a new quirky edge.

Our Pina Colada collection

Pina colada was then stripped back as we said goodbye to the pineapple motif and black and white stripes.

Our Rose Tinted collection

Rose-gold foiling was added into the mix when the print was applied to our best-selling A5 notebooks. This gave the product a luxurious feel and complemented the other metallics in the collection beautifully.

Our Rose Tinted collection

Rose-gold foiling was added into the mix when the print was applied to our best-selling A5 notebooks. This gave the product a luxurious feel and complemented the other metallics in the collection beautifully.

The print continues to develop and evolve as we move into SS17… but you’ll have to wait and see where it will go next!

About Caroline Gardner

Caroline Gardner is best known as one of the UK's leading and most prolific stationery and gift designers.

Her distinctive designs now stretch across various product categories, including paper, accessories and lifestyle, all linked by her design hand print of quirky use of colour and placement.

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