Jan 30, 2014

Keka Cases

After a rocking start with my blog ( thanks to the Blog Hop ) I decided Thursday is the day to blog. So keep an eye out for more blogs posts on Thursdays over here.

Today I am very proud to show you some of my designs licensed with Keka by Solid Line Products.

 Keka by Solid Line Products

So far Keka focuses on mobile tech accessories and is offering cases for the iPad, iPhone, Kindle and other smart phone devices. Soon Keka will expand their range into lifestyle products for the home.

Thinking male customers I have designed the collection "Biomolecular" and the cases turned out fabulous.


With Valentines around the corner "All My Hearts" is a popular design.

And if you want to show some floral love - "Spring Love" is the right choice.

 Spring Love

Keka cases are coming in an amazing quality and truly protect your devices. So far you can order Keka cases in the United States via their website or if you are located in the UK you can order via Amazon UK.

Happy Thursday !

Jan 18, 2014

Blog Hop "Tropical Fusion"

Welcome to the "Tropical Fusion" Blog Hop 2014 !

Thank you for hopping over from the fabulous "Nice and Fancy" blog by my talented, fellow designer Dawn Clarkson from Italy. After browsing through my blog post, please make sure you keep on hopping over to the blog of Claire Lordon Design. Claire is a wonderful illustrator and designer based in NY.

Colour Palette Tropical Fusion
For the Blog Hop "Tropical Fusion" every designer used a different colour palette but we all incorporated the Pantone Colour of the Year 2014 "Radiant Orchid". I have to admit "Radiant Orchid" is not my favourite colour to work with but I always love a challenge and I happily managed to work with it. Thinking tropical - besides jungle and exotic animals - lots of fruit came into my mind so the idea for my collection "Tropical Fruits" was born and I started drawing.

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I have been drawing all sorts of tropical fruits but I liked the shapes of lemons most. Loving all sorts of round shapes I always like to create new shapes by overlapping them. I finished a collection of six designs and I like to show you three of them.

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Main design "Tropical Lemons" with grey background
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Main design "Tropical Lemons" with creme background
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Coordinating design "Tropical Lemon Slices"
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Coordinating design "Tropical Confetti"

To see how designs look like on products it is always fun to create some mock-ups ( as you can see I sneaked in an other design from my collection ).

"Tropical Fruits" pillow collection

It has been a lot of fun designing for the "Tropical Fusion" Blog Hop and I feel honoured to be part of it. You will see a lot of amazing designs from very talented designers. Special thanks to Mary Tanana from Groovity ( this is where the Blog Hop starts ) for organizing this Blog Hop and to Lisa Rivas for designing the beautiful logo.
Thank you for visiting my blog, please hop on over now to the blog of Claire Lordon Design.

Enjoy !

Design by Lisa Rivas

Jan 15, 2014

Blog Hop January 2014

Logo by www.lisarivas.com
I am very excited to be part of the Blog Hop starting this weekend. Please mark Saturday, January 18th, 2014 in your calendar. There are 45 designers participating. The theme is "Tropical Fusion" - one of the trends for Spring/Summer 2014.
All designers are incorporating the Pantone Colour of the Year "Radiant Orchid"
The Blog Hop starts at Groovity Designs, the blog of lovely Mary Tanana, who organized this first Blog Hop of the year. From there you will find a link to the next blog and so on. So be prepared to see lots of gorgeous patterns.

Big thank you to Lisa Rivas who designed the logo for the Blog Hop. If you like to find out more about the process of designing the logo just head over to her blog.

Jan 14, 2014


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Welcome to my new blog ! After procrastinating for a while it feels the right time has come to start blogging. There will be a lot of exciting things coming up in 2014 which I like to share with you. I also want to celebrate creativity and share the work of fantastic designers and artists I have met along the way. Please join me "in my happy" place of surface patterns, illustrations and art and sign up to my blog. Stay tuned..exciting things are happening at the end of the week.