Trends 2014 – Indigo

1. Wedding  2. Shoes  3. Pattern  4. Banner – Sabina  5. Invitation

This month we are focusing on the Indigo trend, which mixes with a variety of styles from folk, floral, ornamental to tribal influences. While Indigo is wildly popular in fashion and decor, it is making strong appearances in wedding palettes and as well as design.

Indigo is a rich and bold hue, while still feeling warm and inviting. It pairs nicely with blush pinks, creamy whites, and bright oranges. Have you used Indigo in your work or home lately?

6. Dress  7. Fabric  8. Room  9 & 10. Shells – Denise 11. Mug
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Trends 2014 – Delicate

1. Butterfly 2. Wedding Invitation 3. Feather – Sabina 4. Seed Heads 5. Wedding Dress

This month we are focusing on the trend; Delicate. It is the start of wedding invitation design season and these images are sure to provide you with plenty of inspiration. The delicate trend focuses on beautiful handwritten letters, dainty flowers, seed heads, and butterflies.

While creamy whites, light pinks, gold and faintly color mints lend well to the delicate trend, I am seeing deep brown, maroon and even some grey making a appearance.

The Delicate trend is beautiful and sweet with hints of art deco and plant studies. While it’s perfect for wedding invitations, it can also be used well in web design, jewelry and textiles.

6. Wedding Suite 7. Dainty Wreath – Rhian 8. Pattern 9. Seed Head 10. Butterfly Girl 11. Handwritten Letter

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Trends 2014 – Folkloric Mix + Freebie

1. Ribbon 2. Denise (The Ink Nest) 3. Let’s Have Tea Invite 4. Sarah (The Ink Nest) 5. Sabina (The Ink Nest) 6. Nicole (The Ink Nest) 7. Cardigan 8. Rachel (The Ink Nest)

We have a very special trend report this month that motivated a few of The Ink Nest Artists to create new sets for the shop – and is one of my favorite trends of 2014 – the folkloric mix. While folk art can encompass a wide variety of cultures, we mainly focused on Scandinavian Folk.

Vibrant blues and bold reds make up many of the folk art palettes. Which when paired with light pinks, orange, brown and turquoise, the combinations can create cute and playful designs.

Animal motifs, flowers and geometrics are at the heart of the trend. Folk design works very well when used for stationery, textiles or home goods. I sense some folk art inspired Valentine’s Day cards in the making!

9. Rachel (The Ink Nest) 10. Sarah (The Ink Nest) 11. Minted Initial Card 12. Denise (The Ink Nest) 13. Sabina (The Ink Nest) 14. Sarah (The Ink Nest) 15. Interior 16. Blanket 17. Nicole (The Ink Nest)

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Printable Recipe Cards

Happy New 2014! We hope you had great holidays and New Year celebration. If this time was full of cooking and socializing for you too, and you are still wondering where to store all the new recipes, we got you covered! With these cute printable recipe cards by Nicole LaRue, you can have your recipes organised. Printing instructions are included – you can print the images on 4×6″ card stock or similar size.

These are for personal use only! If you are interested in any commercial use please purchase the Cookery clip art set by Nicole.

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Trends 2014 – Radiant Orchid

Pantone announced the color of 2014 to be none other than Radiant Orchid. While it is just the beginning of winter here in the states, Radiant Orchid gives me a little bit of hope that spring is just around the corner. (I can dream right?)

Pantone says that ” Radiant Orchid inspires confidence and emanates great joy, love and health. It is a captivating purple, one that draws you in with its beguiling charm.” (link)

Speaking of great joy, you better believe that this lovely shade of purple will be showing up everywhere this year. It is very romantic, feminine and refreshing. A great accent color that pairs nicely with neutral colors, dark greens and turquoise.

I think it will be inspiring to see how Radiant Orchid will be incorporated into design work. It’s about time we start pushing our limits to try out new things. Hey and 2014 is just around the corner, do you see incorporating Radiant Orchid into your work or even your wardrobe?

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1.Catherine Deane Gown 2.Garden Fete Children’s Invitation 3.Cabbage Flowers 4.Pop of Purple Interior 5.Moda Fabric 6.Dress 7.Butter Nail Polish 8.Glasses 9.Vans 10.Poppies and Peonies Invitation

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Trends 2014 – Cayenne

1. Bridesmaid Dresses 2. Sabina – for The Ink Nest 3. Wedding paper Divas 4. Shoes 5. Flowers

The next color we are focusing on from Pantone’s Fashion Spring 2014 Color Report is Cayenne. Pantone defines Cayenne as “a high-pitched red, that adds a dash of spicy heat to neutrals.” It’s bold, warm, romantic and makes a strong statement.

Cayenne adds instant warmth and cheerfulness when used in fashion, design or interiors. It pairs well with similar hues such as orange or peach, but also adds a bit of whimsy if paired with a minty green.

Cayenne is not for the timid. Now tell me, are you bold enough to use it?

6. Flower Pattern 7. Denise – for The Ink Nest 8. Cozy Kitchen 9. Red Skirt 10. Pom Pom Hat 11. Rhian – for The Ink Nest

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Desktop Wallpaper Calendar – December 2013

Wintery desktop wallpaper calendar by Nicole LaRue. Many sizes available + a version without the calendar. iPhone and iPad versions are included.

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This desktop wallpaper is for personal use only. No commercial use is allowed. Please do not distribute the files on other websites and forums. Share on social networks and blogs is welcome with a link back to this blog post.
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Trends 2014 – Black and White. Free Chalkboard Texture

The next trend color that will always be in style, is Black and White. It’s chic, simple, bold and will continue trending in the wedding invitation world in 2014. Chalkboard invitations are popular right now as well as pairing black and white with the color gold. Stationery with simple black accents is very modern and feminine but can also add a touch of whimsy, such as the case with image #3. Black and White is also trending in the fashion this fall as well. Using black to decorate your home is becoming increasingly popular. Black in patterns for home decor makes for a good starting point for any interior design scheme. Bold and art deco fonts pair well with this color combo. From packaging to stationery accessories, Black is classic and clean. Make a statement with Black and White!

1. Sugar Paper    2. Minted   3. Kate Spade   4. Vika Gazinskaya   5. Rachel Gresham – for The Ink Nest

Download a free chalkboard texture – print and web resolution, for your next black & white project!
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Desktop Wallpaper Calendar – November 2013

Wonderfully whimsical fall calendar by Nicole LaRue. It features the cute birds and elements of the Grateful set. Many sizes available + a version without the calendar. iPhone and iPad versions are included.

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This desktop wallpaper is for personal use only. No commercial use is allowed. Please do not distribute the files on other websites and forums. Share on social networks and blogs is welcome with a link back to this blog post.
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Inspiration Corner – Artcadia

Artcadia is a stationery and design studio based in Shrewsbury, UK created by designer Vici-Jane Kohring and her husband Richard Kohring. This talented couple creates high quality wedding invitations and branding designs.

Aside from their regular shop, they recently opened a Christmas pop-up shop – what a great idea! I was surprised and delighted by the combination of my Geometric Birds with the Winter Foliage set. I wouldn’t imagine these two sets can be matched so well.

I also spotted some of the Blog Elements by Rebekka on their luxe magnets.

I am really impressed with the taste level and creativity of the Artcadia duo. If you are looking to buy some great stationery and other pretty designs with our images, visit their website!

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