My cards come from all sorts of inspirations but the following designs were inspired by mid-century fabrics.
I created my leaf card (on the right) after seeing this Scandinavian influenced 1960's bark cloth. (on the left)
I did this one (pink birdie on the right) after seeing a fabric by designer Lucienne Day (on the left) that dates from the 1950's. What inspired me was the rectangular shapes and the line art going through them and what evolved was this bird and flowers.
The following are two books from my collection, each with great mid-century reference.
"Fabulous Fabrics of the 50s (And Other Terrific Textiles of the 20s, 30s, and 40s)" by Gideon Bosker, Michele Mancini and John Gramstad was published in 1992 by Chronicle Books.
"1950s Fashion Print" by Marnie Fogg was published by Batsford in 2010
I'm a graphic designer who can't stop creating. I love creating on paper but I also have dabbled in pottery, sewing and jewelry making. I am a big collector of things-children's book illustrations, vintage hankies, pottery and bird items to name a few.