Happy World Stationery Day!
On 27, Apr 2017 | No Comments | In animals, design, designer, Easter, illustration, inspiration, my work, pinterest, shop, stationery, tokyo, trends | By Tina
Hi everyone. It’s World Stationery Day! As a child I loved notebooks, matching pencils, little cute erasers. In the 1980s I had adorable ‘Bobby & Kate’ stationery from Tokyo, awesome rainbow & unicorn goodies too.
As an adult I visited Tokyo and it’s a magical, wonderland of cute & quirkiness & stationery heaven. Today I never thought I’d be designing my own stationery! It’s a dream come true! So little did I know back then that I was researching for my future job!
If you have been following my design career, you may recognise the above bunny print. I designed it a few years ago but I am very fond of it and turned it into a notebook.
It’s professionally printed by a third-party printing company and is printed on both sides in brilliant full colour with a smooth finish. I was so delighted to get these professionally printed and I designed the little matching cards that can be used as bookmarks!
This pattern is also a few years old. I entered a design competition and came up with a Carousel Horse theme. Have a look here at how I came up with the idea. I made a repeating pattern of the design and always liked the magical quality of it. People seem to like it too as it’s a best-seller for me.
If you would like to see more of Dreaming on a Star’s stationery Click Here. I hope you enjoy World Stationery Day and have lots of pretty things to write on! ♡
Happy Christmas from Dreaming on a Star!
On 24, Dec 2016 | No Comments | In christmas, design, designer, holidays, illustration, inspiration, my work, seasonal, trends | By Tina
Hello everyone! December was an exceptionally busy one for Dreaming on a Star with 11 Christmas Markets!
But I managed to find some time to create an Advent doodle a day and here is the result. I challenged myself by using a limited palette and my influences were modern Scandi. I hope you like it!
I would like to wish everyone a wonderful Christmas full of love and joy and the best of well wishes for a fantastic New Year!
Let’s bring more smiles and happiness into 2017. May all your dreams come true…♡
Tigerprint Kids Character Design Competition
On 29, May 2014 | No Comments | In competition, design, illustration, inspiration, my work, Tigerprint, trends | By Tina
Hi everyone. I’ve entered the Tigerprint Kids Character Design Competition with a little character – she’s one of the Doodle Dolls. She’s very girly, loves flowers, colour and pattern and when she grows up she wants to work as a fashion designer.
She came from a little doodle I did a while ago.
I’d like to work more on these doodles and make some patterns and a collection. Watch this space! ♡
Have Gratitude for your Life!
On 25, Feb 2014 | 5 Comments | In etsy, inspiration, journal cards, love, my work, pinterest, printables, scrapbooking, shop, stationery, thank you, trends | By Tina
Hi everyone. I’ve been reading lots of inspirational books lately and one thing that keeps cropping up, is cultivating a sense of gratitude in your life. Do you have gratitude in your life?
Tropical Fusion Blog Hop
On 18, Jan 2014 | 68 Comments | In blog, design, my work, trends | By Tina
Hi everyone. Welcome to the Tropical Fusion Blog Hop – a collaboration of fabulous design by over 40 designers, celebrating the Pantone Colour of the Year – Radiant Orchid.
You’re probably joining me from the fabulous blog of Nina May from Nina May Designs.
Welcome to Dreaming on a Star‘s blog. My name is Tina Devins and I create cute and quirky designs for stationery, textiles and the Children’s market. If you’re interested, have a peek around my blog and website to see more of my work.
Here is my work for the Tropical Fusion Blog Hop! I was inspired by the tropical lust for life and candy colours of a retro carnival. I thought of music and dancing as I designed.
I was excited about my designs and made them into a bed set. I hope you like them!
Thank you for visiting! Make sure you visit the blog of Photoshop expert and surface designer, Sherry London next. If you have only just found our Blog Hop, pop on over to Groovity’s blog where you can get started and join in the fun! ♡
Christmas Trends in July!
On 28, Jul 2013 | 2 Comments | In christmas, seasonal, trends | By Tina
Hi everyone. It’s Christmas in July! Wow only 149 days until Christmas! Have you started any preparations yet? I’m a Christmas nut – I love it. I love thinking about it all year long! Would you like to see the Christmas trends for 2013?
These images come from Christmas Trend Group.
I love this Christmas trend – Winterwalk. I am a big snow fan and love the turquoise, silver and white colour scheme. It’s wonderful to bring the snowy landscape into your home. Read more…
Funky Notebook Mockups!
On 10, Apr 2013 | 6 Comments | In illustration, my work, trends | By Tina
Hi everyone. I was really happy with my patterns from yesterday that I decided to turn them into funky notebook mockups! I hope you like them! ♡
I like all the disparate elements of the urban rainbow.
I think the colours and shapes make interesting icons.
By using just one colour I think it looks quite tribal.
This is the design in its entirety. Colours, shapes, rhythm, repetition – all in a funky notebook! ♡
Tigerprint Male Pattern Competition – Urban Rainbow
On 09, Apr 2013 | No Comments | In competition, inspiration, my work, Tigerprint, trends | By Tina
Hi everyone. I haven’t entered a design competition in ages so decided to challenge myself and do a male design. My designs are usually quite cutesy and feminine, so I wanted to create something a bit more masculine.
My influences were the upcoming trend of 90s acid house and comic graffiti with bright colours for males.
I entered these for the Tigerprint Male Pattern Design Competition. ♡
Lots of funky colours and doodles! I combined the two elements of urban (male, geometric shapes like triangles and hard edges) with rainbows (curves and bright colours) to make this composition.
When I removed the colour the composition was still interesting, with lots going on. There was enough variety in the doodle.
These are all the coloured elements of the composition. I thought these would make interesting icons for gift tags and would make a cool repeating pattern for males. ♡
Cute Easter Designs by Dreaming on a Star
On 26, Mar 2013 | 2 Comments | In Easter, greetings, inspiration, my work, seasonal, trends | By Tina
Hi everyone. I’ve been working on some Easter designs. I hope you like them.
Easter isn’t too far away. If you’ve given up chocolate for Lent, it won’t be long until you eats lots of Easter eggs on Sunday! Yummy!
I love bunnies and the Easter bunny is cute and colourful in this Spring colour scheme!
Lots of cute Easter designs and quirky eggs and flowers to keep the Easter bunny happy!
I absolutely adore Spring colours and it’s my favourite time of year for flowers – daffodils, tulips and primroses. Such pretty colours everywhere! ♡
NOTE – The first pattern is available as a 48 page notebook – available HERE!
Fall Pantone Colour Report 2013
On 07, Feb 2013 | No Comments | In colour, inspiration, pantone, trends | By Tina
Hi everyone. The Fall Pantone Colour Report for 2013 has been released and I am excited by these beautiful colours.
I quickly combined some of the colours to test them. Of course there are loads of combinations and I’m excited to be working with these. What’s your favourite colour? ♡