Samphire Arts

Archive for November 2010

Yay!

TWENTY CARDS!

Yup, you read it right! 10 designs, 2 of each from the Birds & Bows series, Twirling Pine as well as Fontmas Card design.

So what if it was a mate? Who’s judging? ;-p (Actually, I am!)

To make it a bit special seeing that paypal was playing up and I had my ‘first order’, I decided, none the less, I’ll give it the attention I would have given to an actual customer. Gifts are great but it does make a difference how we treat it; The packaging and delivery are a sort of charm. After all, you wouldn’t  pop a ring for your fiancé on any odd food item but maybe in champagne (definitely not in runny eggs, no matter how much she loves a good breakfast). The way it is presented, down to the smallest details, matters (to me). I want people to open their purchase and go: oooo…ahhhh…  oww that is sweeeet…

I’m big on not just buying an item but the buying into the brand. The first thing people see is the packaging before trying to guess what it could be and often badly wrapped items be they bought from a shop or handmade gifts, are a right turn off. You wouldn’t want clothes you just bought chucked into any bag and handed to you! so you see, you buy the item and the experience too. Hence my personalised approach of:

Handcut & printed wrapping paper, inner (tissue) wrapping paper, gift tags (recycled fabric), A note of thanks for good custom and maybe a freebie thrown in to showcase your work.

Here’s what I did:

 

A Big Thank you for my ‘first order’!

 

Drop me line to order or buy Online store at

http://www.etsy.com/shop/SamphireArts

or

http://samphirearts.coriandr.com

Thank you for looking! x
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Please order in advance allowing time for hand-printing, handmade paper and postage. For more queries or customisation, please get in touch. Please note, hand printed/painted items, products vary as they are not mass produced on a machine making each item unique in its own rights.

Now available at:

keys to my heart by fatima jamadar | notonthehighstreet.com.

I have a fascination with keys and doors. Not every key or door, it has to be old and interesting. I don’t know why, but, part of it must be from early memories of my childhood at my great aunts/uncles house in Zanzibar.

Zanzibar’s doors need no introduction but the locks and their clever, simple locking systems and the keys that lock away such precious items and homes are above all, beautifully crafted and often never seen. Then like many other coastal towns in East Africa, it has the same traditions and cultures as you would find down in Mombasa or Malindi and so are their traditional ‘locks’. I remember friends of the family or local market delivery boys knew how to open the door and secure it back on their way out (without the key!!) and friends who let themselves in and wait for my aunt/uncle in the ‘living room’.

Then there were others who lived up so ‘high’  they would put the key in a hat or basket tied to a rope and lower it to you to let yourself in. I used to look up and think of Rapunzel stuck in a tower but in fact it was only a few flights of stairs to and from the front door but who’s gonna walk up and down eh? Besides, no one really locked their doors then…


Gate fold mini card

 

Postcards printed on  quality watercolour postcard( ‘The Langton’), 300gsm/140lb

Notelets/ Cards

Various Envelopes

Wall hanging/ Prints on Handmade flower pressed paper

Wrapping Paper (Available in various colours metallic or non-metallic)



 

Materials:

Hand cut & printed using non-toxic water based inks, or metallic silver, gold or copper ink, on water colour paper, hand made flower pressed paper, recycled paper, brown ribbed cards etc.

Available in various colours and materials of you choice as greeting cards, postcards or prints for framing, wrapping papers etc.

Please order in advance allowing time for hand-printing, handmade paper and postage etc. For more queries or customisation, please get in touch. Please note, hand printed/painted items, products vary as they are not mass produced on a machine making each item unique in its own rights.
Thank you for looking! x
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A variety of paper stock and colors are available. Including one-off prints created on hand made flower pressed paper, water colour paper and recycled (“up-scaling”) paper! For hand printed/painted items, products vary as they are not mass produced on a machine making each item unique in its own rights. Please see the next post to see what is available and if you don’t see what you would need, please get in touch!

Hand cut & printed using non-toxic water based inks, or metallic silver, gold or copper inks,  on water colour paper, hand made flower pressed paper, recycled paper, brown ribbed cards etc. Available as greeting cards, postcards or prints for framing.


 

Upscaling” Henry Print
Grey card (recycled) with blue background non-toxic
ink and metallic silver print. A one off print

 

Greeting cards + Envelope

Printed on white stock card with metallic inks. Available plain or with a message of ‘thinking of you’ or ‘missing you’ to choose from. Various colours available.

 

Printed on handmade paper on various colours available

 

Wall Art/ Print
3 colour, hand cut & printed wall art on handmade paper (sold unmounted/unframed)

Please order in advance allowing time for hand-printing, handmade paper and postage. For more queries or customisation, please get in touch. Please note, hand printed/painted items, products vary as they are not mass produced on a machine making each item unique in its own rights.
Thank you for looking! x

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So, they are finally here…
Arrived on Saturday but had way too much to do and only just got round to taking photographs of the final product which is printed on FSC certified stock, satin coated outside for better colour reproduction (and because I can’t stand gloss (Most of the times!)) leaving the insides uncoated so that you can scribble your lovely wishes!

p.s: Excuse the look of the photos,  I am yet to invest in a ‘photography studio’ ;-p
Skatebirdy, Birds & Bows, Twirling Pines and Fontmas Cards Series

All cards are now available to buy accompanied with a white envelope in various quantities. Please pre-order for delivery in time! 47 Days to get those cards out in time for Christmas!
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Henry, is a young Owl whose mother died or left under mysterious circumstances that no one knows about. All he has of her is a woolly jumper she knit for him to keep him warm as an Owlet. It has a red stain on it and a furry collar made from her very own small, soft under wing feathers.

Henry is a happy, playful and considerate owl but with every sunset, his heart sinks and sometimes it makes him cry and the red stain on his jumper turns bright and glows and takes on a shape no one in the forest has seen. You see, Henry is the only Owl in the forest that is afraid of the dark and all the nightly creatures and critters that come out to play laugh at Henry…

Henry was first painted using various mediums (watercolours, pen&ink etc) on acid free 300gsm watercolour paper


Hand cut and printed using non-toxic water based high quality printing inks on 300gsm acid free water colour paper. Available as postcards, greeting cards or as a print for framing. Please specify colour preference if any.


 

Original hand painted Henry on 300gsm water color paper available as a postcards or Reproduction Print available to buy as a print for framing (all prints are sold unframed/mounted unless specified)


Please note: For hand printed/painted items, products vary as they are not mass produced on a machine making each item unique in its own rights. Please see the next post to choose type of paper, ink colour etc.

Thanks for looking!

x

The whirling pine first started with the idea of a dervish and on trying to draw it, I accidentally, ended up with a lovely effect of over lapping curves. It was also one of my first attempts at making xmas cards for clients which I quickly ditched in favour of carving and hand printing my very own greetings cards. I will upload those when I find a way to photograph them well.

For now, here are my twirling /whirling pine. I imagine them screen printed (on a square format of course! “Surprise, surprise!”). Purely to give it a layering of inks creating new colours from transparent inks and when you run your finger over it,I love the texture of the silk that is left imprinted in the print it self.



Remember, you can order a personal colour combination or a ‘pick-n-mix’ selection as a box of 25 or 50… or just the one? (I am not here to judge you by how many friends you have on your xmas list 😉 promise!)

Please allow considerable amount of time to print and post. For more details, please get in touch!

Thank you for looking! x