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“It was a lot of fun working on the papers for the advent calendar free gift this issue. I love bold shapes and colours and used this as a starting point for my designs.
I began by cutting out shapes from coloured paper and played around, arranging them in di erent ways, then contrasted these designs with simpler, more structured patterns that I knew would work for the rooftops. Jewel tones in the colour palette work perfectly, giving the papers a modern, playful feel. I’m really looking forward to assembling all the little houses in the final calendar!”
Amy is an illustrator and pattern designer from New Zealand, currently living in Bristol, UK. She loves working with colour, texture and repeats, and has designed fabrics, stationery, book covers and more. www.amyvanluijk.com
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