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Delicate designs with an illustrative edge - highly detailed surface pattern and illustration, inspired by life and created with love. Sarah Fleming is a graduate of Cleveland College of Art & Design, where she studied Textiles and Surface Design, specialising in design for the home furnishings and greetings market. Inspired by the detail and beautiful patterns found in nature and her surroundings, Sarah is motivated to achieve beautiful, highly informative observational drawings. She showed an interest in Art from a very early age and has developed a great passion for Textiles and Surface Design. This huge passion spurs her on to work extremely hard, full of enthusiasm to create new and exciting design ideas. Sarah has developed a detailed, tight drawing style which helps her to achieve her beautiful observational drawings. However, she is also able to work in a very sketchy, illustrative style too - showing her as a very versatile designer, capable of adapting where relevant to confidently produce designs for both the commercial and more niche markets. For work enquiries please contact Sarah at sarahfleming11@hotmail.com

Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Wedding Invitation commission

A few months ago, I was approached about designing wedding invitations for a family friend and his fiance for their wedding in April 2013. I was both surprised and excited at being asked and of course, jumped at the chance - what a great opportunity! 

This was to be my first experience of designing and making wedding invitations. 
I had my collection of Christmas cards on the go but that was just a little project for fun; this project was  a lot more professional and I didn't want to let the lovely couple down!

The bride and groom specified for a 3-fold invitation for the day, which would have a little flap for inserts, and that they would like a blue/burnt yellow/white colour scheme. 
The rest was up to me...

So, I went ahead and did a little research then put some ideas together on photoshop

Front of Day Invitation

3-fold Day invitation - flat

 I designed the scroll pattern myself to add a unique touch to the invitations.

With the approval of the happy couple, I began to gather materials and get to work on creating the 60 day and 70 evening invitations.

This involved measuring, cutting, sticking and putting together each individual invitation precisely and professionally, ensuring I achieved the highest quality finish - and of course adding a few diamantes here and there for that special sparkle!

And here we have it, a couple of snap shots of the finished pieces...

What do you think?

I would just like to say a massive thank you to Alex and Mike for giving me this opportunity.
It has been a big learning curve and a great experience.
I wish you all the luck for your married life together!


  1. Hi,
    I'm studying at CCAD and believe you graduated from CCAD last year. Since graduating what have you been up to?


  2. Hello Nicole, do you have an email address I can get in touch with you on instead? Thanks, Sarah