Sometimes I feel like with these Trend Tuesdays I'm just posting what I'm in to rather than maybe what is really trending. But sometimes I just don't care. I've been in love with confetti for a while now & took too adding some to my new project: the Five One Six shop. Here in January, I'll be moving all of they physical items (knits, pottery, etc) out of the Five Sixteenths Esty shop & into the Five One Six shop. Right now it's hosted on Storenvy but I am probably going to get my own domain name to go along with it.
For me, it's just time to move on to something more professional (I sorta talked about this a while ago, but since have changed my direction!) & while my Storenvy coding skills aren't totally on par I still got the storefront to look nice. I can't handle the etsy fees & I've been shoveling two dimes + selling fees, etc into that hole for over six years - way back before I even had any realization of this being a real business. I also always felt that etsy didn't fit my aesthetic. My pictures just didn't look right in their format, my header always looked dumb. So I decided to fix that & jump ship. The Five Sixteenths shop is still going to be open & those etsy fees actually pay for themselves right now because the design part of the shop has always done well. New designs are going to be launched here soon!
Anyway, back to the confetti. Not only am I totally interested in it, I am working with a client right now who has some in her inspiration. Can't wait to put it together!
I discovered L E I F today, the cutest shop featuring one of my ceramic inspirations Lindsay Emery. So I poked around a bit & headed to their blog.....then spotted the confetti. I love how there are just little hints, just little colorful polka dots accenting the design. A great use of confetti.
Another lovely & minimal use of the polka dot confetti is from an awesomely awesome blog Design Love Fest. Just a tiny celebration up there in the top left :)Oh Happy Day blends a bit of pattern in there too. Love the blue & yellow. Really brightens my day!
The wedding blog Ruffled has a big celebration going on at the top there. I don't quite like that it's blocked by an ad...but ya gotta do what ya gotta do. I am loving the plum & pumpkin colors. Great for fall but also not so seasonal that it would be too dark for all year.
Changing it up a bit is C.R.A.F.T. with some triangle confetti bits. I just think it adds a bit of pizazz to you design.....that's just me.
Little elements can go a loooong way. Spruce up a text based design with a dot here or there or take Ruffled's idea & make the header full of fun. It's all about the little elements but now I want to put confetti on everything!