Tuesday, 29 December 2009

Brighten up your banner

Yay, it's nearly the start of a new year and we've got lots of exciting projects planned for 2010. But here is a sneak peek at our latest offerings: banner design!
We've been busy this past year with lots of little design jobs and I thought why not make it a regular feature? So to start with creative monsoon will now be offering banner design perfect for blogs or etsy shops - and they come with a free avatar. Each week we'll upload a new one off designs to our etsy shop and custom work is always welcome.

Monday, 28 December 2009

inspired type

I came across some really beautiful examples of typography today featured on tripwire magazines site. Amazing combinations of type and illustration.

Saturday, 12 December 2009

when scampi met frankie

This morning we took 14 weeks old Scampi to Cafe Bones, a doggy cafe in Leichhardt. It was a crazy place but great for a bite to eat and for the dogs to play. A warning though, it is a high crime rate area, muggings and thefts are common. After only a few minutes we were subjected to a co-ordinated Beagle attack, as one distracted us the other jumped on the table and drank our coffee. Scampi was knocked aside and his 'puppychino' nicked by several other dogs. :)
But then guess who we bumped into? We spotted another Frenchie and went over to say hello - it was Frankie, Scampi's sister! They had a lovely reunion biting and playing.

Friday, 11 December 2009

New work: Starry starry sky

It's been a while since we added some new work, but with Christmas on it's way I started thinking about some beautifully peaceful sky shots taken in France last year. Calm and relaxing, this would make a great print for a bedroom.
Available through our redbubble store.

Monday, 7 December 2009

Christmas shipping deadlines

It's getting close! Christmas is nearly here, but there is still just enough time to get your creative monsoon orders in.

2010 calenders: Order by 17th December
Photography: Order by 17th December
T shirts: Order by 13th December

Order via our etsy store or our redbubble store.

Friday, 27 November 2009

MonAlisa Design

I came across the work of MonAlisa Design at a craft fair a few months ago and I've been meaning to post something. With Christmas just round the corner make sure you check out her etsy store, my favourites are the beautiful baby mobiles and birds (called tweets)- so cute.

Monday, 23 November 2009

Find of the week: water stopping water

If there is one thing I really hate it's a boring ugly old plug spoiling a nicely designed kitchen or bathroom. Well, finally someone came up with a solution. Water stopping water is definitely on my shopping list.

Sunday, 15 November 2009

pretty as a picture

I'm so pleased with the way this shot turned out just had to share. Busy building the wedding stationery website over on 'i do' it yourself, and putting together some groups shots of the ranges. Not bad for a first attempt, off to do the rest.

Friday, 13 November 2009

NZ eye chart

I'm a big fan of messing around with the old eye chart design, and I'm loving this screen print by New Zealand artist Brad Novak. An eye chart for Aotearoa. Very cool.

Thursday, 12 November 2009

Keeping busy

I've been keeping my mummy VERY VERY busy, soon I promise to settle down so she can get some work done :)

Thursday, 5 November 2009

2010 calendar

Yeay! Our 2010 calendar is out! Featuring all of our most popular photographic prints its a great pressie idea for only $27 via our redbubble page here.

NEW Christmas gift certificates

Selecting art or photography for someone else can be a daunting task. So we've made things a little simpler and we're now offering a creative monsoon gift certificate! The perfect way to give the gift of art to someone special this Christmas. And great for those friends and family overseas.

Valued at $20 US dollars you can choose from anything on the creative monsoon website or our etsy site. (Other amounts available, just ask). We'll fill in your name and the recipients name and email you a low resolution file to send by email or a high resolution one to print - up to you.

Gift certificates are available through our etsy site. Just click here.

Wednesday, 4 November 2009

gallery gifts under $20

The Christmas decorations are well and truly up around the shops now, so perhaps its time to start thinking about gift ideas. Eek! Well I've made a start and put together a group of fabulously fresh art and photography gifts all priced at less than US$20 via etsy. Perfect stocking fillers or unique office secret Santa pressies.

Saturday, 10 October 2009

I'm loving our new DIY stationery over on 'i do' it yourself. So colourful and fun, hopefully there are some DIY brides out there who like it too :)

Thursday, 8 October 2009

Etsy homepage!

Yeay! We made the homepage of etsy today for the first time, what a fluke I just happened to log in and catch it! It was our 'Flowerbox in Paris' print from a selection I chose to go with 'i do' it yourself's french fancy wedding theme that we're currently updating.

New member of the family

Soon to be our new family member, we pick him up in a month.

Friday, 25 September 2009

DIY wedding store

Hooray! Our DIY wedding store in now up and running on etsy. Click here. To start things off we've got some lovely gum leaf design DIY stationary perfect for an Australian wedding.

Wednesday, 23 September 2009

Life on Mars

What a weird morning! The view today as Sydney gets hit by a dust storm. You can usual see across to Manly, but not today.

Monday, 21 September 2009

'Flowerbox in Paris' SALE

To celebrate all the lovely feedback and features we've been getting for our 'Flowerbox in Paris' fine art photograph. We're doing a bit of a sale on this print at our redbubble store here. Canvas prints were from $108 now only $72! Framed prints were from $144 now only $96! Bargin!

Sunday, 20 September 2009

Sneak peek

Here's a little look at something new I'm working on at the moment. Titled 'Nature Abstract I' until I can think of something a little more interesting. I think its pretty striking and would look great blown up to a really big size. All for sale on the redbubble site.

Monday, 14 September 2009

Flickr faves

The lovely Victoria from sfgirlbybay selected a couple of our shots to feature in her flickr faves this week - 'Flowerbox in Paris' and 'The Rockpool'. To be included with such beautiful work... what a nice way to start the week!

Wednesday, 9 September 2009

Blueberries and cream

I decided that I've been having so much fun putting together mood boards for 'i do' it yourself, I'm going to start making more of them on creative monsoon. So here we go, this is the week that was:

• A favourites find via decor8 this week were these beauitful butterfly magnets from Olio United.
• I've been loving the 'Favourite Things' series on decor8. While blog owner Holly makes her move overseas, each week a guest blogger has show us their favourite things. This lovely bedroom is from Simplemente Blanco and inspiration wall is from the home of Selina Lake.
• I bought this beautiful ring yesterday from etsy seller Linkel Designs
• Been swimming in beauty products this week, my desk is surrounded! But my absolute favourite has to be the Rock Princess perfume by Vera Wang.
• Finally after so many test pots we've got the right shade of white picked out to paint our house - which is great because I'd started to get a bit sick of white.
• Summer dress shopping!
• Blueberries are out again! Yeay! Lovely photo by Piccoline Photography.
• Our new tshirt design released - CMYK hearts. Available through our redbubble shop online.
• Our Jacaranda print has been getting some lovely feedback and was featured in an etsy treasury (which is where I spotted the lovely flower ring)

Sunday, 6 September 2009

Aussie bush wedding

We've started a new theme over at 'i do' it yourself. An Australian bush wedding. Really pleased with the mood board from this one, and its shaping up to be an interesting month. 
Visit the site 'i do' it yourself

Saturday, 5 September 2009

Happy Fathers Day!

Happy Fathers Day! See, I got it right. I'll never be cake maker then, least not one of these guys...


Happy Fathers Day... have some poo.

Ive been laughing for hours at the Cake Wrecks site, full of weird and wonderful cake disasters.

Friday, 4 September 2009

cmyk hearts

I've got lots of plans for some new tshirt designs, just hope I can find some time to get them done! But managed to get this one finished today - cmyk hearts. On the redbubble site :)

Sunday, 30 August 2009


Its been another busy weekend, starting with my taxi not showing up Friday night to take me to a photoshoot. So that was put back to Saturday - just what I want to be doing on the weekend! But still managed to fit in a nice little bush walk and snapped a few native plants. Does anyone know what they are?

Saturday, 29 August 2009

Fun house

Loving this image found on ffffound! Not only does it feature my favourite colour - purple - but what a great idea to make all these different shots look like they are actually one building. Might have a go with some of my Italian and Portugal shots. 

Wednesday, 26 August 2009

pretty packaging

I'm loving these new fragrances from benefit at the moment. The packaging design is SO cute! Each bottle comes in it's own little house. Adorable!

Tuesday, 25 August 2009

New work: The Hills

As I said before we're still going through the New Zealand photos, I managed to finish this shot off tonight. Aaron started with a lovely HDR image of the Port Hills, Christchurch, NZ and Ive added a little texture and tweaked the colours. Its got a lovely rich tone to it, very pleased with how it turned out.

New Zealand trip

Earlier this month we went back to NZ and we've finally got through all the photos from the trip. I'm still working on a few 'arty' shots but Aaron's done some amazing panoramics, (click on them for a bigger view).

Monday, 24 August 2009

New week new tee

Starting the week off with a new tshirt design - paisley rain.
Available as usual through our redbubble page here

Sunday, 23 August 2009

This week

It's been a great week. The new button tshirt designs have gone down a treat, thanks to everyone who purchased one, your tshirts are on the way I hope you love them! 
The new designs have been featured quite a bit and we've finished the week off with a mention on the redbubble roundup.
I also managed to get a new tshirt design up today. LOVE. Simple but cute I think. More here.

Saturday, 22 August 2009

jacaranda triptych

To celebrate the launch of our new prints we're doing a special on our Jacaranda series. You'll be able to buy all three prints at 305x305mm, framed in beautiful black flat frames for only AU$400 + p&p. Saving $50! They look gorgeous as at set and we'd like to keep them together!
Simply leave a comment on this post and we'll email you details. (Make sure we have a ay to contact you)

Thursday, 20 August 2009

15% off!

Redbubble are having a sale!! 15% off the price of all Framed and Canvas Prints for seven whole days. Check out our redbubble store here and put your order in quick!