Tuesday, November 8, 2011

New Etsy Shop & Give-Away: TexturedINK


Last week I was approached by a talented graphic designer named Ankita Kejariwal who recently opened a new Etsy shop called TexturedINK (click on the name to visit the shop). She saw my blog featured as 'blog of the week' on decor8 (thanks so much, Holly) and asked me if I'd be interested in featuring her work on Happy Interior Blog. I jumped over to Etsy to see her work and loved her illustrations instantaneously. She offers beautiful prints, many of them personalized and ideal for events such as weddings, birthdays, and other festivities. Plus I thought that a newbie Etsy shop and a newbie blog are a great match to support each other - and here we are!


But looking at her work was not enough for me, so I asked Ankita about her background and work. She's lived in India, the UK, and the US - a fact that can be seen in her art. The rich colours and vibrant contrasts (influenced by her Eastern upbringing in South Asia) are tamed and held within crisp and simple lines - a clear impact of the Western design aesthetics. Ankita is attracted to simple, clean art and draws inspiration from the many cultures she's embraced while traveling. Her love for typography, colours and layouts is clearly visible in her work. Moreover, her Etsy shop is a culmination of her different creative careers - she's been a copywriter, an interior designer and a graphic designer - great professions to combine and boost creativity, don't you think?

Ankita's work convinced me, but she's upped the ante by offering one of her paper goods (no wood panels or canvas) as a give-away to one of you! All you have to do is put a little comment in the comment section and tell me what you think of Ankita's work. All comments until  Thursday midnight CET will be taken into account and a winner will be chosen randomly with random.org on Friday. Be the happy winner!

19 comments :

  1. I love them all, but I particularly enjoy the retro flavor on the "You and Me Just Click" design ;)

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  2. Thanks so much Igor, you make me look even better :) I really appreciate it.

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  3. I love the illustration design. I think why Ankita works is appealing to me because the design is simple yet fun. The messages behind the design is easy to digest. Also the use the color combination are very pleasing to the eyes. Welldone! I hope I could be the lucky winner :).

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  4. LOVE that leaf print! :) Thanks for the awesome giveaway!!

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  5. you and i - we just click, its great, i love it

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  6. SO cute and witty! Love the graphics and type :) Great giveaway, fingers crossed :)

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  7. i love that art. "be different, be you" is something we should always keep in mind and i love that this leaf is probably not the most attractive one at first sight, but then...

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  8. I really love this! like the work of olaf... pretty nice

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  9. Great giveaway! I had a good look at the shop and love Marigold in Ash! Super stylish xxx

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  10. greets from happy jibe to happy interior blog! well done igor!

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  11. Wonderful. I am most impressed by her trees and flowers prints. They really stand out.
    x Iris

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  12. Think Ankita's work is lovely and lively - and happy for your blog!

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  13. Bright colours and nice themes - I really love it! Especially the wedding poster for all wedding memories is adorable - will be my next wedding present!

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  14. What a perfect and special gift for a wedding!!

    I just love the idea and I extremely like the retro design as well.... And Igor, you know that I do have a lot of experience in buying gifts for weddings, for many weddings so far :-)

    So, if I am not the lucky winner you know what to buy when day x comes...!!

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  15. Stunning work! I love her prints. They're sure to brighten up any room - hopefully mine ;). Fun give away Igor! Oh, an in reference to your last comment on my blog: you definitely don't need to tell me you love bunting, hehe. Your blog layout is so great. Cheers!

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  16. Ankita's art is vibrant and delightful! Thanks for hosting this giveaway. :-)

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  17. Trendy and hip, what's not to love about Ankita's prints...well done Igor for a wonderful idea :)

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  18. This is a great giveaway! I love her bold, graphic designs. I would love to hang one in my apartment!

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