Califlower wallpaper download

This funky floral print was inspired by... CALIFORNIA! Get it, Cali-Flower?? Yellow is just the perfect color to represent such a sunny, happy place.
Vignetterie is just in it's baby stages, so it's in this weird place where every follower and like is a huge accomplishment (I got excited when an instagram scam contacted me. That must mean I'm legit!). This also means Vignetterie is in the phase where it's willing to give away free art to build an audience. Score for you!! I'll be releasing new wallpapers from time to time. Hope you enjoy! I love picturing friends and strangers using my art in their everyday lives.

Cheers, Shanelle

 Click image to download! • Cali-Flower by Vignetterie

Click image to download! • Cali-Flower by Vignetterie

 Click image to download! • Cali-Flower by Vignetterie

Click image to download! • Cali-Flower by Vignetterie

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always inspired

Working in the stationery & gifting industry trained me to constantly have my eye out for emerging trends, color palettes, and icons. When I first started, I had never heard of a 'mood board' before (precious fresh little babe!) and I also pretended to know how to use Photoshop like a champ (I didn't). The great thing about a new job, though, is that you learn while you're working! I worked out that design muscle constantly and became worlds better because I just had to DO IT and do it FAST. My world was all about crazy timing because everything was printed in China and took months and months to finalize and ship (not going that route with Vignetterie!) So when I started truly LIVING for the industry, it became (and still is) a constant hunt for ways to be inspired without ripping anyone off. 

I've come up with a few solid ways to gather fresh creativity: 

Books

I'm a retro gal, so I love ordering 1950s design and ceramic books from Ebay. As much as I love looking at images online, nothing compares to flipping through pages of a beautiful book!

 Tricked ya, the Cocktails book is actually a box!

Tricked ya, the Cocktails book is actually a box!

 

Textiles

I have a vintage silk scarf collection that never ceases to inspire me. The colors, the compositions, the patterns- fabulous. My first one was my great-grandma's, and after I had one, I became a Scarf Hunter (why isn't this a reality show?) for life. I'm wearing one right now to cover my unwashed hair, and I feel glam as hell.

 

 I grabbed half of these at a thrift shop in Palm Springs, along with a legit Golden Girls pant suit that the 80 year old owner said she almost bought. SCORE

I grabbed half of these at a thrift shop in Palm Springs, along with a legit Golden Girls pant suit that the 80 year old owner said she almost bought. SCORE

Music

Do you have an album, artist, or playlist that just puts you in the zone? I do. When I work on anything Vignetterie, I pop on Blossom Dearie and go to town. She has the cutest little voice mixed with sweet jazz piano, and she just embodies my love of all things feminine and chic. She probably inspired my whole brand, TBH. There's just something about music that can change your mood in an instant.

 Listen to one of my favorites,  Manhattan .

Listen to one of my favorites, Manhattan.

Surroundings

When I'm sitting at my desk (which is practically all day), I want to feel LIKE A BOSS, yet chic AF. I try to mix eclectic and inspiring pieces onto my desk (without cluttering it!) so that I can easily glance over and admire my whimsical pieces when I need an eyeball break! I've recently discovered the joy of mini planters, and I plan on creating some for the shop!

 Print/card-  Rifle Paper Co.  I bought this because my great grandpa said it to me in a dream! I currently live in his farmhouse.

Print/card- Rifle Paper Co. I bought this because my great grandpa said it to me in a dream! I currently live in his farmhouse.

 Pillow-  Kailochic  Chair-  Wayfair  Desk-  Wayfair

Pillow- Kailochic Chair- Wayfair Desk- Wayfair

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Last but not least- Mood boards!

I use mood boards for every aspect of my life. Wedding planning (I seriously have dozens), home decor, and Vignetterie collections. Mood boards are pretty much pinterest on a page, so you definitely don't have to create your own. I just love to do it! It's a way for me to visually represent exactly the look and feel I am going for. Even if I'm painting or designing something, the images on the board can be clothing, color palettes, home dec- whatever! Nothing gets me going like a freakin' mood board. I am a self-proclaimed curation master. See below for a peek at my process!

 Step 1: Mood board (is it weird that I like to name them cute things?)

Step 1: Mood board (is it weird that I like to name them cute things?)

 Step 2: Paint!

Step 2: Paint!

 Step 3: Design products

Step 3: Design products

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Comment below if you have any special ways of staying creative!

Cheers, Shanelle

vignetterie beginnings

I'm Shanelle, the founder of Vignetterie (vin-yet-er-ie; vignette+paperie). I am creating my own line of stationery and gift products, and I'm here to share my journey with you! Don't worry, I won't leave out all of the fails. I'll be posting inspiration, paintings, new products, answering q's, and sharing things I love. My downfall is that I'm a bit too honest and I always wear my heart on my sleeve; but that might come in handy for a blog?
Here's a recent pic of me doin' what I do best: cracking up

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A little background info: I went to a liberal arts college in Ohio for Art, but really just went HAM on the friend-making and socializing (no regrets). I did graduate (and cared very much about my art classes), but when you're trained in fine arts and have no real-world preparation from your school, you end up working for $9 an hour as a t-shirt maker in a literal sweatshop as your first "REAL" job (I even did one of those awful 'so excited to announce my new job' facebook posts when I was hired). Then you might work entry level jobs for a string of people looking for cheap or free design work, because you'll do anything to get a tiny bit of creativity for a tiny bit of money (sound familiar, fellow artists?). Fast forward 10 different jobs and many "portfolio building projects" (that means FREE), and I landed a position as a stationery designer in Los Angeles.
I worked myself to death, was promoted to lead our biggest account, and loved every second of it. Though after years of working for someone else- I realized I could do it on my own!

So here I am, drawing inspiration from travel, vintage textiles, classic jazz songs, all shades of pink, and the glamorous vibes of the past. Wish me luck!

Cheers, Shanelle