Benefits of Peel & Stick Wallpaper - Wallpaper is making a comeback. With so many beautiful and interesting designs, you might be considering this decorating option for your space.
Photo by Slava Keyzman on Unsplash When working at home it’s easy to become engrossed in what we are working on. Before too long hours can go by and we don’t even realize it. I’m especially guilty of this happening when I am working on a new design or drawing. Below are my top 3 ways I have learned to combat this bad working at home habit. 1. S[...]
When I decided that I wanted to be a Licensed Surface Pattern Designer several years ago, I started doing research on what it took to be one. During my research journey I found there are many artists and pattern designers out there. These artist and designers not only inspired me, but also educated me and to this day still motivate me when I’m feeling “stuck” or “lost”. [...]
Spoonflower; A Partnership! Designs by dVa is so excited to announce that 16 of Deanna V. Amirante's designs are now available on Fabric, Wall Paper & Gift Wrap at Spoonflower.com! We have been waiting so long for this day to come. We have been asked over and over again; can I get your designs on fabric or wall paper? Well now you can. Wallpaper - It's Removable! The wall p[...]
I always seem to have left over pieces of gift wrap of all different shapes and sizes. Recently I started getting a little creative with what I could do with them, especially if there was a beautiful pattern on it. Below are my 5 favorite things to do with left over gift wrap ~ Enjoy! 1. Curly Ribbon Bow [...]
Oh my goodness! I have been so inspired today and I just couldn't keep it all to myself. While perusing Pinterest I have come across some amazing...yes amazing tablescapes. What I love about these is that they can be used for a wedding, shower or any kind of party or get together. And the greenery, oh the greenery is just amazing - yes I am totally crushing on the greenery! First is this[...]
I am so very excited to announce that my Fruit Salad Note Card collection is now being sold at Studio 768!! Studio 768 is a wonderful shop located in the garden shops behind Ecology in Sister Bay, WI. 2017 will be their second season open. The shop has welded metal sculptures created by the owner, Camilla Hitzeman, along with some t-shirts designed by her son among othe[...]
I know it is the holidays, but I couldn't resist in sharing my newly completed portfolio with you all. I now have my Floral Patterns created this year in a portfolio complete with realistic mock-ups. Hopefully these patterns will be on products you see here in the future. Contact me directly for licensing inquiries - I'd love to hear from you! Enjoy! http://issuu.com/designsbydva/[...]
It's amazing to me just how a change into a new season can bring about so many elements to inspire me. As spring was underway, the garden outside my studio window was taking on a new life...literally. As the stages of the flowers began to bloom, I couldn't help myself but to go outside and take a closer look. The first flower had bloomed. It was the Mischief Peony which had grown to the si[...]
I am excited to announce that Designs by dVa can now be found at Pingg.com! Do you have an event or party to plan? Have a special announcement to make? Want to let someone special know how you feel or that you are thinking about them? Then click below to see my designs on cards and ecards. I even have Valentine's Day designs! - Enjoy!