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Cafe Direct Tea Towel Design by blackbirdrose Cafe Direct Tea Towel Design by blackbirdrose
Here's my (winning :winner:) entry for Cafe Direct's 2009 tea towel competition! Available here: [link]

Inspired by the slogan: "We are the growers and you can taste it!"
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daniellelandod Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012
I just had this tea towel in the post from Ecotricity because I signed up to their Gas option. I literally think it's the best tea towel I've ever had, where can I buy it from, I want more!
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blackbirdrose Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Really? :la: I didn't even know Ecotricity was giving those out! :clap:

Unfortunately the only place I knew that sold them was Ethicalsuperstore.com, but I'm not sure they're still selling them! :aww:

So glad you like it though! Really pleased! :hug:
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Ombre-pluie Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2010
so cool for you! congratulation!
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blackbirdrose Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! :heart: xx
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beatlesfan6444 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2010
thats so cool!! i would totally buy that :)
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blackbirdrose Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww, thanks, hun! :heart: If only they'd kept the colours like this.. ^^;
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ObsidianSerpent Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2010
That's absolutely great, congratualtions!!!

(Though, I've got to say, your original design here, is far better than what they adjusted it to. They should have kept the background milky brown as you had it, it makes the design with the white tools and cup etc SOOOO pretty.)
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blackbirdrose Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
THANK YOU!! :heart: And I agree! But I think they were trying to save time and money with the printing process... :shrug: Oh well, I'm still really pleased it got printed and is finally for sale! :w00t:
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ObsidianSerpent Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010
Yeah, I guess it all comes down to cost. And probably an extra colour just bumps things up WAY higher than what they want.

And the final thing does look really lovely. I really love it! (I think just seeing how great the original was spoils you a tiny bit for the final version. Since your draft was SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO nice.)
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blackbirdrose Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Definitely. Especially since I think they did it by screen printing, which means the more colours you add the more times it has to be processed. :nod:

It looks good, I agree! And they were trying to tie it in with their marketing colour scheme too, so I get it! :D

Thanks for being so lovely about the original though! I still have a soft spot for it! :love:
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ObsidianSerpent Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2010
And they lost that really nice sage green that you had on the teaspoon and the tool handles... I guess it's a cost thing on how many colours you can use for the printing.

The final tea-towell looks absolutely LOVELY. I love it!

But the orginal artwork you did for it I would hang on the wall of my kitchen, as it goes beyond lovely and is a bit of absolute classic design.
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HAPpi001 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010
Oh wow, that looks really cool. Congrats :)
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blackbirdrose Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much!! :highfive: :D
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Annabella-and-Jasper Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
cool.
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blackbirdrose Featured By Owner May 1, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
:thanks:
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8300-chii Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2009
YAY You won :D That's great
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blackbirdrose Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
lol Yay! Thank you! :glomp:
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Sepulchral-Roses Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
that's great! (:

good luck in the contest!!
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blackbirdrose Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
:bow: Thank you! :D
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