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A morning putting up a collection of our North East landmark monochrome prints, rewarded by a sausage sandwhich at our local community cafe 😄 #newcastle #gateshead #photography #art

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Happy World Photography Day


It’s World Photography Day 📷 Here’s a cute nursery photograph with our dusky pink ‘Make a wish’ print. Also featured: eco friendly hand crocheted pot by Pixie’s Magic Hook and fern print by mixed media artist Hayley Mallett… both shops are on Etsy 💖

We’ve been busy working behind the scenes on some new shop branding. We’re excited to share a sneaky peek of what hubbie and I have come up with later today… so watch this space!

Summer Break

☀️☀️☀️ Rose Filtered will be closing for a summer break. Last orders 10PM tonight (GMT) ☀️☀️☀️ We will be doing some re-branding while we’re away so keep your eyes peeled for a new look shop! 

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Make a wish?

Some people see weeds, others choose to make a wish! That is the beauty of dandelion clocks and what we love about them. Here at Rose Filtered we love to make a wish on a dandelion and our latest series of fine art photography prints captures the magical nature of dandelion clocks. If you look closely they are made up of such interesting shapes and structure. This print is very close to our hearts as the time and effort put into ‘deconstructing a dandelion clock’ is substantial.

Firstly there is the challenge of finding the ‘perfect’ looking clock… who knew there could be so much variation, fluffy ones, sparse one, dog eared, extra large, petite and delicate… lots of variation and lots to choose from!  Getting it home in-tact is challenge number two, which might not sound difficult, however it is very challenging given we live on the top of a hill in a village often called ‘Windy Whickham’ in the North east of England! For our new series of prints we resorted to constructing a ‘dandelion holder’ using a cardboard box and skewers… as I said lots of time and effort. Then their is the patience of a saint that is required as well a some very good tweezers and a very steady hand. The number of times the shot has been set up and ready and the waft of a Labrador tail and it’s back to step one. Anyway we got there (eventually) and we’re very pleased with the results…

Our classic monochrome ‘Deconstructed dandelion clock’ print is now available in a beautiful soft sky blue as well as our original black and white print.

We’ve also added a series of individual prints called ‘Make a wish’. These prints are soft and dreamy in delicate colours, they would make fabulous nursery prints or complement feminine decor such as bedrooms or living areas in pastel shades. ‘Make a wish’ is available in soft duck egg blue or delicate pastel pink…

The final addition to our dandelion clock series is an individual monochrome print called ‘Fly away’ that would look at home in any modern living area. The image captures dandelion seeds blowing away but has a more minimalist contemporary feel that would suit most neutral and modern home decor schemes.

So there you have it – our latest dandelion collection. So whether it’s a dandelion to add some interest to your walls, if you’re thinking of a gift idea for a nature lover or you know someone like us who loves to make a wish on a dandelion… the prints are available to buy at either of our online shops… for UK shoppers see our brand NEW Folksy shop: www.rosefiltered.folksy.com or international shoppes can buy our prints in our Etsy store: www.rosfiltered.etsy.com.

Craft beer 🍺

 

In the early stages of starting to get the shop sorted for Father’s day… if your Dad loves his craft beers then this beer print could be the perfect gift for him.🍺 It would also be a fab addition to any man cave and a great gift for boyfriends, husbands and other family members who can be difficult to know what to buy for. Original photography & design by Rose Filtered. 🌹 Cheers!

Wandering

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Very pleased to have a new print listed in our shop… ‘Not all those who wander are lost’ celebrating the beauty of the Canadian Rocky Mountains… Original photography by Rose Filtered 🌹

Black Friday Giveaway!!!

Firstly apologies that it’s been soooooo long since posting, but enough of that. Lot’s of shopping to do and Christmas to prepare for so we thought we might brighten your black Friday weekend with a GIVEAWAY!!!!

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To be in with a chance of winning head over to our Facebook page (@rosefiltered)!!! You have the chance to win any A4 art print from our shop…

The Prize: Win any single A4 print from our Rose Filtered shop on Etsy. The signed print can be chosen from our shop (www.rosefiltered.etsy.com) and will be printed in A4 on acid free 100% cotton photo rag paper using archival quality pigment inks and will be shipped FREE anywhere worldwide.

The competition closes at midnight GMT on Sunday 27th November. Winner will be announced of our Facebook page on Tuesday 29th as well as contacted directly to arrange shipment. This comp is run by Rose Filtered and is in no way affiliated with Facebook. To be eligible to enter head on over to Facebook page @rosefiltered and good luck!!!

Camera Intervention?

by Steve Warren

So, it turns out here at Rose Filtered HQ we’ve developed a slight addiction to collecting retro vintage cameras. This was by no means an intentional choice, it just kind of happened. It all started with the idea of making little vintage style postcards for our Etsy shop of old retro cameras. Ebay showed a fantamy first camerastic range of vintage cameras, going for a huge range of prices, just a few careless clicks and we’d have to sell an awful lot of postcards to make this project worthwhile!

After a LOT of research we bagged two very cute looking Kodak Instamatic cameras for ÂŁ1.20 – total bargain! (OK, so postage was ÂŁ8.95 so not that much of a bargain but still pretty cheap). Lots of fun was had photographing these great little cameras but I quickly realised that if these were going to be postcards we could really do with a few different ones to make a set. So back onto ebay and look for more cameras… the bank account quivering in fear….! I bagged my current favourite, a Kodak Instamatic 100 model for just £4.

 

Then a venture up into the loft leads to a surprise find – my old camera from my younger years. We do own a retro camera after all! As I removed the worn leather case what did I find – only a Kodak Instamatic 50, woo hoo!!! What are the chances!  A worthy addition to the set.

love photographySo, if you’ve been keeping mental notes you’ll have realised that’s 4 retro cameras, which means a set of 4 postcards – perfect. That’s pretty much what I imagined when I set out on this project. So no need for any more cameras then. Well you’d think not. Have I been endlessly looking on ebay at more Instamatic cameras? Yes. Do I have an Instamatic 204 and 300 on the way to me as I write? Afraid so. Do I have a bid currently on two more Instamatic cameras? I think you probably know the answer. Does Leanne know about these latest purchases? She will when she reads this. How much trouble will I be in? Probably lots. Do I need an intervention? Maybe…

Our retro camera postcards will be available from our Etsy shop later in June.

Additional notes by Leanne Warren: Yes an intervention is required! I’m also slightly gutted that Steve didn’t get the retro Polaroid camera with the rainbow stripes that I’ve been hinting about all week… it soo cute and I might start stamping my feet and spitting my dummy out if we can’t include that in the postcard set. I think we might both need an intervention but only once I’ve bagged a Polaroid – that or a new house to store them all plus a win on the lottery.