A great collaboration

Richard had a idea for a leather journal cover.

He'd chosen notebook of excellent quality, had a favourite pen and an inspirational quote he wanted to feature, along with his name. He'd also seen an unusual locking pen closure on another journal.

The challenge for Fiona was to combine these elements into a design that was clean and simple with her hand dyeing and hand stitching as complementary features. 

Richard and Fiona conferred on a simple font (callibri) in laser engraving. Richard was looking for a bold colour, so Fiona trialled a new shade of Azure Blue with the British Tan spine, keepers and penholder. As the project progressed, Fiona suggested a butterscotch thread to reflect the warm colours of the leather. 

Richard kindly supplied his notebook and pen so that Fiona could get the right fit for the cover and in particular the locking penholder.

On receiving his bespoke journal cover, Richard was so delighted with the result he ordered a matching portfoilo in the Azure blue, with natural inner and butterscotch stitching, and an engraved stainless steel nameplate for a point of difference. 

The result, a distinctive and original matched pair of personalised executive stationery for Richard Evans, Director, of Benchmark Homes, Christchurch.

Sparrowhawk Leather NZ by Fiona Ritchie's custom made Medium Notebook / Journal Cover and handmade personalised leather A4 Executive Portfolio.