Having failed miserably at sticking to the design brief of this workshop, I decided to start again from scratch.
The basis of this design is the blending of these three images (a bowl of beans soaking in water, some tree branches covered in snow, and some of my partner’s knitting):
I used the natural shape of the branch cutting down the middle of the tree image to divide the webpage into two, and cropped the blended knitting image to be contained in the right half of the screen.
By blending the beans and trees I hoped to create a mashup-style image reminiscant of the style made famous by Vaughan Oliver on his numerous sleeves created for the record label 4AD (see separate ‘inspiration’ blog post).
I then just added a title bar and navigation buttons (with consistent colour scheme):