An illustrator has been drawing on her talents to start a new business.

Sarah Edmondson, from Dearham, near Maryport, set up White Orchid Print and Design in February.

Sarah, who studied graphic design at Staffordshire University, had previously been working in Manchester doing editorial and product design.

Since moving back home to Cumbria, she has set up the business doing illustrations and design for stationery for weddings and christenings.

She also does general illustration and design work.

"I worked in Manchester for two years after university, but I wanted to move back home," said Sarah.

"I did a few illustrations for friends and family and then I did my first big wedding back in February."

Sarah promoted her business at a wedding fair at the Junction 36 Rural Auction Centre, near Kendal, earlier this year.

"It went really well and I got a lot of enquiries and people are still getting in touch," said Sarah.

"I am quite versatile, but I get a lot of requests for quite classic illustrations.

"There is a lot of demand for rustic styles, florals and botanicals this season.

"I think a lot of people are going back to original illustration styles, rather than computer graphics."

She is planning to attend more wedding fairs later in the year at Skitby House, near Carlisle, in September, the Lake District Wedding Show, back at J36 in November, and at Broadoaks Country House, also in November.