About the Course

An iPad, Apple Pencil and the app Procreate 5X are all you need to start creating!

Ever wondered how to create a menu without the need to learn complex software like Photoshop? Or illustrate a place card without armfuls of paintbrushes and hours of watercolour practise? In this first online course, Isla seeks to share her design expertise and digital art skills with those wanting to create their own table decorations for weddings, birthdays, dinner parties and events.

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  • Learn Procreate 5X

    Isla shares her love for the dynamic digital drawing app and how she uses it. The first course of its kind to use Procreate for menu and place card design.

  • Draw along lessons

    Real time drawing lesson videos from her desk in London, allow you to draw along side Isla.

  • Downloadable Exclusive Designs

    Two exclusive Isla Simpson table decoration designs created for the course. Learn how to recreate them for yourself and customise them for future events.

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4 -6 hour Course Curriculum

  • 1

    Chapter 1 Procreate 5X

  • 2

    Chapter 2 The Downloadables

    • Downloading and Opening the Files

  • 3

    Chapter 3 Blue Bows Menu & Place card design

    • Blue Bows menu & place card design lesson

    • Personalisation

  • 4

    Chapter 4 Two Peas in a Pod Menu & Place card design

    • Two Peas in a Pod Menu & Place card Drawing Lesson

    • Personalisation

  • 5

    Chapter 5 Printing

    • Preparing your files for Printing

    • What to ask Printers

    • Printing at home

    • List of Professional Printers

  • 6

    Chapter 6 Creating your own designs

    • Choosing a good theme

    • Table set up

    • Using the template for your own designs

    • Writing with ink

  • 7

    The End

    • Conclusion

About Isla

Isla’s nostalgic and romantic illustrations have seen her become internationally fêted for her unique tablescape designs. From stationery, to table decorations, printed dance floors and embroidered napkins, Isla designs all aesthetic elements of an event. Visually setting the tone.

Social proof: testimonials

Loving the course.

Nan Philip

"It is so well done from the detailed videos to the downloads. I am very impressed and have so enjoyed it. Thank you for sharing your tips and tricks with all of us!"

Perfect introduction to Procreate

Betsy Cochrane

“Between Isla’s gorgeous designs, lovely color palettes and patient, well-paced instruction, this course is the perfect introduction to procreate!”

My mind is blowing up

Katie Lobdell- Lee

“I found a few days to start your course and I am amazed!!! I might just donate a lot of art supplies now.”

Matches Fashion

Isobel B

“Just finished your online menu & place cards course and loved doing it. Was such an accessible and well laid out tutorial.”


Flavia Kelson

"Isla has an amazing eye for beauty. Everything I've worked with her I've gotten stationary that is pretty, perfect and proper. She is so talented!"

Liz Linkleter Events

Liz Linkleter

“We love working with Isla on our event stationery - she interprets the brief perfectly and our clients have always been thrilled with the finished product. Her style is totally unique - whimsical, playful and very feminine."

Angela Mugnai

Events Planner

“Isla is simply a dream to work with, her creativity is infectious and inspiring. Isla’s style is beautifully feminine, taking chintz to a new level of sophistication and elegance. We know our clients are in safe hands, and each finished illustration and design is executed perfectly and with impeccable attention to detail.”

Cece Barfield Inc

Cece Barfield

“It is a complete pleasure to work with Isla on special projects! She is incredibly talented and also, very easy to work with.”
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  • Can I do the course if I have no artistic or designs skills?

    Absolutely. The course has been designed especially for beginners. We begin by learning in a paint by numbers fashion, progressing to allow more scope for artistic flair.

  • What equipment do I need to complete the course?

    An Apple Pencil, and an ipad with Procreate installed. At the time of writing the Apple Pencil works the below iPad models; All Models of iPad Pro iPad Air (3rd generation) iPad (6 & 7th generation) iPad mini (5th generation) Double check your ipad is Procreate and Apple Pencil compatible. The newest version of Procreate for the iPad (at the time of writing) is 5X (5.1) and requires iPadOS 14.0 or newer to install.

  • How long does the course take to complete?

    The course is self paced, and takes between 4 - 6 hours, depending on drawing speed and how fast or slow you want to take it. I recommend that you take the course over a weekend, to digest and practise new found Procreate skills.

  • What if I am dissatisfied by the course?

    If you do the work, and you're still not satisfied, show me your work within 14 days of enrolling, and I'll give you a refund.

  • How long do I have access for?

    I know from my personal experience as a designer, how important it is to refresh your knowledge. So I'm offering access for 1 year.

By the end of the course

What you will walk away with.

  • Two table decoration design sets, ready to print, and customise for future events

  • Digital drawing skills and knowledge of the drawing app Procreate 5X

  • The jumping off 'Know How' to start creating original menu and place card designs

  • What to say at the printers, how to choose paper and place an order

  • A list of recommended printers