Friday 28 February 2020

New Easter/Spring Card Design

Today's post is a quickie...Spring is just around the corner (yes, honestly)...So in celebration of that, this cute little chick just popped into my head this week and demanded to be drawn.

So, if you're feeling in the mood for a spring-themed card project, he's now available as a printable .

In any event, hope he brightens your day, and that you have a great weekend. More soon!

Friday 21 February 2020

Free Happy Birthday Animal E Card To Share

Hello again! Hope life's treating you well.

Today's offering is a shareable "Happy Birthday" e-card featuring a range of cute animals making their way across the card. Obviously,  perfect for animal lovers and pet owners, but could also send a whole load of cuteness to other people as well.

Just right-click or tap and save the image and it's yours to send electronically (and therefore deliberately lower resolution).

If you fancy the full printed card (which also has no "shared from," watermark) it's available to buy here.

Hope this helps. More soon!

Monday 17 February 2020

New Inspiring Quote Image to Share

This image felt like an instruction, so am passing it on...

This inspiring quote reads, "Make Someone Smile Today" and features a bright yellow hand-drawn flower on a pastel background.

Feel free to share it anywhere you feel people would benefit from it. (Having found out that some people have help back from sharing because of the signature, I've now changed it simply to reflect that you're sharing it from here).

And if you's like it in a high-res physical form, it's also available here.

Have a great week-more soon!

Thursday 13 February 2020

Need a Splash of Colour? Look at These Pink Gerberas...

It should be a truth universally acknowledged that the amount of time taken over a piece of work bears absolutely no relationship whatsoever to how popular and/or useful that item will turn out to be.

I used to think it was just me who often got more attention given to "quick sketches I wasn't thinking about and as just enjoying" than something over which I'd worked for days and tried to get "right".

But asking around other creative friends, it seems quite common that the pieces which felt as if they had the least (conscious) attention often work out best for everyone. Maybe it's the very consciousness in the well-worked art that might lead it to feel a bit...efforted, maybe?

Whatever the reason, this Gerbera sketch in pen and Caran D'Ache watercolour crayons (a fabulous new addition to my stash, BTW, that I'd recommend in a heartbeat if you're looking for new supplies) sadly, took less than an hour, and has led to all sorts of goodies (see below).

I say "sadly", because that was one of the most fun, joyous and colourful," not-quite-an-hour's" of art-making that I've had in weeks.

Anyway, as can appreciate you probably haven't got all day onto the goodies. That initial sketch (and its follow-up work, of course :-) gave birth to:

A full collection of household gifts and goodies in scrumptiously saturated deep pink:

Gorgeous pink gerbera illustrated design
Thr "Gerbera" collection at Redbubble.
about which you can find out more, here.

And if you're more of a "DIY" kind of person, there's also fabric at Zazzle (in the USA)

and WovenMonkey (UK),

And last but not at all least...a five page kit of printable joy at Craftsuprint.Com.

Enjoy this however you want-and thanks for dropping by.

More soon.

Friday 7 February 2020

New Digital Painting...

Much behind the scenes work in the last few days, but thought you might like to see the initial sketch for what became a printable craft sheet (set of sheets actually) here.

This was done most in the Microsoft free app, Fresh paint. It's great for giving the vibrant look of wet-in-wet watercolour. Haven't yet worked out how to make bigger digital paintings in it. But small ones like these are fine for card fronts and small designs.

More soon!