It’s fun playing with new ways to hand draw type and use some fun new photoshop brushes I purchased from RetroSupply. It was fun to hand draw these over and over again until they came out just the way I wanted. Check them out below.
And sometimes the sketches don’t look anything like the finished design. Ha ha! But it serves a very important step, to get the ideas out of my head and onto paper.
As I’ve mentioned before, the ladies of Happy Happy Art Collective are busy redesigning the Old Maid deck. Each of them with their unique characteristics. Here are the latest 2 that I’ve done, Library Lilly and Careless Carrie.
Library Lilly loves to read and doesn’t even notice her surroundings. And Careless Carrie, well, she has the same problem. She’s too busy on her phone to see the pot about to boil over.
The Holidays are right around the corner! Why not get your Holiday Cards out of the way before things get super hectic? Here is just a sampling of some of the cards I designed this year. And, there are more to come in the coming weeks as well. Just go here to see all of the cards Petite Lemon has designed for Shutterfly.
As a Happy Happy Art Collective, we’ve decided to re-illustrate an old classic, Old Maid! We are having so much fun and can’t wait to show you over the next few months each of the characters. Here are the first two, the Old Maid and Greenthumb Gert.
I try to take a sketchbook with me wherever I go. Inspiration comes from everywhere and you never know when it’s going to hit. This latest sketch was produced while sitting in an Auto store waiting for my new windshield to be installed. I love the way it turned out and thought I’d share the process with you.
I quickly added some watercolor to give it a sense of dimension and an idea of what colors I’d like to use.
Then I drew it in Illustrator using my Wacom tablet and added some texture. This is the finished design with all of it’s tropical goodness.
Here are a few process shots of a simple watercolor design I did of some pineapples. After the watercolor, I added the black ink and then the white ink.
Well, I had a great time designing these patterns for the Spoonflower and CWDkids Mermaid contest, focusing on a print for little girl’s pajamas. Mermaids are classic designs and adding just a pinch of cuteness and whimsy really makes this pattern stand out. I tried to focus on elements that I knew my seven year old daughter would love. (P.S. She approved, by the way).
Voting is now open and I would appreciate any votes that I receive. Just click on the link and then the voting button is on the right side. Vote for all your favorites. There’s so many to choose from. I will hopefully win the contest, but if I don’t I am going sell the designs on Spoonflower as a collection. I would love to see all of the amazing things people sew using these prints.
Look at all the fun coordinates. I think this would make adorable kids bedding as well.
I had so much fun creating this calendar! I hand drew all of the feathers and used my favorite brush pen to write the days of the week and months of the year. I just love the way it turned out! I’m asking for your help this week to vote for my design, as well as all of your favorites! In fact, my friends, Jill and Lauren, both also submitted beautiful designs into the 2015 tea towel calendar competition on Spoonflower. You can vote for your favorites here.
If you want to purchase the calendar, and finish the edges yourself, you can do so in my Spoonflower shop for about $14. But I will soon be listing the calendar in my Etsy shop with finished edges for $25, if you’d like to purchase it that way. I will have them for pre-order first, so that I know how many to order. I’d love to hear your thoughts! Happy Halloween!
Trends come and go, but I feel that some seem to stay longer than others. One trend that seems to keep going and going for the last few years are the Metallics! I see them everywhere, especially in card designs. Plus with the recent addition of REAL gold foil on all of the card sites like Shutterfly, Tiny Prints and Minted, why not add gold foil to everything! It’s totally hot!
I thought I’d share with you one of my mood/trend boards that I did. This one is Metallics.
And here’s a few cards based off of that trend. I don’t think this one made it. But there is a card that was based off of this one that has REAL GOLD FOIL! You can see it here.
And here’s another layout that I tried, on a folding card.
This one has the Mercury glass as a full background. It was a tricky texture to recreate! Thank goodness for photoshop!
Here’s metallic paints. Paint textures are another hot trend this season, especially watercolor!
This one is rose gold, another part of the metallic color range.
This one is blue foil, which is still a metallic.
Metallics are also hot with glitter, not just foil textures.
And here’s a few other Christmas cards I did, these ones are all folding ones.
Bokeh is another hot trend right now! This one has some gold foil lettering. And, let’s not forget how hot wood textures are!
Happiest of Holidays friends! If you would like a custom Holiday card for your family, please contact me.