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Hand Lettering and a Freebie

I’ve been busy creating new artwork for BluePrint. This is my first big show in the States and I couldn’t be more thrilled! I will be showing with Cinnamon Joe Studio. If you’d like to see more of my artwork feel free to contact them. I’m excited for the opportunity to finally be getting my artwork out there! I recently purchased a Cintiq 13hd and have loved illustrating on it, especially for hand lettering. I feel that I’ve finally found a tool that works for me. I don’t really consider myself a painter, and it’s frustrating that I can’t “undo” something when working that way. So being able to work in Photoshop with paintbrushes has been the perfect balance for me.

 

I love the chalk feeling of the image below. I think I only used one brush. I had been trying to create this in Photoshop for almost a year, but just couldn’t get it to look right, until I purchased a Cintiq 13hd.

 

The hand lettering brushes I use are from Shauna that she created for Retro Supply. You can grab a few of them for free here, or you can purchase the whole set here. Totally worth it in my mind! Another great resource for brushes is from Kyle Webster. I created the image below using them. If you’d like to get the image below as a free download, just click on this link, or sign up for my newsletter, for a freebie straight to your inbox every newsletter.

 

FREE DOWNLOAD-Faith Quotes

My faith continues to grow as I study the life of Jesus Christ and read His words. I hope that these quotes will help to brighten your faith and your walls! Both of these are available for free downloads. If you choose to download them, you may print out as many copies as you like and give them to friends, but please don’t sell them. These are for personal use only. Thank you for your honesty.

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Download Quote One Here

Download Quote Two Here

I designed these posters as part of my Personal Progress (round 2). As a leader in the Young Women’s program, I have the opportunity to earn my Young Woman Medallion again. When I was a youth, I earned one and I’m excited to be earning it again. But this time, as a mother. It really is a wonderful blessing in my life and I’m happy to be sharing these with you.

CamelBak Waterbottles

Last Summer I had the privilege of working with CamelBak to design some kids water bottles. I had no idea how fun it would be! I loved the process, but when it came down to the production part, that proved very difficult. Each bottle is only allowed up to four colors and white has to be one of them. Then each color needs to be separated onto its own layer. The bottles are actually printed with a rolling printer around the bottle. To make it appear that the bottle is printed all the way around, the colors need to be offset. You can see in this hedgehog example that there is only brown on the far right and only white and yellow on the left. Isn’t that cool! I just love learning new things each and every day! Which bottle is your favorite?cbk-waterbottle-hedgehog cbk-waterbottle3-flower cbk-waterbottle2-dino

12 days of Christmas

I just finished up the 12 days of Christmas for #the100dayproject. It was so much fun to redraw these and I’m so glad that I stuck with it and finished these. I was inspired by folk art and especially had fun looking through a vintage folk art book. If you’d like to continue to follow along with #the100dayproject, simply follow me on Instagram.

 

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New Quote Posters for #the100dayproject

I’ve had some fun creating these posters for the #the100dayproject. If you’d like to follow along, follow me on Instagram.

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.

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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.

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Old Maid Game Redesign with Happy Happy

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.

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