February Freebie

Posted on February 1, 2013 and tagged Freebies with comments

You know that thing when you type a word so many times, it starts to look like giberish? That happens to me all the time with 'February'... it always looks like it's spelled wrong! It also doesn't help that I typed it roughly 12 million times getting this post together.

I hope you like the February Freebie. I think it's very February appropriate with all the hearts, pink and love. If you look closely, you'll see that some of the hearts are glittery too! Thanks for all the freebie suggestions last month, and please, keep 'em coming!

There are 4 sizes to choose from depending what kind of computer/lappy you have so there should be something for everyone's situation, plus a patterned iPhone background. Just click one of the buttons below to get the full size image. Then just save it and set it as your wallpaper.

Download the Backgrounds
1440 x 900 // 1366 x 768 // 1920 x 1080 // 2800 x 1880 // iPhone

Weekly Sketchbook :: 4

Posted on January 31, 2013 and tagged Art & Photography with comments

Hey there! I've been meaning to get this post up for days now, but we've been having such gloomy, rainy weather that I just couldn't get a good photo! I think I remember this point during my last 52 week project (The View from my Phone) where you're just a few weeks in so it's not quite a habit yet. Finding time to sit down and draw has been surprisingly difficult for me, and that's sad because being creative is so important to me. I think in a few more weeks, when drawing starts to become more of a habit and less of a chore I'll really start getting exciting about this project.

Come back tomorrow for the February Freebie!! Bye for now.

Weekly Sketchbook :: 3

Posted on January 22, 2013 and tagged Art & Photography with comments

After last week's mess, I decided to change things up with a bit of watercolour! Working from photos of flowers that I found on the internet, I filled my first page trying to make them look realistic. Quickly realising that wasn't working out I started a new page and went with what felt natural. Easy, loopy shapes and painting outside the lines was fun for me. I think I'll try more watercolours this week.

DIY: Confetti Card

Posted on January 16, 2013 and tagged DIY with comments

It feels like it's been forEVER since I've done a little crafty DIY post, and I guess it has. I had a lot of fun making this confetti card. It's great to have cards like this laying around that you can use for just about anything. Leave the centre blank until you need it then just write (or stamp) in your own little message.

Materials

  • blank greeting card
  • thick cardstock for stencil
  • scissors
  • acrylic paints (any colours you want)
  • new pencils with erasers for stamping

1// Cut out a circle from your cardstock. I traced a roll of tape to get it perfect.

2// Tape the circle to the centre of a blank card using painters tape. Also, tape off the edge of the card so you don't get any paint on the back.

3// Start stamping with the eraser ends of the pencils. I used a different pencil for each colour so they didn't get muddy.

4// Concentrate more of the dots towards the circle and less near the edges of the card.

Now just wait for everything to dry, which won't take long, and peel off the stencil and the tape. The card is ready for your message in the centre, so say anything you want!

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