Friday, 29 August 2014

Dolled Up!

A short while ago, Christina who runs the blog Kimi and Me got in touch asking if I'd like to work on a collaborative blog post! I've been a fan of Christina's blog for awhile now, so of course I said I'd love to. I can't take much credit for the idea at all, but basically we've both put together a little collage/paper doll of our ideal summer holiday outfits. I know it's almost September but we thought that lots of people like to go abroad during this time, and anyway, I'm still hoping that we might have a few hot days here in the UK! 

Here is my paper doll! I've never, ever created one before so I hope it works. My printer doesn't particularly work very well (and it's ran out of ink!) so I couldn't test it beforehand. 


Please let me know if you decide to print this out! I think it would probably work best on thin card, but you could use normal paper and then maybe just use some blu-tack to hold the clothing onto the doll. 

Please head on over to Christina's blog to check out her lovely summer collage! 

C xxx

Monday, 25 August 2014

Anniversary Portrait for Beth


The lovely Beth who runs the blog Beauty in Beta, recently commissioned me to illustrate a cute anniversary portrait as a sweet and thoughtful gift for her husband. I was so happy that she asked me, as I really want to start offering this type of thing on a more frequent basis. Anyway, Beth is brilliant and always full of fun ideas. She wanted the portrait to feature her honeymoon destination, and I suggested making a little motif of her bouquet that we could use to frame the illustration. Aren't the flowers just stunning! I love the vibrant colours, they provide a lovely contrast to her wedding dress. I can't thank Beth enough for commissioning me and supporting my art! I feel honoured that she asked me to produce something so personal and special. 

If you haven't already swung by and checked out Beth's blog, I'd really recommend doing so! She posts about a wide range of topics, is a marketing whiz kid and she is really awesome at interacting with her followers. 

C xxx

Friday, 22 August 2014

Drogo's Go-Go's


Here is my latest GoT/ASOIAF poster! I think I like this one the most. I got the 'Drogo's Go-Go's' idea from Tara & Jade, the lovely girls who run The Style Rawr (thank you both for being so imaginative!). I also added some of the baby dragons I created for a previous illustration. 

Look at Drogo's angry face!

C xxx

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Foreverebekka Header!



This is a very recent commission I completed for the adorable Rebekka! Rebekka is a young blogger from Greater Manchester, and blogs about a variety of topics, from fashion to books, with a bit of lifestyle thrown in for good measure. Rebekka had a very clear image in mind right from the outset, and provided lots of helpful descriptions! I think she managed to come up with a really original concept as I don't think I've ever seen a blog header quite like this. All in all, we managed to pull this design together fairly quickly with just a few minor tweaks along the way. Look at the cute pups too! 

C xxx

Monday, 18 August 2014

Zelda!



It never struck me until recently, but I really love pixel art! I saw a bunch of awesome illustrations on a Redbubble store a little while ago (here) and got inspired to try some for myself. I'm not brilliant at it, which is why I made two versions of this illustration (at least one might be decent!). I think I might have drawn a bit of an evil version of Zelda too, she looks like she's smirking/up to no good but trying to cover up her misdeeds with cuteness! And on the first illustration, it sort of looks like she's coming out of the game world - I just don't trust her! 

C xxx

Thursday, 14 August 2014

Little Bird's


Next up in my GoT/ASOIAF series is this vintage-y poster based on Sansa Stark aka Little Bird! Sansa has a serious thing for lemon cakes, so I decided that she'd have a little business selling cakes in The Vale. I wanted to make this poster slightly more colourful than my previous Jon Snow poster, as that one was definitely muted and more washed out, I guess. I also tried to limit myself to just using a few colours and I think it worked pretty well! That can often be the hardest part, just deciding on the colour palette - it seems like it should be so simple! 

My next poster will feature Khal Drogo, so one for Tara & Jade I think. 

C xxx

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Etsy Finds: August

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Another round up of cute things I've spotted on Etsy this month! 

I particularly love the bunny wall decal - what an awesome idea! You can peel these stickers off and reuse them, without them damaging your walls. There are loads of other designs to choose from too! I guess they are primarily aimed at children, but I'd definitely be happy to decorate my room with them. 

I also really adore the cute fox face brooch. I think it's so detailed and the colours are beautiful! This is probably more of a springtime accessory, but look at it's little face aha. 

I hope you like my picks, which are your favourites? 

C xxx

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