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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Thursday, 31 July 2014

A Gift for Jennie!


I've been working on some gift ideas lately ranging from wedding invitations to personalised anniversary illustrations etc and I decided to ask Jennie if I could create one for her as an example. Jennie was happy for me to create anything, all she asked for was that the year '2008' was incorporated somewhere.
Although I knew I would have to include a little sailboat somewhere to reflect the title of Jennie's blog! 

Get in touch if you'd like to commission me to create something similar for you!

C xxx

Thursday, 24 July 2014

Learning with Jon Snow


Here is the Jon Snow poster I promised! I have plans for a couple of other Game of Thrones posters, so I really hope you like it. I want a free Ghost plush in real life!

C xxx

Monday, 21 July 2014

CatGirlBlogs!

I had the privilege to work on Cat's lovely blog this week - what an awesome commission to receive! As soon as I read through her first email, I felt really enthusiastic about starting as her ideas were so different; I knew this project was going to be fun and unique. Cat basically wanted me to design a cute, superhero character based on her - a 'CatGirl' and to create a header with a comic book feel. She wanted her character to be sprinting away, with a cityscape in the background (I added the cat companion because I thought it'd be cute!). Cat also wanted a pattern to use as a background, so I created a few more versions of the character in various hero poses along with some beauty products and her awesome cat-eye sunglasses. I'm really pleased with how it turned out! 





I think it's a little different to anything I've seen on other blogs, kudos to Cat for dreaming up something so awesome! I really hope you all like it too.

C xxx