Monday, 31 March 2014

Love, Teacup Kisses GIVEAWAY

If you follow me on Pinterest you'll probably have noticed me basically stalking the this Etsy shop. Love, Teacup Kisses sells the work of the incredibly talented illustrator Tatyana Vogt. 

Tatyana's art often involves lots of pastel colours and cheeky curvy girls in adorable outfits with awesome hair. She's even done some amazing Princess Bubblegum inspired art.

I think I'm going to be very jealous of the winner because this prize is so awesome. The winner of this giveaway will get an original drawing in the theme of their choosing! Good luck guys!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Saturday, 29 March 2014

Desk of the Day 29/03/14 - Angry and Lumpy

It's been a long time since I did some illustrations just for fun, so today I'm having fun playing about with Illustrator and Photoshop. This illustration features two of my favorite subjects, can you guess what they are?

I just have to complete the background on this picture then it'll be ready to share with you guys.

Thursday, 27 March 2014

Nature Rebranded Designs

I thought it was about time I showed you this term's work. You can see more of my uni work here.

My shoe designs this term have been based around the idea of rebranding nature - taking a natural object and making it man made. This term has been really exciting. We got to make our first ever shoe!

As you can see my final shoe was heavily inspired by rock formations. The idea was to create a man made rock formation as the platform, but to cover it in one solid colour to contrast with the natural texture of the platform.

Here's the mood board and designs for my final shoe, I'll be posting pictures of the shoe next week.

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Monday, 24 March 2014

Wita Puspita Giveaway!

I am so excited to bring you this giveaway today! I've been a fan of Wita Puspita's work for a while now, you may remember me featuring her Maneki Neko greetings card on my Lucky Cat Etsy Love post a while ago.

Wita's work is so charming and full of character, and more importantly often includes cats! I'm not gonna lie, I've been thinking of excuses to buy this amazing Cat Burger card ever since I saw it. All of her products are lovingly designed from her own home in Canberra, Australia, and they are printed from a local printing shop in Australia. 

This giveaway is for $30 worth of custom portrait, and Wita will even send you a printed version of your portrait in the post.
Custom Portraits are unique, adorable and affordable gift for weddings, anniversary, Valentine's Day, Christmas, or just to commemorate your own family events! They are available in digital file or keepsake prints. You can also request to apply them as Save the Dates, Greeting Cards, Moving card, Invitations, announcements, calling cards, personal stationery any many more.

Sunday, 23 March 2014

Desk of the Day 23/03/14 - A Rainbow of Russian Dolls

I've finished uni for the Easter Holidays now, so I'm finally getting a chance to paint again! Today I'm working on some fun and bright Russian Dolls.


Friday, 21 March 2014

Etsy Love - Frozen

I've been itching to blog about frozen for a while now, and what better way to do it than make an Etsy treasury?
I am officially OBSESSED with this film, not only is it full of awesome messages, but it's also really funny and has a great soundtrack. I don't think we've gone a day without singing "Let it Go" or "Do ya wanna build a snowmaaaan?" in this house since watching the film. I'll also happily admit to watching it three times within one week.

Monday, 17 March 2014

Etsy Love - You Go Glen Coco!

Mean girls is one of those films I can just watch over and over. It has some of my favourite film quotes ever! I found some pretty awesome Mean Girls stuff on Etsy. More Etsy Love here.

What's your fav Mean Girls quote?

Saturday, 15 March 2014

Bunnies & Pastel Clouds Converse

It's been a while since I painted a pair of shoes, but I finally have some time over the Easter holidays to work on a few orders (I'll be opening a few custom order slots on the shop again soon, so watch this space!).

Here's my latest pair of converse, they're now on their way to their new home in South Africa! You can see some progress shots for these shoes here.

Sunday, 9 March 2014

Etsy Love - Geometric

For my latest project I've been working on some geometric shoe designs, so I decided to search Etsy for some geometric beauties.

Here are my favs:

1. BOOWAH / 2. Emotypo / 3. Bottz Studios / 4. Tiny Kiwi Prints / 5. By Samantha / 6. Sevenstone / 

Wednesday, 5 March 2014

Etsy Love - Treetrunks

Well, it's been a little while since I've been able to focus on the blog properly. Thankfully most of my deadlines are over now (except for one dreaded essay!) so I can spend some more time aimlessly searching Etsy.

Lets kick off this week with some Treetrunks love, cause this lil elephant will always have a special place in my heart. And now I'm craving apple pie!