January 21, 2009

New stamp and illustrations

I recently made this 'Ex Libris' bookplate stamp and I just love the way it turned out. I have had a drawing of this stamp for long time on my little sketchbook and decided to give it a try. It came out much better than I had anticipated.

Another thing I am giving it a try is Adobe Illustrator. It is so much fun and it gives to my illustrations a more clean and nice look. I am pretty new at it but I am working really hard to learn the technical part of it, if you are not familiar with this program it can be a little bit frustrating. Here are some simple and quick drawings I made using Adobe Illustrator.

Banner for Blue Nest Boutique at Etsy Photobucket

Monkey Button vector using Verlee's blog Tutorial


Michele Reed said...

The bookplate stamp turned out wonderfully! Off to check out your other blog...the illustrations one!
Little Red Cottag

Apryl said...

I adore the bookplate stamp its lovely!

Jane @ Kidzarama said...

I used to have some bookplate stickers, and can't seem to buy them anywhere these days.
This stamp is perfect!

Good luck with the new program, I'm learning how to use photoshop elements at the moment. :)

Katy said...

LOVE the stamp!

macati said...

so so so so cute...
you can always amaze me!!!!

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

This turned out really good! Love your designs, glad to see you are busy doing wonderful creative things!

knitsational said...

Adorablle stamp. I'm with the reader who said she can never find the stickers. This would be so much easier.

sweetfunkyvintage said...

so neat!

mchen said...

Congrats on all the winningness, and hooray about learning Illustrator. It's a big program, but I can tell you'll be zippin' around in no time; if you ever have any techie questions, I'd be honoured to help out (been using this program almost every day for the last 8 yrs). Absolutely adore your stuff!

Kelly said...

You are sooooooooo talented and generous sharing your embroidery patterns!

I love the book stamp - will you be selling some of these through your etsy shop? I'd love to buy one.

I've been checking out both your blogs and your etsy shop, I love your work, all your drawings are just soooooo lovely!

Kelly :-)

Anonymous said...

Love the stamp! Boy version???? Of to check!

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