My "Christmas Cheer" Background Pack is now live in the photo-collage app PicCollage, and available for you to make festive photo collages to send to all your family and friends. I'm not sure what is happening where you are but sadly it looks like where I live we won't be able to celebrate the holidays in person except with people from our own households. Maybe making a cheery collage with photos from this crazy year might be a creative way to connect. See below for the 12 pattern designs that come in my Christmas Cheer Background Pack! Hope you're managing to stay cheer-y and I wish you Happy Holidays. Here's to a Healthy 2021!
I entered my "Cut Paper Snowflakes" design in this week's Spoonflower "Papercut Napkins" Design Challenge (you can see how I created it in the photos below)! I thought maybe snowflakes weren't the best theme for this time of year, but then I noticed a couple of stories in our local paper...
The Rapid Relief Fund which was created to help local people in need in this time of crisis, has gotten a boost from the Times Colonist (our local newspaper) Christmas Fund which is donating $100000 to match and encourage other donations. For the first time in history, the Christmas Fund is being put to work in the Spring.
And a local woman has suggested we all turn on our Christmas lights to show thanks to our front-line health-care and other public workers.
So, I guess...Christmas snowflakes in Spring? Why not?! You can check out the Voting Page to see all the entries!
Christmas (and Last) Week in Folio Focus 2018...New Christmas Pattern Collection!
Just thought I would share the Christmas pattern collection I've been working on this past week in FolioFocus 2018 (alas, the last week of this super fun course!)...A festive bright colour palette and a more muted and delicate one. I know which I prefer, how about you?
Couldn't resist adding more patterns to my "Holiday Sparkle" Collection, using the fun alternative colour palette in this week's Colour Gang creative challenge. So here is my re-coloured "Light It Up!" pattern and another fun colour way for my "Snowflakes" pattern! I see this on really, really fun holiday gift wrap and stationery, wine bottle bags, anything festive really! Follow me on IG at @unblinkstudio to see more of my most recent pattern designs!
This month's creative challenge in the Colour Gang was to get away from the "standard" festive colour palette of green, red and white and try using an alternative palette for a festive design...Here is a snowflake motif that I re-coloured using bright purple, pink, blue and red. I know It's festive, but does it still read as Xmas? What do you think?
As 2017 winds down, just wanted to share this collection of holiday-themed art from artlicensingshow.com portfolio artists! My festive holiday drinks design is included (in the middle in the image above!)
This is a new festive holiday card design that I designed to submit to the MATS Holiday Card Competition! The brief was to design an illustration of our favourite festive winter beverage...champagne and spices and fruit!
Jackie Tahara of UnBlink Studio