Inspired by: Flowers

I have promised to do a tutorial on flourishes, but my RSI is quite chronic at the moment so I’m reducing the amount of fine pointing activity I do – unfortunately this includes flourish work in Illustrator! I do have some free vector shapes lined up (peacocks!), but I’m quite snowed under at work right…

White Lighting Trend

All I’m hearing is that black and white are “it” for decor. It’s a little too stark for my own personal tastes, but I’ve noticed a quirky little lighting trend harking all the way back to the 50s and 60s coming into vogue again. It makes sense, seeing that mid century furniture is all the…

Photoshop brand too frothy

I would never have picked Adobe to go backwards, and by backwards I mean to follow any crappy trend. Especially the Web 2.0 nightmare inflicting itself all over the internet right now – you’d expect Adobe to take heed of the doomsayers of the bubble logo trend! My co-worker and I joke about Web 2.0,…

Books + RGB = Super Nerdy Love

If you read Craftzine.com you’ve probably seen this already: an amazing flickr group called “Rainbow of Books” dedicated to pictures of people’s bookcases that have been organised by colour. This excited me so much I had to go and rearrange our book case. And that was when I discovered that a lot of my books…

Free vectors – Flowers

This post marks the first of my free vector shapes posts, and today I’m offering a cute flower shape in positive and negative. I saw this flower in a piece of fabric and thought it’d be nice to turn into a vector shape for future use. Bittbox.com has been offering fabulous FREE vector resources for…