Hello there lovely Buttoneers! When I first started thinking about starting a Create 30 blog challenge, one of the first things that went through my mind (other than the panic of whether or not I could do it or if I was just going to have a break down, sit in my pyjamas and cry) was the excitement of being able to design a new banner! (I can’t be the only one that gets excited about new designy goodness can I!?)
I sat down with my pad and pencils and played around with making the Create 30 banner out of crafty tools and arty bits and pieces to sum up all of the fun handmade-ness of it all!
I then transferred this onto the computer and digitally rendered it into the finished banner, changing bits here and there adding some buttons and shapes digitally to make them a bit more crisp and beautiful looking.
When I was about two or three items into the blog challenge, when I had taped the banner to the wall in the Eliston Button Headquarters as a daily reminder, It occurred to me that I had spent soooo long creating the banner and it seemed a shame it would only be around for as long as the challenge lasted (until June 2017) which is now in current blogging time, only less than 6 months away and I just know that time will fly past and it will be all done and dusted (hopefully with a complete blog challenge!)
The idea to make the ‘Create’ part of the Create 30 banner into a print in its own right was born, along with the realisation that it would be wonderful to add it to my Create 30 list of handmade items to share with you lovelies too! Hooray!
I really love this print, it is definitely one of my favourites that I have designed and can’t wait to have it pride of place in my studio, let alone see it in some of your creative spaces! I know that not everyone loves girly pink so I have created an elegant-looking grey coloured version too!
So without further ado…Here is Create 30 – No. 11 – Create Word Art Print…
Perfect for any maker or crafter, knitter or sewer, painter or illustrator, artist or designer or just wonderfully creative people everywhere. This original ‘Create’ word art illustrated print would be a great and inspiring addition to someone’s craft room, art or craft studio or even in a creative corner of their home or office.
It is sure to get those creative juices flowing into pure creative goodness!
Made up of hand illustrated tools and crafty bits and bobs, this one single word is a fun reminder to any maker to pursue what they love, to take time out of the daily hustle and bustle to grab a few minutes to make and create and enjoy their amazing profession or hobby.
Grab hold of that crafty super power and use this print as a daily affirmation to always create a moment to create, to always make time to make, to hold this small word in your heart everyday…
…even if you only have time to create a cup of tea…or a really big mess!
The word art starts off from a cotton thread that flows from a spool and curls around to make the ‘C’ before winding through the sewing needle and swirling down to finish off the letter ‘R’. The thread then runs right into the sewing machine that forms the letter ‘E’.
Next up is three pencils that together create the letter ‘A’ before coming to a paint brush and paint tube in a ‘T’ shape with a messy little paint splash for fun! The word art then finishes up with a stationery lovers core collection of a marker pen, a ruler, an eraser and a paperclip to form the letter ‘E’ spelling the word ‘Create’ that flows up and down across the page.
Each of the illustrated letters are hand drawn and then digitally rendered to give a clean line and beautifully crisp edges.
This print certainly adds a whole lot of fun to any creative and is finished off with three little illustrated, round buttons on the left side to even out the flow of the piece and bring together the craftiness!
The background of the print is pink allowing the crisp white lettering, outlined with a thin black line, to really stand out and drawn your eye into the detail.
This ‘Create’ illustrated print is A4 size which is approx. 29.7 x 21cm. The print you will receive will be printed on to a high quality card with rich coloured inks ensuring a high quality print.
This print really does add a splash of colour and a great creative reminder to any home or crafty space that will be sure to spark conversation and inspire everyone to grab their tools and create something out of nothing! – Us crafty kids know how it is!
All of my handmade products are shipped out to you carefully wrapped in tissue paper and ribbon tied in a bow before being lovingly placed into protective packaging, making them perfect as gifts for yourself or for your family and friends! Hooray!
If you would prefer a different colour to match your home decor or creative space, just give me a shout over on Etsy and I we can work together to create a custom order just for you! How exciting!
Which one is your favourite? Do you have a colour palette you would like to see it in? Where would you hang this print? Maybe you know just the person this print would speak to? I would love to hear all about it and for you to share it around your arty, crafty, creative friends and family!
As I mentioned in my Create 30 – Let’s Do This! Blog post, I will be listing each Create 30 make into my shop for purchase as I go along. You can now find this little dose of creativity in the Eliston Button Etsy Shop amongst the handmade goodness – I would love for you to grab a cup of tea and explore!
Don’t forget you can grab 15% off orders over £5 with the code ‘HAPPYHOLIDAYS16’ and to keep an eye on my last recommended postage dates for over the Christmas season to avoid disappointment.
Until next time, meet me for a chat with a cup of tea in the comments below. I’ll click the kettle on!