Tuesday, August 15, 2017

New Illustrated Faith Printable!

Hello friends! Happy Tuesday!

I'm home on a day off of work today, and I finally have time to say hello! 

So hello! 

How are things? How has your August been so far?

Around here we have kids back in school, lots of fun art projects (and deadlines!), and I'm catching up today on all of the things that help me rest and find my breath.

And speaking of rest, I'm so happy to share my newest printable set with Illustrated FaithReturn to Rest.

I was a bit nervous that this set wouldn't come together, as it was due during the busiest week of my entire year so far, but I couldn't be happier with the sweet and encouraging images I was able to create. 

I even snuck a coffee mug in this time! 

And that floral print just makes my heart sing. I hope it does for you too. 

The thing I really love about these printables is that they aren't created solely for bible journaling. You can use them in an art journal, scrapbooking, in your planner, or for paper crafting.

And you can print them on white or clear sticker paper which makes them into instant stickers. I really love that. 

Grab the kit here! You can also see all of my available monthly printable sets here

Hugs and happy August vibes to you!

Sunday, July 23, 2017

New Product!

Happy Sunday evening friends!

OK so if you've been following along in my Instagram stories you'll know that I:

1. Got a new planner and am a bit obsessed. This is the one I got and I'm LOVING IT!

2. Created a set of planner stickers because WHY NOT?! :)

The sticker set is a printable PDF page with 42 stickers including florals, washi tape strips, flags, reminder banners, a variety of square stickers, and the all important (and super adorable) coffee date stickers!

Here are a few shots of them in action in my own planner...

If you grab the set I would love to see how you use them! Tag me on Instagram @mandyfordart with your pictures!


Sunday, July 16, 2017

July Kit with Illustrated Faith

Happy Sunday friends!

I hope you're having a relaxing and wonderful weekend. I realized this morning I haven't shared my new kit with Illustrated Faith over here on the blog yet!

I chose a lovely verse for this kit from Song of Solomon...

And I used a mix of hand painted watercolor and digital drawing with this kit - a first for me! It was a challenge and one that I'm so glad I didn't give up on, because I think this mix really gives it depth. 

Here is an example of how the kit was used in a journaling bible...so lovely!

And here are a few resources to help you use the kit:

Hope you have a fabulous day!

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

New Pattern Collection

Happy Tuesday friends!

How is your week going so far? I've had Mondays off all summer (vacation days to be home with my boys = heaven!) so today feels like my Monday. These four day work weeks are majorly spoiling me! 

That extra day off has been giving me more art creating time, and I have been going nuts creating lots of new patterns. I wanted to share a new collection with you today! 

I'm calling this one Citrus Floral...

I could see these patterns on everything from a cute journal to fabric for pillows or a sweet summer dress. Think I need to do some product mock-ups!



Sunday, July 02, 2017

Digital Floral Illustration

Hello friends!

I wanted to share some digital floral illustrations I've been working on. I've drawn all of these on my iPad Pro using the Procreate app. Having fun with these and hope to translate them to a bigger project!

From top to bottom: dahlias, peonies, poppies & roses...

Hope you're having a wonderful holiday weekend!


Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Watercolor + Digital Illustration

Hello friends!

I wanted to share a fun experiment I've been playing around with this past week. I've been obsessed with watercolor painting, and came up with some lovely swatches of color using some new watercolor inks I picked up at Hobby Lobby.

Then I merged my watercolor swatches with digital illustration on my iPad with the Procreate app (LOVE this app for digital drawing).

I scanned my watercolor swatches and imported them into Procreate, and had LOTS of fun with some nature shapes...
I really love how the variations of color show through, and having the look of watercolor, but the control of drawing the motifs. The best of both worlds!

I'm thinking of creating a Skillshare class to teach this technique. It is SUPER fun, and the process is a bit like magic.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

June Kit with Illustrated Faith

Happy Tuesday friends!

I'm so happy to share with you that my third kit with Illustrated Faith is now up in the Print & Pray shop! 

This kit is basically my love letter to God's creation. It is inspired by Isaiah 40:22...

This kit is full of all things summer and spilling over with awe for the magical nature that surrounds us.

And if you don't have fireflies where you live, I've included two super cute ones for you!

You can grab the kit here!




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