How did it get to be December?! This year seems to have flown by, although I probably say that every year now.
I've been very busy recently and have finally set up a designing website and the relevant Social Media pages. I really enjoyed doing all of that, especially the website portfolio, although it did take a lot longer to complete than I'd expected.
Here are the relevant links if you have a moment to drop in on any of them:
Just before I embarked on all of that, I made sure I had designed some downloadable 2018 calendars for my Etsy wall art shop. I really enjoy designing calendars and not just because I prefer New Year to Christmas. They are quite a straightforward item to create, once you have the template and layout sorted, so I thought I would share some of my designs with you in this post.
For the first design, I used elements from a lovely digikit from Crate Paper called On Trend. It has a 'modern vintage' look to it, if that makes any sense, and is packed full of gorgeous embellishments from butterflies to florals, pocket watches to birds and tea-cups to word art. The background papers are fab too and I created my own from one of them.
For the next design I used a Creative Commons photo of some beautiful trees that are bursting with pink blossom. Just what we need to remind us that spring will turn up again eventually! I added some elements from a digikit called CS English Town (from the late lamented DaisyTrail) which seems to give the design a slightly more quirky style.
The third design was created using another lovely DaisyTrail digikit called Woodland Walk. This is one of my favourite kits as it has some really beautiful water-colour style images of wild animals, as well as some pretty florals. For calendar designs, I particularly like digikits where there are suitable images to match the months. I added some embellishments from the kits to one of the papers to create my own background.
All final images Copyright Melissa Lawrence 2017
These calendar designs, as well as a couple of others, are all available as instant downloads from my Etsy shop and would make an attractive and very affordable Christmas present.
If I'm not back here again before Christmas, have a good one.
Happy designing and Happy Christmas.