‘Spread the Love’ – Free Valentine’s Day Cards

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It’s almost Valentine’s Day, but there’s a good chance you haven’t got anything for your partner/crush/loved one yet and time’s running out! But do not worry! Your card at least is sorted!
Simply download and print a Bovril, Marmite or Vegemite spread quirky card to “spread the love” and gift to your lover/loved one this V-Day.
Inside message: “Happy Valentine’s Day!

1W2W3W4W5W©Amy Slatem 2019. For personal use only.

HOW TO DOWNLOAD:

Click on the card name below (it will open in a new tab) > (right click) save image as > then print as A4 (don’t fit to page).
1. BOVRIL
2. MARMITE
3. VEGEMITE

HOW TO FOLD:

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  1. Fold A4 printed page in half horizontally.
  2. Fold in half again so the Spread is on the front. Open the card and write your message on the right inside page.
  3. Tadaah! You’re done. Now pop it in an envelope. 

 

Please do not edit, re-purpose or sell these files or printouts. For personal use only.
©Amy Slatem 2019.

But please do show me your finished printed cards by tagging me on Instagram @shmaymee.

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Flowered Weeds Wallpaper Collection

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PHONE WALLPAPER:

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^  DOWNLOAD HERE

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DESKTOP WALLPAPERS: Flowered-Weeds_16x9

^ Flowered Weeds / Single: DOWNLOAD HERE

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^ Flowered Weeds / MULTI: DOWNLOAD HERE

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^ Flowered Weeds / TRIO: DOWNLOAD HERE


PROCESS

The initial drawing and line work was done using a Parker fountain pen (see video).
My favourite property of this pen’s ink is its reaction to water.
With an aqua brush, I used the water to let the lines bleed slightly and paint in some tone and details.Flowered-weeds_detail2
Moving to digital, I scanned in the page from my Moleskine journal (providing the background yellowish colour), then cropped and coloured the image using a complimentary red, set to multiply and drawn in with a wacom tablet and pen.Flowered-weeds_detail1
Finally, resizing the artwork for download as desktop and phone wallpapers.

WIN a Scribble Doodle book!

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It’s small, it fits into your handbag or back pocket, just needs a pen or pencil and some imagination. 

Scribble Doodles is the procrastinator’s perfect pocket book. Filled with 40 pages of creativity-starters and doodle platforms, this little book will keep you busy and offer the perfect distraction when you probably should be doing or paying attention to something else…

Each “activity” is based on a scribble which you draw onto, into, over, under, tippex on, paint, scratch out, write on or just colour in to create new creatures, constructions or mindless pen-wonderings.
At the start of April I’ll be giving away 2 copies of this little gem, one to a chosen Facebook fan, and one to an Instagram fan.

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Turn the scribbles into weird and wonderful doodlings 🙂

HOW TO ENTER:
1. Like ‘Amy Slatem Illustration’ on Facebook and/or follow @shmaymee on Instagram
2. Download and print the below Scribble Doodle and transform it into something interesting. Get creative, let loose. Draw on it, tippex things, heck… you could even cut it up and rebuild it if you want!
3. Upload your artwork (or a photo of it) to either FB or Instagram using #ScribbleDoodlesCompetition and make sure to tag me (so I know you’re in it to win it)
4. On the 31st March (DEADLINE!) I’ll choose 3 of the best entries submitted on FB and 3 of the best from Instagram and put them up on FB & Insta for public voting from 1 April-7 April 2016.
5. The entry with the most likes on the respective social media by the end of Thursday (07/04/16) WINS!
i.e. ONE winner on FACEBOOK + ONE winner on INSTAGRAM = 2 winners!!
6. I’ll contact you, get your postal address and send you your prize (RSA only).

GET DOODLING!

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Save and print this image.

Hey, Hoopoe?

HoepooI love hoopoes, I think they’re the sweetest little birds and always seem to travel in pairs (awww). I played around with the detail images as gifs and process stages to share the development of my latest illustration from pen to digital colouring.

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Branding: Bubble Tea Bar

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Bubble boost logos-09Boost-T poster mock upBoost BCard_Slatem Boost-T Bar_Slatem I haven’t had much time to make art this week as I’ve been focused on design projects and working on my portfolio. So yesterday was spent developing this concept branding for an energised bubble tea bar (and felt it could also feature on Art Aims).
I wanted the brand to be modern as bubble tea is a new craze at the moment, and I wanted to bring an element of sophistication to it rather than the rather fun (almost childish) branding of competitors’ brands. Also because this bubble tea brand has added energy/caffeine it needs to be focused more on the young adult market than children/teens. I’ve kept it simple and clean.

Feedback is welcome as always.