I am following @thebrand_stylist for a while now. I am looking forward and read all of her new posts and carefully look at all her pictures and listen to the stories. I love it. 😊 My dream is to attend her workshop one day and to hear Fiona in person.
But while I live in Cyprus at present moment and till I come back to the UK, I can still learn from her through Instagram. And now I am so glad that I ordered and received two of her books! Having started to read the first one, I simply cannot put it down. ❤️
Here is the quote from the open page:
"I will share with you the secrets behind using colour to create an emotive connection;
how to use pattern and illustrations to add character and personality and how to carefully select typefaces
that add a distinctive and intentional edge to your designs.
We'll examine how to pull all of these elements together to create a remarkable and cohesive design that you can be proud of. I'll encourage you to think big about your business so that you develop the focus and vision to brief a designer with confidence, or to be able to create your own identity.
Once you understand the principles behind styling a brand, there is no reason why you can't create something extraordinary for your business. I'll show you how.
Having developed hundreds of brand identities for companies across the world, I've seen first hand the impact that decent brand styling can have on a business. Not just in terms of a commercial success but also the energy and confidence that blossoms from an entrepreneur with a brand identity they can be proud of.
Now it's time to help you do the same for your business."
- Fiona Humberstone
"How to style your brand"
Hi and welcome dear friends!
Since I didn’t post my photo since approximately last year, I thought it might be a good time to introduce myself to all the new followers who like what I make. Also to all my old friends who might have forgotten what I look like by now. 🤣
So, this is the girl whose hands you see sometimes in the videos and whose coffees ☕️ you can smell in the Stories. Yep, I like coffee I have to say. Once I tried to give it up and lasted about five days. Then I got bored and decided to give up giving up. 👌
If you like coffee, creativity and reading books too, you automatically become my best friend. ❤️😄
Ah, by the way, my name is Lena and I am 40 years old. If you decide to unsubscribe by now, I totally understand 😁😆 But if you decide you kinda like me and want to hang around with me for a while - you are my favourite!
Please feel free to say what is your name and ask me any questions if you like in the comments below. It will be very nice to get to know each other a little bit better.
#pink_lion_tips for beginners:
If you are new to #cardmaking and not quite sure where to start, this is what usually helps me:
💎 First of all, pick a paper pad in you stash that you like right this second.
💎 Choose 2 designes that coordinate with each other and create a balanced contrast:
- if one design is dark, the other should be light
- if one design is busy then the other should be plain color or a very simple pattern, etc.
💎 Pick a white base shape for your sentiment.
💎 Choose the ‘main Hero’ as I call it. The main character of your card. In this case I used two roses that created a pop of color on otherwise pretty plain card.
💎 Add some interesting feature to compliment the whole design. In my case I Copic-coloured the word ‘always’ to compliment and to highlight the color of the ‘main Hero’ - the color of the roses.
💎 I also added some more details: #prettypinkposh#cleardroplets to create pure and sparkly fresh water effect. They compliment the ‘main Hero’ and the whole card design.
💎 Put your gorgeous card on your shelf and enjoy it!
P.S.: and the most important thing - don’t forget to photograph the Card for us, so we could enjoy it with you as well! 😍😘👍🏻
You voted for me to show this process and I promised you that I will do it.
✨HOW TO CREATE SHABBY CHIC FRAMES✨ out of air dry polymerclay.
Step-by-step in my Stories.
Keep the moulds in a storage box to protect them from dust etc as they are very sticky.
Re-seal the clay bag with cellotape and then put it in a grip-bag. It will protect your clay from the air and it won't dry.
After the frame mould is filled with clay leave it for 24 hours to dry. You don't need to do anything else with it.
Be gentle when pulling the frame out of the mouls. Some frames and clay laces can be very delicate. I will film this process tomorrow. Watch my Stories for the Part 2.
After you got your frame (or any embellishment) out of the mould you can paint it. I used ZIG markers or dry pastels, both worked very well. I loved the pretty kawaii colors that I achieved as a result.
Here is my example how it looks on one of the cards (Zig-colored): #pinklionclay (ice cream, lollypop and flower are made out of air dry clay).
You can also experiment and try some other markers or even stamp inks with dabbers.
Please share your experience with the clay in the comments below or let other #cardmakers know what you think or may be just even wave 'Hi!'
What do you think about today's videos in my Stories and the process description? Was it clear? Was it useful to you? 😘