Licensed Art: Crystal Snowflakes

My fourth collection of licensed art collection of illustrations with Nancy’s Notions and Amazing Designs was recently released. It’s called Crystal Snowflakes, and includes 30 designs of snowflakes adorned with hot-fix crystals or beads to add lots of sparkle.

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The illustrations are digitized into embroidery designs that are put onto a CD for you to load into your computer. You can adjust the size and colors of the design before saving and uploading to your embroidery machine. Start with satin stitching, and then add hot-fix crystals or bead accents to each design using stitched placement outlines to add sparkle and shine.

adding hot fix crystals

The talented folks at Nancy’s Notions mocked up some beautiful examples to highlight the stitching and crystals in these designs!

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I first met my rep at my portfolio show last December, and then connected with her earlier this year to work on licensed art embroidery collections for Nancy’s Notions. She provides the concepts and I sketched out ideas in my sketchbook before going digital. Here are a couple scans from my sketchbook. During the digital process, I ended up adding a lot more details, highlights and shading.

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It’s so fun to see my artwork turned into such beautiful projects!



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