Licensed Art

My eighth collection of licensed art with Nancy’s Notions and Amazing Designs called Pretty Little Posies was recently released. It was a great collaboration with the Product Development Manager.

My seventh collection of licensed art with Nancy’s Notions and Amazing Designs called Butterfly Scrapbook was recently released! It was a wonderful experience and so much fun to sketch my own concepts and have so much leeway with the final designs.

My sixth collection of licensed art with Nancy’s Notions and Amazing Designs, Under Construction, was recently released.

Under Construction cover

Under Construction back

Under Construction project

My fifth collection of licensed art with Nancy’s Notions and Amazing DesignsIridescent Snowmen, was recently released.

Iridescent Snowmen cover

Iridescent Snowmen back Iridescent Snowmen project

My fourth collection of licensed art collection of illustrations with Nancy’s Notions and Amazing Designs was 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.

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

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My third collection of licensed art collection of illustrations with Nancy’s Notions and Amazing Designs was released this week. It’s called Iridescent Christmas Ornaments, and includes 30 designs of Christmas ornaments in classic shapes decorated with lovely flourishes and swirls.

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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.

For this collection, the stitcher uses mylar tissue that shows through the embroidery stitches for a sparkle effect—opal mylar tissue provides an opalescent effect with hints of a rainbow of colors while opaque colored mylar tissue offers a bold and beautiful metallic result. Much like an automatic applique, the first color stitched gives you an outline where to place the mylar tissue. Continuing with the next color, the mylar tissue is embroidered in place and outlined; remove excess mylar tissue by simply tearing the mylar away—the outline perforates the mylar. The remaining colors add subtle accents as well as veins and stem details. If embroidered without mylar tissue, the base fabric will show through creating a light density look, for a softened effect.

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Here are a couple scans from my sketchbook.

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

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My second collection of licensed art collection of illustrations with Nancy’s Notions and Amazing Designs was released September 1, 2014. It’s called Christmas Catchphrases, and includes 25 designs centered around a cheeky Christmas theme.

Licensed Art Christmas Catchphrases

Licensed Art Christmas Catchphrases

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. These designs are intended to be stitched onto kitchen accessories, sweatshirts, totes and more. How fun to have kitchen towels or table linens with these jolly Christmas sayings and designs!

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Here are a couple scans from my sketchbook.

Christmas sketchbook page

Christmas sketchbook page

Christmas sketchbook page

Christmas sketchbook page

The collection is full of Christmas characters and symbols including Santa Claus, reindeer, snowmen, holly, candy canes, stocking, presents and many more. Here are a few examples of some of my favorites from the collection:

3-Be.Naughty4-Believe8-Be.Merry15-Jingle16-Joy

I finished two more collections in the summer couple months that are currently being digitized to embroidery designs for the Christmas season. They should be ready for release in October and November, so stay tuned for an update.

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My first licensed art collection of illustrations with Nancy’s Notions and Amazing Designs was released July 1, 2014. It’s called For the Love of Chocolate, and includes 29 designs centered around a chocolate theme.

Chocolate embroidery packaging

Chocolate embroidery packaging back

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. These designs are intended to be stitched onto kitchen accessories, sweatshirts, totes and more. How fun to have kitchen towels or table linens with cheeky chocolate sayings and designs!

Here are a couple scans from my sketchbook. During the digital process, I ended up adding a lot more details, highlights and shading.

cake and hot chocolate sketches

brownie and strawberries sketches

The collection is full of chocolate truffles, cake, hot chocolate drinks, cookies, cupcakes, donuts, chocolate-covered strawberries, and ice cream treats. It’s amazing that I didn’t gain 10 pounds while illustrating all those decadent goodies!

Chocolate embroidery designs Chocolate embroidery designs

Here are a few examples of some of my favorites from the collection:

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I really love doing this kind of licensed art so I hope to fill up my plate with many more projects like this!

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