Monday, 17 October 2016

HIATUS alert

My laptop battery died so no blogs until I get

a) new battery delivered for instalment

b) install new app on mobile to post blogs

Sorry Folks

Please browse through older posts !

Or visit  my Patreon or Red bubbles sites ?

Tuesday, 11 October 2016

October Wreath - work in progress

#autumn #colours #wreath #workinprogress

Not quite finished but I'm sharing it in case it gives you an 
"I can do this better" moment and to give you a look at the editing process.

I started with a very large letter O from the Penhurst font and added the Scatter leaves filter over a tonal gradient and then added the Lettering in a different font.

Ways I may change or redo this image.

A) different font for October ?
B) a few green leaves or a tinge of green at one edge 
C) maybe some Gimp drop shadow to the png to darken tones and edges?
D) should the wreath be wider? 
E) could I get greens into this by making a smaller green wreath inside the larger one?
F) change gradient to greens and reds?

So Shape Layout Color all need one extra edit.
And I still have to resize it for stickers or a tee?

Or change my mind discard the whole thing and do something completely different! Ah the joys of design! yes I was being ironic ...

Friday, 7 October 2016

Something For Spring

#redbubble #fashion #spring

Its Spring in Sydney so this has been uploaded to Red Bubble.

Copyright Julie Vaux 2016

To view the full range of clothing and other products this design is available  on please visit

Tuesday, 4 October 2016

15% discount on cups today

15% #discount on #cups and #mugs on #redbubble today if you buy TWO

and collect a pair ASAP

Scattered Leaves

#autumn #gradient #bg #inkscape

I made this last year but want to share it again while Autumn is still a theme.
How do you do this?
Make a Square Add a Gradient fill with several stops 
Move the handles so the gradients cross the square at a diagonal
Apply the Scatter Leaves Filter.

I may redo this and change the texture!
Watch for that!

Saturday, 1 October 2016

Spring Green

#spring #green #inkscape #demo 

Its spring in my hemisphere so here's a demo showing what you can do with GREENS using various INKSCAPE filters. Remember to experiment with combinations and oh some of the "painterly" effects are in the TEXTURE sub-menu!  Enjoy

Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Another Autumn BG

#autumn #frost #julievaux

with this one I'm trying to express the idea that it's VERY late autumn and frost is here and the sky is chill and icy and the  final fading and fall of leaves before winter has started.

Use it as a background for poems or lettering?

I may also put this up as a giveaway on my #Patreon page