The highly anticipated CRAFTSCAPES 2 kits are here!Posted: 1st July Category: DaisyTrail News, Product previews and overviews By: jogaskin
We hope you're enjoying the sunshine. We are thrilled to announce that the CraftScapes 2 digikits are now available to buy in the DaisyTrail Shop!
This time we've created seven beautiful kits, which each contain background papers, settings, characters and greetings that you can use to recreate some of the most famous landscapes across the world.
Here's a preview of what's in the kits:
We hope you like them! You can get them from the DaisyTrail shop now.
Create your own Father's Day cardPosted: 12th June Category: Create your own projects By: jogaskin
Hi everyone! Happy Friday
With Father's Day just around the corner in the UK, we thought we'd give you a little inspiration. This card takes less than two minutes to make, and you can get the digikit used to make it for just £2.99! That's cheaper than most cards from the shops, but you can use it forever!
CraftArtist 2 Professional is available here: http://www.craftartist.com
The free CraftArtist Compact is available here: http://shop.daisytrail.com/craftartist_compact/
And the Born To Shop Father's Day digikit here: http://shop.daisytrail.com/Products/BrandDesigner/BornToShop/B2S-FathersDay.htm
We hope you enjoyed this tutorial - check out our YouTube channel for loads more.
The eagerly awaited CRAFTSCAPES 2 is almost here!Posted: 12th June Category: Product previews and overviews By: jogaskin
Following on from the success of our first CraftScapes collection last year, we've created a brand new one! And guess what - they are all coming to DaisyTrail THIS MONTH!
Here's a preview for you:
CraftScapes 2 contains the following digikits:
- Riverside Walk
- London Landmarks
- Parisian Spring
- Manhattan Winter
- Italian Escape
- Stately Home
- CraftScapes People
Look at these fab samples by our Design Team:
The first CraftScapes collection is available here.
We will of course update you when the new collection is available to buy.
Changes to the DaisyTrail TeamPosted: 11th June Category: DaisyTrail News By: jogaskin
We have some news for you today regarding the DaisyTrail team. Our lovely illustrator, Becks, will be leaving us shortly to have her baby girl.
You might own some of Becks's digikits; she's the creator behind His Story, Beautiful Birdcages and the Summer Seaside, Winter Village and Autumn Country CraftScapes kits. Becks has also made most of the latest free kits for DaisyTrail (including Eccentric Carousel and DigiTangle), and she has made a couple of the new CraftScapes kits that will be launching in two weeks. She's been busy! Her baby is due in July and we hope you'll join us in wishing her well.
We have recruited the incredibly talented Lauren to cover Becks's maternity leave, so she'll be with us until at least March next year. I asked Lauren some questions to help you get to know her:
How long have you been illustrating?
I've been drawing, doodling and sketching all my life. I have been working as a freelance illustrator/ fine artist since I graduated from the University of Lincoln in 2007. I try to keep developing all the time and take a sketch book with me on days out to places like zoos and museums, trying to sketch different and unusual things.
Tell us about your illustration style:
My style is something I am always trying to evolve and am always willing in trying new mediums to develop my designs. Like many artists I am influenced by what has come before me. My own favourites artists span from those of the Art Nouveau movement to Disney character design, and comic books artists. They inspire me everyday.
What can DaisyTrail customers expect from your artwork?
I'm really looking forward to developing the DaisyTrail catalogue; there are already some wonderful kits available, and I want to bring something of my own style to compliment and add to the existing designs. I look to my family and friends for inspiration as they often struggle to find greeting cards that suit their loved ones.
Have you got a favourite topic to illustrate? Why?
I love mythology, science fiction and the female form, particularly Victorian and Steampunk inspired characters. I enjoy letting my imagination run wild and I'm fascinated with beautiful costume design and alternative fashion which is evident in my personal work. Because of this I am often commissioned to create artwork for people who are inspired by the same things including book covers, logos and tattoo designs.
Where can customers first see your work?
The first collection I'll be working on is the upcoming Pets Collection (coming out later this year). Here are a couple of animal portraits I worked on prior to starting as an illustrator for DaisyTrail:
Welcome to the DaisyTrail Team Lauren!
Thanks for reading,
Video Tutorial: How to use DigistampsPosted: 15th May Category: How to's, Tools & Techniques By: jogaskin
Since we made the Parchment Crafts techniques video, we've had a few requests for a similar style video for DigiStamps. So here you go!
This video will show you 8 techniques:
- simple colour technique
- using Styles
- using different colours
- using the gradient colour picker
- crop to a piece of material
- use the brush tool to fill in a DigiStamp
- paper piecing with the eraser tool
- paper piecing with the Cutout Studio
We hope you like it! Please leave us some feedback below.