Design Inspiration: Sophia Font

10.25.2016

Sophia by Emily Spadoni is one of my favorite fonts. It's an adorable hand-lettered brush typeface perfect for a variety of projects! I especially love the ornamental fonts (Sophia Left and Sophia Right) which enable you to add a decorative swirl at the beginning and end.

Here is something I made using this lovely font:


Remember to check out her other amazing fonts at her shop!


More Jewelry + FotoFuze for photo editing!

10.19.2016
I was making quite a bit of jewelry months ago and it took me a while to get around to taking photos of them with my DSLR. I listed some of these in our new Tiny Moon shop on Storenvy.


I love these blue howlite beads look with the pearls. I'm probably going to make different color versions of this later.


Pastel oreo cookie earrings made by Crissy out of polymer clay. I only added some ear wires to them!


I'm obsessed with these amethyst stones so I'm always trying to not use them all at once! ;)


Blueberry cupcake ring made by Crissy out of polymer clay and it is modeled by my 4-year-old monkey. 


Wire wrapped elephant pendant and various glass beads with dyed howlite beads!


A "slave bracelet" with turquoise stone beads.


I'm probably going to do some more wire wrapping soon. Maybe some rings!


P.S. 

I edited these photos using FotoFuze. It's a free product photography enhancement application that removes distracting elements from the background and gives you a crisp plain background. 

I really like using it when I don't feel like using Photoshop (or when I just don't have access to it because I'm on a different computer!) so I'm always looking out for great browser-based photo editing programs. 

For best results, photos should be taken on a white or black background that is as texture-less as possible. I took my photos on a dark brown table that had a bit of texture to it and it worked well enough.

You can sign up via your Etsy account and grant the application access to your Etsy account to directly edit photos from your listings. Or you can just do what I did and create an account on FotoFuze and upload your photos into the application instead.


To select the product from the background, you use the yellow highlighter tool by coloring over all of the object. It needs to be entirely filled in or it won't render correctly. They have a "check for errors" box right next to your image that shows red on the possible problem areas. You can also use the eraser tool if you selected too much or on the wrong area. 


Another nice feature is that you can highlight some of the shadows behind the product and those will show up in your new fancy background. 


Do you have any favorite browser photo editing programs? I also like using Pixlr for basic retouching.



Etsy Shop Feature: KicaBijoux

10.17.2016
It's been a while since I posted an Etsy shop feature. I'm always looking out for unique goodies on Etsy and I love to help out indie shops by sharing their items. I'm going to try to do a weekly post on my finds and I'm giving the shop owners an opportunity to share a bit more about their shops such as their crafting process, upcoming projects, and special sales.

This week's feature is on the magical designs by Kasia of KicaBijoux. Beautiful copper wire wrapped jewelry with lovely stones and unique beads. Many of the designs have a nice woodland and rustic feel to them. It's impossible to pick only a few favorites!!

I love the wire design of the Elvish Necklace!




I like the simplicity of the Blue Agate Ring. Isn't the blue striking?


I love the shape and all the little design elements of the Bohemian Dangle Earrings.




The color is gorgeous! Forest Fluorite Drop Necklace




I really like how these Pink Boho Earrings have an antique look to them.


The different colors and texture go so well together! Green Jasper Necklace


The Elvish Forest Earrings have such a lovely intricate design.


 Moonstone Ring

This Moonstone Ring is so beautiful!!

Check out the many other items from KicaBijoux and follow her on Facebook and Instagram to keep up to date with new products.

Also, I'm delighted to share that Kasia is offering a special coupon code for the readers of Tiny Moon! The code is TINYMOON30 and it's for 30% off everything. The code is valid until the end of November 2016.

I'm definitely going to place an order soon! Which ones are your favorite?

Latest Art

10.12.2016
This is my second post of the whole year! I went through some drastic changes. The most important ones being:  getting an outside job and going back to school. Not much free time! I've decided to start drawing again whenever I can.

These are still WIP's. It's just taking forever!




Sai Paint Tool, used a Pen brush with paper texture and 2 blending brushes



Cute Vintage Planter Finds

10.09.2016
I thought I would post about some of my recent favorite vintage planter finds because these are too cute to not share.

 I'm pretty much in love with this blue cat planter from TresorsEnchantes. It reminds me of Lefton's blue Miss Priss.

This little lamb planter from Acrossthegap is an unique design. I love all the details.



Cute puppy planter from AllMyVintageLove. I love the pose on this one, it makes it more adorable.


I haven't seen a lion planter like this before. So much character. The face is cute and funny! You can find this at KanariKouture.




Because snails are awesome. Look at the embossed little details! This planter can be found at MerryUnicornVintage.



I love the flowers and the adorable face of this elephant planter from TheSweetBVintage

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