Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Hand made labels and a small giveaway


Hi everyone, quilt labels giveaway.

This giveaway is now closed
  • Leave a comment on this post
  • You must be a follower to enter
  • The giveaway is a custom made label that will have your blog and name entered on the label. 
  • The labels measure 2" wide x 1" high.
  • I will fit as many labels on the page that I can, there will probably be about 24 in total.
  • I will send the digital file to the first person picked randomly from the entrants.  

I have also attached another freebie label that can be downloaded today by everyone. (See below)

The giveaway label is the one in the picture below, I will personalise the label for the winner.    The giveaway will close next Tuesday and the winner will be announced next Tuesday  25th November 2014. 



I was inspired to do this after receiving an email a few days ago from a blogging friend who asked me if I could make some labels for her, the lady offered to pay for my time but I declined payment as I like to brighten someones day and do a random act of kindness every now and then.

It just so happened at the time that I was designing something on my computer, so I set it aside and started to design the labels for her, I made four A4 sheets of different designs and she was delighted with them.

I then got to thinking about how easy it is to do this as long as you know what software is available free on the internet. For years I used to wonder how do people design stitcheries with such smooth straight lines and yet they look hand drawn?   How do they design their own clip art and not have to rely on buying a commercial licence to use that clip art?
I found it frustrating that I did not even know what I was actually looking for!

Then one day I found  a drawing tutorial on You Tube which mentioned Adobe Illustrator and Inkscape.  I had heard of Illustrator but did not know you could design clip art within the software.  Mmmm, I was intrigued but much to my disappointment the Adobe software is in the hundreds of pounds price range and that is not achievable in everyones budget, certainly not mine at the moment! Lol....
However, when I researched Inkscape I found out it was a free download over the internet that was also a design tool....... Yay!!!
I wanted to share this information with my readers because it will save you a lot of time if you ever wondered how it was done.

The screen shot above is a picture of one of the label sheets I designed in inkscape, it took me a few minutes to design but I did need to watch a few tutorials first in order to understand the software. Be warned it is addictive! Lol...

Inkscape is available here
You will find lots of tutorials on this site too.

These are the labels I have made for you all this week, you can print onto iron on fabric or print them onto card and use as gift tags, I have included quilt tags for the quilters too.




Until next time........
Happy Digital Designing!




    

12 comments:

Caitlin D said...

Hello! Just wanted to say what a fantastic giveaway this is. As someone who used to be (in a past life) a graphic designer, I can appreciate the amount of work that goes into this. What a wonderful thing you're doing! I thought all the freebies were enough. :-) Please enter me if you would, and again thank you for the opportunity!!

Mii Stitch said...

As I have an Etsy shop too, I'd love to take part in your giveaway, please count me in! Hopping to your little shop straight away...

Linda said...

What an awesome giveaway Lynn. Please count me in.

Linda

Kate said...

Lynn, you never stop giving. :)

Sandi said...

Thanks for the chance to win something that I could never do myself.

marie-pierre 44 said...

Merci beaucoup pour ce très joli cadeau
Belle journée

Mamahobby said...

Dear Lynn! Please count me in too! I'm your Etsy follower. Iya

Oskar Jc said...

Thank you very much for this great giveaway :P
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Julies Knit Stitch Corner said...

These are super Lynn your so kind to do this. I checked out your shop which is looking great and I am going to make time to read up on Inkscape at the weekend, thanks for the link it looks interesting.
best wishes
Julie.C

KimM said...

Lynn - these are amazing. Please don't put me in your give away - I am ONE LUCKY GIRL already.
xxx

diamondc said...

These are so sweet thank-you
Catherine

sew.darn.quilt said...

Thank you Lynn for the link to Inkscape and for the giveaway chance. You're so very kind :)

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