I am kind of obsessed with printables. I love all of the talent I see on the internet and I have blogged about that here, and even made a gift using free printables. Ever since I finally learned about Google Drawing, I have been playing with it when I get the chance. I posted my first printablehere for Halloween. You can go to our free printables page to get it. When I made that piece, I used free clip art from the internet. But, I have been feeling like I wanted to try to make my own art. Today's printable is my first attempt at that. I used Paint to draw my leaf border, and then I was able to send it to Google Drawing to complete the look of my design. Kind of simple, although you would be surprised how difficult it is to draw leaves with a mouse! I like the way it turned out and I hope you will, too. I consider each little baby step a victory as I try to improve my skills at creating and blogging. This is such an awesome process for me.
If you want to give it a try yourself, this tutorial onThe Bold Abode is where I started. The rest is just trial and error. It is important to find appropriate fonts and font size, and choose your colors that go well with your theme, decor and taste.
After you print your artwork, it will be too large for the frame, so you have to trim it down. Use the glass from the frame to center over the piece so that you can decide where to trim it. You may decide to go back and edit and move things around to get the look that you want.
Click on the button to download the picture!
Now I am off to make Cocoa Bombs and work on plans for the pumpkin party. I love this time of year!
Creators of Hot Cocoa Bombs! (copyrighted)
Helen Reynolds: Mother of six children , grandmother to eleven! I love to cook, craft and create things and I especially love doing that with my family, So, when my lawyer daughter, Lindsey, my artist daughter, Madalynn, and I came up with the idea of Hot Cocoa Bombs, this blog was born. Then, one more daughter, with her technical and science skills, plus creativity has joined in to round us out! Read more about us here!