Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Hand-cut Paper Artwork With Incredible Details by Mr. Riu

Japanese artist Mr. Riu creates papercut artwork with intricate details completely by hand using only a craft knife. His work primarily consists of delicate mandalas, beautiful patterns and figures that mimick drawings made with pencil lines. The second owl from the top looks like an owl that has been doodled with fine, thin pencil lines. It's amazing how much patience it requires to create such artworks from a single sheet of paper, not to mention a tiny mistake can undo the number of hours of hard work.

You can check out the video below for a closer look at his work. To view more of his work go to his Instagram.



Monday, January 15, 2018

Folkwood Fabric Collection Designed by Rae Ritchies


Rae Ritchies is a surface designer and an illustrator based in Minneapolis, MN. Her work is inspired by nature, vintage children's books and fairy tales. She studied fashion design at University of Wisconsin Stout and later worked as an accessories designer for 8 years. She now creates illustrative print and pattern for the apparel, home and paper industries. She has worked with Los Angeles Times, Dear Stella Design, Oopsy Daisy, Peter Pauper Press, Calypso, Manhattan Toy Company and American Greetings to name a few.

Folkwood is a fabric collection Rae Ritchies designed for Dear Stella featuring owls, mushrooms, deer and rabbits in blue, chocolate, emerald and pink. It's a perfect collection for quilting, apparel or any other home project that you may have in mind.

Friday, January 12, 2018

Valentine's Day Wooden Greeting Cards

Yvonne Leung started Cardtorial five years ago as one woman business, today it has grown to a small team of creative people. She and her team design cards out of eco-friendly and sustainable wood. She quit her job in finance to do something where she could express herself creatively and create something unique to share with her friends.

Craftorial made a perfect sense to her as she always liked giving and receiving cards, and the memories it brings back years after when you look at them. She looks everywhere for inspiration from cheesy sayings to funny quotes on t-shirts. You can find cards for all occasions, including the Valentine's day series in her online store. While you are there check out the journals, keepsake boxes, coasters, ornaments and art print.

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Stone Hand-Painted With Delightful Characters


Irene Fenollar is an illustrator from Valencia. While growing up, she wanted to be a Veterinarian so she was drawing lots of animals. She studied Fine Arts from Universidad Polit├ęcnica of Valencia and later on in life specialized in animation. Now she still illustrates and makes animations for magazines and video games.

Her stones are made from natural river stone and hand-painted with delightful little creatures that will bring an instant cheer to the viewer. Her work is detailed and colorful that'll make any corner of your house liven up. You can join her on Instagram for new work or visit her store online.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Embroidered Collars by Nadya Sheremet

Nadya Sheremet is an artist born in Ukraine and presently living in Russia, Ramenskoe. While growing up she was surrounding by beautiful stuff handmade by her parents and grandparents. She learnt her first lesson of satin stitch embroidery from her grandmother. It this passion and love for making things with hand that led her career into doll making and embroidery. The series of her hand-embroidered collars are stunning! They are colorful, they are full of texture and they look like paintings featuring flowers, birds and animals. I selected just a few embroidery work by here for the post but you can go to her Instagram to view more of her work.