Sometimes though, I can understand if you want a quick solution to a design issue, or maybe you want some practice material, or just don't have the right image for an important project.
I wanted to do some practice colouring. Yeah, I know, I paint, I draw etc. But sometimes, even I am feeling lazy or just tired! I've got my new set of markers and need to practice, I'm not used to markers these days!
So, I found Freepik. Wow! loads of beautiful vectors! Aren't these adorable?
Free to use as long as you credit them as the designer. What I didn't want though, was the images in colour. Now it is quite likely that I could find some outline drawings on there (I confess I didn't look) but I thought it would be handy to show you what needs to be done in SCAL if you have similar coloured images and want to use them for colouring.
Video on how to prepare them for hand painting or colouring.
Rather than print them out, I prefer to put a pen in my holder and draw them with the SB in permanent marker and then colour them. Some printer inks run when you colour in, not clever.
So let your imagination take you where it may....
These were not centred up in the offset but they were only for practice.
So here are a few cards made with Freepik birds... They have been added to and some may have been altered to make them suit the cards.. The flowers and other graphics are mine.
In this one, the owl has been cut to hug the banner.
An occasion worth celebrating!
The use of a porthole adds extra interest.
My one and only die is used to showcase the owl and my own drawing.
Enough of owls already! Time to ring the changes.
In my case, I only wanted the outline drawings but the birds were nicely coloured already if you just wanted to print them.
So, many thanks to FreePik.com for all the lovely graphics and inspiration!