A Fabulous Fete Lettering and Giveaway

Oscar Wilde quote by a Fabulous Fete via Besotted Blog

I love this quote that Lauren Saylor from A Fabulous Fete lettered (the lettering was cleaned up and made into a Photoshop brush with our Vitamin L25). I love Lauren’s easy breezy style and her blog is filled to the brim with some pretty amazing lettering. Lauren has started teaching watercolor lettering workshops and I so wish she was closer so I could participate! Speaking of participating, Lauren is generously hosting a giveaway of the L25 | Paper to Pixel set and a spot in our Photoshop for Lettering Artists Class. If you have been trying to win a set or take the class this could be your lucky chance, visit Lauren’s blog for details. We made a super quick video of us cleaning the artwork so you can see in real time how quickly you can get your lettering clean and web ready, see it here.

Tomorrow we have another Photoshop tutorial coming up, which we hope you will love and find opens another world of creative possibilities for you!

Author / Miss Tristan B

Miss Tristan B. is the co-creator of the world’s best + easiest product photography editing tool-Foto Rx | Shopkeeper’s Helper and one of the writer’s of this delightful blog. Her lofty goal here is to make this a creative resource repository and to inspire you to fall truly, madly, deeply in love with your life.

Maybelle Luxe Lettering Kit Winner!

She believed she could by Maybelle Imasa-Stukuls

And the winner is…Christina Diaz! I do apologize for the delay on announcing the winner, when you have a toddler your best laid plans are pretty laughable. Toddlers are a mercurial lot and sometimes sleep for both parents and toddler are non-existent and mama may or may not walk around in a heavy fog with eyelids heavy and brain so drained that writing a post seems the equivalent of scaling Everest. Better late than never? Thank you to everyone that participated, we loved each and every one of your quotes so very much, what an inspiring collection we have amassed now! The winning quote resonated with all of us, especially Maybelle, she wanted you to see her first calligraphy efforts (brave woman), because she wants you all to know that if you believe in yourself crazy, impossible, magical things can happen… [Read more…]

Around here…

Besotted with Maybelle Luxe Lettering Kit Giveaway

What a week! All my week’s feel like whirlwinds, maybe that’s part and parcel of having a toddler, or getting older (or drinking too much cold brew), but whatever the reason I can’t believe it’s Friday already. Since I work for myself I don’t get a traditional weekend, so Friday’s don’t feel much like Friday’s anymore, but I do remember savoring that feeling of closing time when I was working at an office (actually it was their storage closest) but still. With that lovely feeling in mind of it being time to head out for the weekend I will leave you a few things that are happening around here, happy weekend!

You still have time to enter Maybelle’s exquisite giveaway, remember to leave your comment here and make sure you regram or pin the images with the hashtag #lovemaybelle. We have been loving all your quotes, we are duly moved and inspired.

I have mentioned Maskcara before, I adore her, but this makeover was just outstanding!

I am a huge fan of the artist Carson Ellis, her collaborative project with her husband, Colin Meloy (of The Decemberists ) the book series ‘The Wildwood Chronicles’ is wildly imaginative and would not be the same without her illustrative genius. I am really relishing each chapter. This is a fun interview with Carson, if you interested in probing further and seeing more of her fine work.

Speaking of beautiful illustrations, my daughter is currently on a huge mermaid kick thanks to a stunningly beautiful double page mermaid spread in Dream Animals by Emily Winfield Martin. E. won’t even let me finish the story anymore and wants to cut straight to the mermaids, I love reading to her so I was in search of book with a mermaid focus and found The Mermaid and the Shoe by K.G.Campbell, the story is sweet and original and the illustrations are equally as gorgeous.

Michelle and I recently figured out something close to magic in Photoshop, a new (and easier) way to do a task for the next Foto Rx set we are creating. I love the thrill of discovery and being able to experiment with our new found skills! Speaking of that wonderful program Photoshop we will be having some simple + easy Photoshop tutorials up on the site next week!

Author / Miss Tristan B

Miss Tristan B. is the co-creator of the world’s best + easiest product photography editing tool-Foto Rx | Shopkeeper’s Helper and one of the writer’s of this delightful blog. Her lofty goal here is to make this a creative resource repository and to inspire you to fall truly, madly, deeply in love with your life.

photo by michelle p.

Maybelle Luxe Lettering Kit Giveaway Sneak Peek

Maybelle Luxe Lettering Kit Giveaway Ink

We are thrilled that you all seem to be as excited about our giveaway as we are! Michelle, a fine photographer indeed, shot the kit beautifully and I thought you may want to get a peek at some of the items in the kit. Maybelle’s favorite ink is in the kit, it’s housed in a convenient dropper, with a seriously gorgeous letterpress label. I’d have to say Maybelle’s attention to detail is what sets her apart from her peers, it is unparalleled. I am sure you will agree with me, but I should stop blathering and show you more, no? [Read more…]

MAYBELLE IMASA-STUKULS LUXE LETTERING KIT GIVEAWAY!

Besotted with Maybelle Luxe Kit Giveaway

Monday’s are not known for being awesome, but this Monday just got exponentially more so! The doyenne of Modern Calligraphy Maybelle Imasa-Stukuls has created a Besotted exclusive, (because she’s amazing like that), and because it’s Monday, it’s summertime and I suppose ‘just because’. We have teamed up for a giveaway–our most extravagant lettering Bestowal to date! This is for all those lettering enthusiasts, packaging aficionados, stationery hoarders and Maybelle fans. This is an exclusive set, created just for you and only available to win this week.

I think I should just get down to business and let you know what’s in this exclusive luxe kit giveaway, shan’t I? Oh, okay, if you insist:

MAYBELLE LUXE KIT GIVEAWAY

  • The kit includes a custom built 13.75″ x 10.5″ x 3″ wood slide top box (Maybelle’s husband made it!)
  • 26 page Practice booklet (A-Z instructions)
  • 1 wood straight holder
  • 3 Steel nibs
  • 1 Lined Guide sheet
  • 10 sheets of vellum practice paper
  • 10 sheets black paper
  • 1 ounce bottle of Maybelle’s favorite sumi ink (it comes in a dropper bottle with a letterpress label, sigh)
  • 1 hand crafted wooden pen rest with 2 glass vials for black and white ink
  • 1 Wood ink holder for 9 inks
  • 9 glass ink bottles (empty, perfect when mixing your gouache)
  • 1 full-size bottle of Dr, Martin’s Bleed proof White
  • 1 empty jar for mixing white ink
  • 2 letterpress coasters of Maybelle’s alphabet
  • 1 letterpress print of Maybelle’s alphabet on thick kraft 4-ply chipboard perfect for framing and a reference
  • 1 Botanical canvas tote
  • 1 wooden drying rack
  • Foto Rx | Vitamin L25 Paper to Pixel Photoshop action set
  • Photoshop for Lettering Artists class

This magnificent kit is valued at $500! The only thing better would be a visit by Miss Maybelle, right?  The giveaway is open worldwide and the winner will be announced next Monday, July 27, 2015. To enter to win please answer the following question in the comments:

What is your favorite quote? Or quotes? (we know how hard it is to choose just one!)

For additional chances to enter make sure to follow Maybelle and Foto Rx on Instagram, we will be posting photos of the kit for you to regram with the hashtag #lovemaybelle. Need more chances? I.know. (I wish I could enter!) Pin this photo and hashtag #lovemaybelle.  We wish you luck our friends, we can’t wait to read your fave quotes!

P.S. If you are interested here are some of mine, here, here, here.

Author / Miss Tristan B

Miss Tristan B. is the co-creator of the world’s best + easiest product photography editing tool-Foto Rx | Shopkeeper’s Helper and one of the writer’s of this delightful blog. Her lofty goal here is to make this a creative resource repository and to inspire you to fall truly, madly, deeply in love with your life.

photo by michelle p.

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