Monday, May 13, 2019

Barnyard Buddies (Neat and Tangled release week) + Big Changes

Hi there!

If you're looking for today's Lawn Fawn post, scroll down or click HERE.

I'm so excited to show off my new set with Neat and Tangled for this month, Barnyard Buddies. Before I do, though, I wanted to share some big changes coming to Neat and Tangled that have affected my role there. You can read the official announcement on the NT blog this morning (click.)

Danielle is reshaping how her company runs, and in doing so, there was no longer space enough for Miriam and I to continue on as product designers in the same capacity and with the same freedom of creativity as we were used to. It was a difficult decision, since I have loved working on this team, but I truly believe that a door closed is a window opened somewhere else.

I am so grateful to Danielle for bringing me on 3 years ago, and basically letting me design whatever I felt like drawing. I am so grateful for all of you Neat and Tangled fans who have been so supportive of my designs, and I am very excited to sit back with you and see what wonderful things are in store for Neat and Tangled!

I am still illustrating! I'm planning a few months break, just like Danielle, and hopefully you'll follow my journey and be there when I pop my head up with new designs!

Back to release week! Since it's my last week with Neat and Tangled, I decided to start things off with not 1 but 3 cards for you today:

Barnyard Buddies (Neat and Tangled release week)

I created a sunny sky background using our Radiating Star stencil, and layered the Barnyard Buddies on a little grassy hill.

Barnyard Buddies (Neat and Tangled release week)

That horse is my favorite one to color!

Barnyard Buddies (Neat and Tangled release week)


My next card brings in the barn, tractor and sun images from the set. I borrowed clouds from So Fly to give the sky some extra presence.

Barnyard Buddies (Neat and Tangled release week)

I used to think cows with brown spots would produce chocolate milk... mmmm....

Barnyard Buddies (Neat and Tangled release week)

My last card brings in an image from another new set - you'll meet him properly tomorrow. I did some ink blending and added a herd of farm animals to the simple design.

Barnyard Buddies (Neat and Tangled release week)

I hope you like what you see so far! Check out more of Barnyard Buddies on the NT blog this morning - click!

♥.

29 comments:

  1. Beautiful cards as always! I have enjoyed working with your designs every single month on N&T and something I've always looked forward to. I will miss seeing them during your break and very much hope to see them return!

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    1. Lol I fat fingered my name -__-. Keeway here.

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    2. thank you Keeway! I was so lucky to have you create with my designs - your artwork is always so beautiful ♥

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  2. First, I love your adorable new Barn Animals set and gorgeous cards! But... am so sorry for you leaving!!! Your beautiful illustrations have been fuel to N&T and will be sorely missed!!!

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  3. Such an adorable set. Good luck in your new adventures.

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  4. Dear Elena, I'm so sad you leaving but I'll follow you because I love your products and I can't wait to see what adorable other things you'll do! I'm just subscribed to your newsletter too.
    I'm in love for these sweet and cutie farm animals!!! Beautiful cards!!!

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  5. These are all so cute. Good luck in your future endeavors.

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  6. Love the plaid in the sky of the second card.
    They are all darling cards. thanks for
    sharing. txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  7. Your white highlights add so much to the look. so cute.

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  8. Absolutely darling! I Love the way you colored them... .are you going to be adding to your own shop on Etsy in the next coming months since you won't be designing for Neat and Tangled?

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    1. I should probably do that! my Etsy shop has been neglected for too long!

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  9. OMGosh these are so super cute! Love them.

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  10. Loving all your cards and designs! I'm sure wherever you go next you will fly high! So much talent.

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  11. Really cute cards! Love these sweet animals!

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  12. I'm so going to miss your designs Elena. When I look at alot of my N&T stamps sets over half of them are designed by you!! Your such an amazing designer and I really hope we get to see your drawings turned into products again in the future. Enjoy the break and will be so nice to relax for a while!! Forgot to say that your cards are absolutely gorgeous and always been envious of your colouring skills!!

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    1. thank you, your sweet words touched my heart.

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  13. Such cute little scenes on your cards, love them!

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  14. What an absolutely gorgeous set of cards. I'm going to miss you in the shop so much. You have such an incredible gift! From my daughter's baby shower invites to the thank you cards for my mom's birthday, they chose your darling N+T stamps and we made the prettiest cards! You will be so missed but I love your positivity - close a window, open a door :)

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    1. Thanks so much! I'm so touched that my illustrations were made a part of such important family events - that warms my heart!

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  15. Dear Elena,
    I cannot describe how sad I was yesterday when I read this announcement! For me you were heart and soul of Neat & Tangled, nearly all my stamps from this company are designed by you! I was willing to wait months over months to get your stamps (ordering internationally) and dies and really am heart-broken now. I wish you so much luck for your future and that you can refresh your energy resources in the following months. Hopefully it will fill up your creative fluids ;) I really love your stampies and hope that there will be a chance that this success story isn’t over yet.
    Greetings from Austria
    Franziska

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    1. you're so sweet, Franziska! I am in the middle of illustrating fall and christmas sets for a new company, so don't be too sad for me! thank you so much for your kind words, it means so much to me.

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  16. I too am sad to hear you will no longer be designing for Neat & Tangled! Your sets are always my favorites. This new one is no exception; it's super cute!! And your cards are all adorable! Wouldn't it be funny if the brown (or even brown spotted) cows produced chocolate milk?! Makes sense to me!

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  17. Your cards are so adorable! This looks like such a fun stamp set. :) Wishing you all the best in your future ventures!!

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  18. Such a cute set and perfect cards to show it off! Can't wait to see what you do next, wherever it'll be!

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