BLOG HOP NOW CLOSED FOR COMMENTS
HUGE Thank you to everyone who took part in our blog hop and everyone who has been hopping and commenting all week! In this post we have a roundup of all the amazing projects that were shared over the week in our blog hop to celebrate the launch of Simply Lettering.
Our inspiring new magazine is on sale from July 18th in the UK or buy the first Issue from CraftStash, the UK’s top craft supplies and craft magazines shop! It comes with a set of Brush Lettering Pens.
There’s still time to enter the hop and add your comments to all the posts – you’ll be so inspired by some of the fabulous projects everyone has shared and if that’s not incentive enough to hop through all of the posts you can also win goodies from our EPIC prize pot (see all the goodies you can win at the end of this post!)
Day 1 started with our launch post, with a video from Lou Collins showing you the basics of brush lettering. Such a useful video!
Next on the hop was Leanne Cork, her Instagram account is just stunning. If you want inspiration to show you the kind of beautiful things you could achieve with hand lettering it’s definitely a good account to follow.
All of our 4 lovely sister magazines also joined in (it would be rude of them not to) and they shared some more of the fantastic video archives we’ve been building on our YouTube Channel.
Annie from A Journal by Annie inspired us with her advice on getting started with journaling “I often hear individuals describe themselves as feeling overwhelmed or nervous to begin a new creative project” find out more about how she conquers these feelings.
What a dream Ada Dream Letters was with her posts this week – so many beautiful projects!
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The speed video! Head on to Simply Lettering Magazine facebook group and on my facebook study group, The Art of Hand Lettering and Modern Calligraphy for the real time video! I created this piece using Versa Marker embossing brush pen, Papermania Pink Embossing Powder and Winsor & Newton Heavy Weight Smooth Surface cartridge. @simplyletteringmag #simplylettering #embossing #embossingpowder #embossingpen #versamarker #winsorandnewton #brushlettering #moderncalligraphy #hobbycraft #makeitshareit #create
Janette Lane created a great video tutorial for CraftStash – such useful tips for blending different colour pens! Find the post and don’t forget to add your comments here – blended calligraphy
Helen Colebrook shares a brilliant video showing you how to embellish your lettering and make it really pop.
On Monday it was the turn of Edding, they shared some wonderful inspiration on creating your own travel journal.
Our lovely commissioning Editor Lou Collins made this gorgeous image and share a tip for creating this watercolour effect. We love the quote, it’s definitely one to share! Find her posts here – Modern Calligraphy & Hand Lettering Blog
We were pleased to have Instagrammer The Preposterous Pigeon on the hop! Even with just a pencil you can start your journey!
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Out next blog hopper is perhaps one of the most famous Modern Calligraphers! Kirsten shared a great post with step by step tips for creating your own monograms, really useful for adding to your personal stationery.
The team at Staedtler had a fabulous blogger take part, Emma shared this beautiful post showing how she is starting on her hand lettering journey, it will be brilliant to see more modern calligraphy posts from her!
Find her post here and be sure to add your comments as part of the blog hop – A Cornish Geek
Sue Smith really bowled us over with her project featuring the name of the magazine – what a gorgeous blue sky, so inspiring to get going! Head over to her Facebook now to see more gorgeous projects and add your blog hop comments! – Sue Smith Creative Design
We were also so pleased to see how Milly from Blink Lettering shared some of her early projects on her journey (she’s amaaaaziiing now!) we really hope this inspires you to get started. Find out more about her journey here – Blink Lettering
The team at Chameleon pens, our very last stop on the hop have some really gorgeous inspiration from their designer Camille – you could achieve something like this with stamps and a combination of hand lettering, it’s amazing to see how talented some modern calligraphers are!
Be sure to visit each post and add a comment on their blog or social post, then come back and add a comment on ours too!
We will pick a winner at random from all of the comments received on Monday 22nd July.
The prize pot!
- 3 Annual Subscriptions to Simply Lettering Magazine worth over £50 each
- Luxury Calligraphy Kit from Kirsten Burkeworth £35 (as shown above!)
- 2 sets of TomBow pens from CraftStash worth over £40
- 3 sets of Nuvo Aquaflow pens worth £11.99 each
- 1 Subscription to Simply Cards & Papercraft worth over £60
- A set of Karin Markers from Lou Collins worth over £20
- 2 x small colour happy boxes rrp £25 each and 1 x colour happy big box rrp £79 from EDDING
- A selection of Papercraft Magazines from Die-cutting Essentials, Papercraft Essentials and Creative Stamping – worth over £20
- 2 packs of Double-ended Calligraphy Pens from STAEDTLER worth over £23
- Lamy Safari and a 30ml bottle of Diamine ink from Leanne Cork worth over £20
- A set of four Faber-Castell Pitt Artist Pens – For the Love of Letters from Sue Smith!
- A set of 5 pens from Chameleon pens worth over £20!