Category: Arts & Crafts

My Wedding (Part 2) DIY Pocketfold Invites-with free templates!

My Wedding (Part 2) DIY Pocketfold Invites-with free templates!

Welcome to the second part of a series of posts focusing on my wedding, with ideas, tips, inspiration and downloadable resources. Today is all about invitations. After looking around for wedding invites online, I found some lovely looking designs. I got lots of inspiration from Pinterest and Etsy. Pure Invitation is one of the sites I looked at as it lets you design your own invites exactly how you want them and then they make them up and ship them out to you, so it’s a great option if you’re pushed for time but still want a unique design. In […]


Divergent Casting News and Fan Art

Divergent Casting News and Fan Art

If you’re a big fan of Divergent by Veronica Roth, you will have heard that a movie is in the making for 2014 and will have probably put quite a lot of thought into who your ideal cast would be. Fans have suggested actresses such as Saorise Ronan (YES!) and Taissa Farmiga to play Tris, and actors like Steven R McQueen (Jeremy in The Vampire Diaries) and Max Irons to play Four. But this weekend it’s been announced that Shailene Woodley is in final negotiations to play Tris. This has sparked a lot of heated debate among fans on various facebook groups, […]


Crewel Street Team Update (2) Fan Art

Crewel Street Team Update (2) Fan Art

As you may have heard on twitter or facebook, I’m part of the street team promoting Gennifer Albin’s upcoming YA novel, Crewel. I’m pleased to say that my team, Time Warpers, managed to get through round one and are busy earning more points for round two, which ends on 1st October. Today I did some fan art based on the book. © Anstice Potts, 22/09/2012.   Stock resources used:-Swirls of Orange Light by ~ImageAbstraction [link]-Spiderweb Texture by DoodlebeStock [link]-Colour Weave by Claire88 [link]-Portrait of a Girl by faestock [link] I tried to give the impression of someone ‘weaving the fabric […]


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Posted 23rd September 2012 in: Arts & Crafts. Tagged: , , , ,

Creative Project Ideas

Creative Project Ideas

Here I have compiled a list of creative project ideas for rainy days. They can be done just for fun or to help you build your portfolio. Writing If you enjoy writing poetry, why not set yourself a challenge to write one poem a day for a set period of time, like one month. Afterwards you will have 30 poems or more that may need tweaking, but it’s a start. After you’ve edited them you could sort them into different themes and produce an anthology to give as a gift to your family and friends, or you could just print […]


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Posted 18th July 2011 in: Arts & Crafts, Creative Writing. Tagged:

Redesign a Book Cover Blogfest: Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger

Redesign a Book Cover Blogfest: Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger

Today I’m taking part in Brenda Drake’s Redesign a Book Cover Blogfest Contest. I think the blogfest was an awesome idea and I was really excited to take part as I love playing around with Photoshop and I enjoy making my own mock book covers for my WiPs (see here). I must say the prizes for this contest are exceptional, thanks so much to Cassandra Marshall for her very generous contribution of a professional cover art design- how exciting?! For my entry I decided to redesign the book cover for Audrey Niffenegger’s novel Her Fearful Symmetry, which I’ve just finished […]


A-Z Challenge: P is for Pride

A-Z Challenge: P is for Pride

Today is the sixteenth day of the A-Z Blogging Challenge. Just to remind you, I’m doing an A-Z of human emotions, feelings and mental states.Today is the letter P and I have chosen Pride. Pride is a feeling of satisfaction that comes from your own achievements. We are accepting of people who are legitimately proud because they have worked hard to succeed, but we frown upon those whose pride is excessive. Those who hold too high an opinion of themselves appear vain, arrogant and attention-seeking. They say that pride comes before a fall and in some sense that’s true- we […]


A-Z Challenge: M is for Melancholy

A-Z Challenge: M is for Melancholy

Today is the thirteenth day of the A-Z Blogging Challenge. As you probably know by now, I’m doing an A-Z of human emotions, feelings and mental states.Today is the letter M and I’ve chosen Melancholy. Melancholy is a feeling of sadness, gloominess and pensiveness. I’m pleased to say it’s not an emotion I experience too often!  To give me a break from writing I decided to make a piece of digital art representing melancholy instead: [©Anstice Potts 15/04/2011] I used the following stock resources:Melancholy rain v.2 by sinned-angel-stockGraveyard by autumn-icestock I blended the images together, altered the colours and added […]