Illustrations

Top Design: Valentine Pattern Design Challenge with Robert Kaufman

Valentine's Day Art for Licensing on Fabric by Cherish Flieder of Something to Cherish

It is an honor to share with you that my “Heart-Full” watercolor pattern design was selected by Robert Kaufman to be in the Top 6 Designs for the Art Licensing Show Valentine’s Day Art Challenge! This print was inspired by some of my favorite winged insects and birds as they carry a message of love to their Valentine.…

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I’ve gone cuckoo for cuckoo clock art

Cuckoo Clock by Cherish Flieder of Something to Cherish - Art Licensing & Illustration

This month I took on the fun challenge to design a cuckoo clock phone case. I thought it would be fun to try out a different technique. What do you think about it? Do we need a cuckoo clock ringtone to go with it? Thanks for stopping by today. Feel free to check out more art…

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Watercolor Markers

Watercolor Markers

Love the look and feel of watercolor, but lack expertise? Try watercolor markers! This month’s blog hop theme is “Favorite Craft Techniques.” While I have many craft techniques that I enjoy, lately I have been experiencing the joy of Koi watercolor markers. They come to a lovely tip and you can do all sorts of traditional…

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Paper Bird with Journal Sketch

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A quick pencil sketch of this little paper bird. He was staring back at me from my craft table as I was making the Felt Thank You Journal and I couldn’t resist. Enjoy!

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Aloha Mixed Media Canvas

For today’s Designer Connection Blog Hop, I bring you a lovely vacation themed mixed media canvas collage painting of a beautiful beach somewhere off the shore of Kauai.

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The Meaning of a Pear Tree

Recently, I updated my site header to include a pear that I painted as a part of my “Partridge in a Pear Tree” art licensing collection. It is now going on my Directory of Illustration ad for 2012 as well as a new run of business cards. So, I got to thinking, what does a PEAR or PEAR TREE symbolize anyway? Since it is an embedded part of my updated branding I just had to find out.

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Dala Horse Wall Hanging

A quaint little Swedish Dala Horse Wall Hanging designed by Cherish Flieder with embroidery and button accents featuring her illustrated Dala Horse Ribbons.

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Lovey Dovey – In Studio Process

After sketching the desired image for Lovey Dovey in my sketchbook, I re-drew my line work onto the watercolor paper. This picture shows the watercolor/embroidery process at stage 2. You can see the sketch lines on the Arches paper and the palette is mixed and ready to go. The color is washed on to the paper in steps until the desired depths and forms are developed. Stage 3 is embroidering the art and the final step is to scan and edit the finished piece so it is ready in a digital format for reproduction.

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Love Letters Are Key

Here is a charming vignette I created with watercolor paper, embroidery and Sizzix ScoreBoard Pro Frame & Frame Back w/Stand Die by Eileen Hull. I accented the design with a lovely little key and my brand new Love Letter Embroidered Ribbon by Renaissance Ribbons.

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Prayer Posies – Rocky Mountian College of Art & Design Art Show

For media inquiries contact: Cherish Flieder Reception with a Colorado children’s book artist team Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design’s Alumni art exhibit features painted illustrations with hand embroidery by husband and wife art team Benjamin Hummel and Cherish Flieder. The show, which runs through March 5, marks the first time the Rocky Mountain…

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Art Licensing & Artistic Inspiration: Marjolein Bastin

Marjolein Bastin has been an inspiration to me for years as both a watercolor artist and as an art licensor. If you are not familiar with her name, you most likely have seen her work in the Hallmark products since the 1990’s. She is based in Netherlands, but she paints and draws wonderful imagery from nature…

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Easy Embroidery Printable Christmas Tags Craft Download

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Embroidered Name Christmas Gift Tag & Keepsake Ornament. These darling little gift tags ornaments couldn’t be easier to use! Print, cut, and add your choice of ribbon. Lastly, embroider the named of your loved ones on the tag to make it into a cherished keepsake ornament.

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James Gurney: Illustration Dinotopia

http://www.dinotopia.com/

Recently I had the distinct pleasure of meeting James Gurney along with several art licensing and children’s book illustration friends. If his name doesn’t ring a bell, perhaps the name Dinotopia will. James Gurney is the multiple award winning author, illustrator behind this best selling book series which has circulated the globe as well as…

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Lovey Dovey

lovey dovey final painting by cherish-flieder

Something to Cherish Watercolor & Embroidery for Art Licensing See more at: www.SomethingToCherish.com

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Visual Storytellers Studio Interview

I recently joined this new creative group of illustrators known as The Visual Storytellers Studio. It is wonderful format that features new illustrators work on a rotating basis. Founding member and illustrator, Lisa J. Michaels, was kind to grant me an interview to tell me more about this unique way to get children’s book illustrations…

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