Watercolor Illustration Prints by Matt Shanks

The Victorians! 1837 to 1901 Watercolor Art Print | Matt Shanks

I am loving these seriously cute and clever watercolor illustrations by Melbourne, Australia based artist, Matt Shanks. The adorable prints feature fictional characters (Captain Ahab), historical figures (Galileo & Sir Isaac Newton, part of the science series), and original characters that each have a clever and extremely enjoyable backstory. Check out all of Matt’s available watercolor prints right here, and take a peek at some of my favorites below.

Watercolor Illustration Prints | Matt Shanks

images from Matt Shanks

Terralings Free Printable Paper Toys

Terralings Free Printable Paper Toys | Dewmuffins

Dewmuffins’ new Terralings paper toys are so kawaii! These super cuties include Triple Dippy (my favorite because, well, ice cream), Flower Cups, Rainbow Bearer, and Song Birds, and they’re available as free printable downloads thanks to the generosity of the creative peeps at Dewmuffins. Eep, they even have cute little ears!

Download one or all of the adorable Terralings right here.

Triple Dippy Free Printable Paper Toy | Dewmuffins

Flower Cups Paper Toy | Dewmuffins

Rainbow Bearer Paper Toy | Dewmuffins

Song Birds Paper Toy | Dewmuffins

images from Dewmuffins

Quick Picks : 6.12.14

Blah Blah Blah Journal | Easy, TigerBlah Blah Blah Journal | Easy, Tiger

This Week’s Picks

♥ Lovin’ the looks of Ninja, Ninja, Never Stop!, a new children’s picture book illustrated by Tad Carpenter.

♥ Awesome, retro-modern paper models by Jacqueline Wagner. Such great detail!

♥ Amazing paper objects by Hattie Newman. Her pencil shaving skirt is so ridonkulously clever.

♥ Super cute, free printable animal finger puppets from Mr. Printables.

♥ Fantastic packaging for Caran d’Ache’s Chromatics inks, and lots of great-looking colors, too!

image from Easy, Tiger

Kelly Thorn for Enormouschampion

These gorgeous, hand lettered and illustrated cards by Kelly Thorn for enormouschampion have been making the rounds on sites that specialize in gathering the loveliest lettering around, and I would be remiss in my duty as paper cravings creator if I didn’t give these lovelies a mention here. The slightly desaturated color palette and stylized floral illustrations give these cards such a wonderful, vintage look.

Hand Lettered & Illustrated Card Collection | Kelly Thorn for enormouschampion

images from Kelly Thorn