Vintage Gas Pump Vinyl Decal

Picture of Shell Brand Vintage Gas Pump Vinyl Decal
Vintage Red Gas Pump Vinyl Decal

Here’s my latest project designed in Inkscape. My husband has been wanting a vintage gas pump decal on the door that leads from his garage to the house. He did a great job with the house side of the door, constructing a wood skin to make it match the doors in the house. You can take a look here. However the back side was looking less than attractive.

I used both my Silhouette Cameo and my KNK  Zing to cut the decal out of Oracal 651. Because of its size, I had to piece the  main portion of the decal. It looks great, but if I was doing this for a customer, I would probably outsource this portion so as to keep it one piece.

Hubby is very happy with the results…. and if he’s happy, so am I!

Happy drawing!


Inkscape Paint Bucket

I’ve been playing around with Inkscape’s paint bucket tool and I am so excited! Here is my Vintage Bride again but this time with some extra effects created with the paint bucket. I don’t have a tutorial for you… yet, but Kay over at Clever Someday has some wonderful tips her informative video. Take a look and be amazed at what you can do!

Happy drawing!


An Inkscape Vintage Bride

We were blessed with the wedding of our beautiful daughter to her handsome groom this summer. Our bride chose a vintage theme and planned an outdoor wedding and reception. We enjoyed a beautiful day and wonderful time with friends and family.

In honor of our “original princess” (not to be confused with our three little princesses mentioned in previous posts), I’ve drawn this simple bride in Inkscape. See if you can tell how I’ve used various Inkscape techniques to create simple effects such as the feathers on her hairpiece, netting for her veil, the shading of the roses, and her pearls. If you have any questions, just leave me a comment and I’ll be glad to share.

Happy drawing.




Wednesday is for Sewing ~ Free SVG File


Photo of Wednesday is for Sewing picture with Subway Art
Wednesday is for Sewing

Here is a cute little “Wednesday is for Sewing” illustration and free SVG for my series of “Weekday Chores”. If you’d like a copy,  click here.

It seems Wednesday was the traditional “sewing day”… I’m not sure why. Just about any day is a good day for sewing, if I am in the sewing mood. But, if you ask my mom, Sunday is definitely NOT for sewing. I was reminded of this several years ago when I spent a few days quilting with her. She stated that she would not be sewing on Sunday. She was quite alright with me sewing, but apparently her grandmother had been very strict about not sewing on the Lord’s Day, and Mother was not taking any chances. After all, Great Grandmother had told her she’d be “ripping out on Monday what was stitched on Sunday”.

Hmmmm… I wonder how Great Grandma would feel about blogging, Pinterest, Facebook, Inkscape… on Sunday…

Happy drawing!