Gab with Gaby

An engineer's creative corner studio.

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Hand Lettering is Amazing.

Drawing, Paper crafting, Graphic design, The Gab with Gaby Shop, Diy, Die Cutting, iPad Pro, Crafts, Shop Updates, Hand LetteringGabriela SimsComment

Hi there everyone.  I have been working hard on my hand lettering and was able to make a piece of framed wall art that says "But first, Coffee!".  I did this lettering on my iPad and then made a cut file that I sent to my Cricut as a "Print & Cut" file.  Once it was cut out, I added some stamped images and adhered the letters and put everything in a jazzy frame.

I will be making more of these and posting them in the shop; once I figure out how to upload cut files, I will have some free downloads for you too! That's all for today, but you can always check me out on IG by clicking on that slideshow on the right, happy crafting!

-Gaby

iPad Pro is Everything and I've Been Missing Out

Reviews, Graphic, Drawing, iPad Pro, Lettering, How to, Hand Lettering, Graphic design, Diy, ToolsGabriela SimsComment

Maaaaannnn, where do I begin!? I finally sat down to use an iPad Pro to try handlettering because I keep seeing everyone using ProCreate, so I wanted to try it. When I tell you that I literally improved my lettering in minutes, I am not exaggerating. I even rewatched a time lapse video of my first attempt and you could see the progress after 35 minutes! That's a really neat feature by the way; you can export a video of your art work. I am just starting out, so I am super excited about practicing and learning more. Before I was using my Wacom pad and Adobe Illustrator; I won't get rid of that, but I can tell an immediate difference in ease of use and results.

 Some lyrics from "This Town" 

Some lyrics from "This Town" 

Below you can watch the video of me starting to use the software and finally getting the lettering right. 

 

I cannot stress enough how excited I am! I even did another picture for the #DNDchallenge.  You can get the full list of prompts over on www.bydawnnicole.com along with some other cool tips and techniques about hand lettering! Yesterday's prompt was "Hot Pink" and I may have gotten carried away.

 So easy to do backgrounds!  

So easy to do backgrounds!  

I will be using this more than my Wacom I think, any letterers out there care to chime in? Leave a comment about what method you prefer; is it iPad, Wacom, or paper? Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting.

-Gaby

The Kickstarter has Launched!

Crafts, Drawing, Gab with Gaby Stamps, Paper crafting, Shopping, StampingGabriela SimsComment

Hellooooo everyone! Sorry I have been away for so long, but I have been working on getting my stamp artwork done and creating an enamel pin design.  All of that was for...MY KICKSTARTER! I am beyond thrilled to announce this! I have been working on this project for over a month and there were a few setbacks, but I have all of the samples done and now the campaign is live.  If you order the stamps from the campaign, they will be slightly lower than the individual prices listed here, mainly because I will be making them in much larger quantities, likewise with the enamel pin.  I will be working hard to promote this campaign but I will have more time for card videos now...I remember that I owe you all a video about making a pop-up card, I have filmed it, I just need to edit.  That's all for today, and as always, happy crafting!

 

Gaby

This is the link you can follow to the Kickstarter campaign and below is the video if you want to see a little of my process and listen to me chat.

Gab with Gaby - I own a stamp company!

Drawing, Graphic design, Stamps, The Gab with Gaby Shop, Gab with Gaby StampsGabriela SimsComment

I am beyond excited, I am exhilarated! A few months ago I decided to start my own stamp company, and today, those stamps go live! I have 4 sets for my first launch. These are all my original characters and artwork; these characters have lived in my head and inside of sketchbooks for a few years now and it is indescribable to see them as stamps. I am so proud to finally show them to you all; it was a huge amount of work to bring these to life and it was worth every minute.  I love stamping and card making so much that this just seemed like a natural progression.  This will mark year one of Gab with Gaby stamps and products (that's right, I will be announcing more items in my shop soon).  Thank you all so much for visiting this creative corner of the web.  

Ok, now on to the stamps!  This is each stamp set and a brief description.  

 These are the Jelly Friends, in their first stamp set -"My JAM!" This set will let you wish someone a Happy Birthday or tell them they're your jam.

These are the Jelly Friends, in their first stamp set -"My JAM!" This set will let you wish someone a Happy Birthday or tell them they're your jam.

 This is Mr. Snugglekins in his first stamp set - "I am a Meowfox." This little meowfox loves coffee and talking...even if the only word he can say is "Meow".

This is Mr. Snugglekins in his first stamp set - "I am a Meowfox." This little meowfox loves coffee and talking...even if the only word he can say is "Meow".

 This is Randy Narwhal in his first stamp set - "Narwhal-some" This narwhal is always ready for adventure and some encouragement.

This is Randy Narwhal in his first stamp set - "Narwhal-some" This narwhal is always ready for adventure and some encouragement.

 This sentiment set will cover a lot of different occassions and the hand scripted "Sending" will add an elegant touch to any card.

This sentiment set will cover a lot of different occassions and the hand scripted "Sending" will add an elegant touch to any card.

They are all available for pre-order in the shop right now! The will ship by March 15th.

Thank you so much for stopping by and until next time, happy crafting!

Gaby