Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Coffee Mug Design for the Sewist and Crafter

Sew Happy mothers day mug for crafters and sewists by I Gotta Create! | visit my shop at Society6

I finally set up a shop to feature my art on products...
And just in time to celebrate
all the women in our lives!

These fun mugs 
would make any of us crafters, sewists, 
and makers happy!

I hand painted a vintage Singer sewing machine
and lots of notions in gouache for these.


Prefer something portable to carry
all those supplies?
This backpack is just the ticket!

Support your friend or family member's creativity
(and mine) with these fun products.

for more gift ideas!



Monday, April 23, 2018

Rose Garden Journal or Sketchbook for Mothers Day

Rose's romantic rose garden with songbirds sketchbook journal by Christina Mann Designs

Needing the perfect gift for Mothers Day?

Send this beautiful rose garden
sketchbook to the creative women in your life.

Romantic, serene and reflective,
the 70lb lined or unlined booklet
has minimal bleed-through 
even with heavy ink.

Act fast to get them 25% off for Mothers Day!

Rose's romantic rose garden with songbirds sketchbook journal by Christina Mann Designs

Send a matching card, too!



Sunday, April 22, 2018

Rose Garden Mothers Day Card Now on Sale!


Lush, romantic rose garden and song birds with a beautiful woman gardener designed from my gouache paintings. Features a quote from the first famous female landscape architect Gertrude Jekll. | Christina Mann Designs - iGottaCreate!

Celebrate the creativity and beauty of 
the women you admire and love

A beautiful woman in her lush, romantic 
rose garden is surrounded by song birds.

The featured quote, 
"A garden is a grand teacher"
is from the first famous female 
landscape architect.

Inside is blank for you to customize
for Mothers Day, birthdays, showers,
encouragement, and more!


I've even developed matching
envelopes and stamps, all
designed from my gouache paintings.

This greeting card is on sale now

A discount is in effect for a limited time!


Saturday, December 23, 2017

Creating Christmas

Merry Winter Quail (c) by Christina Mann Designs available for licensing.
Merry Winter Quail (c) by Christina Mann Designs is available for licensing.


Because I absolutely love the art of Victoria Johnson, it was a real gift to obtain her knowledgable guidance through a 3-week online class called "Create Christmas." 

Merry Winter Quail (c) wrapping paper  by Christina Mann Designs available for licensing.
Merry Winter Quail (c) wrapping paper by Christina Mann Designs is available for licensing.

With the beautiful color palettes Victoria provided and all the great design tips, I've been working on some holiday designs for my portfolio.  {Of course, I had to create some repeats, a skill I learned from the masterful Jessica Swift!}

I'm posting just a very few of the many designs I created.

Merry Winter Grouse by Christina Mann Designs (c) is available for licensing.
Merry Winter Grouse (c) by Christina Mann Designs is available for licensing.

Even though it is a very busy season, the class was very worthwhile and I would definitely recommend it!

Cocoa Joy (c) by Christina Mann Designs is available for licensing.
Cocoa Joy (c) by Christina Mann Designs is available for licensing.

Next up: bootcamp with Lilla!

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Mega Bat Calendar Page for October

Hello October!

Free printable October calendar page featuring my hand-painted mega bat! | download at I Gotta Create!

To celebrate this Spooktacular month
I'm sharing a free printable
calendar page featuring
my hand-painted mega bat!

Just click the photo above to
get your instant download.

Also, if you want some black cat
social media buttons for your blog,
visit my maker blog 
at I Gotta Create!

Black Cat Social Media buttons | download at I Gotta Create!



Happy October!



Get great clip art for the Fall season HERE

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Rustic Fall Gourds - now in Digital Clip Art!

Pumpkins, gourds and squash digital clip art by Christina Mann Designs / I Gotta Create!


I've updated some of my
Autumn gourd paintings and made
digital clip art, instantly available
when you purchase them
for just $3 at my Etsy.

Enjoy creating one-of-a-kind
printables, cards, scrapbook pages
or what-have-you for
personal use!


Friday, June 30, 2017

Silly Chicken in Marker


Chicken eyes Caterpillar enamel dish set by Christina Mann Designs
Chicken eyes Caterpillar enamel dish set by Christina Mann Designs

Sometimes you gotta get a little funky!

I played around with markers
to make this curious little hen
eyeing her next meal.

Chicken Food. Markers and gouache by Christina Mann Designs.
Chicken eyeing Caterpillar

I don't know... 
that caterpillar looks like he
might be able to talk her
out of it!

I couldn't resist mocking them up
on a few items...

Chicken eyes Caterpillar enamel mug and saucer set by Christina Mann Designs
Chicken eyes Caterpillar enamel mug and saucer set by Christina Mann Designs

I love the idea of them on enamel mugs and saucers!


Chicken eyeing Caterpillar Tea Towel by Christina Mann Designs
Tea Towel Mockup

And wouldn't they be adorable on a tea towel?

This is part of my 100-day project:
100 Days of Things That Fly.
Check it out on Instagram!

What art media and tools
are you playing with?