Free Downloadable Summer Prints

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The other day it suddenly hit me. It finally felt like Summer with a capital S. It was nothing in particular, just a mix of things adding up and a nostalgic feeling that I always associate with the season. Isn’t summer the only season we don’t want to end? Even though the hot weather can wear us down, it’s always hard to say goodbye to the holidays, summer nights, dips in the sea, gelato for lunch, books read under the beach umbrella.. Summer can be so sweet that I can’t help but miss it already, even while I’m living it. Do you get what I mean?

Anyway, I felt like I needed a print in the house to give off this summer feeling so.. I made one (or two)! I wanted it to be summer-y but without any pineapples/ flamingos/ toes in the sand etc so I had a look around on Unsplash and I found this picture by Diana Feil (click HERE to see and download the original, which is in colour and in super hi-res. All of Unsplash’s pictures are free to use for whatever you fancy. Crediting the photographer is not required but is appreciated).

I changed the picture in black and white and started scribbling away. I always like a handwritten touch, and I like that the prints are quite minimal, I imagined they could go in a very nordic home ;) I’d put the prints in black frames, if only I had some.

Then I took a few pictures in the garden under a very hot sun, which was worth all the sweating and nearly-heatstroke because I am all for harsh shadows lately. And soft shadows of trees and leaves. Ok, shadows in general.

That’s allll, I hope you enjoy and a Happy sweet sweet Summer to you!
Xo Ines

Click HERE to download “Sweet summer all around us”
Click HERE to download “That summer feeling”

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L’altro giorno all’improvviso ho pensato “Ehi, ma E’ ESTATE!” Cioè, lo sapevo già (siamo ad agosto), ma è come se non me ne fossi completamente resa conto prima.. Per me l’estate è una stagione nostalgica, forse l’unica che non vorremmo finisse mai perchè significa dire arrivederci alle vacanze, ai bagni al mare e in piscina, alle letture sotto l’ombrellone, ai gelati, ai vestiti leggeri.. Per fortuna quel momento è ancora lontano, e allora godiamocela questa sweet sweet summer! :)

Se anche voi volete un po’ di summer feeling in casa vostra, ho preparato due stampe da scaricare. Ho pensato a qualcosa di minimal, che sapesse di estate ma senza ananas o fenicotteri, qualcosa che potesse stare bene anche in una casa in stile nordico ;) La foto non è mia (difficile trovare palme così rigogliose nella Pianura Padana), è di Diana Feil e l’ho scaricata da Unsplash, dove ne potete trovare moltissime altre. Tutte le foto sono a vostra completa disposizione per qualsiasi progetto, anche per uso commerciale, senza bisogno di licenza nè di indicare il fotografo (i credits non sono obbligatori ma sono comunque apprezzati). Cliccate QUI per scaricare la foto originale, a colori e in altissima risoluzione.

Le foto le ho scattate in giardino sotto il sole cocente delle 4 di pomeriggio, rischiando un colpo di calore, ma ne è valsa la pena perchè ultimamente mi piacciono un sacco le ombre forti. E le ombre sfumate. E.. ok, mi piacciono le foto con le ombre in generale. Ma forse l’argomento si merita un post a sè ;)

Cliccate QUI per scaricare la stampa “Sweet summer all around us”
Cliccate QUI per scaricare la stampa “That summer feeling”

Hope you enjoy! Buona buonissima estate a tutti voi, Xo Ines

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NOVEMBER FREEBIES BUNDLE | CALENDAR + DESKTOP and PHONE WALLPAPERS + PRINTABLE

NOVEMBER FREEBIES | Inesness

Sfondi per tutti!! E calendari! E inspirational quotes! In poche parole, questo è quello che ho scritto profusamente in inglese qui sotto. Mi sono divertita a pasticciare con carta, forbici e pennelli per creare dei “freebies” da scaricare gratuitamente (trovate i link in fondo al post).

La pagina del calendario di novembre ha dello spazio bianco da personalizzare come meglio la vostra fantasia vi suggerisce. Usatelo per annotare compleanni, scadenze o altre date importanti, incollate una foto con del washi tape, scarabocchiate a mano libera come più vi piace oppure create una mini moodboard che vi ispiri durante il mese. Io ho scelto il collage, e il risultato mi è piaciuto tanto che l’ho trasformato in uno sfondo per pc e cellulare. Perdonate la mia inettitudine con Photoshop & Co., ci sto ancora prendendo la mano.. Ma ehi, “Done Is Better Than Perfect”, è il mio nuovo motto. Vuol dire “non rincorrere la perfezione a tutti i costi, fai quello che devi fare e.. buttati! Se anche non sarà il tuo miglior lavoro, con l’esperienza – anche sbagliando – si impara!” Buon novembre a tutti (praticamente è già Natale, no?) Xo Ines

Here’s a little November treat for you all. It’s a bundle of many things I love and have always wanted to try my hand at making: calendars, printables, brush calligraphy, desktop and phone wallpapers, pastels + my favourite pale pink colour (you will see it pop up A LOT in my works), paper collage, etc.

It all started from the downloadable calendar (here the current month, but I’m thinking of making a whole calendar for 2016), which was inspired by DesignLoveFest moodboard calendar: each month has blank space at the top of the page for you to customise.

Write down To Do’s and birthdays, important tasks or goals; stick a picture up with washi tape; use it to doodle while you’re on the phone; create a mini moodboard tearing pictures from magazines or printing them from the Internet; leave it as it is for a minimal, no-fuss calendar.. It’s totally up to you!

NOVEMBER FREEBIES | InesnessYou could also get crafty and create a collage, which is what I did. It’s kind of a Lotta Jansdotter meets Matisse meets Marimekko (it definitely has a Scandinavian influence) meets this picture meets Ines Provana (that’s me). I wanted to keep with the autumn theme, hence the leaves. I tore solid backgrounds from old fashion magazines, starting with the pale pink shapes (duh!), then I used the teal and a darker shade too – we are going towards winter after all. Throw in a little black, which is my go-to pairing with pink, instantly making it less girly, and ta-da!

inesness free desktop and phone wallpaperI scanned everything and liked the pattern so much I decided to turn it into free downloadable wallpapers (links at the end of the post). Please bear with my non-existent Photoshop skills, which result in the wallpapers being the actual scans, no post-editing (I might do it later.. I wouldn’t mind turning this into a fabric or gift-wrapping pattern). This means you can easily see the print lines and rough cut edges of the paper shapes but hey, “Done Is Better Than Perfect” – this is my new motto. Which I turned into another desktop wallpaper and printable – I’m on a roll this week!Done Is Better Than Perfect DESKTOP WALLPAPER and PRINTABLE | InesnessSo, without further ado, here are all the links to your free goodies, hope you like them and will use them to brighten up your desks, walls, phone and desktop screens – that would make me so so happy!

Lots of love and Happy November (c’mon, it’s basically Christmas),
Ines

NOVEMBER CALENDAR
DESKTOP WALLPAPER
PHONE WALLPAPER 1, 2, 3
Done Is Better Than Perfect PRINTABLE and DESKTOP WALLPAPER