Maid of Kent...
WHERE DO YOU ORIGINATE FROM?
I’m a Maid of Kent, born and raised in a small village in Kent.
WHERE DID YOU STUDY?
...studied graphics and illustration at Medway Art College, Rochester, Kent in the UK.
WHERE DO YOU LIVE?
Am now based in Sudbury, Suffolk UK.
WHAT MEDIUMS DO YOU USE - TRADITIONAL OR DIGITAL?
I love to paint and draw with both traditional and digital media and have a thorough knowledge of Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign.
WHERE DOES INSPIRATION COME FROM?
Everything and anything. I take in current themes, also seasonal and natural events effect me hugely.
WHAT’S YOUR BACKGROUND?
I worked in London as a packaging designer for many years, I was also senior designer at Trebor before becoming a freelance designer and illustrator.
DO YOU HAVE ANY BOOKS PUBLISHED?
Yes, I have had six craft template books published by David & Charles: Christmas, Fairies, Florals, Celebrations, Animals and Men's Motifs.
WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE PUBLISHED ILLUSTRATIONS?
I was commissioned to come up with the Goddess illustrations for the Spellbound Jewellery book.
WHY ILLUSTRATION and DESIGN?
I live to draw – not draw to live! To get paid to draw is a wonderful thing.
DO YOU TEACH?
Yes, most recent teaching has been for P&O, I also run workshops when time allows.
SPARE TIME PURSUITS?
Being really boring... if I have a moment I will draw, but other things include renovating our old house so I constantly recycle – shabby chic – transforming items such as furniture and picture frames, using paint techniques.
WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN IN THE WORLD – WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE PLACE?
Norway, Finland, Sweden, Russia, Caribbean, Spain, Greece, Madeira, Turkey and more. Favourite place... hmmm... Antigua, Runaway Bay.
WHAT MAKES YOU GASP IN APPRECIATION!?
Ornate Victorian designs, Italian typefaces and scripts, the colour Turquoise, sunsets, MGB GT’s and a cold glass of white wine.
Obviously my current clients =) but I designed a range for L’oreal which was awesome to work on. Also working for the NSPCC, shooting craft videos with children was very rewarding and a totally fun experience.
ABOUT THIS WEBSITE
Web site designed, produced and administered by Yours Truly. We are a small, two-person, cottage industry type set-up: Sharon File designs the papers, cards, stamps, motifs, templates, the website header and the look and feel of the website; Terry Burgess puts it all together and looks after the technical bits and pieces.
All Stamps, images of stamps, animations of stamps, stamp designs, stamp names, bow-tie designs and all other images on this web site are copyright of Yours Truly and Sharon File. Any copying, printing, downloading and reproduction of any stamps, images of stamps, stamp designs or stamp animations, digital images and any other image found on this web site without payment and unless offered as free downloads is strictly prohibited. Please see copyright notice below ->
Rubber Stamps and Digital Art Copyright
Yours Truly rubber stamps and digital art feature the drawings and designs of Sharon File and artwork by Terry Burgess. Copyright belongs to Yours Truly/Sharon File.
Stamps and Digital Art from Yours Truly may be used for unique work only. Permission is not required for the sale of hand-stamped cards and other small-run items, etc., at local stalls, local craft markets and fairs. Please include a copyright notice on all items that use a urstruly rubber stamp, stamps or digital art as follows:
- Rubber Stamps ©Yours Truly and Sharon File www.urstruly.co.uk
- Digital Art ©Yours Truly and Sharon File www.urstruly.co.uk
Under no circumstances is mechanical or electronic reproduction allowed of stamp images. Stamp images may not be used to create new designs by computer alteration or hand rendering.
Permission will not be given to use the images as business logos. Permission will not be given for the sale of cards and other items created through a national chain of shops.
Web Site Copyright
All Stamps, images of stamps, animations of stamps, stamp designs, stamp names, bow-tie designs and all other images on this web site are copyright of urstruly (Yours Truly/Sharon Bennett/Sharon File). Any copying, printing, downloading and reproduction of any stamps, images of stamps, stamp designs, stamp animations, digital images and any other image found on this web site without payment and unless offered as a free download is strictly prohibited without due payment.
We understand that there are those who will drag and copy images from the site to their PCs, but please bear in mind that this is how we earn our living!
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DELIVERY and POSTAGE
Bowties and Yours Truly Rubber Stamps
UK: £2.80 - standard UK 2-day parcel service.
All orders despatched within 2 working days of receiving order.
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At the time of writing, all our sales will be via our ETSY shops. Please see all terms, details of delivery charges, etc., when at our ETSY shop. Thanks.