BOOK BOX CLUB CRAFTY Q&A
Chelley Reads Designs
One of my all time favorites is The Wrath and the Dawn and its sequel The Rose and the Dagger. I love the duology for its swoony romance (Shazi + Khalid 4eva!), the beautiful, lyrical writing, and the gorgeous world building. I’m a huge lover of romance and I have a few auto-buy authors like Christina Lauren (I highly recommend their Wild Seasons series), Julie James (my absolute favorite by her is Practice Makes Perfect), and Elle Kennedy (her Off-Campus series is a must-read for all new adult fans and those wanting to get into the genre).
The design I am most proud of is my very first one. I wanted a mug with our blog’s name on it but I couldn’t find any designs I like in the colors that I wanted. So, I decided to create my own design and had it printed on a mug. This was the start of a new little hobby–I had so much fun creating it that I wanted to do more so I started putting together other designs and decided to upload them on Redbubble, because why not?
My design area is my bed, a comfy pillow behind my back, and my laptop on my lap. It’s nothing fancy. Everything is done on my computer.What do you eat whilst you craft and what do you listen to?
Since I do most of my designing in bed, usually late in the night, I don’t snack. But, I always have my headphones on and listen to either Spotify (mostly piano covers of popular songs) or an audiobook.Have you ever had a designing disaster?
Not really a disaster, per se, but there were instances when I put together a design and I was really happy with how it turned out – I even uploaded it to my Redbubble shop only to realize that something was misspelled, or the design itself can’t be placed right on a specific product so I have to rework it.
I’m inspired by quotes from my favorite books and book cover designs and colors. I’m inspired by the resources and assets that I own–I like trying to figure out how I can put them together in an aesthetically pleasing way. I usually pick a quote, then I try to figure out what colors and assets I want to use. I sometimes have a vision in my head of what I want the final design to look like, but more often I just play around with fonts, colors, and different graphics until I’m happy with it.