Blue Color Study

I just love creating these color study posts for I Spy DIY (P.S. Stop by to check out the large exclusive collection I put together). Today I’m sharing my very favorite color, blue. I especially love the way that different shades of blue look together, and it reminds me of the beautiful ocean and the sky ....more

Geometric Colored Pencil Holder

*I was thrilled to get to create this fun tutorial and to snap some creative pix of some of my favorite Office Depot supplies as a part of a sponsored campaign. You can also share your creative pictures and how you use your Office Depot finds with #GearLove on social media. When I first headed to Office Depot, I had big plans of making something very cool with basic office supplies like Post-its, washi tape, and paperclips ....more

DIY Abstract Watercolor Canvas

I'm thrilled to announce that there will be a few new contributors here at Lines Across, starting with the oh so talented Natasha of Violet Tinder Studios. You may recognize her as...more

Pink Color Study

I'm sharing another color study series today: Pink. You can see the original post over at I Spy DIY, and read the first post with the story of how I started taking these kinds of pictures here: Yellow. There’s just something about pink craft supplies that always get me ....more

A Colorful Mother's Day Gift Basket

This past year, my mother has done so much for me and my family, and I really wanted to give her the best Mother's Day ever. Even though she works so hard at her job every day, she spends all of her free time helping me out and supporting my endeavors, and playing with my three kids. #Bestmomsdayever #collectivebias Even though she is more of a math person and less artsy, she has always had a huge appreciation for beautiful things and colors, and she has always inspired me to appreciate beauty all around us, and enjoy nature and colors ....more

How to Use Stock Photos in Your Blog or Small Business

Thank you GraphicStock for sponsoring today's post....more

How to Decorate a Space that Fosters Creativity

You've probably noticed that I love bright colors by now. That's why I was thrilled to get a chance to style this gorgeous and modern yellow side table from Sauder.I had beautiful ideas in my head of how I would decorate my yellow side table. When it arrived, my 4 year old daughter Lyla helped me put it together ....more

Watercolor for Beginners 4 - Polka Dot Art

It's been a while since I shared a watercolor tutorial, but I have a few more posts and projects still in the works. This polka dot watercolor art is really fun, and so easy that even little kids can do it. If you're new to watercolors, I'd start with this post here: BASIC WATERCOLOR SUPPLIES.And if you love polka dots even half as much as I do, you'll want to check out all of the great posts and projects happening during POLKA DOT WEEK! ...more

Yellow Color Study

Hi, I'm Rachel, and I'm a color-holic. I just can't get enough color, especially bright and bold ones. I love how colors have impact and power, and how you can see the same color in so many different ways ....more

24 Free Spring Wallpapers & Backgrounds

If you follow me on Instagram, you've probably noticed that I LOVE sharing and finding beautiful free wallpapers and backgrounds for your phone. (You've also probably noticed how much I love watercolors, which is why so many of these are hand painted watercolor wallpapers.) It's fun to change up your wallpaper or background from time to time, and I love to change mine to fit each season.Remember, even if some of these wallpapers are designed with the iPhone in mind, you can still use them on any phone. You just might have to slightly resize them to fit your device when you are setting the image as your background. 1 ....more