Artist Love: Chelcey of WhatThePrint (+ Giveaway!!)

The first thing I think of when I visit Chelcey's shop, WhatThePrint, is fun. Her shop is so fun! From cheeky hashtags, to colourful florals and lovely motivational prints, she has everything and keeps it fun & fresh. So excited to have Chelcey here on the blog today! And there's a little giveaway for you too :)

What inspired you to open your shop?
I started my shop on a whim after moving into my first apartment in 2011. I searched everywhere for affordable art prints, and finally just decided to try my hand at making my own. From that point forward I fell in love with the design process and typography. It is incredible to me how quickly my shop has grown! My motivation comes from my drive to do what I love for a living. I don't believe in wasting your day away doing something that you can't stand just to make a pay check. I want to be able to support myself and my future family based on a creative business that I have built. I believe in creating a life that you love and that everyone should follow their personal bliss in life. This shop just happens to be something that I am wildly passionate about.

Bloom Where You Are Planted
What is the process of creation like?
I typically start off pinning to a mood or typography board on Pinterest and end up getting distracted by things on Instagram. I have always been a very visual person so I have to be careful not to draw too much inspiration from these places. A lot of my designs come from a to-do list in my notebook that I keep with me at all times to jot down ideas as they come. I draw inspiration from what's going on in my life at that moment and the current trends in the creative world. From there, I sketch the design out in my sketchbook. Depending on the look I'm going for I will either switch over to my computer and design it digitally with fonts, or I will use a brush pen and paper to make the design come to life.

Do All Things With Love
A lot of your work features awesome type, do you have a favourite font? 
I am loving the fonts Libby and Kailey lately! They seem to be popping up everywhere in my work. I am working on perfecting my hand lettering and just started dabbling in calligraphy so those two are pretty high on my list!

Hashtag Selfie
Is there a cool back-story behind one of your prints?
Absolutely! I was goofing around one day and just started writing out things like "#selfie" and "#ootd" when I decided on a new print line! The social media hashtag prints are pretty high on my favorites list right now, and I love that they weren't planned out at all. I'm hoping to add to this collection as time goes on. They're just so fun!

Love What You Do
What is your favourite item in your store?
My favorite item right now is my "Love What You Do" hand lettered print. It is the first print that I launched of my hand lettered collection and it is a concept that really resonates with me as I work towards building my brand and businesses.
Creative Minds
What's next for you & your shop?
I have very big plans for WhatThePrint in the next few months! I am working on new designs every day and I am beginning to add printing services for those who would rather have a print shipped to their front door. I will also be adding a one of a kind section to my shop in the near future where you will find original hand lettered prints, canvases, pillow covers and more!

Thankyou so much Chelcey! I love that you followed your passion & opened your shop! Your love of design definitely shows through your work :) Can't wait to see your new products!

If you'd like to win a downloadable print from Checley, enter the Rafflecopter giveaway below!

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Be sure to check out Checey's blog (which is gorgeous by the way!!) and stay up to date on her shop on Twitter, Facebook & Instagram. And if you can't wait to download a print, Chelcey has kindly offered 10% off with the code WTP10!