Spring is here! And so are my tiled background patterns of flowers and butterflies. Download for free today!
Who doesn’t love flowers and butterflies in the spring? Or anytime! I’ve been so cheerful lately (well, as cheerful as I ever get) now that our daffodils and tulips are in bloom. When I was working on the Home Maintenance and Deep Cleaning Checklist for Spring a couple of weeks ago I wanted to create a cheery background, since the text on the page was so boring and awful. I mean, inspecting and cleaning? Yuck. Especially if the tasks have little empty checkboxes next to them.
In that post I promised I’d provide a free download for the flowers and butterflies background I created. Actually, I’m giving you several variations! I decided to try out some other color combos for the background. I included the ones I think worked best. I had fun
wasting time trying out the colors. It’s been giving me a chance to learn more of the features of Adobe Illustrator too. I’ve always been a Paint Shop Pro fan myself. I never found Photoshop (and now Illustrator) very intuitive. Everything is back assward to me. And too many layers of menus and obscure keyboard shortcuts. I know they are the “industry standard” and all, but my good ol’ PSP version 9 (when still owned by Jasc, before Corel) still works fine for nearly all things I need to do with photos and drawing, vectors or pixels. I’m not getting paid for this (I’m not even providing a link to them). I’m just sayin’…
To download any individual pattern, just right-click on the image and save it to your computer. Or, at the end I’ve included a compressed (zip) file with all of the flavors available in one download!
These images are designed to be used as a repeating background, so they will tile seamlessly. You can use them as a desktop wallpaper, or pattern file in your favorite graphics editing program. Each background has two sizes: a large (735px x 735px) and a small (366px x 366px), in case your graphics editing program doesn’t allow you to scale your pattern image. I was actually having trouble with PDFs showing the pattern too large, even though it was scaled down in Illustrator, so that’s why I created the small version in the first place.
Here’s a swatch of the white background one that’s been tiled, so you can see the pattern. You can open the image in another tab or window to see it at full size. (FYI – don’t download this one. I didn’t crop it so it can be tiled. Download the single tile image that follows.)
The first image has the flowers on a plain white background.
The next has the same flowers on a green background.
This one has a brown background. I think this is my favorite. It reminds me of the fabric of a cute top Em had.
The next has a lavender (purple) background.
I also created a faded version of the white background one, if you want something more subtle, like to use directly behind text.
As an added bonus, here are the individual flowers from the pattern. You can then resize, rotate, and overlay them for added punch!
Finally, if you want the whole set, grab the ZIP file.
Please remember that, as with all graphics on my site, these are available for personal use only. They cannot be sold or redistributed or used for any commercial purpose. (Please review my legal page for more details.) If you would like to use any of the images for a commercial purpose (e.g., selling stationery with one of the backgrounds, or selling a web site template with one of the backgrounds) or you’d like me to create a custom one for you, please contact me. If you use one of these for a project, leave a comment and let me know about it! If you use it on your web site, please kindly include credits and link back to me… I need the links!