Wednesday, June 29, 2011
I made a mistake when I stamped Happy Birthday on the boy card and I had to find a way to put a piece of cardstock over it and try again.
The images of children, mice, the mole and the cat are from "sliekje.blogspot.com". The woman with the flower, and the woman with the baby are from "A Day for Daisies". (Such beautiful images.) The truck is from "Fred She Said". The laundry lady is "Nana Vic". The Rhino and the cute saying below him are from "The Crafty Journal". The watering can of flowers is "Designed to Delight". I mislabeled the party TGIF girl and don't know where I got her. If someone knows, I would love to credit the artist or website. The sweet love bird image is clip-art from Microsoft online.
Are there any here that look great to you? What do you like about them? Any suggestions for improvements? Which is your favorite?
The girl with the ponytails, the boy in bed and the mouse in the cake are images from sliekje.blogspot.com. She has so many adorable free images. I just love her. The peacock was from "A Day for Daisies".
I'm not sure where the "Cowboy", the underwear Christmas bear, or the flower girl (named Summer Missy) came from off the top of my head. If someone knows, I would like to give credit to the blog or artist.
I ran out of ribbon when I made the Christmas card, and the birthday cake card. I used rhinestones instead. It works pretty well for the birthday cake card I think, but I would have preferred ribbon. As for the Christmas card-it is lacking something and I can't figure out how to alter it to bring it up a notch.
I found the sentiment for the birthday cake card online at a website that suggests greetings for cards. I used Photoshop to create the sentiment the way I thought looked good for the card. I am really happy with the results.
I love the coloring on the sick boy in bed, however, it is plain and I need to think of embellishments I can add to bring it up a notch.
The top card shows that I colored the candy canes heavier with the colored pencils and added color to the mice. I also put brown color on the rug under them but I should have used green so it doesn't disappear into the color of the mice, and to coordinate with the green in the card. (I think I have one more original card that I can use to make my new color scheme.)
It still isn't finished. It needs embellishments. I didn't use embellishments before but now I love to add a few. The card just isn't special yet. I will update you when I am convinced I am finished.
Eventually I will remake my cutest old cards using all the techniques I have learned (and I have soooo much more to learn). I am still a newbie.
I think for a sympathy card the paler softer one would be more appropriate, but otherwise I prefer the bright one.
Do you have a preference for the orientation of the bird? I like the one where he is looking down just as much as the other one and have no preference.
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
I am creating this blog to showcase my crafts. I create greeting cards and other paper crafts. There may be an occasional quilt or other craft. I have a box full of cards that I will start with. I don't know how well they will show up because they have been taken with my I-pod touch, not my camera.