|Medium: pen and ink, india ink markers|
Friday, August 27, 2010
|medium: pen, ink, graphite and colored pencil|
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
|Love is die-cut and stamped in a pale bronze shiny foil|
|Complete message: Love, Joy, and Everything in between|
|Joy is stamped in deep red shiny foil to contrast the lighter color of the first stamping|
If you follow me on Facebook you might have seen my update about some good news I had to share with you all. So here it is - Encore Studios has chosen 5 of my designs for their Holiday 2010 book! I just paid a visit to my old Art Director there today and saw the dummy book and picked up some samples. They look GORGEOUS! So much better than my mock-ups and flat print-outs. So nice to see the actual die-cuts and foil stamping on the right paper. When I design these cards I design them in Illustrator with die-lines and flat colors to represent foil stamping. There is obviously no way to make an inkjet mock-up look anything like a finished piece. I'm good, but I'm not THAT good. Which is why I am so excited about these. I get so attached to my designs and I love to see them come to fruition and get the treatment they deserve.
|New Year card with Fireworks stamped in silver and gold|
|This card uses holographic foil on the hanging ornaments to give it sparkle|
|The Christmas Tree is stamped in red foil while the topper and the stars are shiny silver foil|
|Snowflakes are knocked out of the red foil to show the paper underneath|
|A Polar Bear family cuddling under the falling snow - this one is my favorite!|
|The papa bear's paw 'hugs' his family while the baby bear's ear works as a slot and tab to hold the card closed|
|Papa bear tucks underneath baby bears ear. I just love what you can achieve with die-cuts.|
|Inside message fits the artwork on the outside of the card|
|The bears are outlined with a shiny silver stamping and die-cut from a duplex paper|
|This card uses die-cuts, foil stamping, and peekaboo flaps|
|Each present has a different pattern stamped in an array of golds and bronzes|
|The paper used is white with a gold iridescent sheen|
|Each present holds a holiday 'gift' inside|
Monday, August 23, 2010
This spread was completed while on my Toronto trip. Second Cup is a popular coffee spot there. The Russian dolls are from my mother in law's place - my daughter always goes straight to them and loves opening them up and putting them back together. The flowers were drawn on a day we went to the park. Oh yeah and the bed? The four of us stayed in a queen sized bed our first night. I wouldn't advise you try this. Especially if you have a rather large husband and 2 very tossy-turny toddlers. =)
Thursday, August 19, 2010
All photos taken using FX Camera app for Android using the Toycam or Polandroid. FX Camera is free from the Android Market.
Twitter, will come to NO surprise!
If you are wondering it is all done freehand with my Sakura pen which I LOVE. It doesn't bleed or run and it's smudge proof. Writes beautifully on the thin moleskine paper too. I mentioned using this pen on the Artist's Participating in the Sketchbook Project Group on Facebook run by my high school friend Mary Beth. I have an addendum to my claim that it does not bleed through the pages. It doesn't BLEED but you CAN see the drawing through the pages. (See the image below) The paper is unfortunately thin so I expect anything would show up. It doesn't really bother me though. I like the imperfectness of it all. The spontaneity. That is my life, after all. Nothing planned, fly by the seat of my pants, constantly experimenting. So it works for me. =)
Facebook group to get in touch with other participating artist's from all over the world. There is also an official group here that you can 'like'.
Thursday, August 05, 2010
Wednesday, August 04, 2010
|You can find my invitation on tiny*prints by clicking here - also available in green & pink|