I am back from Jacksonville for a workshop with Michelle Zindorf. I plan to photograph my cards since I think you can see them better, but here are scanned images so you can see them. My scanner and computer do not agree on the third card so you are missing part of it and I am not sure why ... I still need to figure out iPhoto on my new computer. Also, as you can see my rendition at the class was SO much better than when I tried doing the same thing at home with different paper and inks.
I design images for Firecracker designs, and they are having a blog hop going on. I didn't participate since my computer was not reliable ( I NOW HAVE A BRAND NEW MAC >>> !!! ) but I did make this card from a digi manatee you can find at their site ..
Technique Junkies has a blog hop going. The challenge is to make a card using this sketch and lots of TJ techniques ... sounded like fun to me! I turned the template on its side and used marker tapping and animal spots from the current TJ newsletter. The drawing is one I did for Firecracker and is available as a digital image there.
I just drew one giroid and next thing I knew I had a stack of them.
I was always hoping to find my niche in art but I never thought ( or wanted) it to be drawing silly giraffes. I guess you take the talent you are given -- but gee, couldn't it be cats, or flowers, or something else???
I cannot explain the bird on the head of one giraffe ... it was on my table and just had to land there -
Tuesday is time to take a teapot and make a card ... here is the teapot that was chosen. In the Mardi Gras spirit, I used my Martha Stewart bird punch to create the mask. I was quite pleased with myself. The owl book mark is to include with a book I am sending on from paperback swap club. I always include a bookmark with a little note and a request that the next reader add another note when the book is passed on... kind of fun to start it and never know where it will end.
Here is a direct quote from Donna C but I love the sentiment and can't say it any better than she did ...
firstname.lastname@example.org----- Nothing on this blog is personally copyrighted. You can use anything you want and I don't care if you call it your own. Copy things exactly and say they were your idea. If I run into them on your blog, I will be thrilled to see that someone loved my idea enough to copy it. If I put it on the net, I don't consider it stealing for you to use it in anyway you want. Go for it and enjoy! That is what this hobby is all about.