Friday, October 29, 2010
Monday, October 11, 2010
Thursday, October 7, 2010
Yeah, more progress... "Bird Boy" a feral creature doll, my mom made at a Wendy Froud workshop in July this year and "Flowers for Mrs. Claus" a holiday Santa Claus doll, have now been added to my mom's website. Two more dolls down, twenty four more to go!
Monday, October 4, 2010
Looking at my first trial here, I see some definite improvement. I do recall, however, spending more time on learning how to convert one of the button flower elements into a brush. Which was really cool to do, unfortunately it has been so long I don't remember how I did it. I think I may go back and touch it up or start all over. Ha! Anyways, the digital scrapbook kits used in this piece were downloaded for free from Computer Scrapbook. I still can't believe how many digital kits they have up for free. There weren't any TOU's on this particular design, so I don't know who to credit. Thanks to whom ever it was, teals are my fav!
While I was trying to confirm what the proper file size and resolution should be on a standard digital scrapbook page, I found a new way to mask from a 300dpi.com tutorial . I have never done a mask like that before, it may be simpler too. If you check out the first video you recognize the 3" square paper blocks I was inspired to try out. That is actually how the whole page got started. Before I knew it I had a whole page done, while baby Vivian slept and played on my lap.
It has taken awhile to get around to do more than email it about though. You know, my first newborn and all. I'm a complete newbie, and she is a handful! :) Recently, we had it printed on 5"x7"postcards to mail out. At that point, I added a backside to the card, since the cost difference was very little. Why not make use of the space, right?
I had a lot of fun doing them and enjoyed using the beautiful scrapbook digital kit and element designs by Carrie Stephens, I downloaded for free from ShabbyPrincess.