Thursday, April 17, 2008

Meet Audrey

This character is named after my mum. She's holding a bouquet made from dried flowers that my mum gave me. She doesn't look like my mum but she makes me think of her just the same.

Mum & Me in Barbados

Girl with a curl

I've been working on a children's story idea to do with the poem - Girl with a Curl

Here are my 3 first collage illustrations ideas for it.

There was a little girl
Who had a little curl

Right in the middle of her forehead.

And when she was good
She was very very good

And when she was bad
she was horrid

Wedding Cardage

I've been working on a fair bit of custom cardage lately and I've been loving it. A friend's wedding is coming up and her mum asked me to make a card for the bride and another that would be for a gift that was left to her by her grandmother. I'm pretty excited about showing her what I came up with tonight!

The bride and groom from behind... the gauze paper for the veil and train aren't completely attached so they can flutter a bit for some texture.

This bride has actual dried flowers for her bouquet. My mum is the sweetest and dries flowers for me up north where my folks have retired. I don't think my super would appreciate me knicking flowers from the front of my apartment building!

This is the card that I made for the grandmother's gift. You can see the interior message just below.

My card business actually stemmed from so many weddings hitting me at once and being a temp so it was a great way to give something personal and save on costs.

Some others:

Monday, April 14, 2008

New Card line - Gaggle of Girls

A friend's stagette was coming up and I wanted to make her a card from me and another friend. The line about " making him an honest man finally" popped into my head but I wasn't sure how to go about it. Then I got the idea of a bunch of girls gabbing about their disbelief and on the inside use that line. I started having a lot of fun with the girls picking out bright patterns for the dresses. I thought why stop there... go for wild patterns for the hair too. I do love trying to mix up really different pattern into a pleasing look. I'm thinking that this combo was a good success.

Now I"m doing another one that has the gaggle of girls on the outside still in disbelief but on the inside it states " There's no Way that you're a day over 22! Happy Birthday" I"m going to have a great time coming up with different ideas for the girls to be gossiping about and thanks to my friend Jeff because he came up with the name for this line!