Sunday, 16 January 2011
The first is to create images that are difficult if not impossible to find in card making supplies. In the short term I can create digital images that I can resize and print. The card featured in this post is one of the cards I've created so far. As well as my drawing I've papers and motifs from a cardmaking magazine and some plain coloured paper from my stash.
The drawing is of an Ethiopian cross traditional in the Ethiopian Orthodox Church. It is a simple line drawing from photos of metal crosses of which there are many different designs. The drawings were scanned from my sketchbook and then resized in Word, filling the page before printing. You can see from the picture of the set of three crosses that I cut the page up into individual pieces. There are a number of options to colour the images and in this instance I used colouring pencils. Once coloured I stuck it to a piece of card using a glue stick, cut it out carefully and there I had a lovely motif to add to my card design.
This is a mere glimpse of the work I've done over the first few weeks of the new year and I haven't told you all about my long and short term goals.... I'll just say one word... stamps.
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Speak with you soon. Have a good week :)