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Wednesday, July 21, 2010

A Special Birthday Wish...

Yup, it's that time of year! And I had a very special birthday card made for me from my new friend, Elsie. What make's this card even more unique is that Elsie used all my products from Lettering Delights.  Thank you Elsie, for taking the time to help make my birthday special! It seriously made my day!!!

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Yudu Time Again!

So my next Yudu Project was also for Calvin's room, using inspiration from Land of Nod (one of my favorite kids furniture/bedding/toys sites:
I created these, by using the Yudu, to silk screen the images onto my material:

I found the biker photo online and traced it in Illustrator and the guitar I got from Vectorious. I then printed these images onto my transparency and burned them onto the silkscreen, and yudued my heart out. After they were dry, I actually used acrylic paint and fabric medium to come in and add the additional color. I made my guitar strings by dipping the edge of a ruler into white paint and pressing onto the pillow. Here is the finished product:
And here is the almost finished room:

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Nostalgia Collection

This is my little baby, I had so much fun creating this collection. Here is a little sampling. It's hard to see here, but all the paper and elements have glitter in them! You can get the Nostalgia Collection here at Enjoy!
I created this entire layout digitally, using nothing but elements from the collection. You could also create it traditionally or do a combination of the two. Just have fun!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Family Christmas Card 2009

After having so much fun doing my card last year, I've decided to make these cards a tradition. This year's Christmas card took a little more work since someone was a little uncooperative in the photo taking process. A big thanks to my brother for taking the pictures, my mom and sister for helping to keep Calvin entertained and laughing, and my husband for putting up with my crazy ideas and keeping up his eager sledding face in all of the shots (he was threatened with his life to do so ;). So after combining 4 pictures and a lot of photo shopping, I was able to put together something that worked. See below:

Photo 1 had the most naturalistic sledding poses...I mean what can I expect when we have a sled set up on a couch covered in batting? So using the bodies from one photo, the 3 heads from 3 different photos I got to photo 2.

In photo 3 I added some snow, and a blue blue sky. Then finally in 4, some trees and more shadows. When that was done I was finally able to make the dozen steps it took to cartoon it, add some snowflakes and words...Done! It was fun and I ended up pleasantly surprised.

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Wild Things

This was my project for the month, and I've think I've done enough Halloween costumes to last a lifetime now. I have yet to decide if the dedication and lack of life thereof was worth it. And a huge gigantic thanks to my mom (the Koolaid Mom), that also dedicated her life these last 3 weeks to helping me :)

Our inspiration: Calvin's favorite book!

The masks: Originally I had decided that paper mache was going to be the best route on this, but then I found this and decided to head that direction. So essentially the head was first made out of a cardboard base and then built up and stuffed like crazy. I covered the whole thing in fleece. The eyes nose and ears are made of fleece as well, and then the teeth were made out of felt. The hair on the girl is a wool fiber that I used red hair spray on, and the guy is rabbit fur from hell, with black wool fiber glued underneath the edges to make it look more natural.
I was please with how the pants turned out. I just bought a pair of white scrubs and drew the scales on with a black sharpee.
The Wild Things and Max.
Calvin doing his best Max impersonation, although sadly it comes way too naturally for him. There was a reason I decided Calvin should be Max for Halloween.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Boo at the Zoo

Since this month has been busy with working on Calvin's big boy room and making our costumes, I'm doing a little blast from the past...

I did this piece for Zoo Boise a few years back. It's acrylic and colored pencil on art board.