Showing posts from June, 2012

Flutter by, Little Butterfly

My sister was the closest human to a butterfly that I ever saw. She was on the move constantly, bouncing from one room to the next in the house or from sand box to swing to playing with the dog outside.
When I saw Duetica’s new Summertime kit, I knew exactly what I wanted to create.  I selected only four pieces (it comes with at least 25 elements, which you can customize to your liking) from the kit plus the Mandolin font to get the look. The Duetica lettering system makes it so easy to customize your fonts and now, with the digital kits, the sky is the limit.
Here’s how I did it.
Supplies Duetica’s Summertime kit Duetica Lettering  Arts Studio’s Mandolyn Font Photoshop or other graphics drawing program Computer
Directions 1. Open the Flower Pattern1 paper in Photoshop. Add/change colors by selecting the background and using the gradient tool to create the base. Select each flower and enhance the colors. Repeat with the leaves. 2. Open the butterfly in a separate file. Add colors to the imag…

Several birds, one stone...

I know I am behind on my posts, but I really do have a good excuse.A couple of weeks ago, I went to have a thyroid ultrasound because of dizziness. Well, my thyroid was fine. My right carotid artery wasn't, with a 90 percent blockage. I now have a very clean artery and a lovely new scar to wear to my class reunion. I'm thinking it might look good with a swirly tattoo....

This past weekend, I went to Jackson, Tennessee for Artiscape, a day-long event smothered in creativity, good friends and good food. I have to say this was the best ever and feel really sorry for those who missed it. The basis of the project I'm posting was the brainchild of Veronica (Ronnie) Goff, a very talented CHA designer member. Ronnie's project was all pink and blue and purple, but y'all know I can't leave anything alone, and I've never followed instructions well. I just have to give it my own special touch.

Half of this project can certainly be called a Father's Day project, so I…