Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Please note free sample from mygrafico can only be used for personal use.
The stamp can be found here
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
December is here and this month's freebee is a little boy who is thinking about a sail boat he wishes. I named it incorrectly and should have called it something like poster board thoughts. But that was not the name I was just thinking of when son dearest came in demanding how much longer I would be on "our" computer. Yup we are still coughing but much improved.
Saturday, November 28, 2009
yup had to put the yucky copyright symbol. It sort of messes up the pic a bit though:/
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
This is a thumb of one the finished line art and colour versions. I decided to colour them via photoshop so they were not vector in the end.
Thursday, November 12, 2009
Any where here is her story. She came to life when a client asked me to create something that was fanstasy and well as sewing oriented. At the time dear little Pinny did not get further than my sketch book, but two days ago I was flipping through it as she popped out and said, " Now you 've got the right brushes - downloaded some rather cool pencil type illustrator brushes - and now you have to bring me to life. So here she is. She is to be one of 8 images. Not sure about the colours of her at the moment (or the wings) - I think I need to watch myself as I seem to be happily drifting back into the dark somber tones and mid-night blue skies in the day :)
If all goes well, barring sickness , crashing computers, and falling skies, she should make an appearance in the store next week sometime.
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
Decided I did not like the bear's arm sticking up lol
... as the day ends
Here are the finished versions which can be found in the group. The background of the colour version is not included.
Sunday, November 1, 2009
Sunday, October 25, 2009
While Birgit lives further north than me, I had hoped that maybe she sells her card. But alas she doesn't.
The line set used in the card can be found at mygrafico (5 clipart set).
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
What is cross stitch – according to Wikipedia - Cross-stitch is a popular form of counted-thread embroidery in which X-shaped stitches are used to form a picture. Cross-stitch is usually executed on easily countable evenweave fabric called aida cloth. The stitcher counts the threads in each direction so that the stitches are of uniform size and appearance. This form of cross-stitch is also called counted cross-stitch in order to distinguish it from other forms of cross-stitch. Sometimes cross-stitch is done on designs printed on the fabric (stamped cross-stitch); the stitcher simply stitches over the printed pattern.
What amazed me with these two examples of cross stitch are how true they are to the original drawing/ clipart.
When I draw whimsically with black outlines especially if they are stick figure oriented in the limb department I’m always concerned that the black lines would be either too heavy or thin for the embroider. However this seems not to be an issue in cross stitch designs. These two cross stitch designs can be found and are available at Shoo Fly Pie - the snowman here and the best friends here.
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
The clipart is 300 dpi and JPG and PNG format - sometimes other formats too.
Ahh but life is never so easy. You see this is a yahoo group with membership, and joining of course is free, but if you "join, grab and leave" the result is getting banned :( sad but true. If you wish not get the ads then select the "special notice" email option. No mail option is not an option as I change those to special mail.
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Details can be found at http://www.papercraftplanet.com/group/mygrafico
Friday, September 25, 2009
The entries are great, lots of talent out there, but these two are my favourite. by kylie - I love the light carefree atmosphere she has captured and this by Raindrop Echo Designs - I just love the destressing and the dark look about it ( yes they are sort of opposites in style).
Thursday, September 24, 2009
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Saturday, September 12, 2009
Sunday, September 6, 2009
Good thing I have some words to work with. Yes mum the spider will emerge... I hope.
I had thought I would not do any illustrations this year and work just on clipart but it is September and for some reason my brain is looking around for something not just to draw but to transform words and thoughts into pictures, and the book with it words sits there and will not leave me be until it is done or partly done
Saturday, September 5, 2009
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
Monday, August 31, 2009
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Anyway here is one of the little flower girls in the progress of being painted. Not sure when it will be finished. I am rather scattered now-a-days and the thistles have decided it is time to shed and my nose is not co-operating with life.
This is being done in photoshop so it is digital. I wonder when I finally get to pick up a paintbrush if I will remember how to use it...
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Saturday, August 8, 2009
Friday, August 7, 2009
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Here is one where the person used a black and white clipart as a digital stamp. This is quite basic and show just how to add the stamp to a word doc.
Saturday, July 11, 2009
However at a site (www.gifanimations.com) I saw the little monster and I just had to post it :)
Monday, July 6, 2009
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
I started last month putting up some of my work at mygrafico.com - mainly digital stamps but I decided if a clipart request caught my eye I would attempt to do it. Well I saw one asking for Prtoea designs. At first I looked and clicked away. Protea what is that ? What type of flower. After putting around for a couple of hours I went back and looked, no other artist had answered so I googled the flower and thought wow this is different. To cut a long story short I did a mini clipart set of 5 protea clipart. The lady who made a general restquest name is Karen and she liked the set and digitsed it and Boy did she do a fantastic job. Here are some pics of Karen's stitched out of two of the clipart that she digitised.
Karen's digitised set with some extremely cool suggestiong can be found here
The clipart can be gotten via here.
Saturday, June 27, 2009
I am sure the book will be tons better and I await for its arrival in about a week after publication from the book depository - with their free shipping worldwide (almost) - had to give them a plug.
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
I just wanted to share a card Micki of Artful Xpressions made with the Jessi stamp. I really love the colours, colouring and background and how alive and happy the card looks. Thanks for doing a great job.
A direct link to the card is here
Monday, June 22, 2009
Anyway...i n a designer group the challenge last week was to great something related to the circus, and here on tv at sometime in the year (usually in winter I think) circus acts from Morocco are shown. These are rather cool as they feature acts from all over the world and not many animals are involved and focus more on the grace, strength and beauty of the human form. After saying all that I drew two little non svelte clown kids. Here is a pic of the boy using an embroidery effect program on the clipart.
The set can be found here and here