It's been too long and I hope to be back soon. We've gone through a rough five years. I miss posting but I'm enjoying keeping up with the amazing creations and new styles. What an inspiring craft!
Barbara Anderson Capps
|Celebrating Graduation with his Mustang|
A friend of mine asked for two graduation cards for high school grads. This is the first of the two. The young man loves his red Mustang so the card just had to pay tribute to the 'Stang, too! The images are all colored with Copics...lots of red. Below I will reveal the secret to this image. The photo doesn't show it well, but the card base is a shiny black... almost like black patent leather. I used Spellbinders Wacky Squares for the pieces on the front, one in red glitter paper and the other silver metallic embossed with the Cuttlebug diamond plate embossing folder.
|Close up of car after coloring from sketch|
|Sketch made with PhotoShop from a photo|
I didn't have rubber or digital stamps of a Mustang and to take the time to draw one would take till his college graduation, so I went surfing for a photo I could turn into a sketch. I've used this technique before with PhotoShop. The photocopy effect will take it to a pencil drawing, then I erase all but the essential lines to keep the basic form. Then I start to color.
This happy grad image is from Kenny K and was a perfect reflection of this happy occasion in a young person's life!
|Inside of card...Headed for the Future!|
Inside I used another Kenny K digital image to top off the whole theme of the card. The young man hasn't seen the card yet, but I hope he likes it! I made it 5 x 7 so it can slip into a frame, if he chooses.
Thanks again for stopping by! It's been a busy week, but I do have a couple more cards to post soon.
Happy Graduation to your special high school and college grads! May they all find much success in the future for themselves as well as their communities.
|Detail of the Mask|
|Inside of card|
|Adam Scott at 14 days old -- he actually slept through the whole photo shoot!|
|My first visit with Adam|
|One Month Old|
|Three Months Old|
|Four Months Old|
|Five Months Old|
|Six Months Old|
|Seven Months Old|
|Eight Months Old|
|Nine Months Old|
|My Favorite Photo. Eight months old|
|I wanted something with lots of flowers and a vintage feel.|
|A variety of one-of-a-kind flowers blended better than I imagined they would.|
|The image is from my collection I've acquired from many sources over the years.|
|I found the poem on the web and it was just perfect to express how I feel about "Mama Norma"|
Last week I made a few other cards which I will be posting in the coming days. Thank you for coming back and taking a look at my new creations. I just hope I haven't lost my touch. Despite my absence from my own blog, I have been visiting all of my favorite bloggers and you all continue to inspire me. Thank you for that!