ED, My Harriet card is finally finished!!I've written the info in blue, 'case you were here earlier and already read the post.
Good morning! It's World Card making day and there are a stack of fabby things going on all over the web, Here at WMS we have a freebie for you in honour of WCMD!
Say Hello to Harriet, she's a little Vintage moppet all wrapped up in her winter fur, and she's got a gift for you! Won't she look fabby on a Christmas card, maybe inside a nice Vintage frame??
And, we thought we might run a little competition with Miss Harriet - If you'd like to be in with a chance of winning some free stuff, why don't you snag Harriet, make a card/project with her and enter into our WCMD giveaway.
You have until 11:59 pm EASTERN on Saturday, October 9th to enter. We will draw a random winner to win a free stamp set of their choice! Simply upload your project to your blog/fave online gallery and then add the link here!
My Harriet was printed onto cream and coloured with copics, I lack Lisa's superb colouring skills that you can see here, but I was actually really happy with the result, these wee ladies are really growing on me...! lol. I trimmed her out with a Spellbinders labels Labels Seventeen die template (#S5-025).
Sponged copiously with Antique linen...what else? lol. Trimmed out a mat by embossing the die temlate onto purple cardstock and then trimming along the outer edge with scissors. Made a similar panel for my sentiment.
Did you like my snowflake embossed background? It's a Spellbinders Impressabilities (# I2-1003) Gorgeous results. Here it is below, before I added the panels.
A wee gold button and snippet of purple ribbon, just to finish.
My Sentiment...do you like it? lol, I must admit I'm being a little sneaky here...you know what's coming, don't you...? lol! Yep, the October release is looming....
How to Snag Harriet:
I'll be making Harriet available to download directly from the store Freebies section here. If you are reading this before I have that ready, you might be able to click on the image above in this blog post to make it bigger and then swipe it to your desk, Mac folk can just drag it, PC people maybe have to right click? I think.
It's Saturday morning, who knows you might be bored...lol!
I'm not that fab at drawing people, some of you might be very polite and say that I did an ok job on Harriet but believe me, I'm out of my comfort zone...lol. It's the faces...actually it's lots of things, I went through about 6 versions of Harriet before I settled on one that I liked...this time it was the nose...now there are loads of girl type images out there for folks who like to colour and some I like, some I'm not sure...it's the no-face people that get me...lol, I always want to add little smiles but when I came to draw Harriet, I found myself baulking at the nose...lol, I even left it off but the DT ladies wouldn't have it, nope we needed a full featured face and so I added the teeniest little line...think I got away with it...just...
This was not the case many moons ago...
I went to Art College, you know, that bohemian place where girls in flowing chiffon scarves pout in front of statues of gorillas made from decomposing fish...free expression or something...I can't remember what particular movement was on at the time...it pains me to think so far back...lol
I made a few wee wax discs one time by pouring melted wax into a little dish of cold water...I thought it was cool that the water made the wax solidify instantly and I was able to capture wax bubbles and such...lol, I was having a ball... It didn't hurt that a tutor thought I had single handedly produced just about the best 'visualization' of the chaos theory that he had ever seen....Of course that's what I was aiming for!! (slaps head) any fool could see that...yeah right...
I enjoyed the theory classes, I wrote a thesis on Japanese design, I ate up the classes on Art History, I painted like a demon, I modeled in all sorts of 3-D, I bought my first Mac, I still have it, I fell in love with drawing on the computer, I reveled in packaging design...
...but I couldn't draw people for toffee...
part of it was embarrassment...life study class...you know, the one where they wheel out the naked human being for you to sketch...some nights I still re-live the red faced shame of being singled out in class... every single week... the tutor in charge would come and stand directly behind me... every single week... the little tutting noises... the tapping of the finger on my sketch pad... every single week... in the little blank areas of my otherwise finely detailed sketch...hundreds of sketches of people...with no faces... no boobies... and no bottoms...
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