After one week of wonderful spring weather winter is back here with low temperatures, heavy clouds and much wind.
So I am going to decorate our home tomorrow with colorful paper flowers I have been drawing, coloring and cutting during the past weeks from scratch, first the outlines, then filled with pattern and over layed with another hand drawn thick lines pattern.
After years of doing computer graphics I really love to sit with markers, paint and real papers recently.
Anyway scanning and combining the drawings and paintings gives great effects and my new Epson Expression Photo Printer makes just perfect prints and big size, too.
And I can keep my originals untouched.
Just be inspired and make your own. It is not that difficult.
Or go get the flowers as collage sheets from my Etsy shop
Last week I needed a special “get well” card for an ill friend. I thought it must be more than just a card and it has to be spring themed. I still had some unused cutting files from the Silhouette online store in my library and I had a brand new Epson A3 photo printer (my early birthday gift, such a cool machine…) here, not yet tested.
So I started with a 3D star booklet and cut the parts on my Silhouette Cameo in heavy white paper and grey card stock.
Then I printed some big sheets with fresh stripes and recut the middle parts.
For cover and backside I used test prints from one of my gelli prints.
It was quite a bit fiddling to get all the parts assembled and I found help on the designer, Jamie Lane’s blog, from whom I had the cutting file: http://jamielanedesigns.blogspot.de/2013/11/star-mini-albums.html
Then I filled one of the finished booklets with embellishments, scraps and some hand written text. The other I kept blanc for later use. Now my spring booklet is almost a pop up album and the gift was a big success.
And this is it: