Saturday, September 20, 2014

Envelope #263

September 20, 2014

Friday, September 19, 2014

Envelope #262

September 19, 2014

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Envelope #261

September 18, 2014

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Envelope #260

September 17, 2014

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Envelope #259

September 16, 2014

I am rather proud of this envelope. Not because it is perfect but because I decided to continue with a design that I wasn't happy with. When I started the 365 Day Challenge, I committed to share the final project regardless of how it turned out.

My rationale was that these were supposed to be doodles and an exercise to jump start my day or something to relax my mind so I could sleep easier.

I cut the stencil and decided that I wanted to color the butterflies and then have a solid background so it would be a reverse silhouette. Well, the colors I chose were so dark against the black background that I wasn't happy with the result and was going to start over. In addition, my black marker was running out.

Well--that was the plan when I started the challenge. So, I needed to try and find a way to salvage the doodle. I decided to take the stencil and outline the butterflies in metallic ink. For two of the butterflies, I decided to doodle within the outlines with the same colored metallic ink.

So sometimes, the added benefit of messing up is trying to figure out how to salvage something and having the self-confidence and belief that you can make it better.

Project #37--Broadway Babies Card


Front of Card
Back of Card
The Broadway community is a very tight-knit group/family. When something happens to a cast or crew member, everyone responds. During Bullets Over Broadway, one of our cast members (and his wife) had twins born during the run of the show. To show our support, I made this card and everyone signed it.

The card is designed to be displayed in an open position. The back of the card becomes the left side and the front of the card becomes the right side. Therefore, we have a Broadway Babies card. The twins were a boy and girl so I lined one side in pink and one side in blue.  The greeting on the card is shown below.

Inside Greeting


Monday, September 15, 2014

Envelope #258

September 15, 2014

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Envelope #257

September 14, 2014

This week's doodles are based on cutouts from the book, The Art of Decorative Paper Stencils by Kanako Yaguchi. I will make a different cutout for each envelope and will then use it to decorate. 

This is another airbrushed background in four colors. These flowers are all variations of the original large flower in the left corner. The medium flower has one layer trimmed off. The clover leaf has two layers trimmed off. The color of the flowers is a lavender color rather than the cornflower blue color shown here. 

Full disclosure: I was compensated in no way for using, or mentioning, this book.