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2011 Desk Calendar – Floral and Mandala Inspired fine art print sampler

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This calendar is a collection of 12 floral and mandala inspired illustrations that I created to represent each month of the year.

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Each calendar page is printed using archival ink on premium matte paper, meaning it will last a lifetime. After printing I place the pages inside a clear jewel case in my studio located in Saint John, NB, Canada. Continue reading

New Valentine Greeting Cards and a mini giveaway

Update – comments are now closed. I will announce the winner of the four pack of Valentine’s on Tuesday! xoxo

Over the last week I have been working on a couple of new designs for Valentine’s Cards. And they are completed and listed in the shop now. The first is called Hearts on Strings and the latter is entitled The Flamboyant Heart.

Each set contains six matching greeting cards and six envelopes. Each card measures 4.25 by 5.5 inches (10,5cm by 14cm). They are blank inside so that you can write your own special greeting.

Mini Giveaway

Leave a comment on this post and you’ll be entered to win a set of four greeting cards. The set contains two Flamboyant Heart’s and two Hearts on Strings cards. This set of four greeting cards were my test prints until I got the colours corrected. Rest assured they are still cute as ever! I’ll draw the winner on Monday night.

And if you really want to make a big statement with the one you love, don’t forget that I create Tickled Pink Hearts in miniature greeting card sets of eight as posted earlier. These little sets although tiny take me longer to produce than their larger cousins.

Each set of Valentine’s themed cards are listed in the Valentines 2010 Section of my shop along with some other items I feel would make beautiful gifts for Valentine’s Day to the ones you love. Order early as my supplies of each item is limited and then there is that shipping part to! I want them to arrive on time for gift giving.

Artist Tip #21 – How I created children’s paper scrap packs for Christmas gifts

Last night I assembled three paper scrap packs for my nieces; ages three, six and eight.

If you are like me you have many many paper scraps, oops prints and papers that are too small to use. I cut down a larger sheet of cardboard with teddy bears printed on it which now doubles as the backing inside the 8×10 inch plastic bag. The resealable plastic bags are the same ones I use to seal my art and reproductions in. A ziplock baggy would work fine to.

I dug out my medium paper scrap box finding all the pretty paper I could and cut any rough edges square and did the same with the paper from the miniature scrap collection. Next, I sifted through oops and test prints and placed five or six in each bag.

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I cut down one strip of blank stickers and wrote on the back “Draw your own Stickers” and drew the first two for them so they could colour them in.

Lastly I made four packs of itsy bitsy mini blank greeting cards with envelopes for them to draw on. I recycled used kraft mailers to make the mini envelopes and found some shiny red paper to create the envelope seals with. I threw in a glue stick and then sealed each bag.

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They look fantastic! I hope they like them :)

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Artist Tip #5 – How to Package Aunt Wilma’s Christmas Gift

Artist Tip #5 – How to Package Aunt Wilma’s Christmas Gift

Remember that eyeball you tore out? I bet you saved it! Go now and get your Aunt Wilma caricature with red rose collage and wrap it in red paper. Tie this with green ribbon. Next punch a hole through that saved eyeball. Using a little more green ribbon loop the eyeball to the red wrapped gift as your hand-made Christmas gift tag.

Aunt Wilma will love it.

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Artist Tip #4 – How to make aunt Wilma happy now that you’ve made her mad

Artists Tip #4 – How to make aunt Wilma happy now that you’ve made her mad

Now that Aunt Wilma is flaming angry because you caricatured her face and ripped out one of her eyeballs paste a pretty paper red rose in place of the missing wrinkled third eyeball that you previously created from one unsightly pen line. Explain to her that she is beautiful and that you love her. Do NOT apologize. Give this collage to her as a gift this Christmas.

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