Thursday, July 11, 2013
A full heart
Ahhh love is in the air this week at Mo's Digital Pencil. My super sweet DT sistah Anja has chosen a theme of "Celebrate Love" and I chose to use "Full Heart". Isn't she so sweet with her garden of heart flowers.
I've been trying to behave myself even though I have birthday moolah burning a hole in my pocket--no new paper until I use up at least most of the three tubs of 6 x 6 pads I already own. Found a couple of full sheets and lots of scraps from MME Union Square for this card and chose yellow for her dress (1) because I needed something to pop on the card and (2) I love using this combination of pens. Probably should have went a tad darker for her hair, but I like it just the same. Added a bit of hand stitching with some DMC embroidery thread on the side panel.
Hope you can find some time to play along with the challenge this week. There's a gift certificate up for grabs for Mo's amazing store.
I'm not one to step up on the soapbox or become embroiled in controversy of any kind, but there are a couple of rather disturbing and frankly dishonest practices going on in our crafty world that i feel the need to mention. First there seems to be an ever increasing number of people on Pinterest who are sharing un-watermarked images from both digital and rubber stamp artists on their boards. This is a copyright violation and I urge you not to download these images. It is in essence receiving stolen property. Nuff said on that one. :-)
Secondly, one of the Ning sites recently discovered that someone who has been joining in their challenges has been copying and pasting other peoples work as their own entries. PLEASE watermark your work so this doesn't happen to you. Our wonderful DT leader Pat at Mo's has been urging us to do this for several weeks now and hearing about this incident just proves the need to take such measures. I know that some people may feel that having a watermark plastered across the image on your card is distracting, but unfortunately the deceit of some has called for some form of protection. It's very easy to make a watermark in Photoshop or there are several digital artist who can make you one.
It's really sad to see dishonest practices invading and degrading our beloved hobby. I hope that NONE of it touches you.
I'm done now. :-)
I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges:
Oldie But a Goodie--in the garden (my DP, edge punch, and sentiment die cut are all over six months old--especially the paper)
Our Daily Bread Designs--love, wedding, anniversary
Make It Monday--anything goes
Paper--My Mind's Eye "Union Square:, Recollections, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Mo's Digital Pencil "Full Heart", There She Goes Clear Stamps "Nutmeg"
Ink--Ranger Jet Black Archival Ink, Sakura white gel pen, Copics (skin E000, E00, E11, E13, R20, R22) (hair ) (clothes Y11, Y21, YR21, YR23, N5) (flowers R35, R37, R39, R43, YG93, YG95, YG97) (basket E31, E33, E35, E39, E51) (grounding E40, E42, E43)
Tools--Martha Stewart Lace Heart edge punch, MFT Die-namics Mini Tabs Quartet, Lil' Inker Designs Of the Heart dies, sewing machine
Miscellaneous--Paper Studio pearls, DMC embroidery thread, Wright's pearl trim