Saturday, 19 May 2012

Patchwork Post

Hi everyone, hope you are having a great weekend.


This week, Alexa over on Trimmingthesails shared another free download. It's a digital postage stamp into which you can place a photograph. You can download it here together with a PDF of instructions and her TOU. I really enjoy joining in when she shares her downloads and I think you will too. Alexa explains how to use the template in her usual concise way so, even if you are not really Photoshop proficient, I am sure you will be able to follow her instructions quite easily.


As you probably know from my previous posts, I am getting heady with design work. Sometimes it is all I can think about (apart from the family!) and for the past weeks, I have been involved in making designs that I hope will be suitable for paper and fabric. I was very excited how things were progressing, pulling on my previous quilting days for inspiration. You know how it is when you think you have an original idea...  Well, one minute I was up and the next I was down. On Friday I saw something similar on the internet with almost the same colours. I could have wept. I know there are no new ideas really, just a different slant or perspective was what I hoped I had achieved. So, back to the drawing board for me. 


However, rather than file it away in a 'what might have been' folder, I am using my design on Alexa's stamp just to give it an airing.




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I do take away something though from this experience. The many hours spent learning how to use Illustrator will never be time wasted. Just look, I managed to add stitching around those polygons. Now that was an achievement in itself!


Enjoy the rest of the weekend. x

1 comment:

Alison said...

It's lovely Irene..you shouldn't be so hard on yourself because you don't feel it's 'original' enough! Your package is on it's way..hopefully it won't take too long to arrive!
Alison xx