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What happens if at 7am you realise you've forgotten to organise cards for your class (who are lovely so not what I'd want!) - I like to give them one I've designed but I hadn't yet done it - and today was the last class of term and we were going out for Christmas lunch afterwards. 8>O
Publisher to the rescue :>)
I used on of the Sam illustrations and as I had no card left, printed it on paper and folded it twice. It worked ok :>)
Folded and signed as they came off the printer and done in time :>)
You can use word but it's not quite so easy to get the spacings right - it's really easy with Publisher. You can see the blue guidelines I set - these don't print.
I am so disorganised at the moment and juggling so many things. Juggling is not one of my talents. Hospital visiting ends today though with the patient getting parole - I'm off to collect him in a couple of hours. That should take some of the press…
I've just designed a mug for my son-in-law for Christmas with zazzle, featuring thjs digital image of my daughter.
I originally created a couple of versions of this image - one in colour and one in a limited palette. I mixed a photograph of my daughter and her belongings (much manipulated) with a section of a Dante Gabriel Rossetti painting. You can see the coloured version below. She is the one on the left.
I continued the mirror image theme, with 3 repetitions, the middle one flipped, so that it wraps around the mug.
And .... to go with his snowman book that I wrote/illustrated for Christmas, I've put illustrations from it onto an apron that Sam can wear for painting and a Tshirt.
Let's hope we like them all! I haven't ordered anything like this before - if I'm happy with the quality I may think of opening a Zazzle shop.
Sorry I've been absent for a while - family health problems cropped up again with a lot of hospital visiting - hopefully ok for now, tho…