When you make a conscious choice to be happy, no one can take it away from you because no one gave it to you: you gave it to yourself.

A quote from April Green's - Bloom For Yourself Journal

Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Finally I can share....

I've been bursting to tell you all this, but had to keep it quiet until the launch show had aired. Anyway last night on the German shopping channel HSE Extra, Hayley West launched the Butterfly digi kits with the Serif Craft Artist Pro software.  

A while ago Hayley asked if I'd like to be part of the Serif DT that she was organising and, of course, I said yes!

It's part of the reason I've been so quiet, I was busy designing and making up over 20 samples that had to be sent to Hayley to take over to Germany for the shows. It was great fun as I pushed myself and the kits to come up with samples that went from simple to advanced in terms of the CA tools I used.

Here are just a few pics of some the samples - 

A door hanging where I inked the blank hanger and printed the butterflies on to acetate. I think it looks fab in the sun!

Each of these started out as a blank page, I added backgrounds and textures, inks, splats etc all digitally to create the canvas, if you like, before layering images and adding texts.  I only added real ink to 2 makes, the door hanger & the hanging which I only inked the edges, the rest was digitally created.  It's a real mix, but I used the decoupage tool, glass, shadow and bevel styles as well as the stamp mode. Not that any of those names will mean much if you haven't used CA, but it's tools that allow the designer (You) to add effects to the basic images.

So there you go, another reason for my quietness, but a good one I think! 
Take care Zo xx


Helen said...

Congratulations Zoe and beautiful work.

Kate said...

Love the samples and the butterflies are stunning.


Julia Dunnit said...

You are amazing...and a great keeper of secrets. Your digi work is stunning, i love that you havent left them all in single dimension. congrats, bet Hayley's well chuffed with choice of DT skill!

Unknown said...

These are wonderful Zoe - I do love butterflies, you clever girl!

Kirsty.A said...

Wow. Well done you. These are beautiful. I love the one with the splashed paint behind the butterfly

Dee's Craft Room said...

Congratulations Zoe.

The butterflies in these designs are just gorgeous.

Dionne xxx said...

Congrats Zo wonderful designs do love those butterflies. Gorgeous. Love Alison xx

My name is Cindy said...

Congrats Zoe you clever girl! I love serif but have only scratched the surface, I just can't seem to find the time to play long enough. But now I know who to come to!! These butterflies are lovely. Hugs Cindyx