distressed edge toolkit: rhonna farrer, house of 3; fonts: hurricane & body hunter; software: broderbund printshop)
this one's a lot weirder...so obviously i like it more! i loooooooooove that fabulous layered digi-paper, and it seemed the perfect home for the first stanza of "student of clouds" by billy collins. my friend paul, who's a big fan of this poem, will love it. on the other hand, it's not got a lot of the body hunter font, and the script, which LOOKS fabulous, is kind of hard to read. (so here's a translation in boring old arial):
"the emotion is to be found in the clouds,
not in the green solids of the sloping hills
or even in the gray signatures of rivers,
according to constable, who was a student of clouds
and filled shelves of sketchbooks with their motion,
their lofty gesturing and sudden implication of weather."
attempt #3--a hybrid production--is my favorite of the cards, but again, it's not got a lot of the font in question, does it? also, i really wish the outline around "birthday" was thicker, so the hand-cranked machine stitching didn't obscure it quite as much. but i like everything else about this, from the grungy inky cardboard base, to the watercolory layered digital background, to the over-the-top dollops of black sparkliness in the form of gem flourishs and a glitter-paper diecut butterfly. best of all, it was REALLLLLLLY fun to make!
now i'm going to head over to tyggereye art and see what gina made. won't you join me?!