Saturday, July 20, 2013
Clay items in a clay collage plus free quote box pngs
Good Saturday morning!
I know I've talked about the clay creations I've made over the last couple of months. It's well over 350 items and maybe more now, as I just keep creating.
So today, I thought I'd feature some of the items.
In the above picture, you see six individual items, 3 off to the left, and 3 more off to the right. There's a little girl looking slightly up, and big flower (for a magnet or pin), a small box with a lid and off to the right is a heart, a lion, and another heart. The center item is a clay bunny.
The center items are a bunch of individual clay items. This is a clay collage, and the items are attached to a base. It has many hearts, flower faces, a little slug on a base, a little clay block and just some other fun things.
In this picture, you see a close up a the bunny face.
Another close up, but angled down a little to see some of the items better.
For today's art, here is my example showing how to use the quote boxes below. Same design, but one is an invert of the other. The quote boxes are available to snag and use in your art or scrap booking projects. Also would make a great card front.
The quote box is in png format, so if you have a graphics program, you can download them into it, and there will be no backgrounds. Of course, the top one is an invert, so it will have a black background,
This quote box has no background, so you can choose what colors you want to use yourself.
Not a fan of black and white. Tip! The easiest way I know to add color is by using a drop shadow at 100%, all settings at 0-no blur. After you choose your color, duplicate it to deepen your color.
To make it extra fancy, you can always bevel a black design to get an interesting look or use special effects to make them down right fantastic. Try unsharpening it, too.
I also like to use black and white in cutouts and then use special effects on that as well.
Tomorrow, you will see some flowers and a common quote that I did using a black and white design, using the cutout method and then the special effects. Every flower on tomorrow's post will be a different special effect.
These can get quite creative and colorful, so stop back tomorrow, to see more clay creations as well as pick up some new pngs.
The weather this week has been in the 90's. It is HOT!!!!
It is so hard to understand how many reports you hear of parents leaving small children or pets in a car while they run into a store somewhere. So many die needlessly.
As a young mother of three, years ago, I can't fathom this. If I took my kids with me, they always went in with me! Our children should be our greatest treasures and blessings. They were NEVER an inconvenient, wherever I was.
Taking your children with you teaches them to be socially-acceptable, if you are doing it right!
MSN had a voting poll several weeks ago regarding a child/ren being in a restaurant, and asked if they belong there. The answer is yes, as long as you've taken the time to teach them proper behavior.
My children learned early, that it didn't matter whether we just arrived, were mid meal, or what! If they got out of control, we were leaving. Why do so many young parents today, not know how to handle their children? And once we got up to leave ... WE WERE LEAVING! And when we got home, they spent time in their rooms.
Getting back to the weather, my work place even sent out an email on Thursday, reminding us how hot it is this week, and NOT to leave children or pets in our cars. C'mon folks! This is a no-brainer. Talk about the "dumbing down of America"!
Okay, enough said.
Have a terrific, and SAFE Saturday!
I'll be back tomorrow!