Multimedia Greeting Cards
Acrylic, Pastel and Digital Art
I have been an artist now for a few years, and my passion is Oil and Acrylic, but I do create a lot of pastel work and Encaustic (Wax).
Recently, I have been using a free photo manipulation software called Gimp, and after learning a few basics, I've started creating some greeting cards, mainly for fun, and to get some of my ideas out. I have built this lens to share with you those ideas and maybe some of the cards will elicit a smile.
My process starts with, of course the idea, I then create the drawings and paintings using pastel, ink and Acrylic. Scan them or digital photograph them, and create the cards using the software.
Competitions are a great way to garner ideas and get in some practice.
The card above and to the side here, are a play on words for a Spanish-English (Spanglish) theme.
The cat and the fleas started life as a pastel drawing - pastel is fast and forgiving.
I drew the fleas large and then shrunk them using Gimp, and place them on top of the dog, and added a background and the wording.
So, one for dog lovers, and one for cat lovers, I have also done a card with both a cat and a dog.
Incidentally the word for bad fleas in Spanish is pulgas malas also the name of the Spanish version of the Dog whisperer Malas Pulgas
Gimp is Free to Download
Greeting card making kits
Mothers Day - Fathers Day - You Are So Wonderful - Who wouldn't want to be in your shoesClick thumbnail to view full-size
Wedding Anniversary - I used the Penguins as they are said to stay together forever.
This was painted in acrylic and then finished on Gimp arranging the background colours and wording.
Easter Card - Before and After
The cover simply reads enjoy yourself this Easter and when you open it the caption reads "But not too much"
New Baby Cards
Items painted in Acrylic
Farmer Joke - Front cover with inside cover working as the punch line
This is private property
Not getting out we're naked
We're not getting out until you leave
You just want to watch us get out naked
I didn't come here to watch you ladies swim naked or make you get out the pond naked
Farmer lifting the bucket of apples
I'm here to feed the alligators
Humorous Birthday Card
Acrylic and Digital
Card For a Single Woman
Card for Her The inside reads "Is It Yours" - This is pastel and digital
The words can be changed to fit anyone - I found this bird in my garden and it keeps saying "Beautiful" - Is it yours? (on the inside of the card)
Cute Cards - Pastel and Finished in DigitalClick thumbnail to view full-size
Acrylic center section and finished Digitally the background and words
I used the wine glass to reflect what the child sees - Mummy kissing Father Christmas.
Friendship Card - Humorous
Acrylic On Card
Good Luck Card - Good Luck In your new Job
Pastel On Card