Thanks for popping in. Wednesday’s blog from the heart, right? So let me tell you what’s going on at this end…I’ve been drawing!
During the retreats, we were using 3-way overlay stamps, and somebody suggested we ought to have some Christmas 3-way overlays, because you can create such cool art so quickly! And Christmas is the one occasion where you really do make more than one card! So as with most things, I have to park them until 1) I’ve got time, and 2) I have had a design idea, and 3) I’m in the mood. Because as you know, you have to be in the mood , don’t you?!
Well yesterday was they day. I woke up with the idea, grabbed my sketching pencils and went off to work. I usually do this sort of work at home, but yesterday there was way too much going on at work to disappear for a day with my pencils! And it’s quite nice working with the art team in the next room – great for bouncing ideas off. Also, Lucy is going to convert my drawings into the 3-way stamps, so it is great to liaise with her.
I thought scenes within baubles would be cool. There is a Peace on Earth one, with deer and trees…
Then I did a Nativity one, because that was mentioned at the retreat…
And the third one was a jolly one, with a snowman and bunting.
The guys at work really liked them, and Lucy was excited to get working on them. We all agreed they would make great Groovi plates too, so they will be created at the same time. Different lineart, different process. But definitely doable!
Yes, so it was a smashing day for me. I came home on a real high, because I actually got to do what I really enjoy, and the results were pleasing too. Now I am excited to see them finished.
There’s nothing quite like it really. To have an idea, then translate what you have in your head onto paper. Next, hand it over to a talented team who then create special line art – for not only 3-way overlay stamps but also Groovi plates. The film negs and the files will then get handed to production, and prototypes will be made. We will test them, to make sure they do what we want. If that box is ticked, we go into mainstream production. And this can all happen within a week. All in house. Everything. The art, the design, the product, the packaging, the lot. That’s pretty epic, if you think about it. Makes me very proud.
You good people take the tools which we make – the stamps and Groovi plates – and YOU become the artists. You put your spin on our line art – and then the whole wonderful creative process begins again! You have an idea what to do with the new 3-way overlay stamps and Groovi plates, you gather all your ingredients – and then you go into production!
Brilliant, innit. Blimming brilliant.
Love & Hugs,