Floral Pretties - Past & Present

Saturday, May 30, 2009

DESIGN TEAM announcement

To all who applied, I apologize for the delay. I spent the past 2 days of every scrap of free time deliberating. It was brutal! Everyone is so talented. Thank you so much to all the 30 applicants, you all made it really tough to choose, you are an amazing bunch! I couldn't narrow it down to 10 so I opted for 12.

So here is the Fred, She Said charter design team :)

in alphabetical order:

Bonnie Rose "A Life Unrehearsed"

Donna "Bearly Mine Designs"

Erin B "Scrap, Stamp and be Merry"

Jen Young "Pieces of Me"

Lisa Cook
"Stamped Art by Lisa"

Lora "Lora's Cards"

LORi "by LORi Designs"

Maria Matter "Joyful Stamper"

Michelle "Inspiration Blooms"

Robin "Robin's Artful Musings"

Sonya Appel "Appel Quilling Garden"

Trudy aka True "True's Gifts from the Heart"

Congratulations ladies. I look forward to working with you :) I will be in touch next week with info and details for all the DT members.

Have a good weekend!

:)*
Fred

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

DT call - thank you

Thanks to everyone who has submitted applications for my DT call. I have received 30 ( wow ) from an amazing group of talented people. It will be hard to choose... ack! I have been asked to do double duty at my catering assistant job so my free time has been unexpectedly limited. I hope to review all the submissions, make my decisions and have an announcement by Saturday. I am sorry for the delay and for keeping all these wonderful people "hanging" a bit longer.

:)*
Fred

who is off to work... hi ho hi ho...

Monday, May 25, 2009

OPERATION: Spread the Fred DT CALL

Happy Birthday To Fred, She Said! It has been a whole year since I opened the Fred, She Said Store. Wow, time flies when you are having fun!!! Thanks so much for all your support and friendship. Stayed tuned this week for some freebies!

In honour of our birthday, I am putting out a Design Team Call so here it is:

DESIGN TEAM CALL for FRED, SHE SAID DESIGNS

-I am looking for 10 designers.
-The term will be for the months of JUNE, JULY & AUGUST.
-The call will be open for entries until May 25th Midnight EDT.

-Exclusivity? NO :) You may be part of other design teams but make sure you are open to be on another team and have the time for another committment.
-Exclusivity of Fred, She Said Designs on your design submissions? NO, but they should be the main focus.

-For this term, we will be in "Spread the Fred" mode which means all items currently in the store as well as items released during your term are up for grabs, all I ask is that you design at least 3 cards or paper crafted items per product you want to use ( there will be a bit of lee way if you use multiple products on one crafted item). There will be a minimum of 2 products to design for per month.
-A side-bar button for the FRED, SHE SAID STORE will be required on your blog plus a small special design team button that will link to a list of the Current DT Members I will have on my blog.

-Please EMAIL ME with Subject DT CALL with your name, blog, any communities/forums/challenge blogs you haunt( LOL), any design work you might have done, attach 2 or 3 of your cards that you feel would best suit my designs and add a bit of what types of cards you would like to make, what techniques are you focused on ( eg digi-image colouring or stamping ... pencils? copics?, decoupage, floral punchcraft, etc)

- I will have a ratio of spots based on techniques. I need designers for digi-images with focus on colouring ( flowers and/or digi-stamps), designers who are interested in incorporating my designs, especially flowers with floral punchcraft/quilling/dutch papercrafts like dry embossing/cutting, embroidery and paperpricking. I am also open to any with unique ideas on the frou-frou prettified side LOL! Good photography skills are a must.

DT Members will be announced between May 27 and 29th depending on the amount of submissions to be reviewed.


Thank you in advance for any submissions and good luck!

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Flower card



Playing with my pastels and pencils again :) I added some Tuscan Red pencil to the leaves that I also used on the flower. Flower and leaves from Fred's Flowers v2 Pointy Petals Pack.


:)*
Fred

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Blue Floral Card


I am feeling "Blue" today! :D I used Fred's Flowers V1 edition A precoloured flowers. I added plenty of Stickles ( Waterfall on most of card and Lime Green on the leaves ) The verse ( computer generated) is one that just speaks to me at the moment :) I am feeling a tad overwhelmed and boy, this one gets you through ;)
The background is art pastels and versamark, I love it so much, I hope I can replicate what I did again LOL. The blue ink on the nestie frame is Broken China distress ink sweeped on, nestie used as a stencil. I can't believe how I lucked out on the matching!

I am posting the verse I used, and an alternate I made. Feel free to snag if you like. Just click on images to enlarge and save to your hard drive.




Digital GEEK TIP: I coloured the verse in Paint Shop Pro by adding a Flood-filled layer over top the text in my chosen colour with layer set to "Screen"; Photoshop, Artweaver & other similar programs should do the same thing. I am pretty sure you can change the colour in WORD and other word processing programs as well.

Big Hugs,
Fred

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Digital Tuesday Challenge Blog

Please check out the Digital Tuesday Challenge blog! I am sponsoring this week . More details on the prizes over at the challenge! This weeks challenge is TAGS. And here is my card I designed for the challenge.



Details:
Products used:
Viney Flourish 1
Fred's Flowers v4 - Dahlias - Outline Sheets

Flower and leaves coloured with Pencils and OMS, I used my own digital patterned papers for the scalloped frame and the punched flowers. Robin's Nest Pearl Dewdrops, Crystal Stickles on the buds, alcohol inks background, Dollarama riboon, and a Nestabilities Ribbon Tag. Greeting is computer generated.

Have a great day!
:)*

Monday, May 18, 2009

the Nolan... just an update and a freebie

"the NOLAN"




Nolan ( 11 yrs ) made me this cute Mother's Day card, while he was at Sunday School. He wanted me to mention he that his supplies weren't the best ( dried up markers and dull pencil crayons) LOL! But his little version of himself is so cute... inside it says " ... From your Little Clone"... love it. There is also the obligatory blurb about promising to wash dishes, bathroom, making bed, putting away stuff and helping his sister. THEN he puts in parentheses ( results may vary, depending on amount of time required). ha ha.

Between his mad fits of Lego building " up in his room", he is working on character development, creating characters for another comic. He has taken to doing much of it on his digital tablet he received for Christmas. He continually gets better with his hand/monitor coordination... it takes a while, I know! He will have a blank page and an hour later... there will be about 15 cute little creatures on it. I keep needling him to make me some for digital stamps. I am HOPING LOL.

Here is the Nolan



Last month I asked Nolan to make an illustration for his Grandad's birthday card. This is what he thought up LOL! This is Nolan's freebie to you ;) If you like it, please click on the image to enlarge then save to your hard drive.



From Nolan & Me... Have a great day!

:)*

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Emma and Flowers Card



I made this card for my mom, for her birthday, I hope she's not looking! The image and flowers were coloured with prismacolor pencils and OMS. I also used a bit of blue distress stickles and waterfall stickles.

I apologize for the lack of posts and freebies I posted about. I've been a bit out of sorts, really tired... not sure if its allergies or stress. Don't take much to mess me up LOL! :P I hope to get some freebies out next week.

I will be sponsoring the Digital Tuesday Challenge this Tuesday :D. Please check it out on Tuesday, May 19th for a great fun challenge using your digital images!

Tomorrow I will post about the Nolan, his mother's day card and some things he has done.

Later Gator...

:)*
Fred

Monday, May 04, 2009

Emma & the Butterfly



Announcing Emma & the Butterfly digital stamp :) At the STORE.



This is a little older more lady-like Emma. She is growing up too fast before my eyes! She still has the same free spirit and looks ready to twirl or make a get-away just like the butterfly she is admiring LOL!

Card Details:
Emma and the flower/leaves are coloured with pencils and OMS ( actually Emma is coloured with Goo Gone. It has a lemony smell that reminds you to colour in a ventilated place! LOL - yes OMS has nasty fumes... you just can't smell them ;) ). I was miserly and made the blue matte by cutting white CS to size and colouring the edges with the same denim blue pencil I used on the dress sash and blended with Goo Gone, I love the effect. Another miserly trick is that I took the cuttings made from trimming my bow and tucked them behind my flower ;) The background was made by doodling with pastel pencils ( blue, green, yellow) all over white paper then gently smudging with a tissue but trying not to blend the colours together.

Have a great day!

:)*
Fred