Happy Easter

 
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This composite card is a result of two photos and original artwork.

The flowers were taken at the reconstructed Mormon town of Nauvoo, Iowa last summer and the mat is actually from my living room walls. The chicks and eggs are original art I created in Corel Painter IX.5, using my Wacom Intuos 3 Graphics Tablet. It's the best program I've found for true sketching and I still have a long way to go to master it.

I hope you all enjoy my gift to you. Have a wonderful Easter. Vicki

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Guest - May 16, 2007 11:17 AM EDT
It's good to see you and your work again, Doug. I still haven't been able to get to the other site - but haven't tried lately as my online time is somewhat limited. I'm glad you liked this one - your comments mean a great deal. Thanks for looking - Vicki
Guest - May 15, 2007 03:25 PM EDT
Lovely and creative work Vicki.
Guest - Apr 09, 2007 10:38 AM EDT
You are very welcome, Ikka. Vicki
Guest - Apr 09, 2007 06:44 AM EDT
Hi Vicky, thank you of your lovely Card of season greetings. It is a nice gesture. Ciao Ikka
Guest - Apr 07, 2007 09:09 PM EDT
You are both most welcome, Anne and Mary. Anne - I was after an old-timey look as this card started to develop. At the beginning I was playing around with the idea of a totally original art card. The eggs came first and the chick sort of evolved while I was experimenting with different mediums in Painter. When I saw the color palatte I was leaning towards I remembered the photo from a trip to Nauvoo last year which complemented my art. Still not content, I went to my 'texture' file where I keep an assortment of images for backgrounds and opted for the wall of my RV. A little text, and I knew where it was headed - to The Lens Flare. Mary, I sent a note to Alandra regarding Painter last night - turns out she had been at the Corel site not 20 minutes before I emailed her - and unconsciously answered questions she had about the program without realizing it. It's a small world. Happy, happy Easter to both of you. Vicki
Guest - Apr 07, 2007 06:54 PM EDT
Vicki, beautiful greeting card and you are doing great with Corel Painter. Happy Easter to you and your family too. Thanks for the Easter greeting!
Guest - Apr 07, 2007 03:46 PM EDT
I can only echo the remarks of the others. The chicks and eggs are just the exactly right touch and remind me of some of the cards I use to receive when I was young. Just really great card - and thank you, Vicki
Guest - Apr 07, 2007 01:02 PM EDT
I'm glad you enjoyed it Carol. You are entirely welcome.
Guest - Apr 07, 2007 08:53 AM EDT
Thanks Vicki for the lovely Easter Card,Beautiful! Carol
Guest - Apr 07, 2007 08:50 AM EDT
I'm glad you enjoyed your card, Sparkle,Cindy, Tania and Beverly. It was fun creating the elements and seeing how they went together. I have the original as my wallpaper and it looks bright and cheery. You are all welcome to have a copy of it if you wish. Vicki
Guest - Apr 07, 2007 07:37 AM EDT
What a lovely card - Thanks for your thoughtfulness - and Happy Easter to you too.
Guest - Apr 07, 2007 05:00 AM EDT
What a wonderful job you have done. Happy Easter to you and yours from me and mine
Guest - Apr 07, 2007 03:01 AM EDT
This is so lovely, you have created a super piece of work, well done!
Guest - Apr 06, 2007 11:35 PM EDT
What an excellent work of art. Happy Easter to you and everyone at TLF.
Guest - Apr 06, 2007 11:32 PM EDT
Thank you for your encouraging comments, Alan, Lorraine, Alandra, and Don. I had a lot of fun creating this and am tickled over the heartwarming response. I'll send you an email Alandra - got some info about Painter for you. I know you use Photoshop and Painter and Corel work well together. Last fall, while between flights in Atlanta I met a lady who designs art for computer embroidery and mentioned I was looking for a good painting program for my Wacom tablet - she immediately opened her laptop, dug out HER Wacom tablet and demonstrated Painter IX. I was hooked. If you like to draw - or even doodle - it's incredible. I created my signature for this year with it too. Vicki
Guest - Apr 06, 2007 11:11 PM EDT
A beautiful piece of work Vicki! It's perfect. And thank you very much. Happy Easter to you too! You didn't need to do all that work. I'd have been just as happy with a big chocolate bunny :-). Don
Guest - Apr 06, 2007 10:58 PM EDT
delightful card, Vicki, thanks so much. what a beautiful job you made of it. Happy Easter to you and your dear ones also. Have also been looking at Corel Painter, and need to start using my Wacom tablet (had it a year and a half almost :) and haven't used it yet!
Guest - Apr 06, 2007 10:35 PM EDT
fantastic card, great work, hope you have a great Easter.
Guest - Apr 06, 2007 10:27 PM EDT
Wonderful card Vicki.. Great Job! Thanks very much. You have a wonderful Easter too....

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