Who is your DH? I was looking around the internet when I spotted this cow and was instantly attracted to its expression. I did not want to feature the maids except by inference. The cow is looking down and over to where a maid might be working away. I initially tried printing out the cow on sticker stock I had from another project but could not get the alignment correct, so I have a lot of off-target cow portraits if anyone needs an image that "suggests" a cow. This is my first splitcoaststampers swap and I am so amazed at the collection I now have as a result of getting involved! You folks are so, so talented.
I really admire a good-looking dairy cow and this one was especially sage-like in her expression. The card is very simple, mainly lots of little cow pictures glued somewhat straight, some cowhide paper, computer type for the Eight Maids and the rest hand-lettered in gold and black. There were two design layouts because during the last hand-lettering step my mind wandered away. Luckily, the design lent itself to being altered without registering a total loss of what had been done before. I am a graphic designer who is having trouble creating the wonderful "look" stamper- artists seem to achieve consistently. Thanks for opportunity to be a part of such a talented group.
Registered: March 30, 2004 Location: NC Posts: 893
Tue, Nov 02, 2004 @ 3:57 AM
I particularly like the glint in each cows eyes. This card needs to be seen in person. So glad you joined us in this swap. Gail(grandmascraps)
Registered: May 31, 2004 Location: Viera, Florida Posts: 552
Thu, Nov 04, 2004 @ 6:12 PM
I KNEW you were in graphics! ;)
I have a minor in graphics with my first degree (Adv/Journalism), but that was long, long ago and I never did anything professionally with it. I definitely want to see MORE of your work!