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Saturday, March 9, 2013

"Happy Mother's Day (UK) / 1000th Blog Post!" – Postcard


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This week’s Sunday Postcard Art challenge was “Mother's Day.”

I was getting close to my 1000th blog post, so I intentionally made it the one for my Sunday Postcard Art (SPA) entry. In 2009, when I started using some of my spare time to explore my creative side and created this blog, Sunday Postcard Art was the first challenge site I participated on. It was also the first one where one of my pieces was featured in a sampler, which was such a thrill!

This piece started with the square strawberry image that I found from an Internet search. The rest of the design evolved around it. Lately I've been using repeating patterns for my backgrounds. In this piece, I used stripes and circles.

First I created the rows of the green stripes, duplicated the layer and merged it together to create one layer that was twice the width (12") of the image. I then rotated that layer 45 degrees. (The lines were too short when I rotated the 6" width layer.) I added the polka dots on top of that. Lastly, I created a rounded rectangle border with a radius of 15, and a width of 30 pixels. I recently upgraded to GIMP 2.8.4 and used it to create this.

The font is Renny Hybrid.

11 comments:

sheila 77 said...

What a beautiful card. It was very interesting to read how you made it.

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Wonderful postcard, thank you for sharing.

Grannie Annie said...

Congratulations on your 1000th blog post and what a lovely one it is too.
I have enjoyed them all Linda!

peggy gatto said...

Lovely!! i always enjoy my visits to your blog!

anne said...

Lovely postcard

Liz said...

Lovely card for Mothering Sunday and congratulations on the 1000th post!

Lorraine said...

lovely card and well done on 1000th post

linda said...

It's lovely

Lizbethem said...

Lovely strawberry colours on your delightful card. Congratulations on your milestone post! xx

Missy said...

1000th post ... I hope you will continu ... 2000th ??? more ? !!!
bonjour de France !

Mary said...

Wow! Congratulations on your 1,000th blog post! What an accomplishment.