Tuesday, 5 February 2008

Digital Designs for Craft Stores?

I've had an interesting opportunity to create digital papers and embellishments for a UK craft store. I'm really excited about this and will reveal more and where I'm selling my products once the store has given me the nod that it's ok to do so. I think it's an interesting development. For me, as an artist and graphic designer, it's obviously exciting especially when you're crafty as well. It's like combining your hobbies and work. Cool.

Interesting though to see how the craft industry is evolving. I know a lot of people are still quite anti digital and I respect and understand it to a degree. I do think however that it's not about moving away from being "hands on". It's just about having a new medium and new tools for your crafts. Hybrid - digital and paper - they work well together. More and more homes in the UK have computers and software - photo editing software in particular is coming down in price all the time. It means more of us that like to use our computers can do so with a relatively small cost. I'm not including the cost of a laptop or pc. Most people already have them for one reason or another. Using them for crafting is what I'm talking about. Another tool.

I'm excited about this new opportunity. I've got a lot of work to do. A lot of papers to design and put together. For me, as an English girl working in a very predominant Amercian market, I'm especially excited to see that a UK craft store is innovative enough to embrace this movement towards digital.

Talking of which, I've created another freebie for you guys. A set of 5 really pretty oval tags. With Valentine's, Mother's Day and Easter coming up, I created them in soft pinks and greens. Pretty Spring colours. Hope you enjoy them. If you download them, please leave a little note here on my blog! Image is clickable!

Oh and here's my photo for HS|MS. Going through the "7 deadly sins". Interesting stuff actually. I took this photo of my little niece when she was having lunch. Now, I know this isn't gluttony per se but the look on her face and the state of her really does say "gluttony" in it's real meaning ha!


Hope you all have a great day!
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13 comments:

SuzyB said...

A beautiful shot of your niece and yes a shot that could be seen as a reaction to true gluttony bless her x

Andrea* said...

Beautiful freebie and great photo! TFS!

JACKIE M said...

Great Gluttony photo lol.

Sarah said...

Beautiful shot :-)

Beautifullily said...

Thank you for the link to the freebie tags, they're lush

Marina said...

What a beautiful little girl. :~)

Sue Nicholson said...

Well Done You :-) And Good Luck I am delighted that you have this opportunity. Keep us up to date :-)

I must get back into scrapping etc . . . lost my mojo and it won't come back . . . ha that sounds like a very old record "my boomerang won't come back"!!! Def showing my age here.

Great Gluttony Girly Face :-). . . and a beautiful shot too :-)

Sue :-)

JanMary said...

How wonderful to get digital scrapping stuff into craft shops here. I have yet to find a craft shop here in Northern Ireland who has heard of it, but I am slowly educating them!

Best wishes for your venture.

etteY said...

fab shot!!

Kerry said...

Beautiful shot.

Rachael said...

Gorgeous shot of your niece bless. The tags are gorgeous too. x

Rosie (Freycob) said...

Lovely freebie. Thank you x

Great shot of the little one! Sooo serious! Did you interrupt her eating me thinks?!

Louise said...

gorgeous gluttony shot, and pretty tags
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