I'm happy to announce that the Paper Crafter's Library has published a company spotlight for Designs by Ryn today :) There will be a little bio about me and some highlights from the Design Team (Shirley, Eleen, Miranda, Karin, Wendy and Anja).
I'll also be giving away 6 stamps from my collection. Raindrops, Climbing Vines and Circle Cluster Set on their blog and Day Lily, Pansies and Raindrops on mine.
Just leave a comment on this post and your name will go into a raffle for the last three stamps. Please make sure that I have a way of contacting you. I will pick the winner next Wednesday and be in touch then if you've won. Please pop by their blog www.papercrafterslibrary.com as well for a chance to win the other three. They'll have guidelines written for their raffle. A big thank you to everyone who has supported my designs so far! This has been a really exciting journey for me :)
After the last release of Water Effects I got a bad case of artist's block. The 3D designs were so well received by you that I was both thrilled and terrified to branch off and do something new. There is always something to get done with business so I busied myself with that side of my brain... For months... I guess you can only bottle creativity for so long. When I finally allowed myself to create a new theme the designs just flew out of me! I finished a whole set from conception to digital cleaning of the images in a week. A set usually takes me about a month! I'm bug-eyed and exhausted but so happy with the results. I rediscovered my first love - line work.
I suppose it would be easier to design the stamps on a computer as vector images but in this way I'm old fashioned. I use fine tip pens and refine my ideas using tracing paper and layers. I have just sent off the images to my manufacturers and now comes the hard part... Waiting for them to arrive...
In the meantime, I thought I would share some pics from the last week. A little sneak peak into what I was up to...
My work table. Looks like a mess of doodles doesn't it?! That's how everything starts. I get the designs out of my head and look at them later to see which ones can be refined further...
I then use tracing paper to refine the designs and add ink... My favourite pens are Micron. They make the smallest tip that I've been able to find - 005.
Well that's it for now. I will post cleaner images of the new designs as I get them ready. Hope you enjoyed the sneak peak. Also, a GIANT thanks to Andrea and Michelle for putting together this Spotlight for me. It's always such an honour to be included on their blog :D
Bye for now!