Thursday, 26 June 2008

Lightning McQueen

I usually shy away from requests for cartoon characters. I prefer to work in my own illustrative style and find that the likeness is never quite there when you try to recreate a Disney, or some other much loved character. However, a good friend asked me to create a special card showing Disney's Lightning McQueen for a special 8 year old and I had a go. I like to think I've caught something of the character, whilst retaining something of mine!

Two little angels

Not that I have those in my home, but rather two little paper angels, in different colourways. These illustrations are 15x15cm and are crafted completely in cut paper.

Tuesday, 24 June 2008

More custom cards

Goodness, it's been a while. My father has been to visit us, but I have still had time for some crafting and fulfilling some card orders.
First up was a card for a Grandfather, or Saba in Hebrew. I was asked to illustrate his (many) grandchildren and also his love of computers.
The next cards are also for a Grandfather, Zeide (from the Yiddish, meaning “grandfather” or “old man”), for a special birthday this time, and therefore cards were required from all the family, and they were to all look different! This Grandfather is, from left to right, a lifelong rugby fan, a wonderful Grandfather to his youngest grandson, and loves to barbeque.

Lastly, I was asked to prepare a large card for my youngest son's nursery teacher, or gannenet (the Hebrew term for a nursery or kindergarten teacher), for the end of year party. I created drawer labels for all the kids at the beginning of the school year, so I had photographs of them all on my computer. I decorated the card with pictures of all the children round the edge (which for obvious reasons I have not shown) and added my own illustration of the spikey-haired teacher and some of the kids. I hope that she will be pleased with it. The Hebrew lettering at the top says "Thank you Nurit".

Friday, 6 June 2008

Happy Anniversary

As well as my custom-made cards, for which I have received many weird and wonderful requests, I also create handmade cards for every occasion. I have designs for birthdays, new babies, and anniversaries amongst others. This week I decided to add to my anniversary range and came up with a new design. The bow and little glass heart really add to the look.