Celebrating DSD with a blog hop

Thanks so much for stopping by. Here is a little peek into the creative side of how I turn inspiration pieces into my original illustrations:
 
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First of all, of course, I need an idea…something that sounds fun! I recently saw the cuckoo clock that was in my home growing up. I made a little note that these unique clocks could make for a fun print!
I gathered images from online. I take screenshots and place them in an illustrator file so I can see them all at once.
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Next I sketch out what the finished image could look like. This helps me get a hand drawn flair with my style. Also, it helps me plan and simplify the photo.
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Then I “draw” and design the sketches into an illustrator vector image, adding details and color.
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Once I get done with the first draft I step back and try to make a print. On this particular print, I decided to make the images more simple. I took out some of the small details.
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I work on making an all over pattern with the images I created, add a background color, and some distressing.
Watch for this pattern in an upcoming collection in the near future.
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Now on to the goodies…The Pixel&Co Designers and Friends have come up with an amazing collab, Piccadilly, that you can get for free. All you need to do is start get a code from each person on the hop, add the collab to your cart, enter the code from the hop and it’s yours! Make sure to start at the beginning, with Shen, and enter to code in the same order.
Shen
Tiffany
Deena <— That’s me!
Laura
Shannon
Jennifer
Sabrina
Kelleigh
Crystal
Robyn
Leah
Dawn
Celeste
Karla
Shirley
Mye
Audrey
Anita
Ya Yeah
Gennifer
Don’t forget to write down your code: 
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Hop on over to Laura’s blog next!

39 Replies to “Celebrating DSD with a blog hop”

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  2. WOW Deena- have always admired your talents – so thx for alil insight to how you bring it all together. really liked seeing it,
    Smiles, Carole

  3. I *loved* getting a peek into your creative process and can’t wait to see your upcoming collection…it looks amazing! Thank you for your fabulous contribution to the kit.

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