Tuesday, April 10, 2012

A sneak peek of my upcoming class

This weekend my focus was on exploring the Draw tool in PSW2.0. I wanted to create 'clean line' or true vector images and use a mix of auto and manual punch to digitize them. My first thought was to create an embossed monogram for fabrics with pile or nap. This was easy enough with the use of the complex fill tool that also allows for "holes" to be inserted in the design. I was quite pleased with the final 3D effect.
My next thought was to overlay a lightly filled backdrop to showcase letters with thin column stitches that would otherwise get lost in the nap. This created a dainty effect versus a more bold effect of the embossed design."Hers" is a freebie from Sewweird newsletter.

 In the hoop, patchwork quilt is another option since the Draw tool allows clear cut shapes that can be digitized automatically. Applique patches would be yet another option. There are so many other creative possibilities whirling in my head I can barely keep my thoughts straight.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Mark your calendar for the 3rd!

I have marked my calendar for the third of each month of 2012 - Jenny of elefantz, a very talented designer, is sharing her love with us all. In one of my blog hopping sprees, I stumbled upon this site. What caught my eye was the simple yet elegant style of designing. I immediately knew I wanted to participate in her BOM. These designs are meant for hand stitching, but she has graciously given me permission to digitize them.

As I was digitizing, my mind was racing with endless potential of the
 designs, butt I wanted to stay true to the austerity of the original work. I kept tweaking till the last minute and finally decided to stitch them out since the next BOM is due in only two days and I am already a couple of months behind. 
Thanks Jenny for the beautiful offer - here is my version.

I have also used a part of this block to create a tissue box holder. I added a few beads in the center of the flowers for a different look.