Friday, April 11, 2008

My Painting for Janelle

This isn't a post of who the winner is from my post below. I'll post that on Sunday. It is the design I was waiting to post until I had given it to my friend. This design is inspired by the dress that my friend Janelle bought to wear for after her sealing ceremony. I framed it and gave it to her tonight when we were out to dinner. Her husband (Nate), herself, and her son (Bart- Makenzie's age and buddy) took our whole family out to dinner to The Melting Pot for one of the most delicious dinners we've had. We were there over 3 hours eating and talking and having such a great time (and the kids did great- so that was wonderful- yeah for older children). If you haven't gone there and you've got some major cash to blow I highly recommend it. DELICIOUS! Thank you Nate and Janelle!
So anyway, about the design. It's the first I've ever done in photoshop and I feel like I totally cheated and loved it. Fun to try new things I guess. I have a few other designs I want to try in photoshop that could coordinate with this particular design. I sketched the flowers etc. and put marks on it of where I'd place black, scanned it, and colored it in photoshop. It took a total of 30- 40 minutes. Way quicker than my paintings that take days and days. Janelle's dress is black and white like this with tropical flowers and has fuchsia colored satin ribbon along the bottom and across the top part of the bodice. It's so cute. I can't wait to see her in it. :) I studied her dress to figure out how to make this kind of a pattern. I wanted to make it similar to her dress for her specifically, but now have other ideas in mind to make it more my own. So those will be fun to make. Also, it goes along with my tropical thinking lately, not to mention I've been really in love (secretly) with this shade of pink since about last summer.
Well there you go Janelle. :)


sunnytosh said...

We have a bunch of training videos for photoshop and this makes me want to use them! Nice picture!

Nelle said...

This has got to be one of the most beautiful pieces of art I've ever seen, not to mention owned. I'm looking for just the right place to put it in my home. Starting to think my craft room so it can inspire me to try new things. In case I didn't convey it last night, Thank you Thank you Thank you.

Krisser said...

OK- now you have to start designing digital scrapkits- you would be simply amazing! I love it Flem- and I also love Melting Pot- mmmmm!

Kristen said...



lovely print! the colors totally pop. you are tre talented, kare. :)

Hannah said...

who cares if it is photoshop. its lovely! adore the white / black contrast with the pink! if you get a pic of the dress you'll have to post.

Hannah said...

oh yea, and I ADORE the melting pot. i've heard there's one in Pasadena... just waiting for a special occasion to justify spending the money. maybe graduation... :)