Thursday, October 9, 2008

Did I hear...another swap!

This time run buy Lisa from the Bunny Log. The task this time was to make 50+ postcards with no particular theme.
After a few weeks of being sick and not really feeling like printing.I was sitting on the phone at work and doodling on my notepad...and my scribbles turned into an idea and a few days later was being cranked out on the Gocco! Its a really simple clean design and I am quite happy with it.

Scribbles from my notepad!

Oh and I wanted to print the typical postcard printing on the back so a came up with a quick template for the back too.
Check out the pics below of my scribbles and what it all ended up looking like in the end. I do hope me fellow swappers will be happy with my offering. Can't wait to see what rest of the peeps have come up with.

Sketching some ideas...

Work in progress

Drying printed reverse side of postcard

Close up of reverse

The final product...

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

The day has finally come...

A big day for me as I finally decided to add some cards to my etsy store..

After many people telling me to do it I finally took the plunge. I am sure that it will take some time to get going but I have a HEAP of ideas just waiting to come to fruition this space.
My travel diaries which I blogged about already are the next on my list, there will be some different colours and airport codes than what was shown below.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Gocco Swap

Well...I was in a bit of a panic wondering what I would make for the clothpaperstring - Art of the Note Gocco swap (see post below) and after delving through some of my photos I came up with a few ideas... So here are my 'inspiration' photos and what I ended up with.

Some mail boxes I'm always drawn to when we pass them. I knew this pic would
come in useful one day.
You've Got Mail - Card

Work in Progress..

For the second set i found a photo in my deleted folder and after some photoshop tweaking I actually managed to come up with something to print. I was using some dark grey card which I thought would look good with some silver ink...turned out well I think. This doesn't bode well for my hoarding tendencies as I was going to delete this and look at what I did with it. Now I will keep all my 'bad' photos just incase!!

I think this card has a slightly eerie quality which I love...I am not sure if it would be the same in a different colour combination.

Overall I was pretty happy with the results and I managed to put together a nice set of cards to send off. I do hope my fellow swappers like them.

The finished product!

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Not quite Lonely Planet Travel guide but......

...rather cool nontheless. I just got news recently that one of my photos has been used on Schmap's online Melbourne city guide. It's in the Fitzroy section which the previous link should take you to...scroll through the photos to see mine.

My pic is of a typical eerie doorway in Fitzroy.

Monday, July 28, 2008

Interesting News

Well... two of my fave bloggers Lara from Kirin Notebook and Bianca from Hollabee along with another friend of theirs Teegs have started a new venture..Ink and Spindle.

Ink and Spindle will be focused on creating a yardage screen printing business, with an environmentally friendly focus. Their aim is to be available to anyone who’s keen to have their own designs printed onto textiles, great news for wannabe fabric designers everywhere.

I look forward to following their porgress on the blog listed above!

Good Luck ladies..!

Gocco Swap!

So I just got my group today for the Gocco Swap initiated by Sarah @ With over 50 people involved, the aim is to split everyone into groups of 10 or so and each group exchange a set of gocco printed notecards! So good...! So in theory I should end up with 9 different notecard sets.

I have to go get working on some ideas, I am fairly new to Gocco, so it gives me an excuse to get creating!
I will be posting my attempts soon.

Monday, July 7, 2008

Travelling Gocco!

Ok so I wanted to make something special and cool for my brother, who is about to embark on yet another 6 month travel adventure and I decided to combine my love for Gocco and Moleskins and make a set of Travel Diaries for him to take with him.

So this is what I came up with...rather pleased with the result as it was only my second gocco project- the first was a rather rushed 'can't wait to get stuck into it' attempt so I may refer to this as my first.

I save the barcode tags from all the places I have been and I always knew I would have a use for them one day!

Saturday, July 5, 2008

My first post on the new Little Letters blog...! So what is this about, after many years of procrastination I have decided to try and do something with all my crafty ideas. It will take a bit of time and experimentation to get there but it should be a bit of fun along the way. I plan to open an Etsy store at some stage when I come up with some things I think people might buy!

There will be some printing, photography and general craftiness popping up as well as some of my favourite crafty people.