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Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Wedding Shower Card
I made a wedding card for my neice's shower. I die cut the bottom front edge with the Tim Holtz Art on The Edge Scallops die. Then I embossed the card front with a Sizzix embossing folder. I die cut a dress form using the Tim Holtz Alterations Movers and Shapers Mini Sewing Room set. To make the dress itself I first added a boddice using a piece from a paper doily. White tulle and lace was glued to the dress form to make the dress.
I attended the University of British Columbia, where I managed a campus advertising service. After graduation, I worked as a commercial artist in the silkscreen industry. In the early 1970s, I began working with environmental firms, where my graphic talents were channeled into cartography and illustration. Since 1973, I have operated an environmental consulting company with my husband, where the computer often substitutes for pen and paper. It was here I explored the formal application of computers and was able to break out of the confines of office and graphics applications to experiment with digital technology. Non environmental projects include posters, website design, CD labels, programs, newsletters, slideshows, and other promotion materials, especially for the visual arts and music industry. My signature style incorporates collage and photography using computer software to produce digital collages. Recently, I have been combining these collages and digital printing with traditional art materials.