All I can think is, “Ididit!Ididit!Ididit!Ididit!” to myself over and over. In case you can’t tell from the photo…that’s fabric. I designed it…and I’m feeling rather pleased with myself about it.
I took the design from the candy bookmark (here!), made it a million times more complicated (it took about 2 weeks of grumbling to finish–I’m very sorry about that to anyone who had to listen to the grumbling), and used Photoshop to create a repeat pattern (which is, in all honesty, pretty much the only thing I currently know how to do in Photoshop). And it worked! On the first try!
I’ve stared at it long enough at this point to feel comfortable saying that everything lined up just as it should. Gah! I’m so happy with it.
And now I get to order more and make stuff with it (stuff–a technical term) as I only ordered a fat quarter initially. Hopefully my next pattern will come together much quicker than this one did (cupcakes next!).
Now what to make with it first?
P.S. I feel like I should just come out and admit to not ironing before photographing…everything is far less bendy in person, lol. I realize there’s some weird stuff happening in that photo.
I’m mostly (haha…okay, that might be an exaggeration…) done with the next bookmark, and I needed a breather because I looked at what I did and it’s way crazier looking than I thought it’d be going in.
Yep…that’s a lot of candy.
I have learned (after a few fails) to print these guys out periodically and make sure they’re actually possible to color. I’m happy to say that most of it is. I’ll have to make a few things bigger as I start with the line art, but in the grand scheme of things it isn’t horrible.
Another thing I’ve learned is that they’re all going to shrink once they’re printed out for sale/digital. (converting to pdf does that…) My flower bookmarks are there for a comparison. They’re not too much smaller, but that’s almost a full inch. An inch matters a good deal when it comes to teeny tiny little shapes. My goal is to make a product that can be colored–not just one that you’re going to stare at in frustration.
I am happy that the two I’ve finished so far look so very different!
Thanks Amy and Puvi for the ideas! I’ll decide once I’m done with this bit.