Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Love comes in all sizes and colors.



Happy Tuesday everyone! So here's my little story: I've always loved to draw, as seeing an idea come to life on paper is an incredible feeling. I grew up in a very competitive Pictionary family and thought I would try my hand at a few digis. At first I created an image for my 8yo DD to use on a card, then I sketched a baby, then a little boy, and before I knew it, a little community started to emerge. I wanted these images to embrace the goodness in life as I am constantly surrounded by zen like moments throughout my day.


Here is the SU sentiment that I chose for this card:




And here is the card in its entirety:



I was inspired when a friend started talking about adoption. This image was created for that special moment when a baby is asleep in your arms and you feel like you could hold them forever. I decided that since love sees no color, I made this little guy a darker complexion than his mommy. Her dress is paper pieced with patterned DP, the rest was colored in with copics. There are other samples of this digi made by Tammy Maxvill and Sheri Gilson, as well as the details of my - *fingers crossed* - release date. You can click on to my other blog HERE to see more cards made with this image. Until then I am tweaking, learning, sketching, and waiting anxiously for your comments and suggestions. Have a wonderful Tuesday everyone!
*Love and Aloha*

12 comments:

Ann said...

So beautiful, Joni!

Gabby said...

That's beautiful Joni! Made me get teary since I am adopted! Love it!!!

NinaB said...

What a neat image, something I don't think I've ever seen anywhere else. I'll go check your other work in the other website.

Angie said...

I love your digi images Joni! They feel so "at home" to me. I don't know if that makes any sense, lol! This is a great card,and that sentiment with the image is fantastic.

CRYSTAL said...

Super adorable image and a great card....

Heidi said...

I am also adopted- and this is beautiful!

Heather said...

This is awesome! I love the image and the sentiment! Beautiful beautiful job!

Michelle Forrest aka transprntbutterfly said...

This is amazingly wonderful! Very nice

PaperCrafty said...

I just love the details you added to your card! Your story behind the image is so heart touching!!!

Melissa Craig said...

This is sooo sweet! I love it.

Anjou Krelovich said...

Just beautiful Joni! That image is adorable!

Maria said...

Wow, Joni! You are definitely multi-talented. Your drawing is beautiful!! I love the baby and mother image and the sentiment!!Keep up your drawing. . .you are very talented!

Maria