Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Designer Spotlight - Laila

Hi, everyone!  I'm glad you can stop by AW Showcase Blog today.  We have a special feature today of a unique holiday creation by one of our designers, Laila Anesland (She is currently DT-ing for both AW Showcase and Challenge Blogs).  I said 'unique' for a few reasons.  One, it's a holiday card with a mermaid image.  And two, this image is from my coloring book "Gardens & Goddesses".

Here's her gorgeous holiday card!

The image used is titled "Adrift".  This particular version with cherry blossoms framing the lower portion of the image with petals floating in the gentle breeze is a coloring book exclusive.  The digi version of this image is limited to the mermaid on a crescent moon, which still contains a lot of details.  Laila has used a page from the coloring book and turned it into this spectacularly gorgeous, oversized holiday card for maximum visual impact.  Isn't it stunning?  The juxtaposition of winter holiday elements in white and silver against the spring flowers and all the colors creates a truly magical vision.  It's like a window into another world.  You can read all about this project on her blog here.

The coloring book "Gardens & Goddesses" where this image is from is available at my Etsy shop here.  My current stock is quickly depleting. ^^;  But I should be able to restock by late November.  By then, I should also have two brand new coloring book titles in the shop as well - "Gardens & Goddesses 2" and "Midnight Gardens".  I like to keep some of my images as exclusive to coloring books and not making them available as digis.  The reason is that the coloring books' dimensions are closer to my original drawing sizes for the most part, and I tend to squeeze in a lot of details (even when I'm working in a small confine of an ACEO, which just measures 2.5" x 3.5") that can only be reasonably approached at a coloring book size and not at a greeting card size.  In addition, I'm more comfortable making larger images available in an already printed format for various reasons, such as theft, illegal reproduction, etc.

The digi version "Mermaid on a Crescent Moon" is available at Etsy shop here and at AW web shop here.  This digi is a little larger than my regular ones, coming in at 6" x 8" (15.2 x 20.3 cm approx.), 1800 x 2400 pixels at 300 dpi.


Laila said...

Awh! Thank you for all the kind words, Mitzi! :D <3

BAstelfeti said...

Wonderful Card.
This Motiv is a Dream.

Greeting BAstelfeti

Catz said...

Just an amazingly beautiful piece here! Well done and well deserved to showcase. :)