I can’t believe that 3 weeks have gone flying by. I’ve been working on creating my monthly digital planners and figuring out how to link up the pages in Affinity Publisher. It was pretty easy, actually…just time consuming. I also created a contact-less birthday card for my step-sisters upcoming birthday. I’ve been deep diving into Affinity Designer and its features. Away from the computer I’ve been busy pulling weeds.

Bling Saucer Magnolia

Saucer
Magnolia


Gardens of the World has 6 to 10 Saucer Magnolia trees close to the Mission, I had never noticed them before, but was jumping up and down with joy walking on the pathway between the beautiful pink flowers in bloom. I decided to bling out one of the photos in Affinity Photo.

Experimental Flower

Digital Flower


While playing around in Affinity Designer I came up with this vector digital flower. This is still a work in progress as I work on the pattern in the yellow center. It started with 1 “flower” which got “power duplicated” which gave half of the look; I grouped the flowers, duplicated the group and rotated the new pattern to fill out the open white space.
I was also playing around with some other features of Affinity Designer and was looking to post it here, but I couldn’t find the file. If I ever find it, or re-create it, I’ll post it here.

Birthday Card

Birthday Card


My step-sister has a birthday coming up. Above is the digital card I made (minus the sentiment) and animated. What you can’t see from the above photo is that the small square on the front of the card opens and reveals a birthday quote. I also didn’t show the digital envelope.
One of the things I started playing around with in Affinity Designer is Symbols; most people use them to create patterns, I figured out how to use them in my card making. What a difference and time saver it makes! At some point there will be a tutorial on how to use symbols.

Logic vs Imagination

Digital Art Tag


I restarted my membership with The Graphics Fairy again. Using some of their “Steampunk” resources I created the above tag in Affinity Photo on my iPad Pro. The quote, “Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.” was created in JixiPix’s Rip Studio on my MacBook Pro. Oh, and the 3 buttons are from Imaginarium Vintage Junk Graphics bought from Design Cuts; which, by the way, is where I got the first part of my name from.

Well…that’s all for this week. Thank you very much for visiting. Stay safe and healthy.