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Baby Blanket As you wish

I started this blanket almost a year ago and it has given me SO MANY problems, but it's finally done and now I can mail it!

I'm washing it now to make sure it holds together, then I'll be boxing it up to mail it tomorrow!

Icons!

Feb. 1st, 2017 02:37 pm
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So I've been watching Emerald City on NBC and the colors and scenery are amazing along with the characters and story. I hate waiting for Friday to watch a new ep. :(

BUT all the prettiness has inspired me to start making icons again! I've posted some banner sets on Tumblr, but since it likes to stretch images, it really isn't a good place to post icons. They come out all pixelated and weird. I'm sure there's a setting to fix that, but I don't know where it is.

I also figured out how to add more/new fonts to my graphics program! So I actually have some variety in my font choices now! Incidentally I also figured out how to add new brushes, textures, etc. Now I just have to find some that are compatible with Corel, not sure if the ones for Adobe will work or not. Of course, I should probably figure out how to use the brushes, textures, etc. I already HAVE before I get new ones...

Anyway... Here are some icons!

lucas mirror BWlucas mirror Disturbolucas mirror SE brownlucas mirror SE

I was inspired by the challenge at [livejournal.com profile] total_icontest of "mirror". I don't know that they're anywhere good enough to be in any kind of challenge, but it gave me some much needed direction!

Ev CJ friendEv FriendEv Decode friend
I think the last one is my favorite. I know the font is a little too small for icon size, but it's so perfect for her and for this image, I can't help it.

And these are the sets I've already posted on Tumblr, so I apologize if you've seen them already.
Large Size Sets )
And while I don't expect it, since I'm leaving this post open to the public...if you'd like to use my icons, you can, just please leave a comment and credit me. :)

Elsa Cake

Sep. 15th, 2016 10:02 am
lavenderspark: (hair)
Also, here's this year's birthday cake. I posted last year's Rainbow Dash cake, but can't find the entry now. :/

Collage 2016-09-15 09_59_46

Sadly all the frosting melted off the sides in the heat during the party. We had planned to put it in the cooler, but my cake tray is too big for our cooler. :(
lavenderspark: (hair)
I downloaded a bunch of images from the British Library yesterday (they have lots of new free images from books that are out of copyright) and spent today playing around with them a bit.

I have no idea what to do with this, but the titles of these booklets needed to be put together. Trashy romance novels of 1892!

Romance covers 1892

I didn't do anything except arrange them in what I thought to be a fun order. :)

I found a few illustrations that just begged to be colorized, so I played around a bit and figured out how to use the watercolor tool! It would work much nicer if I had a fancy drawing tablet, but I thought they turned out pretty nice.

water color kitty 300
Belle and the Dragon 300 Ha, didn't realize that there was a giant hole in the middle of the dragon one. Oops. It kind of looks like a heart though!

And then I did them in actual icon size. The dragon one loses some detail, so I don't think I'd ever use it as an avatar icon, but the kitty looks super cute in any size!

water color kitty 100
Belle and the Dragon 100

New Icon

Apr. 19th, 2016 10:41 am
lavenderspark: (hair)
Still can't figure out why GIMP ruins my images when making GIfs. I tried to download a plug-in, but it didn't show up in my software. I don't know what to do and the GIMP comm on here looks dead. :(

On the plus side, when making icons, they're tiny, so you can't really see how messed up the image is.

anbertree1

Screen caps from screencapped dot net and shanarachronicles dot net.

Icon set

Sep. 25th, 2015 12:59 pm
lavenderspark: (flowers)
Trying to play around with my program some more and learn how to better do some things.

Killjoys icon set )

Song lyrics are "Dark Paradise" by Lana Del Rey
Screen caps from [livejournal.com profile] yamiinsane123
lavenderspark: (flowers)
A friend back home is having a baby in October and I had started to make a blanket lovey back in like May or something. But then in August I found out she's doing the nursery in a Nightmare Before Christmas theme. I had been having issues with the blanket (I couldn't decide on a stitch that I liked) so I decided to scrap that idea and I made a little Zero instead!

PCO9

Now I just need to get it mailed off.
lavenderspark: (flowers)
While it isn't nearly as pretty as the ones I see all over Tumblr, I made an icon (banner?) set! I have another one in mind to do, but it will have to wait. My back, tailbone are really sore from sitting hunched over my laptop. :(

I did the first one yesterday and the other two today.

Hands banner
face banner
sleep banner

All screen caps came from genrecaps.net (except the background of the last one, that came from Colin O'Donoghue.COM) and the song lyrics are from "Ten Days" by Missy Higgins.
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It's super late and I should be sleeping, but I've been sleeping like crap any way and have yet to be asleep before 2am the last like 2 weeks, so oh well.

I was browsing some screen caps of a few different shows earlier and took several from genrecaps.net to play around with.

I made this one and am pretty happy with it so far. It's still a bit rough, I need to get better at tracing my objects, but as long as you don't look too close, you can't tell! It's Camille from Stitchers.

not the police

Here's the original image.
stitchers102_1984

More icons

Apr. 21st, 2015 02:28 pm
lavenderspark: (flowers)
Decided I would play around with icons some more. Chose to do some X-Files in early celebration of the show coming back (even if it is only for a short time).

icons! )

I found the screencaps at http://xfphotos.fredfarm.com/season1/index.html
lavenderspark: (wish)
Playing around with my photo editor today. Made a few icons, nothing fancy or challenge worthy, but just to learn where things are and what everything does.

Icons )

Thoughts?
lavenderspark: (look right)
So to distract myself, I attempted to fix my last GIF and made a new one.

fixed )

new )
lavenderspark: (glasses)
I had some free time and decided to make another GIF. I'm not 100% happy with this one. Some of the images went all weird on me when I resized them and I'm not sure why. And I think where I used black font I should've used white so it's easier to see. :/

Let me know if there's anything else I can work on! I'll probably come back to it Sunday or next week some time depending on when Andy gets home.

Dark City GIF )
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I found a blog online the other day that said that putting lotion around your nails before painting helped with the clean up after. I was unsure if this would work or not, but I figured I'd try it.

It totally works! I had to apply lotion twice, but that's because my skin was super dry and by the time I finished the last nail, the first one had absorbed all the lotion. :/

It recommended using a q-tip to clean up the polish after, but I waited until my nails were completely dry and used a wooden cuticle pusher to clean it off. It peeled right off!

My nails right after finishing my sad attempt at making shamrocks for St Patrick's Day:

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Kiley watched The Little Mermaid twice this weekend and last night I was just thinking about what would have happened if the animals hadn't interfered and Ariel hadn't made it to the ship. I'm not sure that Ursula really thought her plan through.

I tried to make this last night, but apparently my new fancy photoshop program can't make animated GIF images. LAME.

So this morning I took my GIMP program from my desktop and put it on my laptop. Had this thing made in like ten minutes. :) I could probably slow it down a bit more, what do you think?

I'll put it behind a cut as it's flashy )

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