The Lens Artist Photo Challenges (Time to Relax this week) is in their third week. A group of four people banded together to present a weekly photo challenge when the Daily Post shut down their photo challenge. Each week a different person presents the prompt on their blog. Every third week it will be presented by The World is a Book.
Cee is trying something new with her popular Fun Foto Challenge. This is her second Tuesday to present a photo and you are welcome to use anything in the photo as the inspiration for your photo. For example this week her image featured a mural with an orange octopus near a vintage blue truck. So you can choose murals, orange, octopus, blue, truck or vintage or any other color/idea the image triggers for you.
I have also joined the Creative Mondays blog hop over at ClairJustine’s.
So to create today’s card, I started with this photograph of a butterfly taking its time, relaxing while it sipped nectar in Tucson Botanical Gardens butterfly room. I love the butterfly room. It’s a great place to go and take photos. There are even benches so you can relax while the butterflies are fluttering all around you. You have to be a little careful though not to step on them.
Let’s week, I played around with this image and created an all b&w image, set it at the diagonal and framed in a reflection for Design 28. I wasn’t done creating with this photo though. This week I did something a bit different. I went with a black and white again but decided to make a color key point, the orange color being a tad muted to be more “vintage“.
From there I made a 5×7 note card on Zazzle. I added personalizable text so anybody can change it to whatever they want or even take them off. I am focusing on cards this week because Zazzle is having a 60% sale on cards for four days. As a newish designer, I don’t get samples from Zazzle for free so prefer to make goods when they are on sale as I like to see how they turn out.
I like the picture a lot so I am thinking of making a T-shirt on Merch Amazon like my Cactus Dreams T-shirt. Only for t-shirts, I am thinking no text. What do you think? On a t-shirt, would it be better with or without text.
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