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Loaded to RB early 2011
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Featured in the “Creative Cards” group.
Featured in the “Retired and Happy” group.
Featured in “Painters Universe” group 6/21/11
Featured in “Safe Haven” group 6/27/11
Featured in “Show us your Bloopers” group 7/1/11
Featured in “From the HEART” group 2/27/14
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MULTIPLE MINI STICKERS R FUN This design has this STICKER option. If you go to the STICKER product option, open it, then you can see Redbubbles 4 Sticker Sizes, and begin to imagine how you might use these multiple Stickers and in which sizes. There are so many potential uses from Bikes, Books, cars, computers,… anything you want to make distinctly YOURS! Sticking together plain GIFT WRAP is another possibility. Try It… LOL… have fun… checkout the Multi Mini Stickers COLLECTION on the PROFILE page and see the large variety of Multi Mini Sticker Choices!
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Just in case anyone reads this and CRAVES to see more of this artist’s works, then you can CLICK ON the “FIRST TAG” below (jlh designs) and there’ll be pages of his artistic expressions! Enjoy ;-)))

NOW a lotta BLAH-BLAH-BLAH from my early RB days:
This image started from a 1966 pencil sketch and water color in JAMAICA. In many ways it’s the companion piece to the poinsettias (uploaded a few days ago and thoroughly described in its description, see my profile for this fascinating story ;-)), since I drew this as the Christmas card I’d send my parents the next year.
The original was framed by my parents, but over the years has faded and the image was just too dull to justify uploading to RB. So I made adjustments!
First I imported my photo into Photo-Shop (PS) and cropped the frame away. Then I experimented with the ‘filter’ settings, some for the first time. I tried quite a few options, saving about a dozen different layers. I also had fun combining some of the effects into their own layer. Some of the drawing details and highlights were lost in the process though. So selecting colors from the work I used a fine ‘brush’ tool and added back or emphasized what I thought was needed in the now ‘new’ rendering of hibiscus.
Also as you can see the background changed from a faded yellowing non-acid free bit of drawing paper into the golden back drop it is in the new PS adjusted image. So, when I dragged my adjusted image up onto my stock RB card blank and then changed its size with the ‘transform’ setting, it did not fit the proportion of the card. There were unwanted uneven white borders. So again for the first time I experimented with the ‘magic halo tool’ and copied areas of the background and pasted them over the unwanted white borders. I did not want to change the proportions of the original flower image and wanted it placed on the card right where it is. So the copy and paste routine worked out for me, though I had to fiddle to remove edges of some of these maneuvers.
AND, that’s the truth and the whole truth, shmg!

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