Sunday, May 18, 2014

Sundays with Sandee

Boy the week sure does fly by fast, doesn't it? And the week-ends are gone in a blink of an eye! I sometimes just wonder where the time went and did I get as much done as I could? Do you ever think about that?

This is a sign re-make. I sold the other Tea sign a year ago, so I revisited it but this time it has more mixed media elements and my own handwriting. 

Although I like how the sign turned out, I think the handwriting should have been a stronger element. It's hard to think bigger and bolder when you feel weak in that area. I can compare it to putting a party dress on when you are overweight...the confidence isn't there, and it shows.

You can see the older tea sign here, I still followed the basic design, but there are differences in how I approached some things, and new tools that I used. 
( Sold )
Basically I am trying to stay away from using sticker letters and to employ my own handwriting. That is my main focus with me currently. I love this book by Joanne Sharpe and find loads of inspiration in it. You can get it in the Frosted Design store and work on your lettering too!
The Art of Whimsical Lettering

 I hope that you can find the time to hop over to the Frosted Designs blog and check out my video and maybe, leave me a comment. Plus if you play along with me and enter your project over on the Frosted Designs Face Book page then you have a chance some free graphics with a random drawing. You can enter once a week, so that's 4 chances for the month of May!

The first prize will be a wonderful pack of printables to use on your journal pages or other mixed media projects by Freda F Printables!

and the second place winner will get a $15.00 gift certificate to After Midnight Designs!


Meggymay said...

Two fantastic tea signs, If I had to say, I think I like the new version best.

Pam said...

Amen! I love your wall hangings,they are so cute! I am a tea drinker and always have been and always will be! No coffee for me. Have you tried Teavana teas? Delicious!

Jean said...

Another gorgeous work! Your handwriting rocks!

Carole Z said...

Hi Sandee, I love your oh-so -cute tea signs! I'm still waiting for my book as publication delayed in UK..thanks for hopping over to my blog this week, much appreciated, hugs Carole Z X

Winnie said...

LOVE these! As a tea drinker, they are just so pretty. I especially love the first one as the softness and shabby chic look just grabbed me (the birdie is precious!!)