Yes, I've got a lot of cards to share today, so this is a picture heavy post!!!!
Many years ago, when I was still single and living in Cape Town, I did a lot of calligraphy courses and done quite a lot of calligraphy work, but I was very frustrated cause I wasn't artistic enough to make the kind of items I saw in books and loved so much!!!!!! I'm also a perfectionist so when one or two letters weren't perfectly done, I was unhappy with what I made!!!!! I did all the formal scripts like Gothic, Italic, Bookhand and a few others, but after a few years when I got married and had the kids, I never did calligraphy again. I have recently had a look at calligraphy websites and the modern way of doing calligraphy and I got very tempted to try my hand at it!!!! On Friday night I was looking at wonderful websites again and watched a video or two and decided that it was time I get my pens and ink out again!!!!! Problem is ...I couldn't find my pens ...it has been packed away somewhere and I don't have an idea where!!!!! So yesterday morning I went to an art shop and bought a pen, nibs and ink (...and a few other items!!!!! LOL!!!!) and I couldn't wait to get going!!!!! And what I'm posting here is what I've made!!!! On a few of these one can see that I've not been relaxed enough and the letters aren't flowing nicely, but on some of the later ones I was more relaxed!!!!! So here goes....
Three for Valentine's Day:
There's a little rhinestone in each heart.
...and one for Christmas:
One for a special friend:
...and for a special birthday:
...and how can I make cards and not work with a sketch!!!!!! These I've made working with the sketch over at the Freshly Made Sketches Blog!!!!!
This one I will link at the challenge:
...and these I've made for fun:
Looking at these photo's it's clear that I need a lot more practising, but it's a start!!!!!! I didn't use my calligraphy pen in the end - I've done these with a fine liner.
Thanks for visiting - hope to see you again, soon!!!!!!