Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Published Again

Imagine my surprise when I picked up the summer issue of Just Cards magazine, was flipping through it in the waiting room at the dermatologists with my 15 yo son and let out a yelp when I saw my Haiku Bunny card. My son promptly informed me that everyone in the waiting room thought I was crazy. That's OK, let 'em think I'm crazy, you don't get published everyday. My card is on page 48 and I happen to have a slightly better picture since it's a clear card. I happen to have a copy of it still because (A) it's the first acetate card I made and (B) the kitty cat decided to teeth on the corner of this one. No longer suitable for a swap card with kitty teethmarks but still nice enough for my portfolio. I created this card for last year's annual OSA Haiku Bunny swap featuring the retired Haiku Bunny stamp from Hero Arts. I saw the video on Prima Marketing about painting in alcohol inks and that's exactly what I did on this card. I stamped the image on the front in Staz-on and painted with alcohol inks on the reverse side. A huge thank-you to our wonderful swap hostesses on OSA who continually submit artwork for publication. It's how both my cards got published in Just Cards magazine. I rarely submit anything myself.