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Aunt_Betsy
10-19-2014, 12:36 AM
Hi everyone I haven't been around for a while. I started to feel creative again. I go through phases where I don't feel like working on any artwork. Well, the weather has turned colder and that makes me think about Christmas graphics again. If you've been around the forum for a few years you have probably seen some of my holiday artwork. Here is one of my latest wreaths.

I used mostly stickers that I created to make the wreath. I was able to use the new grid function to center my background tile. I'm so pleased to have the grid function. I no longer have to use a grid I created in CorelDraw and then imported as a layer to be able to center and space objects. Way To Go Rage Team!!!:D:D:D

hildee
10-19-2014, 12:43 AM
Beautiful wreath, Betsy, so colourful and yes, the grid is very handy :)

waheednasir
10-19-2014, 12:55 AM
Well chosen palette. Very appropriate.

Caesar
10-19-2014, 09:30 AM
Very nice, but here in Rome it's still quite warm ...

D Akey
10-19-2014, 10:22 AM
Boy, doesn't that red background look like needlepoint. Very cool pattern. Seasonal greetings for sure. I guess the starting gun has sounded in some parts, especially for those who are getting their stuff ready for the holidays.

Well it's great seeing you around again, Aunt Betsy! Was hoping you were well. Sounds like it has all been just fine. Good then. Be well and hope to see you around more, as the art spirit moves you.

D Akey
10-19-2014, 10:25 AM
Very nice, but here in Rome it's still quite warm ...

Oh, here in Los Angeles it's not unheard of to celebrate Christmas with temperatures in the 90s and sometimes the 100s. It freaks people out who come visiting from the cold. I wouldn't mind cool or even cold weather in Fall and Winter. But sadly I am in the wrong place for that.

Marilyn Anne
10-19-2014, 04:38 PM
I enjoy making cards so much I already have Thanksgiving and Christmas ready. I appreciate the cheerfulness and colors in your wreath.

Aunt_Betsy
10-20-2014, 11:33 PM
Beautiful wreath, Betsy, so colourful and yes, the grid is very handy :)
Thank you so much hildee. I enjoy making bright and colorful graphics.


Well chosen palette. Very appropriate.
Thank you waheednasir. I normally make the wreaths more of a deep green, but I decided to make this one more of a blue spruce for a little variety.


Very nice, but here in Rome it's still quite warm ...
Thanks Caesar. I live in Wisconsin in the US. Itís not unheard of to get snow before Halloween. It hasnít snowed yet but we have been getting frost warnings. Iíve never been to Italy so I can only dream about your weather.:D I went to Greece in January once, it was more like Spring than the dead of Winter like it was at home.


Boy, doesn't that red background look like needlepoint. Very cool pattern. Seasonal greetings for sure. I guess the starting gun has sounded in some parts, especially for those who are getting their stuff ready for the holidays.

Well it's great seeing you around again, Aunt Betsy! Was hoping you were well. Sounds like it has all been just fine. Good then. Be well and hope to see you around more, as the art spirit moves you.

Thanks D Akey. I made the red background in Paint Shop Pro 9. I used the Kaleidoscope effect and then used the Weave effect to get that look. I used the Fill tool in AR to get it to tile.

Iím still around but sometime I just lurk in the background. :)


I enjoy making cards so much I already have Thanksgiving and Christmas ready. I appreciate the cheerfulness and colors in your wreath.

Thanks Marilyn Anne. I use to make cards for Zazzle and Greeting Card Universe, but Iíve slowed down with all of that. They keep changing the rules so I donít enjoy it as much as I use to. If I really wanted to make Christmas graphics to sell I should really start posting them around July. So instead of being ahead, Iím really very behind.:D

Caesar
10-22-2014, 01:07 AM
Well, dear Auntie, Italy has many climatic, separate zones indeed, so climate in Italy, from the Alps with glaciers or the Appenines mountains down to the hills, either eastern or western coasts, Northern plains and southern regions or islands, like Sardinia and Sicily is far from uniform and sunny everywhere. Like for our lansdscapes climate is actually practically as much varied as in the whole USA.
Rome (Roma) though enjoys the most wonderful climate and the most beautiful skies (colorwise) among all the European capitals and I doubt this could be honestly denied, but, unlike for the monuments and artpieces, that's only and just the Allmighty's merit. LOL:o;)

coops
10-23-2014, 12:57 AM
It will be here before we know it, lovely graphic:)

Aunt_Betsy
10-23-2014, 06:13 AM
It will be here before we know it, lovely graphic:)

Thanks coops! I put the heating blanket back on my bed a few days ago that along with the new version of AR got me in the mood to do Christmas graphics.:D