Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Free Printable and Haiti Book Update

First of all, I'd like to announce a guest post at IS-LY and free printable for our "green" bedtime-tales puppet stage made out of cardstock and a recycled kleenex box.  Check it out and while you are there give a congrats to my good friend, Melissa, and her new baby!




And now for an update on the Haiti Book:

I made my first doll ever!  Here is my son helping me stuff the limbs of the doll:


After making this doll I have even more respect for my sister and all the handmade toys she makes!  Making stuffed toys is such a multi-stepped process!

Here is our "Market Scene" illustration for the book.  It reads, "I love to go to the market"


I also edited and tweaked the "Smiles" illustration a bit, changing the colors and some of the material options.

It reads, ""smiles brighten up my day." 

So, let me know what you think!  I'm all up for suggestions ;)

-CK

12 comments:

Donna Perugini said...

I like your faces for the illustration and especially the highlights on the boy's forehead.

It could be my browser, but is it possible to lighten up the top of the nose tip. My eye wants to make it more dimensional.

Ashley Marie said...

Visiting from SITS. Your blog is adorable!! That book looks great :)

Sonia Barton said...

wow, CK that is amazing, how much of that market illustration is photographed, the dolls look like you photographed them and then cropped and placed them on a background, but then I can't tell how much of the rest of that is part of the picture or digital???

Busy as a Bee in Paris said...

carrie, i LOVE the market scene, it is so beautiful and colorful. i have the same question as sonia above... the dolls are what you made and then photographed and the rest is digital? you are very talented!

CK said...

Dear Sonia and Maria,
I use photos of material to "fill" the outline I draw out on the computer. I explain it all step by step here: http://madebybedtimetales.blogspot.com/2010/07/sharin-ideas.html
And yes, I used photos of those dolls in the illustration as well. It is such a multi-step process but really fun for me, nonetheless. Thank you so much for the comments!!!
-CK

The Empress said...

Very good idea....

My name is Becka said...

It's looking great!

Kim said...

Those illustrations look FANTASTIC! Brava!

Vicky said...

Well done. Congratulations on making your first doll. They look great in that market scene. x

Jenn Erickson said...

CK, Wow! Your illustrations for the book are incredible!

Line said...

Are you writing a book? You are amazing! And the market scene really is awesome!

Liz said...

This is wonderful! I love it. The illustrations are beautiful. Amazing, I am really excited about this! Good luck!

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