My Etsy shop is open! Beware, it looks pretty minimal right now, but I am learning the site and will tweak my banner in the coming days. Only one card up right now, but I think the photo looks nice. I still need to sample some photo techniques to find what type will show the cards in the best way, showing off the colors and images.
Through a highly scientific method, Jeremy set a predetermined number in his head, and that comment number would be the winner. Oddly, he chose number 7, and we had exactly 7 comments!! Aleah, you are the winner of the tag and card!
Thank you everyone for participating. I don't know if I'll have a "regularly scheduled give-a-way" or do them at my own whim. I'm crazy like that.
Next week I plan to do some archiving of cards I have made recently, by scanning them into the computer. There are also a few businessy things that need attention. Ugh. I'm horrible at math. I've got to determine some realistic price points for upcoming craft fairs. But, to keep things fun and visual, I'll post some sample photos as I'm uploading them to the computer.
I'll also be asking opinions on how my table is set up. I definitely need some budget friendly accessories to dress up my table! Perhaps a poll is in order.
The Tiger Balm is heating up on my wrists. I'm Outie 5000. Happy sleeps and Happy Friday!
Hola, crafties! To kick off the new blog and shamelessly promote myself, here's a give-a-way to start things running. Please leave a comment between 8 a.m. and 11 p.m. today, September 30 and you will automatically be entered to win. If there are more than 10 entries the winner will be selected randomly. If there are less than 10 entries, my trusty and impartial co-hort (aka Jeremy) will select the winner. In the comment, answer this question: What is your favorite craft that has been given to you or that you have bought and why?
You will win the card and tag pictured here (the card is 6.5 x 5" and is a vertical fold. Also includes envelope):
Just so there are no confusions, here are the elements used in these cards: Tim Holtz Distress Ink pads in Broken China, Weathered Wood, Peeled Paint and Walnut. Parisian stamps are from Tim Holtz collection for Stampers Anonymous. Owl stamp by Autumn Leaves. Background papers on card are generic. I'm grappling a bit with techno-thingies, so I will endeavor to post larger pictures from here on out, or at least links to larger pictures.
Hope you enjoy these initial offerings! Not every give-a-way will be samples of my work...sometimes I have extra and interesting craft stuff stashed away, so be on the lookout! One last bit of pimping-I will do custom orders for cards, tags or scrapbooks. Contact me via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Welcome to the blog home of Gryphon Art (formerly and almost non-exsistenly Heirloom House). This is the place to find out information about my art which consists mainly of paper crafting. This primarily constitutes of card making, which is my favorite paper craft at the moment, but can include scrapbooking, beginner calligraphy, collage and painting. There are a few other avenues of craftiness in which I am interested, such as crochet and metal art.
For several years I have endeavored to be able to market my creations, and I have finally come to a point where this is somewhat possible! I am participating in craft fairs in my region and am very close to having home on Etsy.
My hope is that this blog will serve as an inspiration to create. I am not the most consistent blogger. However, with this new site, I hope to be around creatively a lot more. So, let's kick this off right, shall we? Check back on Thursday, Sept. 30 for a give-a-way!