This is one of my favorite pictures of us from Mr. Poodle’s last visit to Chile. We were in Cerro San CristÃ³bal in Santiago. But I hate the way my arm looks holding the camera, the bump on my forehead, and my hair too.
Well yeah, I like lots of things about this picture, but when it came to me, I hated it! So what better way to fix everything I don’t like than drawing a NEW picture.
Using the upper image as my base, I illustrated us first by drawing, then using Adobe Illustrator. I did this because I wanted to send Mr. Poodle a cool gift. I used his favorite color as the background and printed a poster that I sent to him later.
Then I started playing with a vector and thought that it could be cool to use for our wedding website.
While doing this, I thought that maybe we could use this as a thank you card too so I could feel that I didn’t spend all my time just drawing Mr. Poodle’s poster.
I started playing around and made a texture for the background. I wanted to have a little bit of a sewed look. This is the end result after a little playing around.
I know I still have plenty of time – I could even wait until after the wedding to start thinking about making thank you cards! But I thought it could be good to have some now, so that I can take advantage of sales from printing shops and use discounts that are not always available.
Maybe I could use these thank you cards for a shower or some pre-wedding event.
So what do you think hive? Should I use this and take advantage of the sales, or should I wait until after the wedding and make other cards with our wedding photos?