Friday, June 12, 2009

Illustration Friday: unfold


My submission for Illustration Friday's "unfold" theme is a diecut valgal card that celebrates love. The message is clear but the card is a little unique in the design. I love making cuts and folds, it makes the card a bit more special. I have included a few views here: 1.the original illustration and a copy of the card 2. closeups of the image 3. card folds and unfold.








copyright 2004 Valerie Walsh

37 comments:

Kate said...

I love your cards, Val! This is perfect for the theme this week.

marikris said...

Thank you for your comment, Val, and doubly so because I got to click on your name and land on your website. I've seen your works in IF, and you have entered another great illo for this week.

Is the original illo rendered with markers? I thought I saw hints of airbrushing similar to Copics so it made me wonder.

The die-cut card is such a great idea!

And please consider me a fan <3<3

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

Oh Val,
How clever and brilliant is this. your cards are so dang amazing!!!! Each one just blows my mind. You must create all the time. I totally understand though hee he e hee hee! This is so grand and wonderful. Great card Val!!!

Cheryl Lynn said...

Hi Val. I discovered your blog through your comments on Ooh la la design studio.

Your work is beautiful. I love your characters and your houses are amazing. Your colors and imagery is so lively! Beautiful, Beautiful, Beautiful, indeed!

Have a great weekend.

Vicki Smith said...

Hi Val!
Great use of the prompt. I love your sunny colors.

Amy C said...

oh my this is so cute - is it for sale somewhere?
I love the purple color of the house - so warm and inviting.

Pepi said...

Haces unas ilustraciones preciosas,me gustan mucho.Un saludito.

John said...

wow now this is so addorable and well planned out ! love it!

Ginger*:) said...

Beautiful. I loved watching the progress and seeing the folds unfold. The colors are as great as your design and artwork...as always!

Sherry Rogers said...

Wonderful! Love it very much! Love the cutout! Your colors are perfect.

Pepi said...

Thanks for making me a visit, I'm glad you like the things hago.Hasta sight.

gaffergirls.com said...

:)
CUTE

gaffergirls.com said...

:)
CUTE

Cathy said...

Brilliant as ever, Val, and I'm interested in how this technique REALLY complements your work!

Tracy said...

These are wonderful! I love them :)

soulbrush said...

what fun and i missed the soda shoppe last week, now that is so cute!

Cheryl said...

Wonderful work, and I always enjoy your blog.

asperezas said...

Lovely

:-)

asperezas said...

AH, forgot to say: love the door's smile

:D

Edrian Thomidis said...

Really beautiful! You are so creative! It looks perfect and SO appropriate for this week.

erin said...

This is so wonderful, it made me tear up. We are moving yet again and our home is truly in our hearts.

Indigene said...

It is always joyous coming here! I love how this unfolds!

sketched out said...

You are such a clever girl, you are! Love that card, and it's so perfect for this theme!

froggie said...

vallie, that's soooooo wonderful! :))

Liz Jones said...

Oh, this is so cute!! Great card idea!

the enigma said...

what a beautiful card, wish i could get one! ^_^

Jack Foster said...

What a perfect and most lovely work for the theme. I just adore your style, color and imagination. Nice!!!!

Eric Barclay said...

What a perfect topic for you! Beautiful design and colors!

jomcmullan said...

So lovely! The colours are great!

Peter Breese said...

Beautiful Val... really like the colors on this one.

kj said...

have i seen this with my very own eyes and held it with my very own hands? because it stirs my very own heart and i am left missing you!

xo

yoon see said...

Hi Valerie,
Wow! Such unique folded card home for these cutie:)
I love love, super love the colour scheme of these houses.
So cute to witness a couple cat and dog sitting down on love seat. Even the flowers are in love shape...the wallpaper,even the smoke coming out from the chimney!

Just very sweet and perfect.
You have unfolded my heart, I feel falling in love again!

Happy folded week Valerie:)
He...He..

isay said...

to unfold a creation of valerie walsh---wow! that would be totally cool!

best regards

i am enjoying the music :)

Majeak Ann said...

Hello Val!
You and EVERYONE are invited to participate in a
*FREE FRUITY RAFFLE* at my blog!!

Because I am celebrating my Birthday and Blog Anniversary!
Please stop by, say hi!
Yes, I am still alive!

Hug with cotton candy scent,
Marjorie Ann

Art Fan Ako said...

The colors are amazing! (I'm struggling with watercolors). You inspire! Beautiful, clever card!

Gaia said...

So pretty!!!

Anonymous said...

nice post. thanks.