October 26, 2016

52 Cards - Week 43

52 Cards - Week 43. David Hayes, 2016

The upcoming Election Day has us all in an uproar...tried to challenge that feeling into this card...

A paste-up followed with "special effects" courtesy of the app iColorama! 

The original card:

October 18, 2016

52 Cards - Week 42

52 Cards - Week 42. David Hayes, 2016

I had some fun with this week's card! All digital work done in Procreate with a topping of Stackables...as usual.

Here's the original card:

October 11, 2016

52 Cards - Week 41

52 Cards - Week 41. David Hayes, 2016.

Let's see...I used Procreate to do the digital collaging, Distressed Fx and Snapseed to tie it all together!

Here's the original card:

October 6, 2016

52 Cards - Week 40

52 Cards - Week 40. David Hayes, 2016

I'm a little late in getting this week's card posted...it's been that kind of week! I used the apps Procreate, Repix, and Stackables to create the digital version...a little bit of this and that. As always!

The original card:

September 29, 2016

52 Cards - Week 39

52 Cards - Week 39. David Hayes, 2016

Oh my gosh...this one is a real mish-mash! After the paste-up, I started with iColorama, then used a bit of Repix, maybe Snapseed...but I'm not sure about that, and finished with some of this and that added in Procreate. Happens when it took several days to get something I was happy with...

The original card:

September 19, 2016

52 Cards - Week 38

52 Cards - Week 38. David Hayes, 2016.

I kept this one fairly simple...a quick paste-up followed by letting iColorama do its magic!

The original card:

September 12, 2016

52 Cards - Week 37

52 Cards - Week 37. David Hayes, 2016.

This week's featured apps are: Repix and Distressed FX!

The original card:

September 6, 2016

52 Cards - Week 36

52 Cards - Week 36. David Hayes, 2016.

I threw a little bit of everything at this card...cut and pasting then the apps Distressed FX, iColorama, and Stackables. A glorious mess!

Here's what I started with:

August 29, 2016

52 Cards - Week 35

52 Cards - Week 35. David Hayes, 2016.

Some grunge for this week's card. Started with a paste-up, scanned then Stackables followed with a touch of Snapseed!

Here's the source card:

August 22, 2016

52 Cards - Week 34

52 Cards - Week 34. David Hayes, 2016.

iColorama and Stackables. Seems to be a great combination for this series!

The "source" card:

August 15, 2016

52 Cards - Week 33

52 Cards - Week 33. David Hayes, 2016.

This one leans a bit more to the abstract side than the others...I am having fun seeing what I can do using iColorama on these cards. Good stuff!!

Here's the "source" card:

August 12, 2016


Home. David Hayes, 2016.

Very excited to be able to announce that my image, Home has been selected as one of the twelve winners in the #Greenwich_Mobile competition sponsored by Greenwich Workshop. A big thanks goes out to not only Greenwich for their sponsorship of this competition but also to everyone who voted for my image!

Greenwich Workshop is now the exclusive dealer for this image so if you would like to order a very high quality print of Home, just follow this link: #Greenwich_Mobile. You can also see the other great winners in this Instagram competition.

August 9, 2016

52 Cards - Week 32

52 Cards - Week 32. David Hayes, 2016

More playing around with the app, iColorama...so many possibilities!

Here's the source card:

August 1, 2016

52 Cards - Week 31

52 Cards - Week 31. David Hayes, 2016

Tag ends from a couple of faux mail art pieces I'm working on at the moment...I'll post these soon...then the app iColorama to bring it to life. Good stuff indeed!

Here's the source image:

July 27, 2016

Reintroduction - Part 2

Birds. David Hayes, 2016.

In a post last week, I reintroduced three of my mixed media collage note cards. Today I'd like to feature three more in this series! Each of these cards are one-of-a-kind made from different elements that have been shaped, added, and arranged with the individual card in mind.

Blossom. David Hayes, 2016.

These note cards measured, folded, 4.25 x 5.5 inches and come with a mailing envelope. 

CEK. David Hayes, 2016.

All cards are available in my Etsy shop should any take your fancy. Perfect to mail to a favorite someone...or keep as a fine art collectable! www.etsy.com/shop/aneclecticuniverse.

July 26, 2016

52 Cards - Week 30

52 Cards - Week 30. David Hayes, 2016.

Here it is week 30...and the cards are starting to look at little much alike...have to work on that. Come up with a different approach...a twist. We'll see...

The "source card":

July 21, 2016

A Reintroduction!

Summer. David Hayes, 2016

Going through some older works, I "discovered" a series of paper collage note cards that I made last year. Thought a bit of a reintroduction was in order!

Espana. David Hayes, 2016.

Each is a one-of-a-kind creation, made from different elements that have been shaped, added, and arranged with a particular card in mind. Every card is folded and measures 4.25 x 5.5 inches.

Threesome. David Hayes, 2016.

There are a total of eight in this series...I'll spotlight the others in future posts. If any of these strike your fancy, they are all available in my Easy shop: www.etsy.com/shop/aneclecticuniverse.

July 18, 2016

52 Cards - Week 29

52 Cards - Week 29. David Hayes, 2016

A couple of hand-drawn umbrellas...cut out and pasted on a black card...apped with Procreate and Stackables....

Here's the "source" card:

July 11, 2016

52 Cards - Week 28

52 Cards - Week 28. David Hayes, 2016.

Some of this and some of that....as always. Apps used...Procreate and Stackables. As always. Something tells me that I need to mix things up a bit...

Source image:

July 4, 2016

52 Cards - Week 27

52 Cards - Week 27. David Hayes, 2016

This one turned out differently than I first imaged. Seems to work that way...

Apps used: Procreate and iColorama.

The "source" image:

June 28, 2016

52 Cards - Week 26

52 Cards - Week 26. David Hayes, 2016.

Week 26. Half way there! Probably should have done something special to mark this point...but I didn't realize this until now...

Had some fun with this one...used one of my old photos for the "paste-up"...an image of a tree and the handwriting from my digital files...the dragon fly came from a digital kit. Apps used....Procreate and Stackables.

Here's the "source" image:

June 21, 2016

Collages - Three More...

Collage #8 (6-11-16) David Hayes, 2016.

Three more in my ongoing series of mixed media collages. It's been interesting to see how each of these collages turns out...I do start with some sort of notion but then let the bits and pieces show me the way!

Collage #9 (6-15-16) David Hayes, 2016.

As with the others in this series, all are available for purchase in my Etsy shop! https://www.etsy.com/shop/AnEclecticUniverse.

Collage #10 (6-19-16) David Hayes, 2016.

June 20, 2016

52 Cards - Week 25

52 Cards - Week 25. David Hayes, 2016.

I discovered this tiny photograph in my stash...just seemed to fit where I was going with this week's card! Apps used: Procreate, TitleFX, and DistressedFX.

The "source" card:

June 13, 2016

52 Cards - Week 24

52 Cards - Week 24. David Hayes, 2016.

Now this one is truly a little bit of this and a little bit of that! Stumbled about putting this one together I must say!! Alls well that ends well...

Some cutting and pasting, a touch of digital art from KPertiet...apps used: Procreate, iColorama, and Stackables.

The "source card":