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Cookie & Craft Shark Week: Guest Shark Artist, Rosa Clifford

I had the pleasure of meeting Rosa Clifford in February 2011 when we were both guests on the Martha Stewart “Valentine Ideas” show.

Martha Stewart Dani Fiori
Dani Fiori and Martha Stewart are seen during the production of “The Martha Stewart Show” in New York on Tuesday, February 1, 2011. Photo: David E. Steele/The Martha Stewart Show
SDB Rosa blog MS Rosa Clifford and Martha Stewart
Rosa Clifford and Martha Stewart are seen during the production of “The Martha Stewart Show” in New York on Tuesday, February 1, 2011. Photo: David E. Steele/The Martha Stewart Show

Rosa Clifford is the super talented artist and founder of ROC Paper Scissors. She creates amazingly detailed scrapbook style cards using paper, paint and other collage elements. Since we met, we have kept in touch via Facebook and I thought it would be fun to commission one of her custom cards for KF for his b-day. Of coarse we went with a shark theme! It’s absolutely amazing how Rosa can capture gestures and movement using paper- the final product was “so KF” and he loved it!

I asked Rosa to document her step by step of creating this card which I’m excited to share here…

SDB Rosa blog 1 Sketch Templates Materials
After sending Rosa various photos of KF surfing and photos of Spot and Hope, she created a sketch and then templates for her shapes…
SDB Rosa blog 2 Making the Shark
I requested that the shark “not be too ferocious” and she happily agreed! I love how you can see the difference a little shading makes in this step by step…
SDB Rosa blog 3 Making KF
She really captured KF amazingly well- the watch! the ring! the stance!
SDB Rosa blog 4 Making the Dogs
Look at this precision work on Spot and Hope (Grrr) using such tiny pieces of paper! Love it!
SDB Rosa blog 5 Shading Pouncing Splash Water Effect and Final
The water was created using layers of paper and a “punch paint” stipple type effect- love how it “moves”!
SDB Rosa blog 6 Punch Paint and Assemble Balloons
Using a Martha craft paper punch, she punched the balloon shapes then added string (!) and painted balloon highlights.
SDB Rosa blog 7 KF Final Product
And here it is… the amazing final product! What a fabulous keepsake- I can’t wait to frame it!

Of coarse, Rosa is not only a “shark artist”… check out her website and follow her on facebook to see much more of her incredible work! Through her website, you can place an order through her online card store for year round greeting cards or commission a work like I did for KF. Either way you will be amazed! Thanks again Rosa!

Shark on friends- only a 6 days till Shark Week! Are you ready? We have a few more ferociously fun ideas coming your way…  Xo Dani

 

 

 

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DFiori

DFiori

Sweet Dani B is my small business and my mantra is Life Is Sweet! Both my business and life center around celebrating life’s occasions and making those occasions amazing. We design one-of-a-kind cookies, invitations, paper goods and pull them all together to deliver fabulous parties and events.

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