Create-a-Pattern Madness!

 Okay, I just downloaded and tried out the Create-a-Pattern tool.  Undecided yet as to whether or not I prefer this method.  For simply tiling a pattern you have already created, it proves more difficult.  Unless you make each part of your pattern in the tool by using PNG "stickers" and then layering and such as you like.  Keep your images 256x256 or else it resizes them for you!  Okay, the first pattern I created was from one of my Frederick's series ATCs, to have sort of an art deco modern art tiled look for wallpapering or fashionista outfits.  Modern Arty Walls Which came out a nice tiling.  There's a small amount of reflective shininess in the pattern, however, with the dress I chose, the material did not show up any shiny.  Which was disappointing because that is the same dress I chose for all my models and none of them showed up the shiny....  Boo.  And my bf wants the main computer back, so I'll have to dig up some better screenshots tomorrow.  Until then, please enjoy how lovely the couches looks, as they actually do show up the shine!  XD  All these patterns are available in my Studio on the Exchange.  But I will host them on Mediafire (entire folder, CAP Pattern Pack1) for those of you not registered.  There is a total of seven patterns.  Two artsy ones and five red patterns with shininess.  I wanted a Jessica Rabbit sort of effect then started playing around with the shiny layer.

The next pattern I made from a little doodle, which I used as a sticker to tile it in the pattern and used some of the default stickers as well.  I may in the future provide pattern stickers, which will be 256x256 PNG files as a resource pack.  I plan to make some for myself anyways.  This pattern which I call Ornamental Tentacle because it has sort of a Chinaware pattern style.  The tentacle is hand drawn, just a PNG file I already had picked out so was ready at my disposal to make a pattern and I thought it turned out pretty nice.  I have it pictured on a dress, but it should look nice on tiled surfaces and small surfaces and counter tops.  There may be an issue with the color of the tentacle layer, I had lowered the saturation during the creation because it was giving me odd colors instead of solid colors.  I'll have to figure out better ways to make stickers as I learn this tool more.  So it seems to only go darker and the blue barely showed up from how I set it to look in the preview image they have in the tool.  I was kind of disappointed that the in-game look didn't match the tool.

The five red patterns, I forget which ones are which names, my goof, I'm sorry.  The glitter one is obvious.  But the others have almost the same names and the preview image didn't show them on the Exchange, so I promptly forgot what I named each one.  I think it shows up in the launcher though.  I haven't tried other dresses/outfits to see if the shiny shows up better, because that's what I really wanted them for.  Though shiny couches, or even drapery are nice and all....  ;P  (Look at the couches, not the dresses)

(all three flourishes have shine with swirly patterness going on)

Ze Zebra Cats ATC's

 My son loves cats, and zebras.  So the zebra cat was conceived.  I plan to do a whole series of cute little stripey cat pics or cats with zebra prints.  These are ATC's, not yet available for trade, I want to add more to the set before I offer them.  So do expect more to come!  In the mean time, I've made them into cute paintings for your Sims' walls.  We don't have Sims 3 Pets yet, but at least we can be prepared when they finally give them to us!  XD

So, I ended up using a different frame than I initially intended.  I wanted the Kid's poster one, but it had some weird normal mapping, which I fixed, but still showed up in my game after clearing my caches and everything and I'm certain there was no residual image of it left, but it still showed up.  So I gave up and opted to use the same frame I used for the other ATC's.

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More ATCs by GillianIvy

I've been working on a lot of Artist Trading Cards lately.  Different styles and mediums.  I'm also converting them into Sims 3 paintings.  These are all my own original art done in traditional mediums.  Some of those pictured may still be available for trade.  I still have quite a few sets that are not yet posted on my DeviantART page.  If you're interested in doing an art trade with me, let me know.  I also make custom pieces.  These are all the standard 2½" x 3½" sized trading cards.  There were 2 more that I was going to post with this batch, but the specular is wrong with the frame I chose, so I have to fix that, and I'm on the laptop, so can't right now.

Download- ALL Misc. ATCs

You can see more of my art on DeviantART.  I'm considering selling my original pieces as well as trading.  Please let me know your thoughts on this if you might be interested in buying miniature artworks instead of trading with me.  Comment here or you may send me an e-mail

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