Tuesday, 11 May 2010

Peace & Love

I've started, today, making some cards from the stash of backgrounds I produced whilst demoing on Saturday. You'll recognise some from my previous post. They seem to have a colour theme running through but are all very different in style.
I made some other cards yesterday but forgot to photograph them before I posted them off. Doh!

I was given a couple of old Somerset Studio Magazines by my friend Cath (Ta ever so!) and I spotted a card after the style of Andy Warhol, so thought I'd make one with the same influence. I really enjoyed playing around balancing so many different colours and will have another go at this idea. The gold mount doesn't show well on the photo and it does set it off well. I used the new Distress Inks colours for all the faces and stamped the images with Black Stazon Ink.
Next an easel card, which I love to make as they are so quick and easy yet they are structured. I used my new Nestabilities in the Cuttlebug which I recently bought from a friend. The card is a bit pretty for me but some of my friends love this style and it's nice to send a card they will enjoy rather than my quirky grungy stuff!
I'm looking for an old sailor to send this one to... looks like he's travelled far!

Still a few cards more but I'll save those, until they reach their destination, incase the intended recipients peek here!

Happy 9th anniversary to my DD2 and her husband in Germany for 12th May
It was a wonderful day that only seems like a year or so ago. I wish them continuing happiness now that they have their precious baby and send lots of love. 
There was Wisteria exquisitely swathed round the door where they married and it only opened into bloom, perfectly on time, just a day or two before the wedding. It reminds me of that special day whenever I see it here.


Wezz said...

Love the cards you made, Jo! Maybe I'll have a go at the Warhol style one too. Our wisteria is in full bloom now too, and looks awesome, better and better each year it seems. :-))

Lottie said...

Stunningly beautiful cards - I truly love them - and the colours are gorgeous

Children and grandchildren are such precious gifts aren't they

Cath Wilson said...

Fab cards, Jo - love your ideas. Isn't it great when you have a background stash? LOL, I have years' worth and really should use them but I always want to do something new!! Particularly like your 'sailor' although the Warhol type one is fabby and really does look good. Bet it took AGES to arrange those colours in a balanced way...

LME said...

Nice to see you use all your samples :)

sam21ski said...

WOW you've been busy, great selection xxx