Tuesday, December 8, 2009

My Continuing Fondness For Small



For the last few days I have been making cards. These are a few of them. I am not sure why I get such satisfaction out of making them - but they are gratifying to both make & to send. This group of cards are ear-marked for a lovely person who asked me to make some cards for her. It's been, as always a pleasure to do. Making cards affords me a real opportunity to try out new techniques and hone my skills in others.

'Clarity' was made using a base of cotton that I had painted with color washes with an over lay of an image printed on silk organza. 'Dream' was made in much the same way but the base is kimono silk.




The landscape below was is a small painting using acrylics, watercolor & inks on muslin. The cats were made much the same way and with the same sort of materials.






The little piece below, made on a whim, is acrylic on lutradur. Lutradue has become a surface that I am having a great time experimenting with to a greater extent than I have in the past. It's lots of fun! I would really like to ask for your opinion. Could you take a moment and tell me which card strikes you the best?  Which would you like to receive? Thanks !


15 comments:

Vicki W said...

Your cards are beautiful!

Ruth said...

My favorite is the last one and in second place is the landscape. But they are all wonderful.

Anonymous said...

I like the first two the best. Very thoughtful or full of emotion. Janet

Jeannie said...

Hmmm. I like all of them and I have always loved your cats. I especially like the Dream, the blue cat, and the lutrador. Don't know why, just the ones that jumped off the page. Hope you are keeping warm. Cheers.

Spinningsister said...

They are all different and beautiful but I prefer the last two ones, which are more my style.
Lutrador is wonderful material!

Stacy Hurt said...

I'm with Ruth, the landscape for it's image play overlaying the circles of color & but keeping the 'skyline' is very cool. My heart favorite s the last one. To me; the girl casting her nets in the sea always is so full of hope & promise & determination. I love it. Great job! All your cards are wonderful & I'm sure the first two are just luminous in person!

Sandy said...

I love the cats and have one-lucky me. Then the landscape.

a quilt obsession said...

Your cards are wonderful! I have been making cards for Postmark'd Art and love to see what others are doing.

Melissa Graham

Allison Ann Aller said...

Very nice! I'm not usually drawn to cards but these are extra special.
Vicki W sent me here via her Fieldtrips on the Web...

Uniquely Yours Creations said...

I so enjoy reading your blog;
you come up with such beautiful
ideas! I like the blue cat best
of all.

Anonymous said...

I guess I'm just a landscape kind of gal. That would be my choice.

Lurker Beverly in CA

Janice Paine-Dawes said...

I love them all but the landscape is particularly wonderful.

Crayons said...

Wow! I like all of these cards. They exude (sp?) a sense of creativity and peace.

My favorites are the first two. As I type I am listening to calming ocean sounds. These go perfectly with my soundtrack.

Keep experimenting!

Sarah Ann Smith said...

"Dream" is absolutely HEAVENLY! Well done my dear! Hugs, Sarah

Anonymous said...

Clarity and Dreams are my favorites. Would love to try the overlay process.

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