May 07, 2021

Silent

A small collage to share today with a link-up to Simon, the theme this week is "Feminine."

I used a Tim Holtz embossing folder (Roses) and distress ink on pink paper which, after embossing, was made flat again by running it through the press.

The lady is a Paper Doll made thin by peeling off the backside and rubbing off as much paper as practical. She was tinted with a Pitt Artist Brush pen.

A butterfly stamp (Prima) on tissue paper was applied along with torn scraps of a business envelope.

The text was cut from a book and the background paper came from an old issue of Somerset Studio.

As always, I hope this post finds you well and happy and I appreciate your visit.

Until next time, take care.


 

April 23, 2021

Postcard

 

A postcard (from the edge?).... Expressing my feelings about events of the world we find ourselves in makes me appreciate the motivation behind artworks from other tumultuous times.

I took the back of a vintage postcard, added image transfers (window, birds), clipped Found Relatives, stamping (Tim Holtz Mail Art and Correspondence), tinting with markers and typewritten text.


 

If you're not familiar with my image transfer technique, here's a step-out I posted for your reference.

As always, I hope this post finds you well and happy and I appreciate your visit.

Until next time, take care.

April 11, 2021

Beautiful Day

Greeting Card

An unconventional greeting card to share with you today--its support is a small vintage portrait folder with layers of papers--prompted by Simon's Monday challenge.

The flowers were fussy-cut from a paper pack called "Let Your Soul Bloom" (Moda Scrap 2019) grounded by strips of scrap paper, some delaminated cardboard and the backside of a really old envelope.

A bit of machine stitching and Nuvo Crystal Drops along with a Remnant Rub were used as embellishment.

As you can imagine, pasting all of this would have been a chore but I used a spray adhesive which makes it easier.

I'm sending this one to my good friend, Thelma, and it will need a padded envelope to survive the journey.

As always, I hope this post finds you well and happy and I appreciate your visit.

Until next time, take care.