Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Multi Tasking!

As  paper crafter, I find it useful to have several projects running concurrently. This ensures that I have something to work on at all times rather than waiting round for something to dry or set. Recently I have had a prolonged spell of making cards  along side making  two postcards for the Chocolate Baroque postcard swap, an album for my granddaughter's 1st birthday and dabbling in a large and small art journal. The art journal is the most difficult as it takes me right out of my comfort zone and I have yet to produce anything that I am confident enough to share with you. My first attempts are so awful, that I almost ripped them out of the book and started again, however, I decided against this as when I do produce something worthwhile, they will serve as a reminder of how far my art journey has progressed.

Here is  the card I made for the Chinese New Year. A simple easel card using an embossed Chinese symbol, die cut flourishes, a hand  made flower and an old Chinese coin. 

The second card was made for  male friend of my husband. Both he and my husband loved it. They are always sparring with each other in regard to their ages.
The background was stamped in black on to ivory card using a stamp from the Chocolate Baroque Antiquities set and the edges were inked with Tim Holtz Distress Ink in vintage photo. The "ruin" was stamped in Versafine vintage sepia on cream card, embossed and then coloured using distress inks in vintage photo and tea dye. The blue was a Tombow pen used as a watercolour. 
I hope you like them; thanks for stopping by.