crafts, crEAting

A productive crafternoon…

The weekend before last I made some cards for my friends birthdays partly to save money on bought cards but mostly because handmade cards are so much nicer to receive.

My ‘Art’ cards are based on a concertina theme – almost like a mini artists book.

Autumn Leaves Card

For the one above I incorporated a beautiful photo my hubby took by the lake at Corsock House in Scotland and illustrated a poem about leaves with differing typefaces and some pressed leaves .

Peters card 2

This was a similar theme of Autumn with a pencil sketch I did many years ago of a Beech leaf

again illustrating a poem called ‘O hushed October morning mild’ by Robert Frost.

Butterfly Card 2

The Butterfly card is more on the craft side and made from  butterfly shapes

stamped out with a punch and stuck onto a printed stock paper with a few scattered stick on jewels to add sparkle  and finished with a Happy Birthday stamp.  I have made quite a few of these recently – I almost had a little production line going in my craft room.

Alstroemeria

This card was made from a  print of a water colour sketch I did of some very pretty Alstoemeria that I received from a friend for my birthday.

I had quite a productive afternoon and great fun exploring new ideas – I just wish I had more time.

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