Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Old Leaf

I got these blue cards ages ago but never really used them, except for when I needed to make cards for people myself. I thought I would make a set to take to Rose Street this Saturday, along with some Mothers Day cards I plan on making, similar to my Valentine's Day cards.

When I make the little collages I like to set a limit on what I use and only have for or five different elements. The designs end up stronger when you have less to work with. For these collages I used some old dried leaves I found at Lincraft a while back and although I've used them a couple of times in some artworks they seem to work much better with the red + blue combo. Also used is a page from a french dictionary, lace paper and a page from an old book with blue ink over it from art school days. They have been attached with my sewing machine and white thread. I don't think I could go back to using glue with a collage, the machine is king and there is no going back.














7 comments:

Penny said...

I like the read leaves... nice!

Emmarose said...

Every time I see your collages, it inspires me to want to 'have a go'... as of yet, I've been too chicken! Really love the leaves. I wonder if you could put some paint on and make a stamp from one? Kinda like you did with the lace??

diana said...

I am addicted to this blue. Love!

Therese said...

These are lovely! I know what you mean about sewing with collage. I have just started adding it to mine and it is quite fun and the effect is very different!

x

greenolive said...

top composition is my favourite, but you already know I'm into your collages!

hokey said...

These are so beautiful, well done! I'm a big fan of machine stitching when making cards too. I like to make the envelopes as well and do a zig-zag stich up the sides

Sherrin said...

I love these cards! really lovely. :o)