Thursday, January 17, 2013
I paired a whole lot of paper and ink with the flashy dance costume sequin trim, which in the end I thought might be a little too much for the "publication decision makers".... they asked to see them in the flesh before they accepted these, which I totally understand.... in the end they published three of my four cards, the forth they thought the text background was a little strong on... but the beauty of that is that you get to see that card here for the first time.
If you look really closely you will be able to see that I chose particular pages from the dictionary that represent the image for each card.... this is a fun way of getting into recycling paper....
I called this set of cards Fly Girls and the magazine wrote them up as:
"Give whimsical images an artistic edge by stamping them on vintage dictionary paper then further the look with spray mist, markers and some selective paper piecing."
I must also take this opportunity to shout out to Danielle Daws who used these images as an inspiration piece on the Unity Blog recently, she made my day!!
What's in it?
Stamps: Unity Stamp Company: Phyllis Harris--Every Breath, Happiness Is, Your Wings Exist, Present in my Heart.
Paper: My Mind's Eye: Nostalgia Collection; Vintage Dictionary Paper.
Ink: Memento: Tuxedo Black; Copic Markers; Studio Calico: Mister Huey's Boss Lady.
Extras: Kaiser: Blush Pearls; Buttons from Etsy; Trim from the bargain bin at Spotlight; Spellbinders: Romantic Rectangles, Floral Ovals, Splendid Circles.