Sunday, May 25, 2008

Blank Cards for My Lovely Mother

I'm back to work on the blank cards commissioned by My Lovely Mother. She asked for some birthday cards (NOT my forte), and especially masculine birthday cards. I'm loving the challenge to get macho on/in my art -- it's a lot tougher than it may look!! Front of card -- idea swiped directly out of a Stampington issue of Take Ten (as were all that follow except the last one). Inside of card and front of envelope. Kooky, playful ... different style for me, certainly. I sprayed bleach on the cardstock, then torched it with my heat gun to get the spacey, dotted effect. That had me searching for kind of an 'out there' stamp image ... and the rest? FUN! WAY outside my usual creative boundaries, but what a blast! I figure a man covered in tattoos might just have a -- er -- colorful way of expressing a sentiment, right? I love every individual piece on here -- the slide shaped image is from Ten Two Studios (Lisa Vollrath).
Inside of card, front of envelope. I have a photo storage box full of paint chips, various sizes, every imaginable color -- I use them in my journal cuz they're fast/quick tags. Am trying to branch out on how I use them. Front of card.
Inside of card, and front of envelope. Feels alive, like me inside, near the ocean. But it's masculine. Saturday, I received a new set of clear stamps, a set called Girl in the Garden, by Mary Mata. I have an acquaintance in England who is an avid gardener, and I knew I wanted to make something for her, first, with these new stamps. Hence this card!

3 comments:

Beth said...

they might not be your "thang", but girl, these are great !

Veronica said...

very very cool card and envies. Perfect. your mom will love them. I love your new stamp set from mary. really cool...

rivergardenstudio said...

These cards are wonderful! You definitely have a great sense of design, Toni. I can hardly wait for next weekend to paint and play in my garden! We were away camping this weekend. It was fun but I sure missed my laptop! Roxanne