Monday, 13 June 2016

MORE CARD DESIGNS

A birthday, a thank-you letter, an invitation to tea or just a friendly correspondence - all these could use a hand-written card.  Sometimes it is faster to make a card than to go out and buy one, especially when there is plenty art lying around that can be transformed with a few hours playing on the computer.



This design started with a little watercolour flower in the middle of a journal page



and several enjoyable hours later it turned into this.




I challenged myself to use this strangely coloured sketchbook collage, made with painted magazine cut-outs, inks and acrylic paint.




After several unsuccessful hours, I discovered simple was best with an easy colour-change and crop, and it will be a useful design if I ever have to send a birthday card to someone who is aged 24.





The third was a part of a large picture which was itself made from several oil pastel and watercolour paintings



with the colours altered just to make it different.




I always add my card logo to the back.




They are now real cards, not just virtual cards.




Would you like to say which one of the three you like best? 
I always like to hear what you think.

20 comments:

  1. They are all beautiful, I am sure you will have fun sending them and the recipients will surely be happy when they get them. Have a great day, hugs, Valerie

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  2. Oh Sheila, I'll be 24 soon (JOKE)!

    I adore all of these cards, and the wonderful scribbles you create that make me think I'm actually reading words. I also love the layers and layers to your cards. These are sincerely clever and SO your style!

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  3. All three are very beautiful and so unique to you. I like the far right one the best, the colours speak to me :) Have a wonderful week xxx

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  4. Oh all so gorgeous! But I really do have a pulling towards that third card and really particularly love the green version of it, it feels so healing and full of peace, it definitely attracts me and soothes the soul!

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  5. Stunning work...just stunning...and I have to say that first one is one of my favourite pieces of art you have done to date.... I LOVE it...the colours, the action....everything about it speaks to me... They are all fabulous!! Good job...love your logo too!!

    Hugs Giggles

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  6. Awesome cards. I love digital altering as well. It would be hard to choose a favourite , but maybe the first one with the flower would be my choice.
    Yvonne xx

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  7. I really LOVE the first one. I'll bet it's because of how you so cleverly edit written words. They just draw me in like a magnet. I also like the 2nd card as I'll be 24 on my next birthday. I was 26 this year. At first I couldn't figure out why someone had to be 24 to get this birthday card. It wasn't until a more careful second look that I saw it! :-) And the third has more edited writing! I swoon for it! I like the new crop and colors too. I am mesmerized! (As usual).

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  8. Oh Sheila, all three cards are so gorgeous. My favourite is the first one... love the design and beautiful colours. Very creative as always!
    Mar x

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  9. These are fantastic Sheila. Some lucky people are going to get these. Your cards are like abstract art that could be framed. Hugs-Erika

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  10. Oooh, these are so joyous, the colors enchant me!! Lucky receivers!!!
    I like the way you use different techniques and materials.

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  11. Super cards, love your use of colour inversion. No 3 is the best, love it, Awesome!!

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  12. all of them are beautiful. but if forced to choose... the left one. i think it is because i like strong contrasts. an poppies, of course! or just because, no reason...

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  13. Of course they are all lovely but the first one you showed us on the left matches the top I am wearing just now :-)
    People must look forward to receiving your original cards Sheila!
    Thanks for sharing them with us here.
    oxo

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  14. Great!
    I see you had fun for a few hours and there are quite wonderful results!
    I do love the 24er card, but also the little flower left looks great ... I guess the right card is a little restless.
    But all the recipients will be very happy for sure!
    Ulrike

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  15. You ended up with some wonderful unique art cards dear Sheila! The recipients will love them !
    Happy rest of the week!
    oxo Susi

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  16. Cool cards! They are all brilliant. At first I was drawn to the one with my favourite colours but then I kept looking at the others too and in the end ... I decided, no favourite.. love them all! Gill x

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  17. Your cards are stunning, Sheila. They look very professional. I particularly like the pink and light blue one. Jx

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  18. All three cards are wonderful. The 1st and 3rd card I like a little more. I love your art!

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