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Sunday Postcard Art 6/28/09

Well, it has certainly been awhile since I last participated in a SPA theme!  This week’s theme was “4th of July.” I decided to do something simple, geometric…and something that would highlight was Independence Day is all about for me.  Enjoy!

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Sunday Postcard Art: Flowers

This last week’s theme over at Sunday Postcard Art was flowers.  As usual, I’m a Jenny-Come-Lately (I think most people do theirs the week before…), but since it is probably the only crafting I’ll do this week, there you have it.

I liked the stamped image so much I almost left it just like that.  But I figured that wouldn’t really qualify as “art.”

before Lyra messed with it

before Lyra messed with it

after Lyra messed with it

after Lyra messed with it

MATERIALS & TECHNIQUES: Stamped image (place unknown), embossed with Candy Violet EP. Border: Martha Stewart paper, colored image with Stabilo aquarelle water-soluble colored pencils, sponged lavender pigment ink over entire card, brads are from Making Memories.

Sunday Postcard Art: MYSTIC

The theme for this week’s challenge at Sunday Postcard Art is MYSTIC.  I chose to explore the mystic side of nature with this 4 x 6 postcard:

Gaia

Gaia

MATERIALS:  Strathmore Imperial Watercolor 4×6 postcard; #13309 “Green Ivy” Vellum by Susan Branch, Lic. by Art Impressions (Colorbök); Stamped image (Petaluma Stamp Exchange #F-1198); Stabilo Aquarelle pencils; colored pencils; brown cardstock; Printers Type Alphabet stamps (Hero Arts); Decorative Leaves (Black Ink Creative International Papers); Scroll Rub-ons (Maya Road); green jeweled flower embellishment (stash); Coluzzle (to cut circle in vellum)

Sunday Postcard Art: Children

Alright…I’m sick as a dog (and how sick is THAT, you ask?) but I REALLY wanted to participate in this week’s challenge over at Sunday Postcard Art. Because I do not use a lot of vintage images, this wasn’t that easy for me. But I did step outside of my own box a little, and using some inspiration from Trader Joe’s Fearless Flyer. For those of you who are not familiar with Trader Joe’s, it is a wonderful grocery store chain that puts out an advertisement flyer which features old vintage cartoons that have been given new captions (in the context of the ads).

Well, Sweet Mary here is an image I cut out from a 1953 children’s choirbook. It was to illustrate some song about “helping mother” or some such thing.

Sweet Mary

Sweet Mary

MATERIALS: Strathmore watercolor postcard; “Hide and Seek” #SPBBP06 Baby Collection (EK Success); velvet lime green ric-rac (stash) and a “Tranquility” Sunflower Slide (Maya Road)

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Goodbyes and Open Doors

Two recent projects.

First, is my postcard for this week’s challenge over at Sunday Postcard Art. The theme is “doors.”

This is an interactive postcard :-). Since once the door is opened it isn’t meant to be closed, I didn’t remove the ribbon completely in order to photograph the version with the door open. 🙂 Sorry.

door postcard (closed)

door postcard (closed)

door postcard (open)

door postcard (open)

MATERIALS: scalloped cardstock (Target kit) on Strathmore watercolor postcard; 5th Avenue shimmer stickers (Making Memories); acrylic/clear stamps–Swirls V: I by Rhonna Farrer (Autumn Leaves); paper by Anna Griffin (AG933); flower cut from an old notecard I received (Pepperpot by Gift Wrap Co.); Ranger Clear E.P. on Black Pigment ink (ColorBox); metallic red curling ribbon; black eyelets (for latch).

Now, while I have been working mostly with scrapbooking and cardmaking, I do like to do other types of projects. I altered this plain wood picture frame for some friends who are moving away. The picture is a well-loved photo of the four of us together.

altered picture frame

altered picture frame

I painted it with DreamCoat acrylic paint, used an Amy Butler designer mat (K&Co) K, some ribbon from my stash, some wooden tulips I picked up years ago, and a Sharpie!

Sunday Scrappin’ #35: Lyra goes political…

Well, this was definitely a week of paper-craft related ta-das (of course that meant it was a week of not much else, but we’ll consider it a vacation…).

First, I completed this thank you card for my shoe & purse-loving friend who sent me the nicest just-because gift. I actually got my inspiration from a Honda ad, of all things (those of you who read Real Simple will likely know the one I’m talking about).

OUTSIDE OF CARD:

INSIDE:

I also participated in the Creative Therapy Catalyst about my dream home.

Last, but not least, I did this past week’s Sunday Scrappin’ Challenge: something using red, white & blue, or patriotic. I actually thought about this one for awhile and completed it only yesterday. I have a lot of patriotic sentiment right now in that I care deeply about this country and I’m saddened by much of what is happening. So this particular project is an entreaty to those who seem to be unfamiliar with a certain document…

I also discovered that Sakura pigment Micron pens (which I love) do not handle erasures well. Ahem…

TO-DOs: I think next week will be slow on scrapping and heavy on work. I do have an anniversary card to make however. 🙂

MATERIALS for DREAM CLOSET: Paper from Paper Source scrap bag; brads & eyelets (MakingMemories); letters are Anna Griffin #AG604 stickers; shoe stickers from Punch Studio PS #533385; all other shoes cut out from Real Simple magazine; purses handcrafted from paper scraps.

MATERIALS for ReadIt2Day Constitution Postcard: Strathmore Imperial Watercolor postcard; ColorBox pigment brush pads (scarlet and midnight blue); Mat is “flower-burst silver on white” (which I think looks like fireworks!) from now defunct Santa Barbara Scrapbooks; stamped letters are Hero Arts printers type alphabet; gold ribbon; and the drawing was done with Sakura pigma micron archival ink.


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