Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Curtain Call (Part I)

Hello everyone.... I was on a roll this past weekend making several cards using the Curtain Call collection papers from Graphic 45.  This series has been discontinued, so I consider myself very fortunate I was able to find so many papers.  I admire Gloris Stengel's paper designs very much, so I was inspired by her.  I have a long way to go before reaching her level, but all in all I think these cards came out nicely. 

                                         The inside of each card was also decorated                                        

I call these first four cards Part I because I plan to later make more.  There is so much to do with this collection!  I focused on the Harlem Renaissance jazz musicians and dancing for these cards, but the Silent Screen is also represented, so I will later be adding this element to my cards. 

I just love the style and flair of this image, and it makes me feel like dancing LOL!
I love Paris and everything French, so this is my personal favorite. The die cut of the Eiffel Tower is from La-La Crafts, and it works great, as the image easily pops out.

The great Satchmo
I hope you like these cards and I always welcome hearing your feedback.

With Easter just around the corner, now I have to get busy making Easter themed cards (as I'm sure most of you are doing).

Friday, March 1, 2013

Mail Art

Not just another new day, but here we are in a new month.  We have St Patrick's Day and Easter this month, so lots of ideas and inspiration for cards!  This time I want to showcase three cards I made that were inspired by an article from the February issue of Craft Stamper, a British publication.  I didn't have the stamps used in the article, but I managed to improvised, and I think they came out quite nicely. 
I love coloring Magnolias and makin cards using Tilda, but it's nice to have a change of pace to explore other ideas and techniques.

Happy Everything!