Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Although I love creating new things, I also love a lot of things I've done in the past. Sometimes it's a shame to design a great card, collage or aceo, then put it away or sell it and forget about it! So I've decided to resurrect some of my past favorite altered postcards into new projects. The original postcard was a vintage image that I stamped and decoupaged. I printed the photos I took of those cards, then laminated and attached them to chipboard, thus creating a whole new postcard! The backs are stamped with a postcard stamp. They can truly be sent in the mail, or just saved as a little piece of art. These were fun because I loved the messages they convey, and I'll definately be working on lots more similar projects. These are available on my Etsy site.
Monday, December 15, 2008
I've posted a new poll on The Card Chronicles to help all card designers determine the type of card the buying public wants to see. There's been a lot of discussion on the Etsy forums about single cards vs. multiple card sets. But I also want to know what type of card you're looking for. Please take a look at our poll and cast your vote.
Sunday, December 14, 2008
I often use vintage photographs in my art and I'm always amazed to find them at garage sales, thrift stores and flea markets. I wonder why anyone would sell these snippets of history. Vintage photos are family treasures that I feel strongly should be preserved and given respect, so I always snatch them up when I see them. I have very few pictures of my grandparents and none at all of my great-grandparents. I don't know if they were lost or destroyed, or if they were too poor to afford the luxury of photographs. Here are some of my adopted ancestors. Oh - and by the way, if you happen to recognize anyone, please let me know!