Sunday, August 09, 2009

Pink-Orange-Green Heart Card

Front of Card -
A happy combination of colors went into this card; pink, orange and green! 140 lb watercolor paper card set was sprayed with pink watercolor paint. See the drips! Don't you just love the drips?
Next, a swath of orange acrylic paint, followed by stamping a green heart with a hand made stamp. Hearts are easy, peasy to carve and I never get tired of making new sizes and shapes.
On top of the green is a heart I cut out of hand colored, stamped, and journaled paper that I sewed on with black thread. See all the loose thread hanging down? Oh, but my 7 th grade sewing teacher would have a fit to see such a mess!
I balanced the collage with more paper scraps and a deeply purple jewel. Sigh.
The last step was to sew a zigzag stitch using my favorite gold metallic thread. More loose threads all over the place.
Being messy is so SatiSfyinG!
This is the envelope.
I used the negative from cutting out the heart and glued it over another handmade green colored paper so I could write a legible address.

This time I had to be careful about sewing because I wanted the card to be able to go inside, so I just added gold metallic to the upper edge and did a couple of start/stop/pull threads out and cut so I would have lots of thread hanging around.

This will require "hand stamp" by the U.S Post Office, for sure!

This is a scan of the back of the card, signed by the artist, (Me!) and the back of the envelope, too.

Lots of pretty pink and orange and green to go around. And, the inside is just as pretty, too.

I am going to enter this in the color challenge at -

I sure do hope they like it as much as I do.
Now, I wonder who I will send this beauty to. Hopefully it will brighten up their day as much as it has mine.

Don't you just love it when art makes you smile?

p.s. Does anybody know how to make photos pop up on a separate page to show the art close up? I couldn't find instructions on blogger.


Sharon Traynor Designs said...

This is a real work of art Adrian. Brilliant use of the challenge colours. Thanks for joining us at the Colour Create Challenge.
Sharon xx

Julie Prichard said...

LOVE your pink and green!!

Janiel/ janny said...

Love you style.. Very pretty card!!
Thanks for joining us at the Colour Create Challenge.
hugs janny

Adrian said...

Thank you Julie! Coming from a teacher of color combos that really rock, I am most happily blessed.

Adrian said...

Thank you Janny, I am looking forward to playing along with everybody!

Di said...

WOW this is really arty! love it, refreshingly different and very professional!
Thanks for joinig c.C this week.

Di xxx
p.s i photograph what i want up close then alter it in your photo package and upload as normal.But that does not go on a separate page!
Hope its a help.

Adrian said...

Thank you Di! Making some cards is an excuse to play with color and that's always fun. Thanks for the hint, but I've been to other blogs where if you click on the photo, another page opens up with a large view - perfect to see the whole design up close. Oh well, I know I will stumble on the info somewhere.