Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Black & White and Pink Card

This lovely, young lady doesn't seem too happy about having her picture taken..I really like the black & white, vintage photo, however, and I thought she would look so pretty for my Pink Card swap at ArtHaven...We could use as much pink as we wanted, lots, or just a splash..I guess I chose sort of in between...I like the combination of black & white and pink and this is what I came up with...

I used pink and white paper flowers, pink paper lace and a background of pink and white, stripe paper for the photo..I punched out some floral butterflies and added tiny white pearls to them...The background of black &white floral paper is one of my favorites..I rounded the corners of the card to soften the look a bit..The lovely, young lady is from paperwhimsy....I love their vintage images...

I hope everyone made it through Hurricane Irene safely...We did okay here and I didn't lose power, but so many did, not too far away, and the devastation is just awful in so many areas..

I'm not sure what I will be creating next..I'm thinking autumn and Halloween and a birthday card for my sister...I thank you, once again, for visiting my blog and I hope you come again soon...Kathy

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Purple Pocketbook Card

Today is my aunt's birthday and she adores the color purple, so I made her a very purple pocketbook card...The base paper is a purpley, pink color with a little gold design..I added the pretty, white lace to brighten it up, a large purple, paper flower and two tiny, darker, fabric purple flowers...I distressed the edges with Victorian Velevet distress ink to give it some depth..Some white pearls and a pink ribbon handle finishes everything off...She was very happy with it, so all is well...

It is a gorgeous day here in Massachusetts...I can feel the change from summer to autumn starting already...Can't wait for apple and pumpkin time and, of course, Halloween... I love autumn!!!

I appreciate your kind comments about my art and enjoy your visits to my blog so much...Thank you and I'll be back soon with more art...Kathy