Saturday, December 19, 2009

Glue, fabric and sequins!!!

Well, the weather outside is TRUELY FRIGHTFUL and since we have no place to go, I will stay inside and make this years Christmas cards. It is still snowing and we already have 18 inches on the ground- unheard of in these parts!! We have not seen a plow and probably won't for awhile, but we are all safe, we have power and plenty of provisions, so all is well here. We did break out the new Star Trek movie- it was to be in a stocking,- so we had some fun entertainment.
So back to my cards!! I decided several years ago that I would call them Winter cards as I always stack my work deck far too high to ever get the cards in the mail prior to Christmas. This has really helped to take the pressure off and has allowed me to play around and have some fun with my cards!
This year I am using scraps of my monoprinted fabrics, some torn papers and sequins and glue to create the cards.

I don't want to give too much away, but each card has three tree's on the front and each one is unique. Some have drifts of green paper sponged with white paint and some have drifts made from sheet music. I added highlights of glitter bits along the drifts , the camera does not pick up these details. I still have to addthe interior message and then get the family to sign them all. Hopefully I will be able to get them in the mail by the end of this week. This year the limiting factor is definately the SNOW!!!
I hope everyone is happy ,warm and safe!!!


Sharon said...

SNOW! You are going through what we did last year. We had 4ft. and stayed home. Your cards look delightful. I am just finishing mine up (made them too)as I have been down with that nasty bug. Still need to shop, but decorating will be finished tonight. I hope you and yours have a merry holiday. I can see you now making fashionable snow people. Sharon

Trina said...

Sounds like you're having a great snow day ... don't you love it? I can hardly contain my excitement. I haven't taken out my yardstick, but it looks like we got about 20 inches, easy. LOVE IT!!!! Good for you being so productive. I finished my cards and put them in the mailbox last night... they're still sitting there today! Oh well. Enjoy!

Marilyn Rock said...

Elizabeth; oh I saw on news where you got the snow! I thought we were going to get it but we dodged it for some reason. Odd how that is but that's Mother Nature. Glad you're all safe, warm, and your Christmas cards are awesome! xxoo Marilyn

ariel freeman said...

Great cards. So cute! Keep warm and have a wonderful holiday!

Beena said...

Beautiful cards! And they will be beautiful, still, no matter when they arrive to their destination, and no matter the winter wonderland they travel from.
I am glad you and yours are safe and sound, even though snow bound.

We have cold, but no snow here...but people who move to Florida don't do so because they liked their winters up north. I had many, many years feeling like an icicle for months at a time in Massachusetts (Cape Cod, as you know)! I'm still trying to thaw out! Brrrrrrrrrr!

Anonymous said...

What fun, Elizabeth!! Love them!
And the bird photos in the next post up - sweet!


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