You may have heard me say that I am seasonally confused because of working so far ahead with submissions and catalog work...here is a Prime example of that. I just finished making some samples for Hampton art for their Summer CHA supplement.I was asked to do a few Christmas cards... Spring is still very much on my mind with the flowers coming to bloom and the trees finally awake. It felt "right" to use these soft, fresh Prism colors...ones that I may not think of during the Christmas Season. I love the frosted blue on this card!
One of my favorite things is to use raw cardstock for a project. Don't get me wrong, I have learned to love pattern paper, but I get this sense of "home" when I just use cardstock, Especially with how I create. I almost always start with the focal image, filling in the colors (this one is colored with Lyra pencils and gamsol) and embellishing it. I then build the card around the image. I am using Vivid ink a lot now...love its "spongeability". I love to work with this silk ribbon from Creative Impressions too! It's elegant and SO soft, makes me want to use it!
Side note: Thank you to the many who emailed me privately about my NY Post! :) .