Wednesday, September 8, 2010

A Few Oldies While My Studio Undergoes Some Changes

I am sorry to say I have decided I must reach into my "old stash" to share some cards with you today.
I am on "studio renovation overload"!

It's not that I am doing a major overhaul or anything big, but it's still a bit mind boggling and a little physically draining as well.

It also has not given me much time for creating.

I will be posting about it before long, but basically I have done some furniture changing and am doing a lot of weeding out! It's difficult, but I am selling and giving away tons of stuff. It has become just too jam packed in here!

I also need some better lighting. I had my wonderful contractor put in some under cabinet lights which are great for when I am working, but I really need some more general over-all lighting in here. There is no wired lighting in this room- only lamps. I decided a ceiling fan would be nice in here as well, and I think that will be nicer then canned lights or something like that. I am really excited about it. Plus, the other things I am doing are making my whole studio take on a new look and feel. I'll share it all with you when it is done.

Okay, so on to my cards.

I have 3 cards that I did together. While in one of my Victorian/ Vintage/ Nostalgic moods, I came up with them. It was actually my first try at this "style"- done a couple of years ago. I really had fun with them and liked how they came out. Since then, I have just drifted more and more towards the "vintage look" and really come to find the "style" of card making that I enjoy best. And although I'd like to think I have progressed and gotten better since I made these, I still keep them on a shelf in my room, as I not only like how they turned out, but it's fun to look back at them to remind me where I started.

It's funny, looking at them now, I can see a lot of little changes or additions I would make if I were doing them today. But I have to remember these were my first of this type of card, so I will cut myself a little slack, lol. Hope you like them anyway!

I love all the texture in these cards. And the embossed bird on the vellum card stock looks so much better in real life!

This card is quite similar, but I like the metal findings on here. I also think the rhinestones in the flower centers was a good addition.

And I just love this stamp! Isn't she great? Again, I embossed the image on vellum.

I think this was the first time I put lots of little details on my cards. Now, if you ask me, it "all about details"! And texture. I just love texture. And a little dimension is always a good thing. Yep- this was indeed a stamping project that got me going in the direction I really love most.
I think if I stamped nothing but vintage/ victorian/ antique/ heritage inspired cards for the next 30 years (God willing I am still stamping then!) I would be happy with that :-)

Thanks so much for stopping by today. I have lots more I want to share with you in the next few days, but as "back to school" for my kids quickly approaches, I am busy with last minute preparations for that. Hopefully I'll get a couple of posts in over the next few days anyway.
Hope you are having a great week!


Pam W. said...

These cards are lovely. So vintage in style and color.

Good luck with the "over haul". Can't wait to see what you've do.

Laura said...

So chic. I love the vintage feel of these cards!

I can't wait to see and hear more about your overhaul.

krista said...

they may be old but they are still beautiful