the bad news: i have to be home all week, but cannot get into my office/art lair because they are plastic-ed off and it would require going through the workspace and breaking the awesome floor guys' meticulous dust-minimizing seal; also the a/c cannot be on downstairs and it's hot! so i'm basically camping out upstairs with my computer.
the other good news: i finally got caught up on photographing and posting my ICAD cards, amid more noise, but (thankfully!) less dust than i expected. woohoo! i'm calling this a win!!! ♥
032: stamps and stamps
vintage postage stamps glued randomly to a card, then stamped on with a BUNCH of different swirly stamps, then sewn swirls on top. and a butterfly! it got a bit "muddy" at the end, but i still kinda like it.
two ideas, all smooshed together, in collage form. plus... cookies!!! :)
034: fourth of july
when we were buying our house, the owners mentioned that the local country club puts on a great fireworks display, and that our deck has pretty much the best view of it you can get from anywhere. they were sooooooooooooo right!!! ♥
035: transparent layers
this card is entirely flat, but has LOADS of layers, thanks to the wonderful collage tool known as the inkjet transparency. i use them mostly for cardmaking and travel books, but since they are on the pricey side, i always fill in every single bit of space on an 8.5x11" sheet, even if that means printing random digital files. then i put the "extra bits" in my collage file to use later. the buddha and
lotus are both (heavily photoshopped) photos of mine; the chinese text is an anna aspnes brush, i think.
036: stream of consciousness
ok, i honestly planned to do traditional (written!) journaling on this one, after i laid down a background of collagey bits. and then somehow the collage bits BECAME the "stream of consciousness". so i just went with it.
037: best friends
ok yeah, i'm definitely in a hardcore collage phase. part of me thinks i should be pushing myself to use other media and shake things up a lot more. the other part is having soooooo much fun gluing and layering that it's just NOT LISTENING. guess which is winning??! :) :) :)
038: another rainbow
wouldja believe that the yellow part of this collage is the leftover "frame" bit of a sheet of small 3/8" round label stickers? and if you do believe that, can anybody tell me *WHY* i would've saved such a thing??! ok, well, to do this. obviously.