Monday, December 1, 2014

December. A month for Christmas Cards

Lots of card making this time of year. Do you make cards? How do you go about it? Below is a sample of how I go about my textile 'winter' cards.
Just a suggestion of a hill of snow and a tree outlined in the front with stitching competes this one. Simplicity can seem sophisticated don't you think?

Here is one of two panels of card tops I painted with dyes one day. Not all of them will be satisfactory to make into cards so I will use a view finder to make my selections.

Using a view finder to find a composition I like.

The vertical cards sell better, so I opt for this one.

Log  cabin in the woods - a personal favorite.

A horizon line and a few stitched weeds in the front lead the viewer's eye up the creek, well at least that was my intention.

Geese heading south. These were a first for me and a bit of a pain as the thread had to be broken at each bird but I think it was worth it.
'Skaters on Duck Lake'. Thank you to the locals who were sharing photos a week or so ago of skating on a nearby lake. I look forward to stitching more skating figures.
If you are in Creston, BC you can see a selection of these cards for sale at Creston Card and Stationery. Happy December!


Win Dinn, Artist said...

I'm so impressed with these beautiful cards, and the labour-intensive work that you put into them. Anyone recipient will be overjoyed with them. I'm especially fond of the skaters and the geese!

Laura Leeder said...

I love that approach Eileen. Searching for the smaller stories withing the larger panel to create your cards. Brilliant!

HollyM said...

They're beautiful, Eileen, and what a fun thing to do-- looking for little scenes.

rose of Walk in the Woods - she/her said...

Love your approach to creating the card images ~ and the cards are wonderful! Thanks for sharing your process and inspiration with us!