Saturday, July 21, 2012

Triptych Card

"A triptych (play /ˈtrɪptɪk/ trip-tik; (from the Greek adjective τρίπτυχοs ("three-fold"), from tri-= "three" + ptysso= "to fold") is a work of art (usually a panel painting) which is divided into three sections, or three carved panels which are hinged together and can be folded shut or displayed open. It is therefore a type of polyptych, the term for all multi-panel works. The middle panel is typically the largest and it is flanked by two smaller related works, although there are triptychs of equal-sized panels. The form can also be used for pendant jewelry."
This definition is from Wikipedia and it also applies to cardmaking.
If you type Triptych Cards into google images you will find all sorts of shapes and sizes. They are fun to make.

Friday, July 20, 2012

Self Portraits

A self portrait of me using my new iPhone and iPhotos to alter. 
Another version of my self portrait 

An iPhoto alteration of my self portrait

I have a new iPhone and was playing with it the other day. I wasn't happy with the self portraits but when I played with them in iPhoto I was . These were taken in the mirror of my en-suit.

Box Arm Card

Emma Fewkes made and designed this Box Arm Card and I fell in love with it. Here is my version of her fabulous tutorial that is so easy to follow. Thanks Emma for getting me inspired again to make cards and create.
The brown flower is by the metre and I drew and cut and shaped the leaves myself. The other flower is made from 3 circles, scrunched, distressed and layered. The stamp is a wooden stamp from Kaisercraft.
I used the Scor-Pal to make the lines on the apricot paper and then sanded it.

Elissa Rose

In loving memory of my granddaughter Elissa Rose