Monday, December 21, 2009

Simple Cards








One day last week I was home in Woolwich and did not need to go out for any reason, so I decided to give myself the challenge of making Christmas cards from materials that I had on hand. All my printing and art supplies were at my studio in Portland, so I put on my thinking cap and looked around. I've always loved the image on this vintage Cromwell aluminum tray that I inherited from my Mom, and I figured, ooh, I could make rubbings from that...
I found a stick of graphite in the crayon box, and tucked away in a drawer, I found a stack of Miller's Falls onion skin writing paper that had been my Aunt Carolyn's. Some greens from the back yard pines, a little felt, ribbon and thread, my pinking sheers, hot glue gun, and trusty old singer sewing machine all helped me to pull together these simple, fragrant greeting cards. Oh, and I need to give credit where credit is due: I could not have accomplished this feat without the invaluable support of my feline studio assistants, Jasper and Sal...

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Happy Solstice, Everyone!

6 comments:

artslice said...

Great idea... it's so interesting to see what we come up with when the usual isn't available!

Dean Grey said...

Martha!

This was rather clever and resourceful of you!

I love the idea of rubbing the pattern from the tray onto the paper.

I've got to try that myself now!

-Dean

Carol Anne Strange said...

These are great, Martha, and it's always inspiring having some feline assistance in the studio. ;-)

Here's wishing you the best of the season and I hope 2010 is a fabulous year for you. x

Susan Beauchemin said...

Thank you I love the card! Merry Christmas!

Martha Miller said...

Merry Christams, everyone!!! xoxox

salma said...

These are great, Martha, and it's always inspiring having some feline assistance in the studio. ;-)
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