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03/29/09
Life Is Good - Sunday Postcard Art
Filed under: General, Collage, Scrapbooking, Photography, Sunday Postcard Art, Digital Art
Posted by: Mary @ 12:14 pm

This week’s theme for Sunday Postcard Art made me think about what I am most grateful for, and that is my kids who are growing into young adults and have become my best friends. The digital scrapbook paper background and the button elements are all by Michelle Coleman of LittleDreamerDesigns.com. I used Photoshop to build the scrapbook style collage and create the frames, and the font used is Garamond Italic.



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03/21/09
Mothers - Sunday Postcard Art
Filed under: General, Collage, Scrapbooking, Photography, Sunday Postcard Art, Digital Art
Posted by: Mary @ 5:32 pm

This week’s theme for Sunday Postcard Art is Mothers. This was a really special theme and I was fortunate to have a vintage black and white photo of my mom with me and my brother. There are seven of us in all and mom is not in too many of the pictures, so I was glad my dad took this picture of us. The background and border is digital scrapbook paper by Michelle Coleman of LittleDreamerDesigns.com. I used Photoshop to build the collage, created a duotone of the background and photo, and then went back into RGB mode to bring in the black and white closeup shot and the color border frame. The font is ITC Galliard.


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03/15/09
Scrapbooking School Days Memories
Filed under: General, Scrapbooking
Posted by: Mary @ 11:22 am

Yesterday I attended a scrapbooking event and finally finished the two school days memories scrapbooks that I have been working on for my children. When cleaning out the attic in the old house several years ago, I found several boxes of school papers and wasn’t sure what to do with them so brought them with me when I moved. After discovering scrapbooking last year, it was easy to sort through the old school papers and choose artwork and writing that best represented their pre-school through middle school years. I used Colorbok 12″x12″ post bound scrapbook albums purchased at Joann etc to put together the books.

Here is Marianne’s cover page followed by several pages from her album.

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Here is Joey’s cover page followed by several pages from his album.


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03/11/09
Art Journal - Finger Painting
Filed under: General, Collage, Painting, Art Journal
Posted by: Mary @ 8:33 pm

When my daughter saw my art journal open and covered with wet paint drying on the table, she asked me if I had been finger painting. That was not something I had thought of when I laid down the acrylic washes for a background to get started. It only seemed fitting to cut out cardstock paper tracings of my hands to express the idea of finger painting not quite.


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03/07/09
Words of Wisdom - Sunday Postcard Art
Filed under: General, Collage, Sunday Postcard Art, Digital Art
Posted by: Mary @ 5:04 pm

There are a lot of “words of wisdom” which come to mind for the Sunday Postcard Art challenge this week.

A penny saved is a penny earned.
A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.
Don’t put off till tomorrow what you can do today.
Be true to yourself.

But when you think about it, what’s most important is where we make our nest: our home. The clip art is from Vintage Moth and I isolated the elements and arranged my collage in Photoshop.


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03/01/09
Once Upon a Time - Sunday Postcard Art
Filed under: General, Collage, Sunday Postcard Art, Digital Art
Posted by: Mary @ 3:00 pm

A whimsical take on the theme for Sunday Postcard Art came to mind this week. Inspiration came from my college age son who went to Providence, Rhode Island with friends last weekend and they were driving around lost for an hour because the GPS went out. Evidently the younger set does not believe in maps and this is an update to the men don’t need directions thing :-) The free clip art map and ship are from Clip Art Graphics - Free Clip Art Now and I used Photoshop filters to create the background. The map was originally greyscale, so I changed it to a duotone with blue and black and then added a 20% transparency of color over it to give it an old world feel. The fonts used are Goudy Old Style and Frutiger.



My sister Anne sent me a postcard that depicts the once upon a time myth about Pandora’s Box and she said that I could share it here. She used free clip art from Dave’s Mythical Creatures. I have been showing her my postcards and my new blog and she has been following the Sunday Postcard Art challenge.
She does not have a blog but is really enjoying the wonderful variety of work here at SPA and all the inspiration.  She makes beautiful decoupage boxes and likes to do creative things. Anne just started her own blog Anne’s Creative Cornucopia.


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