Monday, January 3, 2011

Have A Heart (Or Not...)

I'm not a big fan of Valentine's Day or heart images (unless they're altered, twisted, or otherwise distressed) or the color pink.  And yet, I signed up for some swaps involving just those things.  Go figure.

One was an easel card, which, believe it or not, after all my years of card making, I've never done.  Turns out, it's not so hard and I love the look.  I also made it so it doesn't necessarily have to be a Valentine.  Could be a thank you card too.







Next, an altered cabinet card.  I had this one of what I'm calling, for lack of a better description, a ballerina clown.  I added the red accents and writing with a glaze pen and trimmed it with black velvet ribbon and some puffy hearts.  It's weird enough to appeal to me and doesn't scream "be mine!"


Last project, a hanging thingie, which I mainly enjoyed because it involved beads.  I did three, but they are a bear to photograph, so only one came out even remotely clear:



OK, now I can go back to my browns and blues and greens and grunge!

15 comments:

Diann said...

Wow...I'm super excited to see your hearts and Valentines! They are just lovely as can be...love the danglies and altered cabinet card bunches and you have made me want to complete my card too...it has intimidated me a bit! Thanks for sharing! Diann

Kerry said...

Eileen - Oh, I love your card - it is beautiful! I'm signed up for this swap and I also, have never done an easel card! Love your dangling thingys too! Thanks so much for sharing.

Sherry Goodloe said...

You may not like hearts or pinks or even valentine's day, but you sure did a fab-u-lous job with these creations Eileen!

Now go back to those browns, blues, greens and grunge! LOL

Angie Hall Haviland said...

They may be a little different for you...but I think they are all FABULOUS especially the ATC...she's Sassy :)

Elaine A said...

Eileen -

You would never know that Valentine's Day, hearts and pink were not your thing. Cause you did this "thing" with great expertise! I love how all the projects turned out.

Elaine Allen

Celeste said...

Oh Eileen I absolutely love all of your projects.... they turned out fantastic.

Tammy D said...

Love it! All of them. Really like how the inside of your card is. I love doing easel cards. Yours is the bomb!

Dorothy said...

Oh my goodness Eileen! Simply wonderful work!

Penny Duncan Creations said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh Elaine!!! I LOVE all of these!!!!!! I just love it when you create!!!!!! Pretty pretty pretty!!!

Lori said...

LOL! Love reading your descriptions! The art is wonderful, love the card (they are pretty easy once you figure it out, aren't they?) And that ballerina is too funny. The hangie thingie is pretty darn cool, too!

Nancy said...

These are ALL wonderful, Eileen!! I've not yet done an easel card - going to have to try one myself.

Tona M said...

Eileen,

All the items are so pretty; great job.

SusanK said...

Everything is just spectacular! Sometimes we sign up for a swap to challenge ourselves. And sometimes it really does challenge us all the way to the end. :)

Wanda H said...

Eileen, for not liking any of this stuff you should made some FABULOUS things!!! Your easel card is gorgeous (I haven't made one yet either)!!! The altered cabinet card is wonderful!!! And the hanging thingie :-)) was a nice memory of when PID had use do some Valentine art to make into a collage... did you know the best friends heart was one of the things I did?

ShellyRaeWood said...

Looks awesome Eileen! Great job! :)