Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Heart Postcards

It's been a week of rain here in "sunny" Southern California. We haven't had this much rain in five years. We drove down to the beach a couple times to watch the waves and surf. They are incredibly beautiful - the power of the ocean is hard to describe.

While inside during the rain, I finished four heart postcards I've been working on for a  mixed media swap. They're the first I've done and I'm quite happy with them. Now I plan to make some for the grandkids for Valentine's Day. Here they are:

I love working with muted and monocromatic color schemes. I never get tired of the soft colors.
I used distress crackle on this one to give an aged look but the lines show up too much on the face. I do love purple valentines though.
My favorite. Isn't the girl sweet?
The small pink dots are beads. The ruffe around the edge is a ribbon I had in my crazy quilt stash.


  1. These are LOVELY! I hope I see them in MY swap. (I hope nobody gets mine - they are pretty simple.) I live in North San Diego County - the rain's been really good for staying inside and working on art, hasn't it?

  2. It might be neat to take some of your older photos and use them on these in place of the angelic photos you are using. Photos of you, your mom, or other femlale relatives. That would be really interesting...