In the middle of a lot of quilting I've been making cards too.
Oh look, the card is upside down! That's typical and it's not the computer's fault. I did that all on my own.
I needed some new cards for guests and I had these pieces of fabric that were already screened with the yellow flower and woven background. A few minutes of stitching added the leaves and edging and I finished them off with dots of orange paint. Those orange dots made all of the difference!
Anyone interested in art who lives near Richmond, VA is very fortunate. Because Virginia Commonwealth University has such a highly regarded art program it naturally attracts artists to the area. That gives the rest of us all kind of learning opportunities with those artists. One place to find great classes is the Visual Arts Center. They have pottery, fiber, painting, clay, glass, writing.....and printmaking! 3 friends and I decided to take a letterpress class and here are my first projects.
We've been through 3 classes so far and I'm really enjoying it. Not enough to buy a press and start collecting type but enough to spend 6 weeks printing a gazillion note cards.
In case it isn't clear the one on the left is for me and the one on the right is for Chris. I made lots of both of them and Chris is giving some to his hunting buddies. Hopefully they will send the cards to only like-minded people.
I did some on color cards too. These cards have a bit of texture and that shows in the print but I still like them a lot. I love the quote.
They have a good selection of type and other images at the center. While I was working on the art card I found a very large ornate "V" that I want to do on some cards and I have another hunting quote to do some more cards for Chris and I think I might do some cards for my niece with just her first name. We have 3 more classes so I should be able to get all of that done!
One thing I've learned is that I love setting type. I'm not such a fan of the printing part. My friend likes the printing and finds setting type "challenging". Almost everything we pursue we find that we are very complementary in our skills....or lack there of.