Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Greeting cards

I'm taking a greeting cards class at the School of Visual Arts this summer. When I tell people this, I get alot of "Why do YOU need to take a greeting cards class?" Partly for motivation and inspiration, meeting new people, and simply for me to get out of my studio once in a while. The first assignment was to "create two 5 x7 cards using an icon, exploring different mediums." Ok, I have to admit, I was not thrilled about this assignment. After all, I know how I like to create my illustrations (the computer) and thats that, right? But after a little thought and seeing it as a challenge, it made perfect sense that I started using my left over scraps of fabric to create something.

These cards were made using leftovers- watercolor paper (when I use to paint!), fabric scraps, felt. sobo glue and the sewing machine. They were like mini quilts except I feel they were less constricting....I didn't have a need to sew everything, some pieces were glued when I felt necessary. Anyways, I enjoyed making these very much, so you'll be seeing more of these soon!

14 comments:

roz said...

I hope you do make more of these. Adorable!

ValGalArt said...

I love these very much!

Anja said...

I love that muffin! So cute!

donna said...

Jannie,
I am tagging you. . .go to my blog to see the rules

http://donnadoodles.blogspot.com/

Hope you haven't been tagged already :)

Donna

Tracy said...

These are adorable!

J. E. Morris said...

Jannie, these are really sweet. I especially like the cup cake.

Diane Duda said...

I love them both!

Claire said...

These turned out so cute! Great work.

Pickledog said...

Yummy-yummy cupcake card!

Anette Heiberg said...

These are sweet!

Anette Heiberg
www.wynlen.no

mrs. b. said...

Jannie, they're just delicious, and I think taking classes to learn anything is wonderful!! I am taking four one-day seminars about nutrition, cooking and how to fix a meal so kids'll eat it! I love meeting new folks, and learning something new, too! You'll have the best time in this class, can't wait to see more of your home made stuff!!

a : )

Kathy Weller said...

Cool!!! Love them!!!

Alina Chau said...

Soooo CUTE and pretty!!

John Coulter said...

CUTERIFFIC! i havent' looked at your blog in a long time. Great work you've been doing!

http://johncoulter.blogspot.com/