Saturday, November 7, 2009

CPS #141 and more photos

I think that each week, the sketch for that week at CPS is my new most favorite. This week is no exception. I just loved how this sketch allowed me to create a rather simple card which grew into a set of rather simple cards.
I love to use photos that I have taken on cards and other projects. In fact, while I am taking photos, I will take ones that would be just for this purpose. I knew I wanted to create a set of cards and so I wanted to keep several of the elements the same. I just picked up this neat patterned paper by The Shabby Green Door and it just seemed like the right piece to tie all of my cards together.
I took this photo at Mt Ashland, OR last January. I matted each of the tiny photos on black cardstock so that the photos stood out on the card and so that element was the same on each card. I also found a set of black, flourish stickers at Michael's that I knew would be a great accent and that would also be another element that tied the cards in the set together although the flourishes are slightly different.
Here are my finished cards. I wanted four for my set so I used white cardstock for the base on two of them and black cardstock as the base on the other two. The black is actually from the Black Magic collection at Core'dinations and what makes that a great choice is the inside of the card is white so that it is easy to write a message on the inside. I used the theme of "seasons" for my set so there is a photo for spring, summer, winter and fall.
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And a couple more photos to share from our recent trip to Oregon.
Our first day in Florence, OR was foggy and as we stopped in the adorable downtown area by the river, I just loved the look of the boats at the docks with the fog behind them.
There is a very old and very ornate bridge over the river at Florence, OR. You can walk under the bridge at one point and this is the view from under the bridge. Isn't it the neatest piece of "artwork"?
Thanks for visiting, Linda (lbpost)

SKETCH 141 – WINTER PHOTO card
Materials:
Cardstock – Black Magic and Core Essentials/Core’dinations
Patterned paper – Strawberry Jam/Farmer’s Market/Shabby Green Door
My own photo
Flourish stickers – StickoSandpaper

9 comments:

Sanne said...

Hello Linda
Tanks for visiting my blog and for your kind comments!
Lovely set of cards and some fantastic photos!
Greetings from Denmark :0)

Jane Wetzel said...

Your pics are just gorgeous..I LOVE the way u used them on the cards..I love to do this also..tfs!

Sherry Wright said...

Beautiful cards & photos Linda!!

Sandy from Ukiah said...

What a wonderful idea to use your photos on your cards... they are beautiful (the cards and the photos) I love the picture of the bridge at Florence or. beautiful pictures

Anabelle said...

These are sooooo wonderful, Linda. I love your photos! That last one is amazing....;)

Heidi Van Laar said...

What a gorgeous set! The simple design is perfect for highlighting those beautiful pics!

Loving all the Oregon Coast pics! They are making me homesick...I grew up in Coos Bay.

(-: Heidi

Cindy Haffner said...

These are all so pretty.

Desire Fourie said...

Linda your photos are stunning and I so love how you have used a different photo on each card, but kept the design the same. A photo always adds that personal touch for me.
Hugs
Desire

Monika/Buzsy said...

Great cards Linda. Love the photos and the flourish rub-ons. TFS!