Monday, 25 August 2014

WIPs

At the moment all other projects are on hold because I am working on ideas for the 4th Artist's Trading Card Swap organised by Ali of Very Berry Handmade.

This is my first card for this swap - I have a few ideas and have volunteered to be a swap angel, so I will have to make at least two.  The theme is "Getting Away from it All" and this scene, which I also photographed for my blog header, is one of my favourite places to do that.  It shows the Bass Rock from the coast.


This is where I have got with it - I'm not sure whether to call it finished.


It is not quite as wonky as it looks from the photos but I had difficulty turning it and I think I may have to unpick it and go back to the drawing board.  Or maybe I have to learn not to be too much of a perfectionist!

Thought it might make you laugh you to see how shamefully messy I am.  The card is only 2.5 x 3.5 inches, but it took this to create it.



I am very happy to have been invited by Nesta of the lovely blog Ella and Nesta's Little Room to take part in a Round the World Blog Hop.  Each blogger on the hop writes a post answering some questions about their creative process and gives a mention to a handful of other blogs.  Nesta has her own Blog Hop post today - please check it out, and if you are visiting from there hello:-)   I'll be doing my own Hop post next Monday, so I hope you might come back and see what's going on here.







19 comments:

  1. I usually make the same amount of mess for some tiny craftwork too! Love the card and am sure your recipient will too.

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  2. I like your card, wonky or not :-)
    x

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  3. I like your card, wonky or not :-)
    xx
    This is second attempt on posting this comment, see if it works...

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  4. Love your trading card! I did three experiments before I decided... See you next Monday - I'm one of Nesta's other ones!

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  5. It looks beautiful. I love how you created the texture of the water with all the different color fabrics and stitches. Lovely.

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  6. For something that small, I'd call it perfect! Such a pretty view for someone to enjoy everyday!

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  7. I agree with Martha - it really is beautiful. The sea always helps me to breathe deep and unwind - there is something about it - maybe just the vastness and the colour :-) Looking forward to reading your post next Monday - your creativity is amazing :-)

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  8. Great result - and I've often wondered where your header photo was taken. It looks like a great beach.

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  9. cute card. I love seeing your sketches and your very realistic work area.

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  10. It's a great photo for your header and you have captured it perfectly on your stitched card Catherine, wow yes a lovely stitching mess going on there on your table, well done you, we all love to make mess xx

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  11. I'm not that neat in the middle of a project either - I read somewhere that the messier the area, the more creative the mind!

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  12. Your ATC is great. Your sewing rooms looks like our kitchen after we've been baking! x

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  13. What a gorgeous card!!! I love how you sewn the little bird and the wonkiness is part of it's charm. So funny about how much mess it takes to create something so small, lol.

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  14. Love your card, Catherine! Absolutely love the way you created the sea. I thought I was the only one who creates a lot of mess when working on even the smallest of projects. I call it "creative mess" and it helps me create. :-)

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  15. I think it's fabulous and I also think you shouldn't unpick it and do it again - it's an ARTIST'S trading card, it's supposed to be hand made!

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  16. I think its gorgeous, but that you should instead send it to me! No seriously - I think it is really lovely. I also think the smaller the item the bigger the mess, my workspace has pretty much looked like that for the 2 ATC's I made.

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