Sunday, December 28, 2014
Winter Card Collage...
Do you save your annual Christmas cards? I do. I always save mine in two assorted stacks. The cards with wonderful winter scenes vs the other cards for crafting. It is my dream to create a Winter Card Collage like this one in the photo.
My Dear Grandma created this many years ago. I think it was in the 1970's by looking at the avocado green frame she used. I have always loved this "picture". I remember watching her cut and tear and piece the bits of cards together to create this Winter Wonderland scene. I was entranced by how she could make it look dimensional with the aspect ratio of close and far. How she could create a stream that flowed into a pond where skaters were enjoying fun was magical. I keep this hanging in my studio all year right where I can see it and get inspiration from how creative Grandma truly was. This just might be the year I sit down with those saved cards and create one for myself. It would be fun to pass it along with Grandma's to my daughter in the future.
Our weather has been delightful. Crisp and clear with no rain for a few days. The ground is being able to really soak in all the moisture it has gotten recently. Our pond is frozen over from the low 20's nighttime temperatures.
May you be enjoying these last few days of 2014. Looking forward to a fresh beginning as 2015 arrives. Creative Bliss will continue to be my compass. Blessings to all and to all a good night...
Posted by Createology at 1:38 PM
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Nice idea.I'm also reusing my old cards to make new ones for charity.I'm "fussy cutting" elements from the old cards onto new cards.Will show next year closer to Christmas. I'm not as sentimental about old cards (except for a very fer). I can't be as I am already a hoarder, and have to continually purge!!ReplyDelete
what a talented Grandmother you had a truly lovely scene she has created with the cardsReplyDelete
Oh wow! That is really very cool! I save cards and have wanted to make ornaments from them with crochet trim but don't have the right type of hole puncher. Lovely that you are carrying on the creative gene of your grandma. Best wishes, TammyReplyDelete
That is so totally cool! I think you should do it for sure!ReplyDelete
What a lovely example of a collage! Good idea!ReplyDelete
I love your Grandmothers picture...what a treasure that is. I save cards but I cut the front off and use it as a gift tag the next Christmas. I throw the backs away. Now those glittered cards...the whole thing goes in the trash. Blessings, MarleneReplyDelete
Your grandmother's art is truly amazing. No wonder it's an inspiration for you. That would be sooo exciting if THIS was your year to create one. WHERE on earth would you begin?!?! It's amazing!ReplyDelete
The Pillowcase Project photos are on Kelley Highway. :o) Thank you again, Sherry.
Hugs and happy New Year,
WOW! That is amazing! So wonderful that so many years later, you still cherish it and now share it so we all appreciate your dear Grandma's Christmas card collage. Your grandma would have gotten along well with mine!mi can almost picture them crafting and creating together, creating and chatting and coming up with new ideas...I'm smiling, Sherry! Happy New Year to you and to yours. I hope 2015 is blissful for you. Love, kathyReplyDelete
Your grandmother's collage is gorgeous! What a fantastic idea. I give my cards to my paper crafting friend. She makes explosion books and other paper crafts with old cards. I will tell her about your lovely collage.ReplyDelete
Oh Sherry, that collaged picture is absolutely wonderful.ReplyDelete
Your grandma was an artist ,too- and I love all that is going on in that winter-scene,- so beautiful and a fantastic idea.
Dear friend I hope your christmas was happy, and relaxed, just like mine, and wish you from my heart , all the best for the coming 2015 . Happy New Year, Sherry.
Hugs from Dorthe
Your Grandma's Winter scene collage is amazing! What an incredibly cool idea that is. I can hardly wait to see yours. Happy New Year to you, Sherry!ReplyDelete
It's charming and so inviting! I hope this is the year you give it a try. We can send you some pretty card images to add to your choices if you like.ReplyDelete
Oh wow, Sherry, your Grandma did such a fabulous job with this!! It looks amazing!! I could just gaze at it all day!! I love this idea...I need to do something like this with my cards!! Love, love it!! Happy, happy new year!! I hope 2015 is filled with much love, happiness and many, many blessings :)ReplyDelete
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What a great idea and so very beautiful. Wishing you a wonderful New Year!ReplyDelete
Now we know where you got your creative genes from...lovely work by your grandmother! I save the photo cards and a few of the prettier ones. I have some albums full of the photos and my kids love to look through it when I bring it out at Christmas.ReplyDelete
Happy New Year to you Sherry! Your Grandma's framed collage is wonderful and I can see why it's so inspirational.ReplyDelete
We too have been doing some paper shredding, nothing like a new year to make a clean start!
Mr C really came up with the goods so to speak with the delightful Christmas tree he surprised you with - how lovely! xx