January 7, 2010

Valentine's Day Cards

I couldn't have been happier than I was the other night when I pulled out a bunch of my Valentine's Day images and ephemera and started creating these collaged cards.  To me it's like putting a puzzle together, trying to see how it fits the best, what should go where.
And even if it was 3:00 in the morning because I could not sleep, I still enjoyed making them.
Interesting observation:  I made my son a collaged picture frame for Christmas.  He really liked it.   I overheard him showing it to one of his guy friends and got a chuckle out of the friends' assessment of collage.  "Oh, nice.  Look how they put all that stuff on top of each other." 
Which is the essence of collage I guess.

16 comments:

Andi (RrlScrapGal) said...

Love what you did at 3am!!! I'm with you.. so many fun goodies to play with this time of year...

And, I also tend to wake in the wee hours!

Lori said...

3 a.m.??? Well, these are just stunning pieces for that time of the morning, or anytime, really! lol. I love how you use vintage photos, very nice!

kathy said...

wow at 3 < I have no brain waves left lol -- These are wonderful !
Kathy - ga ♥

joan said...

fabulous cards, love the vintage images, I craft until late but 1am is usually late anough for me these days !

Evelyn S. said...

You definitely know how to put things together, Louise! They are such great cards!

Scrolls Work Rubber Stamps said...

What a beautiful job you have done! I love how you made you whole card loove vintage and not just the image. Well done!
Jacque

Nancy said...

These Valentine cards are exquisite! Such creativity at 3:00 in the morning!! What an amazing stash of goodies you have and lucky you to have the skills to pull it all together so perfectly. Thanks so much for sharing this lovely eye-candy today!

Jacqueline said...

Very attractive vintage cards Louise and I hope you find time to catch up on your sleep!

Celestial Charms said...

Such beautiful and romantic Valentines. Thanks for showing them.
Maureen

Pink.Canary said...

They're beautful! I'm not on valentine day mode for now, but I love to look at your cards!!

Jann said...

These are just gorgeous!

Rein said...

These are all beaautiful!

Lynn Stevens said...

These are All so wonderful, full of vintage goodness. It looks like you had fun playing with these too!
Glad to know I'm not the only one who can't sleep. Its 4:30 a.m. right now but just manage to toss and turn.
I hope you have a Wonderful time in Texas. How fun for you all to get together and have become such good friends!

Cynthia said...

nice collages and I love how you "put everything on top of each other".....cute...I have to remember that!

Nancy Maxwell James said...

Louise
these are all just GORGEOUS! I wouldn't be able to glue straight let alone create at 3 am! :) lovely cards! I hope you have a wonderful time in Texas!

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