Monday, April 29, 2013

{Paper Smooches} Sending Hugs and Prayers


I put this card in the mail today to help a dear friend pay it forward to a lovely lady who had a stroke and is now in a rehabilitation centre. I hope it brings her a smile. I made it for a publication call but it wasn't accepted. This was the first time I had tried a freestyle collage card. I'm not exactly sure how to define the style but the idea was to just throw together a cluster of different shapes and textures. Maybe it's a little heavy but I love all the colours and prints together. What do you think? Have you given this style a try? I'm definitely going to give it another shot.


I hope you're all having a great week so far!

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9 comments:

*Jennyfer Leung* said...
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snappy scrappy said...

So pretty!

Isha Gupta said...

Gorgeous card Emily and what a wonderful cause to use it.

canadian_liner said...

Speaking as someone who works in a rehab centre with people who've had strokes, I think this works. After a stroke, there can be a sense of disintegration and sensory overload, with things looking different than before (think of Oliver Sachs). So although this is a busy card, it does have a sense of vitality and regeneration. LOVE the cork flower--great texture and "organic-ness."

Sandra Wilkes said...

I don't make cards but I love, love, love collage...so,I like what you've done. I tend toward more vibrant colors but actually it just depends on what's handy. I don't plan it out. Keep going.

Lindsey said...

Such a cool collage! Love how all the papers work together. And of course the coordinating brad!

Annette said...

this is gorgeous..she is going to love it..

Jocelyn Olson said...

The mix of papers together look fab! The cork flower is wicked cool!

Jessi Fogan said...

So much texture! I really love it. I think it's still so very you - lots of open space with all those elements :)