Thursday, October 6, 2011

My Creative Space...


It's the second week of the school holidays and the demands have definitely caught up with me! Unfortunately, I haven't been as productive as I would like, especially in light of the fact that I have my first market coming up in less than a month!

I have, however, managed to work on a few note cards. In August I made some Sydney Favourite Places note cards for my partner in the Seaweed and Raine Sunshine in the Mail Swap (to see some of the other fabulous swap items made by the various participants you can visit here). I made them using a 1970's book written for children on New South Wales (NSW). I love the colours, the kitschy illustrations, and the facts about places in the book.

The book on NSW was one of a set, and yes, I managed to score one on each state:) How cool is that? This week I decided to make similar note cards to the NSW ones from the book on Victoria. It was actually quite hard; there are illustrations and facts on the front and back of each page so I could only pick one from each page. In some cases I went for colour (like the Moomba one), in other case I went for famous places (like the MCG one). Not surprisingly most of the places featured in the book were in Melbourne. There was one poor little page about Geelong, but the illustration was all gray and it talked about the industrial/port side of Geelong. Not terribly interesting card making material:(



Like the Sydney note card set, I love the way these have turned out so far. I still have a few more to make, but I have encountered the classic "running out of materials while in the middle of a project" problem and need to get some more card stock so that I can finish them off. As a result, this project will probably be in the "in progress" pile for a little while.

I hope you are getting more done in your creative space than I am this week! For more lovely spaces you can visit here. Cyndy

PS For all you footy fans I thought I would share some gratuitous pics from the parade yesterday in Geelong to celebrate our third Premiership in 5 years:)

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13 comments:

Jill said...

Great cards - sounds like a perfect thing to do with those old books!

(love that you added some Geelong celebration pictures - it was a great match!)

Jill @ Creating my way to Success
http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

Vic said...

Oh you were at the parade!

I was in town but I was too busy opping. ;)

We'll have to catch up one day; we're in Geelong at least once a week. Loooooove the cards, the retro feel is always a winner for me.

sister outlaws said...

Those notecards look really lovely!

babygalah said...

oh I love those cards - very clever !
and.....LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the Geelong Cats photos! How good was that game??? One very excited (still) cats fan here.
Good luck with your first market, dee

Rie said...

Oh, they are fab! What a great & lovely idea! .......I miss Melbourne.........

Sonia said...

Those notecards are amazing and very creative. Love, love.

natacha lee said...

Love the cards, what a neat idea!

Seaweed and Raine said...

Love, love, love these Cyndy!!! They are every bit as good as the first series. I just had a look in your shop... I was hoping to find some there too ;) lol
BTW, where did you get such a great circle punch from??? I have been looking for one for AGES! (Other shapes too).
She xo

Taylor Made said...

OOOh I have one of those books on my home state of Western Australia...couldn't bring myself to cut it though. Cards look great.

Fay said...

These look great!

Lea said...

oh I think these cards are great! I love your felt food too. iced vovo's yum! very clever. it's lovely stumbling on a cute to new blog.

Paula said...

Really love the design of your cards - great idea and nice little patriotic touch :)

Roslyn@Sew Delicious said...

Those note cards are so lovely! Go Cats - so satisfying beating the Pies.

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