Monday, June 21, 2010

Cards with Ephemera and Fragments

Studio L3 is continuing their weekly Tim Holtz Compendium of Curiosities challenge, this week featuring Tim's completely addicting fragments as the challenge.  I'm working up some samples for a card class I'm teaching in July called "Creating Cards using Ephemera," and I thought that fragments would be a wonderful way to add the perfect touch to cards with collage images and patterned paper.  I'm quite pleased with these two samples, if I do say so myself.  Though I do wish the scan were a little straighter!
In other news, the summer is getting very busy.  I'm starting week 3 of the seven week class I'm teaching at the law school this summer (two nights a week, 6:30-9:15 pm).  My Art Journaling 1A:  Art Diary class is going really well (two Sunday morning classes down, one to go).  DS Henry is currently on four baseball teams! His "travel ball" team won a tournament this evening.  To qualify for the championship game, his team won a 14 inning game last night (7 is the typical length), and Henry pitched seven shut-out innings (innings 5-12) to keep his team in the game.  His "regular" little league team plays for the season championship tomorrow night and then that one will be over.  His little league All Star team will then begin training for their tournaments, which take place in July.  When he's free, he also plays for a high school level American Legion team.  DD Clara happily goes to Junior Lifeguard beach camp everyday from 10-3.  So, if I miss a day of blogging now and again, you'll know why!

23 comments:

Amy said...

Well, I bet you all sleep well at night! Henry must be exhausted, having said that, I know what it's like to be in the surf all day so I'm sure Clara is as well! I'm glad to hear all of the classes are going well - do you ever add in a little crafty goodness into the seriousness of the legal classes - just to break things up a bit ;-)???

Mommy2CVC said...

I did miss you! Let me know if we are going to be able to see you guys this summer!

donna said...

Your cards are beautiful. I think the fragments work well. and yes fragments are addictive.

debs14 said...

I feel exhausted just reading about what you are all doing! How on earth do you get time to blog?!
Those fragments are beautiful and complete these simple layouts perfectly.

Chris Arlington said...

Lovely cards Maria, if you use blogger Picasa web albums (free) have tools for straightening,and many other things. Your art is probably there anyway.

scrappyjacky said...

Love the addition of the fragments...give a great finishing touch.Am not able to do this week's challenge as I don't have any fragments...hope I can join in next week.
You sound amazingly busy...for me this time of year means 'less busy' I'm pleased to say....the courses I tutor on are finished.....or all coming to an end.

Sian said...

I thought summer was supposed to be less busy than the rest of the year. Your energy amazes me Rinda! Sometimes I imagine you creating far into the night. Maybe you just get up really early instead?

Cheri said...

Wow! With all those overlapping schedules, how do you find time to still be so creative???

sharyncarlson said...

ohmygosh, life sounds very busy! hope you continue to enjoy it all :)

Linda Ledbetter said...

Rinda, I absolutely love these cards! The images are wonderful, and the way you used the fragments is genius-- and so elegant!

I'm so glad you're back for Week 2, and am very much looking forward to admiring your work in the weeks to come. I think I'm going to learn a lot from you, busy lady!

Hugs,
Linda

Nan said...

Great cards! Love how you used the fragments...the photos are wonderful too.

Lori said...

Your cards are absolutely wonderful, the fragments add a nice touch!

Becky said...

Boy, you are busy! Love the cards - the fragments look great.

Rachelle said...

Your fragment cards are great Rinda! I'll bet that's a fun class you're going to teach.

Karen said...

What a busy family!!! Love the cards and I'm sure your students will love the class.

Tammy Lee Bradley said...

Lovely cards, Rinda. Just lovely.

CuddlyBunny said...

Neat take on the fragments, especially with those bright, cheerful colors and shapes!

Connie Lutz said...

The cards look great! I'm behind this week on the challenge!

melissamyth said...

Oh no! That sounds like an awesome challenge, but I don't have the book!

. . . off to find it ;)

sounds like you have a lot going on. I'd go crazy with that schedule.

Carrie said...

Nice cards - I love fragments! Woo hoo on baseball win!

humel said...

Well done Henry! :-)

The cards are lovely, Rinda - I completely forgot about those challenges, I was fully intending to take part in at least some of them! Must get back over there!

So pleased your classes are going well xx

Sue said...

Your cards are gorgeous, well done for finding the time lol x

craftytrog said...

Beautiful cards, great use of the fragments! x