Friday, August 27, 2010

100 day challenge cards 25-29

Plugging right along! Things around here have calmed down a bit - Chris is recovering well from his rotator cuff surgery, just being tortured in physical therapy twice a week lol! Megan is enjoying her job at the salon - hopefully her state testing will come through so she can move up to stylist instead of assistant. But she is gaining a lot of experience.
A little serendipidy in my life - I bought a brand new sewing machine from a person on Craig's list for $25 a few months ago. It has been sitting there on my shelf, mocking me that I haven't even attempted to learn how to use it. So a few days ago I was again wondering if I was brave enough to get it out to try, when what arrives in my mail but a fall catalog for adult classes at the local high school. And you guessed it - there is an 8 week sewing class for beginners for $55! I sent my check in as fast as I could write it, before I chickened out! I have seen my artist friends make some amazing projects with their machines, and now I can try too. Being creative seems to be just part of me now - it feels natural. I like it!
Okay - I have been wordy enough - here are the cards!

I used texture on this one with lace and string. I covered the whole thing with a layer of tissue too, but I am not sure you can see it. The word "discomfort" is purposefully upside down to make the viewer, well, uncomfortable!

I killed 2 birds with one stone with this card, as I used it to demonstrate a technique I learned in a collage class I am taking. It has been so educational and I love it!

This was another collage class card.

Fun with a circle stencil!


  1. Great job! You are doing much better than I am at keeping up. I think I have lost my momentum completely. I love your collages! Very appealing! Keep up the great work!

  2. Nice cards Gretchen! I especially like the first two.

  3. Gretchen your cards are looking great! Cool techniques and variety. You're reminding me that I am soooo far behind I fear I will never catch up!

  4. Wow. They just keep getting better and better. Can't wait to see the next installment.

  5. Ha ha ha, I kept thinking MY Gretchen would never spell college wrong (thinking you were taking a college course, like a university, ha ha ha ha!!). OH, a COLLAGE course. I am so un-artistic, even the terminology is not in my head. These are awesome once again :) Glad Chris and Meg are doing well!