Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Simply Pressed Clay Roses Pocket Card

Today's Lesson From The Craft Room:  See The Running Horse In The Pattern
Our friend and artist, Mario Rivoli, told us a wonderful story the other day.  He said that when he was a child his mother used to sit him on the kitchen floor and tell him to find the running horse in the patterns created by the marble-like surface of floor.  He would spend hours looking at the patterns in the floor and then drew the animals he found.  It's no wonder he grew up to become a wonderful artist - able to see things where others see nothing.  Mario shared this story as he showed me some of the paper pieces he had kept from our marbling class.  As part of the class, we used newsprint paper to clean the marbling tray.  These "clean up" sheets have become magical in Mario's hands!  He looks at the patterns created by the stray paint and sees birds and dragons and people.  He has put his pens to these papers and the works of art that are emerging are phenomenal.  I hope I can begin to look at what is in front of me differently - to see the running horse in the pattern.
Today's card was created for Michael's mom's b'day!  I decided to put some of the Simply Pressed Clay roses to use and, since this card is getting mailed with a gift, I was able to have the card be bulky - without the need for an envelope.  I created a pocket card with Soft Sky card stock and then added a piece of Modern Medley designer paper and some linen thread.  The inside card was stamped with the sentiment from Morning Meadow using Wild Wasabi ink.  The roses and leaves were added to the card with Crystal Effects.  I hope you like it! :)

1 comment:

Lorraine said...

What a sweet card. Those polka dots with the soft sky is so pretty.