Saturday, December 27, 2008

Open Theme & Happy New Year, Friends!


Both Sunday Postcard Art and Mixed Media Monday have open themes of sort. So today I created both an ATC and a postcard that hopefully meet the challenge for both.

My postcard, Spirit Captured, uses collage images from Lisa's Altered Art and Paperwhimsy. Stamped images are from Inkastamps. The fuzzy green fiber material around the border is actually from my Christmas tree, a beautiful yellow cedar. Locally, we call it bearded moss. It's very dry, a unique shade of green, and seemed to work as the perfect border for a mysterious, wooded arch.

Stamps used for the ATC are from Inkastamps, Catslife Press, Inkastamps, and Time to Stamp/I Brake for Stamps. Postoid is from ArtChix and expression from Lisa's Altered Art.
Happy New Year, Friends! :)

34 comments:

Donna said...

Love both pieces Kersten, the postcard is great.
Hope 2009 proves to be a good year for you :)

herminesplace said...

Both are gorgeous, love them.

Stempelchaotin said...

Wow these are fabulous.
Brilliant work. Love them.

Leila said...

Both are lovely!!
Happy New Year!!

Leila

Mandy C said...

fabulous work. i love them both

wishing you a happy, healthy and creative 2009

http://truutske.punt.nl said...

Kersten...I love your cards.
The are so brilliant. Great!!!

Alberta and Ava said...

These cards are all beautiful; the colors are so rich and lovely.

Alberta

Femmy said...

both are fabulous!!!

ilonka said...

beautiful postcard

indybev said...

I like both pieces but "Spirit Captured" is my favorite. So well done!

Kelly said...

gorgeous!

Kris Dickinson said...

They're both fantastic Kersten! Have a very Happy New Year!

Beth said...

Two lovely pieces! I do love the moss. It is a wonderful use of holiday ephemera/memories.

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Beautiful!! Excellent art! Happy New Year!

Ozstuff said...

Wonderful pieces. I love both of them. I guess we are all birds of passage going into the unknown of 2009. Has to be better than 2008! HAS TO BE.
Cheers from Marie.

Anni's Art said...

Love your postcards they are wonderful, your colour and everything on them make them perfect.

mixedmediamonday said...

Lovely, Kersten! Diane

Audrey said...

Love them both!
happy New Year!

lisa said...

I really like your work! I'd love to follow your blog, but the "follow" link was not next to your followers faces?

Marina said...

Two terrific cards Kersten, bright and colorful examples that show us how creative you are.
They look absolutly fabulous.

herminesplace said...

Both are absolutely gorgeous.

REDLAN said...

your artworks are colorful. keep it up!

June said...

These are both gorgeous Kersten and i love the depth in the bottom one you are so talented that just is amazing work
Hugs june

vintage wil said...

o what a beautiful artwork!!!
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happy new year.

Donnabelle66 said...

These pieces are just amazing work!

Moira said...

Gorgeous pieces, lots going on in them, really wonderful. Happy New Year to you hoe 2009 is fantastic.

Faye said...

Kersten, both of the pieces are beautiful and so colorful.

Taluula said...

I love both of these gorgeous pieces.

Barb said...

Oh, both creations are amazing!
Thanks for sharing with us.
Happy New Year !

anne said...

I love both the Postcard and the ATC.......gorgeous

Kimmie said...

These are gorgeous! I love the colors and textures!

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Both pieces are wonderful Kersten! Happy Happy New Year to you and here's to more fun in 2009!

J and Z said...

lovely works, both!!

Shelly Hickox said...

Kersten, these are incredible. I especially love the bottom one. I don't know how you can make all of this wonderful, jaw-dropping art so frequently. You're like a geyser of art!