Sunday 4 January 2015

My Five Favourite Creations of 2014

Hi all.  I am joining in with the very talented  Debby's five favourite creations for the whole of last year and this is the follow up to the Christmas selection which I have already posted.

Some of them just leap out at you and asked to be picked, but then there are others where deciding which to show is a bit of an 'eeny meeny mo' exercise! Anyway, these are they:

                                                             Rose Script Anniversary

                   I was pleased with this card because I tried a technique called 'under the edge' die
                   cutting for the first time and I felt the Promarker colouring of the rose worked well.

                                                            Monochromatic Seascape

                I have chosen this one because it was quite a complicated card to make and I love
                these stamps, and also I was so pleased because it was chosen as the card of the month
                over at Crafter's Companion.

                                                                 Underwater World                                                                                                                                                                             
                     I used another new technique for this card which was to use tissue paper glued
                     to the card for added texture and I do love anything to do with the sea.

                                                        Denims and Faux Leather Belt

                 This card used another new to me technique which had just become very popular
                 to do which was to make faux leather with card softened with glycerin, and also the
                 different shape to the card which is something I rarely do.

                                                                      Chess Game

                     Another male card and I was pleased with the way it turned out as I made the
                     chessboard from scratch and the perspective worked better than I expected.
                     I have to say this is something that I probably won't do again as it took a very
                     long time to mask off and colour all the squares.

                                                                   On the Beach

                 This is my sixth choice but I think it is my most successful Gelli Plate background
                 to date, so I hope I am forgiven for including this too.  Gelli Plate printing is very
                 random and I was extremely lucky with the way the colours merged together, and yes,
                 it's another seaside card!

Most of these are masculine makes and I do have lots of pretty feminine cards too, but I chose these because they were the most challenging but ultimately the most satisfying makes of 2014, and in the main the ones that got the most comments at the time.  I really do appreciate everyone that takes the time to stop and look.   

I notice that I have a new follower who goes by the name of Grapevine but I do not have any other details.  If you let me have some more information I will give you a proper introduction.

Thank you for dropping by.

Pat  x

I am also entering the following challenge:

Ideas & Paper - A Few of My Favourite Things 2014.



Jean said...

Great selection Pat, I think the first two are my favourites, and I love the colours in the super background in the last one as well.
Jean x

Mrs A. said...

I am so in awe of that perfect perspective that you achieved on the chess board card. All lovely choices but that has to be my favourite of your picks. Hugs Mrs A.

MaryH said...

Some good choices for your favorite 5, and these were some of mine too, of your cards. I can think of lots more that would fit in this category. I've especially loved your gelli card scenes, and think you are doing such a marvelous job using that tool in your arsenal of skills. Of course I love #1 with that beautiful rose too. That's one of the most elegant cards I think I've seen. Hope your New Year has been terrif so far. TFS & Hugs

Anonymous said...

A stunning collection.
The denim and faux leather is completely fabulous and I also like the perspective achieved on the chessboard card.
Pat, wishing you all the very best in this New Year.

Di said...

Wonderful selection Pat - you do know that you're a very clever crafter don't you? Never afraid to try things and always so inspiring!


Di xx

Mau xx said...

Happy New Year Pat, Hope its full of Blessings for you xx
A Fabulous selection of cards,
love the Elegance of the rose and as I live by the sea (8mns walk) all the sea cards really appeal to me. Well done you on attempting all the different techniques. xxx
Hugs Mau xx

Bonnie said...

Wonderful picks! That rose just jumps out and says "pick me"! All those wonderful techniques! I need to try some of them!

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hullo there Pat,
A great creative space today, just love your cards such great work! well doen on seaside ones especially.
Thanks so much for popping over to my blog with your encouragement.
Shaz in Oz.x PS joined your blog and hope you might pop over and join mine too :D

{Shaz in Oz – my personal blog}

Lyndal said...

FAB collection of highlights Pat - LOVING all your seaside creations! THANK YOU for linking up the Our Favourite Things linky party on my blog :)

Di said...

Hurrah!! You won over at Debby's :) Well done Pat,


Di xx

maria's knutselplezier said...

What a collection of gorgeous cards !! I really love them all, great and differant techniques for the backgrounds, beautiful colours , great images, you really are a great Artist!!!


Lynne in NI said...

Beautfiul cards ... congrats on your win :)

kendell said...

Awesome cards, I am glad I found this site and your facebook page. Thanks for sharing

Julie Smith said...

beautiful cards Pat, but I especially like your Seascape one, brilliant