Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Addictive

Making a few more Peace cards. The process is meditative and addictive. These are smaller than the one shown yesterday, pictured below. They are 5 1/2 x 4 1/4. On colored card stock of which I have quite a few colors.

Here is the larger one (5x7) for comparison. Made on cream colored watercolor paper. I only have one color of this paper. When I made these before I made each flag exactly the same size with straight cut edges. I had some way of making the string line perfect. Now, I'm keeping some edges torn, some cut. And so far just winging it w/the string line.

Which size do you like best??? What's your vote sizewise? Larger cream colored or smaller various colors?

PS. a friend emailed me and asked if I minded if she borrowed my Peace card idea. Of course, ideas are not owned by the idea thinker person as far as I know. But it was nice of her to ask. In fact, I invite everyone to borrow this idea. We need as many peace cards in the world as possible. If you do this, share your results!!!!! And I will link to your blog post here.

19 comments:

studio lolo said...

I like them all. I do love the torn edges though. It's like the real deal tattered from the winds.

I may try a few but not to sell.
I'll help spread peace to my friends.
I'll link to you when I do ;)

Robin said...

Me too..... they are all beautiful....but, if I HAD to choose, then I would go for the coloured ones... I love the tattered edges - they remind me of ones fluttering in the Himalayas....or one Santa Fe Summer in Tesuque, in a grand house Chris and I rented, where they boldly flew and greeted us daily.

Suki - these are gorgeous! One may I may even attempt some.....

Love,

♥ Robin ♥

Lisa at Greenbow said...

I too like them all. I think the size of preference is what you want to write on the inside. If you are windy with big handwriting like me you would want the larger size, however I love the color of the smaller sizes. I have seen these peace flags in a garden before. I think they are marvelous as your cards depict.

Lynn said...

I love the colored cards best, but the cream is nice too. ;-) Both sizes fine, And I love the challenge to make some. Torn edges best and I will have to mix fabric and paper as it's my style! I would also go for a peace card swap like we did with the post cards! Whatcha think?

m. heart said...

these look like a lot of fun to make! i love the cream card because it sets off the flag colors, and i love the larger size but they're all really wonderful.

Darnita said...

I love both sizes. I love the colored ones because they're colored but the images seem to pop off the ivory paper.

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

Love the colored ones and the torn bits. The sizes are fine.
Thanks for your lovely comment when I was feeling down. Much appreciated.

patti said...

I think all colours are wonderful. This is such a great idea, I will try some too. Thanks for the idea Suki!

Mim said...

I might try them this weekend and will let you know.

I like the cream colored ones best - with the torn edges

kj said...

i like the little ones.
i love them.

and suki, i want some! i am the only one here not saying i am going to make some. NO! i want you to make some for me! i want to BUY them from you.

whatdoyouthinkaboutthat?

Louise said...

They are so lovely, I like the cream ones and think they would lovely to make in December to send out as we don't celebrate christams and we do always make beautiful cards to send to our near and dear <3 <3

Katiejane said...

I like your cards. Busywork is theraputic. I guess I would be more likely to want smaller cards. Just depends on how much of a letter I needed to put inside, I guess. I like the torn edges better also.

sukipoet said...

Thanks KJ.

...louciao... said...

What a fine addiction that is! Spreading peace and having fun while doing so. I love the coloured cardstock ones best. They are so vibrant, and the ragged edges and wavery clothesline add to the exuberance.

Elis Cooke said...

Lovely cards! Great idea and looks like a great way to use smaller remnants of collage papers [which I know I am going to find a use for as soon as I throw them out!]. I like the coloured bases best!

Blue Sky Dreaming said...

I like the torn edges and I like the small colored ones best!
Suki, You have a generous heart...so thoughtful of you to so easily share...bravo!

Annie said...

I love them all, I have no favorite.I like the tattered edges too, I hate too much control :-).
Glad you are having fun. xoxo

human being said...

they are incredibly beautiful, Suki!
seemingly so simple but the colors and patterns match so well and create a great sight...

you are an expert in bringing the right things together...

messyfish said...

Loving your peace cards!