Thursday, November 17, 2005

Phoenix Christmas Card

Phoenix Christmas Card

The Christmas Cactus from yesterday reminded me that I keep on meaning to design this year's card. This is my first attempt - I found out how to make letters bend around in Painter!

15 comments:

Janey said...

This is digital? Neat. I think I'll do postcards this year. It will be first time I've ever sent out handmade cards.
janey
http://janeysjourney.com

cream said...

Haway, then Caro! Tell us how you bend them!
Looks good but why a phoenix?

Caroline said...

Hi Janey - I usually send out a card that is either directly handmade or at least printed to my design... but I often leave it so late that its a real pain! Your postcards will go down well!

Hi Cream - whats "Haway"? I'll do a little posting on bending them -- just for you! And the Phoenix came about because I started off doing a Christmas candle, but it hatched into a bird - I can't control these things!

Wild Mother Lightning said...

I think the Phoenix truely represents the energy of rebirth surrounding the closing of one year and the beginning of another- its a beautiful design.

Guyana-Gyal said...

This is good enough for beyond Christmas...a new year...new beginnings...best wishes for a change in career / life...happy birthday old thing, and so on.

Leah said...

this rocks caroline! i love the phoenix. :-)

naturallynice said...

Very original and may I comment on your discipline to start early!

Esther

cream said...

Caro, "Haway" is "Come on..." in North East speak...
"Haway the lads...!"
That's a good idea about the post for bendy letters!

Caroline said...

Thank you all. The posting on bendy letters will have to wait until next week sometime... I doubt I'll get the chance to post much whilst I've visitors...

Laura said...

Caroline, what CAN'T you do?? I'm enjoying your blog so much.

Nan said...

Love the phoenix, the bendy letters, and wild mother lightning's take on the whole idea.

Caroline, I can't believe how many beautiful things you come up with. Love to visit your blog!

Cecilia's Art said...

very nice christmas card!i have to think about it!

Alina Chau said...

this is lovely

carla said...

This is so pretty and so positive! I love the idea of the phoenix and the months surrounding it....it really creates a meaningful message as well as a great composition! I'm doing my holidays cards with the bird illustration I used for the IF "cold." I'm actually going to get this done somewhat on time this year as well...just need to get the layout with the text done today and then bring it to the printer tomorrow. Fun:>

Caroline said...

All this appreciation is much appreciated! Thank you!