Saturday, 9 February 2013

Abstract Cards

On Wednesday (desk hopping day) I was playing with my Encaustic Art kit and these are the finished cards.



Each card is part of a piece.  I never quite know where I am going with abstracts and find its good sometimes to just focus on one part of what I have created and use that.  The colours never come out too well in my photo's, the top one is very purple - but you can't really see it. The second one is my favourite. I have some pictures left but haven't turned them into cards yet.. My husband is an avid record collector and I also still play records as well as cd's.  On his travels today he bought me the Sinatra Family Christmas Album from the sixties so I am listening to that at the moment.  I know, Christmas in February!  I had to hear it though.  I love music of all genres from the White Stripes to Dolly Parton and everything in between!  I have loads of Christmas music in my collection - this one is very traditional and very Christmassy!  Fabulous! Thank you for visiting and I hope you all have a lovely weekend.  Take care.  Christine xx

16 comments:

Redanne said...

Both are really beautiful Chris, the first one looks quite mystical and the second one looks like a stream that has frozen in a winter's scene. Beautiful work! Hugs, Anne x

SUE said...

Hope you are all better now Christine and these cards are fab fab fabbbbbbbbbbb!!! love them and such gorgeous colours..hubby is a huge sinatra fan and he actually sounds like Bing when he sings LOL my own little crooner I call him ..huggles hun Sue J xxxxxxxxx

mypapercraftworld said...

Oh wow, Chris ... those abstracts were impressive enough just lying on your desk ... these are amazing cards! I have the same trouble photographing purple/lavender ... I always get lots of grey rather than deep rich colour. These though are very vibrant at this end! Anita :)

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Great to see the finished cards Chris thank you! They are stunning you are so talented! Really unusual and love the colours. We play a lot of vinyl too and pick a lot up at Charity shops, we have everything from vinyl through to I pod! Hugs Susan x

chrissies said...

Stunning colours and great cards.

Love Chrissie xx

Jackie said...

Your encaustic pieces are amazing, Chris. They looked good in your previous post but now I can see them in more I am blown away by them. They have such depth and texture and, clearly, make such wonderful cards. Stunning!
Enjoy your Christmas Album (I can sometimes be heard singing Christmas carols in the summer!!).

Samantha Elliott said...

These are gorgeous, and now I am glad I was late calling by.
Well done you.
And who says we cannot listen to Christmas music in February! I often have it on when I am making my Rudolph Day cards throughout the year!
xx

Annie said...

I love these pieces Chris. I have seen them at many fairs but have never had a go. Looks like fun.

Hugs

Annie x

May said...

Fabulous cards Chris, The depth of colours are AmAzing... Love them.. Enjoy your new CD... Hugs May x x x

Shoshi said...

Beautiful art, Chris. It reminds me of illustrations for science fiction. Amazing the effects you can get with wax.

Many thanks for your good wishes for our house move. Lots to do, but we'll get through it!

Shoshi

sharon said...

Love the colours and that they are unusual, thanks for telling me about linking the wrong week on woyw not very good with this blogger thing! x

Darnell J Knauss said...

These are riviting, Chris, truly stunning! Wow.

(Hey, I'm with you all the way on Christmas in February! I listen to Anne Murray's Christmas CD, and only that, in my car the entire year! I still have road rage, but not as badly!!)

jo said...

Amazing.....I could stare at these for hours....fantastic creations!
Hugs Jo x

Marleine said...


Hi Chris,

These creations are beautiful. You are talented. Never had a go at encaustic art. You'll have to show me. X

Sandra's Spot said...

Both wonderful creations I just love the abstract designs you have made. Very clever. Hugs Sandra X

Heather T said...

The colours and shapes are mesmerising. I love the effects you can create with this technique.