After using a version of this sketch and some bold-colored junk mail to design a card a couple weeks ago, I was excited about finding other suitable graphics to "upcycle". I clipped the yellow woven print from a magazine page and the compass from a poster. The red background with gold flecks is handmade paper. I covered a chipboard button with the same red paper, aged it with a black ink pad and threaded some gold cord through the holes.
A fish charm and sentiment sticker were the final touches. My friend, JR, will be receiving this card for her birthday tomorrow. She likes Asian-themed items and I alway have fun designing her cards.
My walks this weekend took me past the most beautiful tulips! I had already chosen these colors for my card, so: life imitates art sometimes.