Friday, November 7, 2008

Just Getting Started...Christmas Cards



What wonderful Christmas or holiday cards! The top photo was taken of the historic Armington House (circa 1868) in December of 2007, the night of the storm here in Rhode Island. In the photo that you will receive on the cards, (4x6) there is a warm sepia/golden tone to enhance the depth and bring out the details of the house. The bottom photograph was the view from the second floor of my home while looking at the top of my neighbors' house last winter The light was so striking, I'm glad that I didn't miss the moment!. Carefully packaged in rice paper tied with hemp string. A lovely present as well! Set of 6 for $15. Check out my Etsy shop for details.

25 comments:

Leah said...

Beautiful photos!

John Wright Art said...

I like the rather strange, ethereal glow. It gives the house an otherworldly, fantasy quality.
What a striking abstract design in the second photo. Love it!!

Amy Lilley Designs said...

Thank you Leah!!!

John, what a wonderful description. It does seems kind of staged and the photo that I have in my camera looks somewhat different than what actually prints out, even w/ some editing...but, it works...the glowy otherworldy quality! Glad that you like!!!

Azure Islands Designs said...

Both photos are amazing Amy...I like the sepia/golden tone of the house, very nicely done!

Doesn't snow have a way of looking picture perfect when it is fresh!!

Cheers

Laurie B. said...

oooooh these are wonderful! I'm on it! Wonderful post as always and I LOVE your blog Amy! With gratitude, Laurie B.

Over The Top Aprons said...

Beautiful,beautiful photos; your work is just lovely!

Amy Lilley Designs said...

Heather!!! The gold-tone house was a digital surprise...the original photo looks much different than how it printed out...but the glow, the sepia tone all work!!!...and YES, fresh snow...nothing quite like it!!! Trust that all is well..

Laurie B....your stained glass is beautiful as well...SO HAPPY you are enjoying the blog!

Thank you Over the Top...really appreciate your taking the time to look and comment....

Christy DeKoning said...

Stunning Amy - I love the snowy rooftops the best :)

Neena said...

Both pictures are beautiful. Finding the extraordinary in the ordinary takes a special talent!

Anna said...

Beautiful cards! The warmth eminating from the house really looks comforting! Love the fresh snow, too!

I've got a well-deserved award for you at my blog...please check it out! http://arosebyname.blogspot.com

Amy Lilley Designs said...

Hey Ms. Canada..not surprised that you like the snow topped roof...it truly was just a moment, the light changed and it was over...

Neena...I have found that the more photos I take, the more my eye sees things 'as they might be', thru the camera...it's interesting...thank you!!

Oh Anna, thank you for such a lovely award...you have me is such wonderful company....very appreciative...

Glad that you like the cards...the house really does eminate a wonderful warmth, and the 'freshness' of the snow is always so pretty!

Matthew S. Urdan said...

Amy, thanks for following my blog, its much appreciated. by the way, your last ad campaign generated 183 impressions. I'll have something cool and surprising for you on Friday. Stay tuned.

milly (elephants&redwoods) said...

Are these taken in Rhode Island? I get lots of inspiration from the east side~

Amy Lilley Designs said...

Matt, your parents raised you well..I appreciate how very polite you are...seriously...I could not help but notice the irony of your avatar on my blog one of the days I had the photo of the Obama family posted...taking note that you were voting for McCain...I was PRAYING that you would get alot of hits!!! YIPPEE!...oh boy, a surprise...I love surprises!!!

Yes, Millie, I am in Edgewood...just a spit from Providence...I use the Providence P.O....I LOVE your blog...the pink elephants...wonderful!!!

Kim said...

wow I'm was expecting Santa to come tripping out of that gorgeous house Amy....such a beautiful photo and so reminiscent of days of old with that golden aura...
I've never seen snow that heavy ...ever....especially on rooftops...very contemporary and such a contrast to the top photo :)

Amy Lilley Designs said...

Hey Kim...yup, 1868...the house speaks for itself...and the rest was all digital...a perfect blend of the old and new...oh my, now you know what we mean when we say 'New England winters'...it can be like THAT picture of the roof tops...took some new photos today, just playing around..I never quite know for sure if something has worked until I see it on the computer.. but we'll see...I'll keep you posted...I'm headed to sleep now and you are in Monday...hugs..

blissful-weddings said...

nice photos, i like both :)

Anne said...

Love your work. Simply fell in love with the Christmas card so I featured it on my blog! http://whatmommysays.blogspot.com/

Have a great day!!

Amy Lilley Designs said...

Thank you, blissful weddings!!! I like both too!

Anna I so appreciate your putting Armington House on your blog...lovely choices, I might add!

Shinade said...

oh Amy there so beautiful!! I wish our seasons were more colorful here.

I really love the top picture!!:-)

storybeader said...

great looking images!

Amy Lilley Designs said...

Hey Jackie...I am definitely a much happier camper in the warm weather, so I envy you THAT...the photo of the house was taken from my front door!!! Glad you like!

Thank you Storybeader!!!

ZAJA Natural said...

6 for $15! That is a bargain!

The house looks so inviting, I love it when it first snows and everything looks so surreal.

Amy Lilley Designs said...

Z, times are tough, we want people to be able to purchase our wares!!!

Laurie B. said...

Hi Amy, I received my note cards, 8 x 10 and 5 x 7 today and they are just stunning! Thank you so much for sharing your gift. With gratitude, your friend Laurie B. of The Looking Glass