You are invited to share with me the Joy there is in creating Art. I mean the "I can do it" and "it's fun" and "it's beautiful" kind of art, whether it is "museum quality" or not. Here you will find some of what I like to do and, I hope, share some of your joy, too.
Wow, it's been a year. The chemo's done; I on a pill. In many ways I'm feeling better and one of them is wanting to be creative again.
There was an Heirloom Productions Rubber Stamp and Scrapbook Show recently. I went and really got a boost. I never used die cuts before and rarely used my embossing folders so that's what I've been playing with. I don't have a lot of space so making cards has been ideal. I'll get to bigger (and messier) projects as I get better and better. Here are some of the cards I made recently: (8 pictures)
I have some others I need to photograph so you'll see more of me soon.
I haven't given up on cardmaking but I want to share the fun I'm having while trying mixed media.
When I was surfing pinterest I came across videos by Dina Wakley on drawing and painting faces. I tried her tips and have been quite pleased with the results (since I couldn't do faces at all). This led me to art journaling and mixed media videos. I've always admired the way they look but didn't know how to find the freedom to create them. Dina and Maremi's SmallArt have been inspirational and now I'VE CREATED MY FIRST MIXED MEDIA ART JOURNAL PAGE! Hurray!
Here it is.
I painted, I stenciled, I highlighted, I drew, I stamped, I stickered---I had a ball!
The stickers say: and so the adventure begins, remember to play, and creativity takes courage.
I'm quite happy with it. I had fun doing it, and I know I'll be experimenting and doing more.
Thanks for letting me share. I hope to connect with you again soon.
Have a great day.
Bitten by the Bug 2 has a Wedding /Anniversary Challenge. Recently I was asked to make an anniversary card for a neighbor's daughter.
I used the cricut Sweethearts cartridge for all the cuts. The background is from a paper pad called Watercolor by Reflections, a Michael's brand. Since it seemed to still need something I used a gold gel pen to do scribbles and dots around the card, then added some bling to finish it up.
The current challenge at Fantabulous Cricut is "Sympathy".
The card I made used the Cricut New Testament cartridge for the cross and the scalloped oval from the cricut cartridge Straight from the Nest. .
This is so easy to put together and looks so elegant with the right papers. I used silver stickles to outline the inner oval. The sentiment was part of a collection of phrases but I can't find the package.
Don't forget to visit Fantabulous Cricut to see the designers' examples and the other entries in this challenge.
Have a great day!