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.

Welcome to my blog, Rae Ann.

Friday, March 23, 2018

Something New

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.
Rae Ann

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Wedding/Anniversary Challenge

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.

Don't forget to visit Bitten by the Bug 2 to see designer's samples and other entries.

Wherever you are, have a great day.  I hope you are not in the midst of the rain and snow all over the country this weekend.
Stay safe.

Rae Ann