Art Inspiration, Cards, Classes, Lavinia Stamps, Sweet Poppy Stencils

Snowflake Beauty

Hi Friends!

I hope your week is off to a great start!

I spent a bit of time yesterday creating a bit of Bible Journaling & my 2nd card for Eileen Godwin’s Christmas Workshop x2.

These came out beautiful even though I wasn’t entirely happy with my blend proportions on the first card, it was still too pretty to discard so I made it into a card anyway. The 2nd card has more of the faded blend to it as instructed. I love them both. I cannot tell you the last time I made a 6 x 6 card and I hope I still have some envelopes in my stash that fit. If not I’ll be making some.

I used Sweet Poppy Stencils Snowflake Aperture Circle stencil and Lavinia Stamps Liberty Stamp with some sentiments from my Christmas stamps.

I’m definitely got the Christmas creating spirit and can’t wait to play more with my Christmas goodies. I am finishing up a fall item too.

Have a fabulous week!

Blessings!

Art Inspiration, Cards, Classes, Sweet Poppy Stencils

Peace on Earth Holly

Hi Friends!

I hope you’ve had a great week!

I didn’t get quite as much creating done as I’d like after my 2nd steroid shot but it went much better this time so thankful for that. I did get some more organizing done. I am almost finished with my stencil organization & since I want to work on Christmas at the upcoming retreat, spent some time organizing my Christmas area.

My Sweet Poppy Stencils finally arrived after a 3 week trip from the UK including 12 days sitting in customs in Chicago, then took an additional 4 state tour before arriving here in Oklahoma. I got to recreate my holly card for Eileen’s class with the proper stencil and it turned out fabulous.

I used the Sweet Poppy Holly Wreath with Distress Oxides and an old SU! Christmas sentiment. It doesn’t show in the picture well but I added some accents with Nuvo Dream Drops. This stencil is made for a larger 6 x 6 card but since we were working with a portion of the stencil this is a 5 x 7 card. I don’t usually work with larger cards but it’s nice to get out of your normal creative routine/comfort zone.

I can finish up the other 4 cards from class now that my stencils have arrived. I have to figure out how to fill in the scenes on a couple since I opted not to purchase the extra stamps. I’m sure I have something here in studio that will work.

Try something outside of your normal routine this week. You’ll be surprised how it inspires your creativity.

Blessings!