Today is my youngest daughter’s birthday and I created her card with a new to me company, Scrappy Tails. I got in a couple of their sets about a month ago and decided to use Fairy Girl to create Shyloh’s card. I included a brief video so you can see the sparkly and shine.
I used Prismacolors on the fairy herself then I used my Iuile watercolors on the wings. I also added Twinkling H2O’s to the roses in her hair.
I’m still working on several projects at once and dedicating about an hour a day to sorting or clean up. I’ve got several ideas in consideration for creating in 2022 that will hopefully include more shared kindness too.
Hope you are looking forward to a great weekend ahead and some bits of kindness to share.
I started off my morning by listening to yesterday’s lesson on the Creative Worship group & planned to journal it today but inspiration popped up after today’s Bible study in Proverbs 3:5-6
“Trust in ADONAI with all your heart, lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your path straight.” TLV
Last year I specifically ordered the Simon Say Stamp’s Stamptember collaboration with Memory Box Life’s Path set for a Bible Journaling page similar to what I was inspired to create today.
Since I was going to do a watercolor background, I used Tomoe River FP Cream Loose Sheets paper, it is very close to the paper some Bibles are printed on and attached it to the page in my Interleaved Bible opposite Proverbs 3 when I was finished.
I used Koi Watercolors for the background, then stamped the Memory Box trees to create a path. I used the Koi’s to deepen the color on a few trees then splattered gold and copper Gansai Tambi watercolors for a bit of shimmer. It need a little bit of something so I pulled out my old FSJ Thread Sketch background & added just a bit here & there using a portion of the stamp in Salvaged Patina Distress Oxide. After deciding what I wanted to say I pulled out many Sweet ‘n Sassy sets to create my statement. I used He Is, Love Your Neighbor, God is Good, Words of Life: Actions, Go God’s Way and Skinny Caps, Bitty Minnie, Teeny and Sweet & Simple Alphas. A lot of the Creative Worship stamps sets have stand alone words to create verses & sentiments with & the alphas help fill in the rest.
A lot of work but I so enjoyed creating this page today.
I was busy working on 2 other projects, so a little late posting tonight.
The 3D Embossing class was wonderful but more of a refresher for me. This is not a bad thing because techniques evolve over time and there were a couple of great new versions of techniques. Plus because it was more of a refresher course it was easy to do the projects on time and complete the class.
It wasn’t part of the class but I really wanted to detail color an embossed image & the result was stunning!
I used the same Altenew Majestic Bloom 3D embossing folder & the same Koi Creative Art colors as last night’s card. I just followed the contours of the embossed image to watercolor in detail. There might have been a “one” hair paintbrush involved too, LOL! The sentiment is from My Favorite Things Essential Sentiments set.
Never be afraid to try something new and step out in faith. You might be surprised at the results.
I had a great day! I started a 2nd Bible study & got some organizing/purging done. I have a van full for the thrift shop tomorrow.
Have faith is the 2nd “No Fuss” watercolor card from last night’s class.
I am loving the images in the Time to Coast stamp set from Gina K Designs. I added the Wood Plank Background from Taylored Expressions for the background & the sentiment is from Gina K Designs Incredibly Grateful set. My quick No Fuss watercolor makes it look like I spent more time on the card when the reality is it took about 5 minutes to swipe in some watercolor. A limited color palette is the key.
Tomorrow is errand day but hopefully I’ll have some creative time in the studio. I got my Altenew Craft Your Life Retreat goodies today for August 7th and they are tempting me to a little early crafting. What a fabulous kit! Some of their things sell out so fast I’m glad I got in on this one. I also have a few other new goodies to play with. Decisions, decisions. I’m hoping on Thursday I feel up to making several items as I have to rest after my knee injection. I’ll be coloring if nothing else.
We had a fun play day in the studio today marbling & using powdered pigments for card backgrounds & more.
Of course I had to make a card with one of my new art pieces. I used Gina K Designs Painted Blossoms & Harvest Flourish Stencil.
The actual background mat is a mop up piece from another play day with liquid colors on the Gel Press. I used Salvaged Patina Oxide ink through the stencil to enhance the background. Then die cut one of today’s art pieces to stamp the images on & pop up on the card base. Playing with color is always fun.
I hope your week is off to a great start. It’s a bit rainy here but when you play with color the sun comes out.
Well I spent a 2nd day out in the heat mowing the lawn for a little over an hour. Whew! I had a slow lazy day after that.
After seeing the new Catherine Pooler Designs Butterfly in Bloom done by one of the design team members on black with metallic watercolor, I wanted to try. So I heat embossed it & painted while watching a movie.
So pretty. The sentiment is from Catherine Pooler Designs One Liners Set. I’ll need to practice a bit more as some colors show up better than others on the black & not always the ones you think will.
I had lots of fun creating Mother’s Day cards for both my daughters & my daughter-in-law. I will share each one over the next couple of days.
Up first is the card I made for my daughter-in-law, April. I love how vibrant this card came out.
The background is done with Pink and Main’s Flora Stencil. It’s not quite long enough for a slimline so I creatively placed the washi tape to disguise the seam line. The teacup & sentiment are from Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps In This Together stamp set. It’s heat embossed in silver and watercolored.
I haven’t been too great about family cards for holidays. I usually get birthdays, anniversary & Christmas done but I’m going to work on creating for a few extra holidays.
I hope your Mother’s Day has been blessed with family & friends.
Wednesday may become my new favorite day of the week around here. I scheduled it for working on classes but I think it’s been a good day just to chill & puddle around the house doing whatever.
After doing some prep work for another project, I decided to try out my shimmering watercolors on black cardstock.
Not bad for a first try, the shimmer is really pretty against the black. I may switch shimmering colors next time to a different brand. I used Sweet ‘n Sassy Encouraging Peonies with My Favorite Things Words of Inspiration (retired).
I know on my friends list & art groups there are quite a few people asking for prayers for various life events. Don’t forget to make yourself a note to pray for those you know & perhaps you can make a card of encouragement to send to them too. It may just bring the smile they need during a difficult time.