Art Inspiration, Cards, Gina K Designs, Taylored Expressions, Watercolor

Have Faith

Hi Angels!

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.

Have a Fabulous Day tomorrow!

Art Inspiration, Cards, Gina K Designs, Watercolor

Guiding Light

Hi Angels!

We had a great class today! It’s always fun to visit & create with friends.

Today’s card features the Gina K Designs Time to Coast stamp set from her newest kit from the same name.

I love lighthouses and did some no fuss watercolor with watercolor pencils. Fast & easy.

Share some light with someone this week. It will make their day.

Art Inspiration, Cards, Gina K Designs, Gloriously 60 Art Challenge, Watercolor

Gloriously 60 Day 59 – Painted Blossoms

Hi Angels!

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.

Art Inspiration, Cards, Catherine Pooler Designs, Gloriously 60 Art Challenge, Watercolor

Gloriously 60 Day 48 – Every Day is a Gift

Hi Angels!

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.

Have a Terrific Friday!

Art Inspiration, Cards, Gloriously 60 Art Challenge, Pink & Main, Slimline Cards, Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps, Watercolor

Gloriously 60 Day 9 Art – Mother’s Day Teacup

Hi Angels!

Happy Mother’s Day!

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.

Have a Fabulous Week!

Art Inspiration, Bible Journaling, Colorado Craft Company, Faith Based Art, Gloriously 60 Art Challenge, Watercolor

Glorious 60 Day 6 Art – God’s Glory Faithdex

Hi Angels!

Working on a couple projects at once can be a bit of a time challenge. However, making simple beautiful art to post this evening, was a total stress free blessing.

I used Colorado Craft Company’s Whimsy World Clean Heart Bookmarks stamp set for this faithdex card featuring Romans 5:2

Yeshua (Jesus) leads us into a place of radical grace where we are able to celebrate the hope of experiencing God’s Glory.

I watercolored the image with water color pencils & added in a few extra details with some pen work. The verse is hand lettered.

It looks great in my Faithdex box that sits on my desk.

Thanks for stopping in.

Art Inspiration, Cards, Encouragement & Hope, Faith Based Art, Kindness matters, My Favorite Things, Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps, Watercolor

Prayers & Peonies

Hi Angels!

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.

Thanks for stopping by.

Art Inspiration, Cards, Catherine Pooler Designs, Encouragement & Hope, Kindness matters, Slimline Cards, Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps, Watercolor

Incredible Slimline

Hi Angels!

I have been enjoying the late evening quiet the past couple of nights creating. I really should go to bed earlier but when you are creating time kind of fades away.

Tonight I opted for a slimline card. I haven’t made one in a bit. I used Sweet ‘n Sassy My Thoughts of You and In This Together sets.

This card makes a fabulous encouragement card! I used shimmering watercolors and tried WOW Disco Ball Embossing Glitter for Catherine Pooler Designs on the sentiment. The sparkle is fabulous.

Who do you know who could use a bit of extra encouragement this week? Do something special for someone who maybe doesn’t get recognized or chooses not to be recognized for something they do.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cards, Encouragement & Hope, Faith Based Art, Penny Black, Watercolor

Confidence

Hi Angels!

I actually completed 2 projects today & did a class lesson.

Tonight’s card is courtesy of the infamous Bits & Pieces box and a watercolored background from my background stash.

I love how I was able to match the background to the diecut for a monochromatic look. I used Penny Black’s Hope Shines stamp set for the sentiment.

Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. Hebrews 11:1

We may not know what God’s plans are in advance but we know He is in control even when we can’t see it.

May we continue to shine brightly with confidence.

Cards, Catherine Pooler Designs, Kindness matters, Watercolor

Shine Bright

Hi Angels!

I’ve been puttering around this evening working on a couple of projects.

Tonight’s card was made with the bonus stamp Shine Your Light included in my Club Sursee this month from Catherine Pooler Designs.

I used watercolor pencils on Bristol paper and added some Sparkle Silk.

The world needs a whole lot of light right now with the continued virus issues & general unrest. Kindness & love should be our golden rule.

In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven. Matthew 5:16

Share a smile with someone this week.