I’ve still been busy sorting, purging & organizing. I do plan to get a bit more creating done in August and I’m squeaking in just under the wire with a Christmas in July post. I signed up for Scrapbook and Cards Today’s Merry Wishes event this past weekend.
So far I have only completed the 1st class.
I pretty much stayed to the design with just a couple of additions or changes here or there. These were fun to create and I can’t wait to complete the other classes. All 3 classes use the same products and the variations are all beautiful.
I hope everyone is staying cool during this hot summer. It’s definitely a good time to hide out inside & create, or sort in my case.
I’m challenging myself to get more posts done in August and get back in the art groove.
While I was doing my Faith Art challenge, I didn’t post my other art, so I’ll be posting & sharing throughout the rest of July to catch up. No art last week but I did get some more clean up & organizing done and I did some tea dyed paper.
My oldest daughter Christi and my friend Gracie have April birthdays just one day apart. I used Taylored Expressions Ever in Bloom Create-in-Quads stencil to make their cards and you’ll see the other 2 Quad cards when I post Mother’s day. My daughter-in-love April has a May birthday and I used some of my hand colored paper for the butterflies on her card.
I have a couple of ideas I’d like to start working on this week, plus finish up my Beatitudes journal but I still have a large area I am trying to reorganize in the studio so hopefully I can balance it. I do have a fairly quiet week ahead which is usually good for projects.
Tonight’s share is a card set I made for my granddaughters with Taylored Expressions With All My ‘Art’ kit. When I saw the sample the designer made with the googly eyes, I knew it would be a perfect card for the girls.
I used a couple of different companies dies for my background mats so my design was a little different from the original.
It’s been a minute. Hopefully life will begin to fall into a more normal routine now that we’ve completed our anniversary trip, enjoyed our granddaughters visiting for a week and I’ve navigated another round of knee injections.
I only completed 51 days of my faith challenge but that’s okay. My asthma & allergies had me down for awhile but I will be finishing up my Beatitude journal & posting more faith art soon. I’ll also work on a bit of Christmas in July and some classes I need to finish and share.
I’ll be backtracking this week and off and on to share some of the art I have made and haven’t posted yet.
While we were on retreat in April, for fun we listed challenges for most days. I have some art challenge cards, so each of us pulled one out everyday or so and wrote them on a board. The idea was to see if we could incorporate them into the projects we were working on. It got us thinking outside of the box. We have retreat coming up again in just about 8 weeks & will probably play again.
This is one of the cards I created. We could use one or more of the elements listed that day. This one was a challenge to use One Word.
Do you have a favorite way to challenge yourself when creating?
Our anniversary and my birthday are 4 days apart and this year we will celebrate our 45th anniversary with a big 2 week trip. I will take blessing cards with me to share along the way.
We are called to be the light wherever we go. Blessing cards are a small way of sharing love, kindness & encouragement.
These Trellis cards will be thank-you cards for our Airbnb stays. I will need to create one more as we will stay in 3 total on our trip. I will place a personal thank-you and Bible verse inside each card.
Fun and easy to make the flowers, butterflies & sentiments have a 2 color Distress Oxide blend on them. I used Shaded Lilac, Salvaged Patina, Kitsch Flamingo & Dried Marigold for blending. I did one card in trellis style & the other in picket fence style.
I started this challenge card on Thursday when it was posted before we attended Riverdance’s 25th Anniversary show. Finished it on Friday & then ended up with no internet because while laying our new fiber line, they chopped through our existing cable line. Add in a couple of migraines & I think I’m stuck with off & on posting for awhile.
Thursday’s challenge was 2 colors, I chose my favorite combo of purple & green but decided while splattering to add in some gold. For challenges like this, I just start poking through my supplies & playing to come up with a design. It’s actually fun & inspiring.
I had finally picked up a couple of the Lavinia Sticker Stencil sets but hadn’t had a chance to play with them. I used both the positive & negative butterfly to create this card. Partially inspired by Riverdance, I pulled out my Judikins background stamp of the Book of Kells & stamped it into the butterfly center after inking & splattering. The diecut butterflies feature alcohol ink & I opted for a diecut sentiment.
Hopefully I can catch up on Friday’s & yesterday’s challenges tomorrow.
I hope your Easter weekend has been full of blessings!
Mine was a bit busy including some time without internet service. Long story. So glad it’s been restored so I can post again.
I enjoyed creating these Easter cards for our granddaughters using Simon Says Stamp Sweet Tweets Easter kit.
I love the images in this stamp set and decided to follow one of the designers samples and add the honeycomb eggs to the middle of the cards for a pop-up feature. The images were colored with Prismacolor pencils.
It’s been a minute. Allergies are still trying to win the war here. I have been doing some creating but can’t share just yet.
Eileen Godwin issued a challenge this morning on her group & I love a good challenge & it was just the inspiration I needed after a long day of errands to grab some supplies & create. The challenge was very basic – start with a stencil then add in a stamp or two.
I only have a handful of Lavinia stencils & I picked out Feather Leaf and grabbed some blending brushes that still had ink on them from another project to blend the background. I stamped Mooch in Versafine Clair, the neat part is because I used Distress Oxides, you can see the stencil pattern under the black ink. I decided the Fairy Orb needed color too & blended 3 different colors onto the stamp. The sentiment is an old Post Modern design stamp from my stash that is probably around 15 years old now.
It was so much fun just to grab a couple things, play & design as I went.