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Gloriously 60 Day 45 Art – Sweet Summer

Hi Angels!

Tonight’s class was the final installment of our 12 x 12 Seasons Samplers – Sweet Summer. I had so much fun designing this.

I started off with another idea with the Lawn Fawn Magic Iris Birdhouse Add-On & while looking for some other dies came across the Elizabeth Craft Designs Lake Scene Die set. The other dies are older Spellbinders sets & the sentiments are also Elizabeth Craft Designs. What says summer better than days at the lake, birds singing & a gazebo to hang out with the family.

All the pieces feature ink blending with Distress Oxides. The main pieces include Cracked Pistachio, Peacock Feathers, Mermaid Lagoon, Wilted Violet & Seedless Preserve. The accent pieces have Fossilized Amber, Abandoned Coral & Seedless Preserves.

I have a quiet week ahead so that means more studio time, Yay!

Art Inspiration, Cards, Elizabeth Craft Designs, Gloriously 60 Art Challenge

Gloriously 60 Day 41 Art – Soar

Hi Angels!

I am not so tired today, did a bit of a reset of my plans since it’s mid-year, tidied up the studio some and will work on getting my schedule back in shape. Sometimes you just need a little bit of reflection time.

Today’s card is also made with scraps but unlike last night’s ‘eh’ this one is ‘wow’.

I popped into HL yesterday to pick up a couple of things for the granddaughters & did pop by the paper craft section which they were doing a complete redo on. I’ve got a couple of ideas I’ve been mulling around & decided to pick up the bird & branch set from Momenta. Sorry they just have a number no name. The sentiment is from Elizabeth Craft Designs.

Some rest & a fresh perspective definitely make a difference.

Have a Fabulous Weekend!

Bible Journaling, Elizabeth Craft Designs, Faith Based Art, Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps

Shine Bible Journaling Retreat

Hi Angels!

Last weekend also hosted the Creative Worship Bible Journaling group’s Shine Retreat. Because Crop & Create was so intense, I only got to create 2 of the workshops & a couple of prayer sessions.

Since Crop & Create provided us with more foiling tips from Therm-o-web, I created a Faithdex card with the retreat’s focal verse & foiling.

Let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven. Matthew 5:16

For the ray background I used the free printable from Allie Scraps, a diecut of the word Shine from Elizabeth Craft cut out with mounting tape & foiled, Sweet ‘n Sassy’s Shine Your Light stamp set & hand lettered verse.

I plan to spend a good portion of this week doing some more of the Bible Journaling Workshops.

Have a Fabulous Easter Week!

Art Inspiration, Brutus Monroe, Cards, Elizabeth Craft Designs

Stencils with Grammy

Hi Angels!

Today’s busy is the fun kind, time with my granddaughters. Zoe had a playdate with Grammy & Papa then dad brought Nora over to spend the night & took Zoe home. Zoe is in the full zoom mode of a 2 year old so they are trying not to wear Grammy & Papa out too much, LOL!

Nora and I got busy in the studio after checking the mail and the new Brutus Monroe Stencil of the Month had arrived. She asked what is was so Grammy gave her a stencil lesson. She helped me with mine to learn how to blend in the colors then proceeded to make herself a rainbow card.

The beginning of Nora’s rainbow.
The finishing touches.
Card complete with die cut sentiments and some butterflies Grammy had leftover from another project.

She did a fabulous job!

So while Nora was busy watching a show, Grammy finished her card with an older flower die, some scraps and a recently purchased sentiment set from Elizabeth Craft Designs.

It’s been a busy day but oh, so much fun.

Enjoy your weekend!

Art Inspiration, Brutus Monroe, Cards, Elizabeth Craft Designs

Elegant Abstract

Hi Angels!

I was going to create this card yesterday but I got some much needed tidying & organizing done and decided to call the day good.

You guessed it, it’s the Abstract Flower Stencil from Brutus Monroe’s February stencil of the month. I think for now I’m done designing with it, we’ll see.

This came out fabulously elegant! I embossed the stencil in white. I actually just got in some Brutus Monroe Alabaster (white) embossing powder. I decided it needed a border so I found the thinnest washi I had that would work with the black & white design.

The sentiment is Quietfire Design by Suzanne Cannon through Elizabeth Craft Design. If you are not familiar with Suzanne’s work, she is a master calligrapher, who many years ago started turning her calligraphy into stamps. Her designs are now available through Elizabeth Craft Designs & the Silhouette Store. I have many of her original red rubber unmounted stamps in the studio. I need to gather them together while I am organizing & put them to use again. Her calligraphy is just lovely.

I hope you are recovering well from last week’s frigid blast.

Have a Great Week!