Art Inspiration, Cards, Gloriously 60 Art Challenge

Gloriously 60 Day 1 Art – Stenciled Birthday

Hi Angels!

What better way to kick off my birthday art challenge than with a birthday card for a friend.

For the 60 day art challenge, I will provide as many details to techniques and products as I can and maybe a couple of videos too.

Let’s take a look at this beauty.

Stencils can make for a quick & pretty card that is easy to mail without additional postage. I used the Paper Rose Big Bloom Stencil for this card with Deco Foil Metallix Gel in Champagne Mist. The texture & shimmer provide lots of lovely interest for the background. Adding a simple die cut sentiment from Elizabeth Craft Designs (retired) is the finishing touch.

Don’t forget, I’m putting together a prize package of goodies for the person who comments the most over the next 60 days either here on my blog, on MeWe or Facebook.

Thanks for joining me for my Glorious 60 art adventure.

Art Inspiration, Cards

Aurora Borealis Snowflakes

Hi Angels!

I played just a bit today after tidying up the studio a bit. The icy weather that came makes you want to curl up & hibernate or have a Hallmark movie marathon. Thankfully we haven’t had more than a few minutes without power & with over 100 trees on our 2 acres, not too much tree damage so far. Praying for many others who are not so lucky. Last I checked on our youngest daughter they had been without power for over 14 hours.

I just got in Paper Rose Snowflake Trio & Holiday Blessings Chunky. I started with one idea & got totally sidetracked by using the negative cutout of the Holiday Blessings die. My original idea was silver & copper and that one may be still in the works or I’ll head off a different direction.

What the picture isn’t picking up very well is that everything but the cardbase is either metallic or a beautiful mica shimmer. The paper I used for the snowflakes & background of the sentiment reminded me of an aurora borealis. It’s a background sheet I made ages ago with Radiant Rains. I’m thinking I need to break out my Rains & do some more backgrounds.

Making backgrounds is a great way to play & tempt your muse when you feel like you don’t have any creative inspiration. Try it.

Stay safe & cozy.