Sunday, January 19, 2020

Back to my roots

I miss mixed media. I got away from it with painting and cardmaking and procreate digital painting. This morning I got messy again and it felt great!  I made this in my mixed media journal. The bottles I made on my Cricut and used some awesome paper by Tim Holtz. The background is a combo of paint, ink,  rubber stamps and Seth Apters embossing powders. I love the powders- they are grungy and oh-so-cool to use. I added the labels- they reflect how I feel about this page.

Thursday, December 19, 2019

More Christmas Procreate fun

NOEL
10x10 digital painting

I created this tonight while watching TV. I used my newest love, Procreate on my iPad.
Awesome.
Intuitive.
Smart.
Fun. 
The perfect app if you ask me.  What I love is that I can watercolor, draw and design all in one...with out opening up my 'real' watercolors.  There are times when I just don't feel like getting out my paints. I have wanted a digital sketching journal for the longest time and this app with my iPad is the perfect solution for me. 

Look closely at the NOEL... (pull it up close) I made it look like a letterpress piece...like an old fashioned press. How cool is that to make the vintage look on a modern digital piece.  Happy, happy, happy....

happy painting!

Monday, December 9, 2019

Procreate coolness

Winter Sweaters
Procreate - Digital

I am in love with the app Procreate. Using my iPad with my apple pencil is so convenient. This is an illustration I've done for a background for a Christmas Card. I am learning to do this on Skillshare with Liz Kohler Brown classes. Her lessons are clear, short and full of info. I can't recommend them enough. 


Tuesday, December 3, 2019

A little fairy magic

Fairy art. I made this in my mixed media journal. The background is glittery as I used my home made glitter watercolor paint I made. I may make this into a card. I've been using my new iPad and Procreate a lot lately and not doing a lot of crafting at this moment in time.  I do tend to go in a circle pattern of art making. I've entered into my fine art mode lately.  I think making sooooo many Christmas cards may have something to do with that!

Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Autumn Cards


These started as stamped images. First I stamped using a brown Distress ink. Then I painted it using watercolors. Trimmed it up and mounted on card and embellished. I am happy with the results!

Happy Crafting! 

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Too early for Christmas cards?



Before I came down with this awful head cold, I got busy making Christmas cards. Last year I made them one-by-one and it took much longer than expected. This year I am trying a different way- making a group of several of one style. Seems to be faster and easier but still getting the home made results I am after.   These six cards are all mixed media. I started by painting the rectangles and adding stencil paste, gesso and sprays...grungy look. Once dry I layered all the embellishments from my stash. I could make 100 of these cards with all the embellishments I have collected/made. But that is for another day!  I love how these turned out. And six at one time is a good thing.

happy crafting!


Sunday, September 22, 2019

Halloween Cards - it's that time of year








I've been traveling these last few weeks all over New England doing family genealogy with my sisters. We had great fun, as always and now I am home again. It's good to get back to crafting. I do miss it when I travel. Today I spent the whole day making Halloween cards and so enjoyed it.  

I used one piece of 12 x 12 paper I purchased called Midnight Madness by Reminisce. Each card is a standard A2 size. It works well to use the one piece of 12 x 12. It all works out with the math. I added bits and bobs of embellishments I had or made, some old and some new. 

I am pleased as to how they turned out and are cohesive as a group. I am thinking of selling these. If you are interested, let me know.