I haven't been posting, or creating any art for that matter. Sadly, my husband passed away suddenly this past August. I just can't find any art in me right now. I know it will come back eventually.
Saturday, September 13, 2014
Wednesday, August 6, 2014
...and I am not speaking of the book or the movie. I mean purple in greeting cards. Purple is a color that I rarely use...except maybe when making paper hydrangeas or pansies. I am just not a big fan of purple...or so I thought! I decided to make a couple more purple cards since I had all the purples out for the birthday card I made for my granddaughter that i posted in my last post.
I used papers from Heartfelt Creations. This latest paper stack I bought from them have a few purple themed pages. I made the flowers out of a lighter lavender paper that I stamped and then added lavender glitter.
I really enjoyed making them and am pleased with the purple colors...isn't it odd how things just work out that way you least expect it? I guess that is what makes the day-to-day more interesting.
Saturday, August 2, 2014
Sometimes it's good to get back to basics. A card is a basic in my book and I do enjoy making them. With all my ridiculously insane amount of craft/stamp supplies, I feel like a real slug when I buy a card instead of making one. Anyone else feel that way?
Anyway, I made this one today for my granddaughter who is turning 14 today. Much more 'grown up' then my past cards I've made for her. But she is starting high school (how the heck did THAT happen?!?) in the fall, so no more kiddie cards for her!
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Having fun with altered art. I made this little piece for fun...doesn't really have a use...except to put a smile on my face. :-) The overall size is about 2" x 3", slightly smaller.
I also made a YouTube video of it.
Saturday, June 21, 2014
Tim Holtz is so creative. But you probably already know that.
Friday, June 6, 2014
My dear husband is turning 60 next week and so I made a special card for a special birthday. I really enjoyed making the flowers. Even though this is for a man, the colors are masculine and so to me, it works for a man, flowers and all.
the overall size is 5.5" square.
Paper: Heartfelt Creations - Sun Kissed Collection
I also used same paper for the flowers so it all matches.
Dies and stamps- Heartfelt Creations - Open Vintage Floret, Leaf Medley.
I also used VIVA glitter liner-Iridescent- painted on flowers with a brush, Pearl flat backs for flower centers and sepia ink on all edges using a dauber sponge.
I LOVE Heartfelt Creations paper products! They have papers that coordinate with their dies and all papers are similar so mix-and-match is easy.
Thursday, May 8, 2014
I love cemetery angels. I have been known to lay down in muddy cemeteries to get just the right shot (ask my then boyfriend, now husband, who would come along for the drive.) And yes, he still married me :-)
In early April I drove to various towns in Georgia with my sister on our annual sister-trip. This year we focused on my father's side of genealogy. We ended up in a small cemetery in Americus, Georgia, the birthplace of my grand father and great-grandfather. We usually go to the local library and the town cemetery when doing our family genealogy. While walking around the cemetery, we came upon this amazing grave of a weeping angel. It was so moving in the context of a cemetery. The painting below is of that weeping angel. I've painted it in my Cavallini Medieval Journal that my dear husband gave me many years ago. (He gave two identical journals and I've just completed the first journal.) The paper is hand made Italian paper, very smooth, thick and creamy. It takes a bit to get used to the paper- different than my usual Arches 140 cold pressed.