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Thursday, July 20, 2017

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Friday, December 9, 2016

Christmas Cards 2016

I made quite a few Christmas Cards this year, so instead of posting 60 pictures I made a slide show.  I hope everyone has a joyous and loving holiday season.  Thanks for stopping by!
 
 
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Sunday, October 30, 2016

Peace on Earth - part II

Here is my second post for the Art Impressions challenge.  These images are so fun and easy to do for all seasons and holidays.

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Peace on Earth - part I

I have been working diligently on my Christmas Cards for this year...I think I need about 45+ cards.  I was hoping to be able to send some to the Caring Hearts card drive this year.  I think this is a wonderful cause.

I will be posting my cards at some point, here are the most recent ones I have been doing. I have been posting the images on my Instagram page but I wanted to enter the Art Impressions challenge for this month.

I used Marvy Markers, Art Impression watercolor stamps, Tim Holtz watercolor paper and Gina K Designs sentiment and ink.

Bonnie Krebs Watercolor Wednesday's youtube videos were the inspiration for these wintery scenes.

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Thursday, September 1, 2016

Deepest Sympathy - AI Watercolor Challenge

WOW, just realized how long it has been since I posted.  Well, here is the story.

My last post was September 15, 2015, just about 1 year ago.  Why is that relevant, well, my husbands grandmother, who was 88 at the time and who lived with us for about 6 years, fell and broke her hip.  Being her main caregiver, I needed to spend a lot of time with her while she was recovering. 

She fell again at the Rehabilitation Center about a month later and broke her other hip more severely than the first.  This recovery was much more intense and time consuming.  Needless to say, my crafting and posting were put on hold.

Sadly, she passed away at the end of April this year.  We are still digging out from lawyers, family obligations and cleaning out her apartment (addition to our house). 

But I digress.  So tonight I was looking at Art Impressions blog and saw they were doing a Watercolor challenge and thought this would be perfect to join in on.  I have been doing a lot with Instagram as it is easier and quicker than blogging.

I am OBSESSED with Art Impression watercolor stamps.  Here is a creation I did on a recent plane ride home.  I have been toying with creating cards for all occasions and selling them in my local gym.  I need more Sympathy cards, VOILA. 

Anyway, enough of my babbling.  Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek.  I hope you have a crafty day!!!


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Monday, September 7, 2015

Sunflower Art

I made this piece for my husband's cousins new home. She likes sunflowers.  

The stamp is from Gina K Designs called "Stately Flowers 5" set.  

I colored it with Polychromos.  I was trying for an abstract type of background.


Flower:  Burnt Sienna, Terracotta, Burnt Ochre, Cadium Orange, 
Lt Yellow Ochre, Dark Naples Ochre, Naples Yellow,
 Lt Chrome Yellow, Walnut Brown

Leaves:  Chrome Oxide Green, Chromium Green Opaque,
Permanent Green, Leaf Green, Earth Green Yellowish,
May Green, Cadium Yellow Lemon

Background:  White, Lt Magenta, Manganese-Violet,
Lt Red-Violet, Violet, Purple Violet





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Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Saturated Canary Graduation

I spent this past weekend coloring with my nephews.  It was so much fun.  I colored up this sweet Saturated Canary image with copics.

The background was done using stamps, clear embossing powder and ink.  I love making my own backgrounds to match my papers (papers and inks are all from Gina K Designs).  I quilled flowers to go on the front of the card.

I used my favorite go to red for her hair (E18, E08, YR18, YR 14) and skin (E50, E51, E11, E21, E23).  I used C9-C5, G29, G14, G28, YR24, Y15, Y11 for her outfit.  I created the wall, grass and sky (B00, B01, YG67, YG94, YG99, YG03)
 
 


 



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