I freely admit that I struggled with this color combination at first. But I grew to love it as I played around with it. Do you ever have certain colors that you have issues with? For me, it is the color yellow, I rarely use it on anything, but maybe I should rethink that, huh?
(OK, here is my confession about the stamped image!! ) HA!
Wow, I cannot get over how incredibly busy I am getting ready for a month that isn't even here yet! Looks like October will be slammed full of good things like the Mixed Media Kit reveal from the Frosted Designs Store, my first posting with Helmar Design Team and the May Arts Halloween challenge plus all the normal design team postings..whew! It's no wonder you haven't seen much of me lately!
So taking a moment to make a small gift for a friend of mine, the owner of the Art Mob who has been away for a couple of days due to some minor surgery. I'm sure glad she's back, no one can replace her at the store, she is an energetic little bee always doing something for us artists!
I added a little ribbon and wrote on the leaves which are attached with a stick pin
( I think I stuck it into the chocolate too, lol oh well, it's secure anyway!! )
I don't who the leaves are made by, but they are the last of the lot that I've been hoarding.
I hate to see them go,
but just like summer they must leave too at some point
Many of you know that I live in a small apartment which means space is a premium commodity so I have discovered that redecorating the same wreath base means a lot of saved space. One wreath form, and many little bags of embellishments or ribbon to change it out for the seasons.
So this is the summer wreath that has come down:
And yes, I am a matchy kind of decorator, so my wreaths not only tie into the rug at the front door but to the aqua walls in the stairwell.
And my new Fall wreath:
Notice the aqua eyes?
So you can see how I used the summer wreath form to create my little fall owl wreath here in this slide show if you want :)
I am so excited because I have wanted to be on this team for 3 years, that's trying out twice a year during that time, yep, 6 times. The reason that I share this tidbit of past failures with you my friends is to remind you to never give up, to persevere through and keep trying. I know first hand how hard hearing the word 'no' is, but never, ever give up on your dreams!
I got a commission for a card, delivering it today to the Art MoB.
Since the apple cut already had an opening, I freehand drew a worm and stuck it in there, he then evolved into a Halloween worm. Now to let you know how my mind wanders, you can go HERE to read about why he has both a witches hat and a bow tie, seriously, I am weird sometimes! Just sayin'...
Cricut - Doodlecharms, p. 118 Really Reasonable Ribbon - twine Ranger - Glossy Accents everything else is from old stash
OK, I just could NOT resist this adorable Party Pig image, it just called out to me, and it just fit perfectly with the sentiment, seriously, right?
Sparkle N Sprinkle - September Challenge ( Anything Goes with Glitter,
Embossing Powder and/or Flocking )
Trying a new adventure for the Art MoB, making prayer journals. If they don't sell, then I'll donate them to the children's Christmas fund, but hopefully someone will like them.
First, I traced ( yes, ::gasp:: traced ) the flowers onto the painted cover. Then colored in the flowers with acrylic paint. Next, I traced a couple of the flowers onto a light orangey-yellow card stock and fussy cut them out. After adhering them onto the cover I covered them with stickles and while wet, slightly bent the edges of the petals upward and let them dry curled. I added 3 different size gems, one into the center of each flower.
First I used a brayer to coat the cover of the journal, ( I didn't want complete coverage, I love the Kraft paper showing through ) next using a stencil with paint, which I then outlined with a pearl paint. The Lord's Prayer was stamped on Kraft paper and then cut out, painted and also outlined with pearl paint.
I think one of my favorite parts on my art journals are the small bull nose clips that I add a cross to. I believe that the small cross embellishment makes a big impact. You might notice a small dot of Helmar 450 Quick Dry Adhesive over the opening of the ring, it helps assure that it won't open and let the cross slide off by accident.