Hello My Creative Peeps!
This week I was crazy busy. I have so much to get done before the Happily We Go store launches and October is my busiest month as I have four of my five children’s birthdays to celebrate! Buuuuut, I am hoping to still find a wee bit of crafting time each week, mainly for my own sanity! (LOL)
For this week’s Inspiby, we were inspired by the gorgeous layout from Wilna. I didn’t feel like I had as much time this week to devote to a journaling layout but knew I could use the same techniques that she showed us in her video to create some Halloween cards. Hey, If there is a way for me to kill two birds with one stone, I’m going to do it! *wink
Here’s how I created the card:
I hope you enjoyed this week’s video! Here are the supplies I used to create this card:
Golden Heavy Body Acrylic Paints: Burnt Sienna, Yellow Ochre
Ranger Paint Dabber: Cheese Puff
Liquitex Ink!: Vivid Lime Green
Pebbles Halloween Die Cuts Pack
Gelli Roll Moonlight Pen: Orange
Carabelle Stencil: Mur en Pierre’s
Neena Solar white Cardstock 110lb
Brown heavyweight cardstock
Art Glitter Glue
Sookwang double-sided tape adhesive
Hand typed sentiments
Thanks for much for checking out this week’s #Inspiby and I can’t wait to see what you all were inspired to create this week!
Another 30-day art challenge is complete! Such a good feeling! *sigh of happiness* Continue reading “Art Marks Week 4 (Final week in review)”
This year I have been focusing on courage and creativity. I wanted to find a couple of weekly challenges that would keep me focused on being creative daily and practicing techniques while learning new ones. Continue reading “ICAD Challenge”
As you know, we’ve embarked on the #inspiby challenge. You saw Karen’s amazing layout creation yesterday (Don’t forget to check her out on Instagram @deeillustra) and today I’ll show you mine! Now, the first thing you will notice is that it looks NOTHING like the challenge layout and that’s ok! If you find yourself inspired to create, whatever the outcome may be, then you’ve succeeded as that was the original goal!
So my friend and I have recently gotten into art journaling (alongside our card making). We’ve been binge-watching YouTube and let me tell you, there are some absolutely AMAZING journalers out there! Continue reading “New Art Journaling Challenge- Are you in?”
On this self growth journey I’m forcing myself to try new things (Creativity wise I mean). Some days, as a mother, seem more difficult than others and I find myself struggling to make it into the craft room, aka: the Office. So today I tried something new, I brought my supplies into the living room and doodled while watching an anime. It was a new one, slightly dark and creepy, but I loved the premise and the visual aspects of it so I doodled. I listened to the show while I worked and just let go creatively.
One of my newest obsessions is the Lindy’s Stamp Gang sprays. (I’ll have to post about my collection in another post!) So when Lindy and the gang came out with the magical shakers, I knew I just had to get them!
I love stamping. I always have. Unfortunately I wasn’t ever very good at it. Sometimes you would push too hard, or not hard enough and end up with a barely visible design. It was maddening. Fast forward to years later and they’ve come out with clear stamps! PRAISE! You were actually able to see where you were stamping. Alas, I still wasn’t very good at it (queue the mini violins). Again, the retail world came up with the Misti’s and the stamp perfects and all the other stamp press devices and Hot diggity, I am now the stamp queen! (ok, maybe not the queen- but I’m somewhere lurking in the castle!)