This was the 2nd piece I made. While looking through the Cricut image library for free images, these carolers caught my eye and I knew I wanted to make a cute scene with them.
The background is again acrylic paint and the same snowflake turned stencil. I like this technique and kept many of the negatives of the die-cuts I used for my Christmas gifts to use as future stencils.
I was disappointed by how much the paper curled while creating these pieces. I’ve considered buying artist’s stretched canvas for creating stuff like this, but I never felt worthy of even such a relatively minor expense (Michaels often has a very good deal on them). With as wonderful as these turned out, I feel that I’m ready to upgrade my materials a bit.
I recently created a swap via Swap-Bot for a piece of wall art. I actually created 3 different pieces (and forgot to photograph one of them before I gave it away as a gift). This is the one that will be sent out this week :-).
I’ll also be entering it and it’s companion into the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog’s Christmas/Winter Holidays competition.
For anyone interested, the base is a laid textured paper. I made the background with acrylic paints and a die-cut snowflake turned stencil. The trees and birds are paper cut using my Cricut and the trees are decorated with glitter glue and flat-back rhinestones.
I don’t often make Christmas Cards, but when I do, they happen at random times of the year, haha.
Anyway, this is my entry for the ABC Christmas Challenge–I is for Informal.
I’m entering this card into the CCEE Stampers–National Garden Month challenge.
And here is my second entry. Also, I’ve learned that I will have to write multiple posts in order to enter more than one card into a particular challenge. This isn’t an issue, but it’s something I hadn’t taken the time to explore previously (I’d already just made multiple posts).
I am entering this card into 2 challenges this week. The first is Seize the Birthday–Anything Goes.
The second is As You Like It Challenge–Favorite Colour (and Why). My favorite color is orange because it’s kind of the non-conformist color. I mean, it doesn’t rhyme with anything (?) and I think a lot of people are afraid to wear orange because it’s a very bold color. But see, orange can play nicely wit everyone :-).
The image here is one I found via google. Sorry, I don’t know the artist’s name, but I really love it! There’s a lot of pink in this card, but it makes me happy :-).
Here’s my entry into the FMS challenge #282.
I actually went through a few different combinations for the squares, but I’m very, very happy with how cute this card turned out!
Hello! This is my single attempt at this week’s Mojo Monday Challenge. I liked this sketch a lot, but when I sat down to make something my stash let me down. I just couldn’t find any inspiration, but that’s okay. It happens.
I’m really happy with how this one turned out, though I wish I’d thought about that green “stripe” before I put it down. It’s part of a 6×6″ sheet of, essentially, washi, so when I took it off the backing, it was very transparent, as you can see. I like it, but I think it looked just a little bit better when it was opaque.
Here’s the second card I made for this challenge:
This is kind of a new technique for me. Instead of gluing the whole flower down, I’ve only glued down the middle which allows me to “fluff up” the petals to give it more realism. I really like it!