Numbers 6:24-26

The Lord bless you, and keep you; The Lord make His face shine on you, And be gracious to you; The Lord lift up His countenance on you, And give you peace. Numbers 6:24-26

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Using what I have

So here we are, still stuck at home. I don't know how long this will last but we are staying busy with many projects. Frankly, our house has never looked so good, lol.
Here are a few cards I've managed to produce. I'm still pulling pieces from the pile of 'I don't know what to do with this' and looking for ways to enhance, combine and turn into a card. All of the card stock is my hand made paper and I believe this group is all white with the last one being brown. 
The first card is an attempt at free hand watercolor, the next notable one is for a friend who got married recently. The middle turns but the heart stays in place. Reminds me of life always turning. 
This last one goes into the Christmas box for later. There are many more but I thought I'd share these. Stay safe!

Friday, March 20, 2020

Christmas in March?

Here we all are, at home, by ourselves, suffering away at our crafting tables...Yeah, not really suffering, right?

It's the time of social distancing for the Covid-19 virus so I thought I'd post to keep things lively. These cards are using the same die cuts 2 ways. The first is the traditional method, you cut it out and glue it on a pretty background. In this case I blended colors for the background.

For this card I made a mask with the punched die cuts and created a background for the buildings and then put the people in front. I again created the background with blended inks.

These will go in my stash to be used in a few months, preferably after Halloween, lol!

Saturday, March 7, 2020

Otterly Love

I have a new stamp/die cut set of otters and sentiments. I took them to my Friday morning art group and worked on them there. Elements used are paper tearing, stamping, coloring, die cutting and all is placed on my handmade paper card stock. Here are 2 cards I made using this set.

I love the colors that actually show up on the picture for a change.

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Blending colors

A member of the art group on Fridays is a new friend, Kathy Scott. She works with acrylic paint pouring and her pieces come out beautiful.

Last week when she was experimenting, she had quite a bit of paint runoff that can't be reused. I happened to have a nice stack of glossy card stock with me so I dipped and pulled and rubbed some of the excess on. It was so messy, they had to live in the art room closet overnight to dry.

The resulting pieces are very pretty and here are four cards that I have produced so far. I'm so pleased with the beautiful colors! Thank you Kathy for letting me play!

Thanks for stopping by to look. Barbara

Friday, February 14, 2020

River Art Group

In our large subdivision we have a relatively new and redone community center/clubhouse. It has really taken off as a fun place to congregate and get together and even share a meal.

On Friday's I join a host of other artists that create and chat as we each work on, comment on and critique each others works.

The community clubhouse has graciously given us a wall to display our art pieces and this is what I contributed as something to show a few pieces of my handmade paper along with a few sample cards.

A lot of work went into creating this space with a nice sampling of the works of all who contributed. I sat by and offered my scissors and tape and cheered them on, lol!

At any rate it is special for them to include my little poster in the mist of the beautiful art works. Thanks to all who helped!

Blessings, Barbara