Tuesday, September 22, 2015

It's been a long time...

OK...so, it's been three years since I posted on this blog. I went into a period where I had no motivation for art or crafting. (2013 was a hard year, I lost my sister to cancer and my cat of 20 years to old age.) A few months ago, I was sorting through my crafting stuff and looking at all of it got me a little motivated. I made a quite a few card sets in the last few months, I just haven't been posting them anywhere. So, why today? I signed up for a three-day online card class, today was the first day, and we are encouraged to post our work. I've been thinking about posting my recent cards for a month or so, this class was just the little push I needed. Today we were supposed to create a card using watercolor markers. So, I used watercolor markers to paint these little images and the "hello" greeting. I think they turned out cute.






I also made a couple card sets. I colored the flower and leaves stamps with markers and then sprayed the colored stamp with water before I stamped the image. This made the ink thinner so it could spread out and splatter a little bit. I was going for a messy look. I added some paint spatters by flicking the paint brush. I finished the cards off with a nice greeting and little gem in the center of the flower.



Well, there it is, hopefully the first of many posts this year.
Thanks for stopping by, Patty




9 comments:

LaNell said...

Lovely cards. I think it is so fun to make sets. My family and friends are always tickled to get them.

Barb said...

Loved your cards. I know how you feel. I lost my mom and my dog and it was hard getting back to crafting. I felt empty but art journaling helped me. Art can really be therapeutic.

Erika Kjellsson said...

Lovely cards!
I love it when you can use one stamp for all kinds of cards.
I hope to see more of your talent in the class gallery.

//Erika

Super Jen said...

Definitely hope this is the first of many. Delightful creations. Especially love that bird image - that is one I haven't seen but probably need to hunt down if I can find out who made it! Cheers!

Patty K said...

Super Jen, thanks for the nice comment, the birds stamps are from a set called "Best Friends" by Inkadinkado.

Teri Franklin said...

Wonderful cards and welcome back to your craft!

Linda Langes said...

Patty you are on fire! Wonderful cards.

Anonymous said...

Hi Patricia,

your cards are awesome! you've got a wonderful sense for color and harmony. I truly hope to see more of your work as I think it's very very inspiring. Hope for you that the crafting spark ingnites a fire after those hard times.

Love from Mink (OCC classmate, unfortunately w/out a blog or Google account)

Kelly Harms said...

These are really beautiful - you definitely haven't lost your mojo! I hope that you'll continue to keep creating and pick back up with your blog. I'd love to keep watching your art.

Kelly - also an OCC classmate with out a blog (yet)