Sunday, April 8, 2012

Wedding gift 2

Here is the second wedding gift I made for another couple who got married around the same time as the first couple. This one has a different color scheme as you can see. On this one I used gold accents with cream colored lace and beading. It was fun to make. I hope they like it and put it on their wall to remember their wedding day.

A close up of the flowers. I punched out several flower shapes and attached them together in the center with a brad. I them sprayed them with water and scrunched them up one or two layers at a time. I then let them dry and they became hard in the shapes you see them in.

Friday, April 6, 2012

Wedding gift 1

I made this for a wedding gift for a young couple in our church. I watched this young man grow up and eventually get married. The couple is still in school (college). I thought having this memento of their wedding announcement would be a good gift. Usually we all just keep these things in a drawer somewhere and never look at them again. This way they can hang this up on their wall and be reminded of the blessed event always. I made another one that I will post in a couple of days. 

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

A 4x6 exchange

This is a 4x6 card that I made for an exchange. There are some fortunes from fortune cookies that I put on it.  One of them says
 "Your courage is like a kite, big wind raises it higher."

The other one says, "It is always best to act with confidence, no matter how little right you have to it."

I have found that I like using "sayings" on my art. I also like affirmations, and positive statements. I've decided that I will try to use more of them on my artwork. I also love using waterbased inks in spray bottles. I love to combine the colors on paper and or canvas. It is pretty messy, but I like getting my fingers dirty.  I've also started using acrylics paints on my backgrounds. The more time I have to create, the more I get to experiment. I am excited to have tax season over and to have a little more time to produce some artwork. It is really hard to "not create," when all I can think about is what I am going to do next. I get inspiration from everywhere. I am really fasinated by colors and the combinations of colors in clothing, pictures, nature, etc. Right now, as you can tell, I am using a lot of bright colors. I want to create the feeling of happiness, and warmth. Bright colors are related to summer, which is mostly warm or hot. I also love pastel colors but have not used them much in my background pages as yet. I am so ready for winter to be over! Yes, it is spring, that's a start....