Friday, June 30, 2017

Hello! How is everyone doing? Hope you all have some fun plans for the big holiday coming up.  We are lucky to have a five day weekend for the 4th of July, and then it's back to school after that for us....

It seems like it's been awhile since I've made something.....glad I got in a bit of painting tonight.


A mixture of pinks, reds, and oranges....a dabble of yellow, and some odd mix of green that actually turned out more blue, but I liked it so I kept it for the sporadic spotting.

And this one below, I made a few weeks back, I was totally inspired by my ceramic dish and wanted to make a design with the same colors......periwinkle, a very soft balance between purple and blue:


Once again, that little dabble of yellow that I seem to like.....

Have a fab weekend ahead!! xo

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Hibiscus

Both of my cards today are going for somewhat of a tropical theme......I had my try at a Hibiscus flower back in January of this year..... so I tried it, once again, here today - except I just switched up the sentiment with a different one, but the design is very similar:


I love leaving a lot of white space sometimes.....and then there are other times where I get the urge to fill up all the white space like this one below.  I made this one with lots of red and a lot of color layering.... waiting for the lighter, bottom layer of colors to dry completely before adding additional colors on top...a bit time consuming but love the end result:


Sometimes I don't wait for the paint to dry thoroughly before adding my other paints and I end up with the distastrous effect of bleeding....and then it's a mess and I have to start over...ha! I'm learning!

To end this post, if anyone is interested and has not seen my post regarding sending cards to Jacob Priestley, please see HERE for the full story....and share as much as you can on social media.  Thank you! Have a great weekend! xo