Sorry for the long blog absence. Lots of things going on…except creating.
When my family got together the other day for my birthday my niece and one of my nephews wanted to see what I had been making. I really didn’t have much to show them as I hadn’t been creating. They both asked if they could play so I set them up with the necessary equipment. They picked out stamps and off they went. Love creating with children as they are so creative. They really experiment with colours and design. At one stage, however, my nephew said to me, “Auntie Kylie, would you please colour my owl as I can’t do it?” I said, “No, buddy, you can do it”. He said, “I can’t do it right though.” I said to him, “There is no right. Play, experiment and see what happens”. He did but he wasn’t happy with his efforts. I pointed out to him that he was using markers he was unfamiliar with, he hadn’t coloured in a long time, and that not every attempt would be a work of art. We need to practice and learn how to use the mediums. At that point, I thought…someone should be listening to her own advice. lol So, I sat down and played. Some of the cards are okay, some are in need of improvement BUT I had fun. I’m out of practice. I’ve forgotten colour combos which I used to use all the time so never thought to write down. It doesn’t matter though. It was wonderful to dip my feet back into the water.
So without further babble, here is what I came up with. For card one, I decided to stamp directly onto patterned paper. I think it is my favourite out of all the cards I made.
Next up, I wanted to try putting a country scene…had trouble with my greens so it is quite bright. lol
For card three, I decided to stick with the country theme. In order to soften the brightness of the greens, in particular, I went with distress inks for the background. The colours are a bit weird though. lol
I decided to make one more card to try and nail the green. It kind of missed the mark again but it isn’t too bad.
And just like that the drought is broken. 🙂 Lots of practice still to do but it is great to be back at my craft desk creating again.
I hope you are all happy and well…and creating up a storm.
WOO HOOOOOO!! Adding my jumping, cheering and applauding to Bev and Elle’s performances! Overjoyed to see you back with not one but an whole bunch of fabulous creations! Each card is pure delight…beautiful colouring, a super fun image and shades of green that all look fabulous from my perspective! Mr. Kitty has quite the scenery for his travels! The expression on his face: priceless! Thrilled you’re back and fingers crossed you’ll be sticking around to dazzle and delight for a long time to come!
Hugs upon hugs!
Hello C! 🙂 Good to see you again. Thank you sooo much for your kindness and enthusiasm. It means the world to me! 🙂
Ok, you can’t see me, but I’m totally jumping up and down with joy here. I have missed your creations dearly, and I always find such awesome inspiration in them!
While all of the cards you shared are awesome in their own way, I think the first one is my favorite too. And I think it’s because of the pattern on the paper. It gives a fabulous texture, and it really makes it seem like a vintage postcard that’s been aged over time. It’s lovely!!
Awww, Elle, you are so sweet! Thank you! 🙂
It is fun stamping on patterned paper. Totally need to try that again. 🙂 Thanks so much! 🙂
YAY!!!!! DOUBLE YAY!!!! You’re back in blogland!!!!! I was so happy when you popped up in my sidebar, and couldn’t wait to see what you’d made. And I love these! Every single one of these is sweet and fun. That’s a great image, and in each card, it’s colored beautifully. Seriously. And you’ve given him four wonderful backgrounds to ride in. Don’t ask me to pick a favorite; they’re all delightful. So glad to ‘see’ you again! And of course you know I expect to see more of you more often, right?! Good! Have a great Sunday…Big hugs!!!
Thanks so much, Bev! I very much appreciate the welcome back. 🙂 I’m glad you liked my cards. 🙂 I’m happy to say I have a few more to share too…phew! lol Hope you have a great Sunday too. hugs. xx
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