Monday, January 26, 2015

Weekly Update

It's time for my weekly update on my flower-a-day project. Don't for get that you can see all of my flower projects and more on my Facebook page here.

Here is my favorite thing I've made this week. It's a rubber stamped card that I colored with watercolors.
It's kind of plain and I will probably add Happy Birthday or Thank You depending on who I decide to send it to.

And here is my Documented Life Project page for week three. It isn't what I started out meaning to do, but I like it. The quote says "Color has taken possession of me; no longer do I have to chase after it. I know that it has hold of me forever... Color and I are one. I am a painter." - Paul Klee

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Weekly Update

Well, this last week has gone by pretty fast! I feel like I was out running errands all week. But I did manage to get some crafting done.

Flowerpocalypse Update: Still going strong! Don't forget to visit my Facebook page to see all of my daily flower projects. My favorite for the week is this purple gerbera daisy designed by Lia Griffith. You can get the instructions and templates by clicking here. Over the rest of the year, I think I might make a bunch of these in all sorts of colors. But then again,she has so many other flower tutorials I want to do. I have 346 days left so I can probably do them all!

In other crafty news: I've recently become obsessed with Perler Beads. If you aren't familiar with them, basically, you put them on a peg board in whatever pattern or picture you want, and iron them to melt the beads and fuse them together. I've seen some really elaborate works of art on Pinterest. I haven't really got the ironing part down yet - how much to melt them or whatever, but ironing has never been my strong suit. Here are my first tries:

 Aren't they cute? I have a ton more ideas, but each one of those beads are placed by hand so it can take a while.

I'm also doing the Documented Life Project again this year. This isn't a great picture, but here's this week's page:

It looks like I put the magazine cut out at an odd angle, but she was just standing funny in the picture, I think.

Monday, January 12, 2015

Flowerpocalypse Update

I just wanted to give a little update on my flower a day project. I won't be posting every day's project here - if you want to see them all, check out my Facebook page. But I will be posting my favorites each week. (That's the plan, anyway!)

This card is my favorite flower project from last week. It's a stamped image that I watercolored and made into a greeting card. It's fairly simple, but I like it.

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Flowerpocalypse 1/365

Happy New Year! In 2015, I'm doing a project where I'll be making something every day that is or has a flower. This might be a 3-D paper flower, a rubber stamped flower on a card, a painting, a doodle, or anything else I come up with! I've been thinking of it as flowerpocalypse, but it's probably better to call it flower a day or something like that.

I probably won't post to this blog every day- maybe only once a week, but I do plan to post to my Facebook page every day. Click here to visit my Facebook page.

Here is my first flower of the year! It's a paper flower. I've been making these for years, so I don't remember where I originally got the instructions. There are similar tutorials all over the internet if you want to make your own. The paper is the inside of an envelope from a Christmas card I received, and I thought it was too pretty to just throw away. I've made stems for this type of flower before, but this one is just the flower.

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Christmas Cards!

I just realized that I forgot to post a picture of my finished Christmas card. I showed an in-progress shot  here, But now they are all done and sent out. I didn't make as many as I normally would have because I've been sick and I just didn't feel up to it.

Each card was slightly different - I used different washi tapes (and other decorative tapes) in different configurations and there were different ribbons used. And after I ran out of ribbon, the last few used washi tape instead. But they're all the same basic idea.

I like how they turned out and I'm really pleased that I made them all with supplies I had on hand. Not that I'm against buying more supplies (just ask my husband!) but I do have a ton of art and craft supplies and very little storage space. For several years, I've been using as much of my stash as I can and I still have so much more to use! Which, when you think about it, is a good problem to have, especially since I don't always have a lot of money to spend.

Sunday, November 30, 2014

AEDM #30

While I've enjoyed Art Every Day Month, I'm so glad that today is the last day. I've got a horrible cold and just really haven't felt well this past week.

Today, I finished the bulletin board that I was working on earlier in the week. The tree is made up of hands which each has a name of someone who attended Sunday School. There's also red and silver glitter where the fingernails would be, The ornaments around the tree are from a website called Bible Story Printables  -click here to go there. They have the names of Jesus on them. I printed them at half size. They were originally going on the tree, but that would have left big open spaces to either side of the tree, so I went with this. I may end up doing one more row of hands for the bottom row for anyone who didn't attend this week (and because I don't like the blank space at the bottom). Or I may just put a brown trunk at the bottom if there's no new names that need to go on there.

Saturday, November 29, 2014

AEDM #29

It may not look like much at the moment, but I've been working on my Christmas cards. I'll post a picture when they're finished.