Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Pretty Peonies


My son was married in a beautiful ceremony this past weekend which included crisp autumn weather rarely seen in our part of the South.  I am presently on fall break and have been spending time getting things back to their rightful places after having a houseful of wonderful guests.  I timed the purchase of Pretty Peonies from Reverse Confetti for just this time and really enjoyed watercoloring the images with Arteza Real Brush Markers and a water brush.

Looking forward to more crafty time this week.  So glad you stopped by,
Christine

Linking to:
Word Art Wednesday
PIP Challenge

Sunday, October 6, 2019

A Little Bit of Coffee and a Whole Lot of Jesus


We are having a houseful of company next weekend, and I am working on the cleaning and decorating countdown.  The cooking countdown starts Wednesday, but I digress.

Anyway, I created a "coffee bar" area near the Verizmo machine and decided  to up-cycle the inexpensive art in this frame.  I started by watercoloring a panel of Canson WC paper with Prima Pastel Dreams and splattering it with a little white acrylic paint.  The super-sweet Coffee and Jesus stamp is from A Jillian Vance Design.  The panel is mounted on a scalloped square and over a sheet of scrapbook paper trimmed down to fit the frame.  It  looks cute next to the tray of coffee pods, syrups, and sweeteners.

Thanks for taking a look,
Christine

Linking to:
 Word Art Wednesday

Saturday, October 5, 2019

Pink Birthday


So much to do....but it's World Cardmaking Day, and there's a Mojo Sketch I haven't used yet.  Those are good enough reasons to  put a card together, right?  I love the floral paper, and it was just wide enough for the rectangles in the sketch. Going from there, I pulled a heart doily and some left-over flowers from my scrap bin and layered them over a strip of glittery paper.

So thankful for a sketch, some scraps, and a few minutes to unwind.  Have a great weekend!
Christine

Linking to:
Mojo Monday
Word Art Wednesday
SSS Wednesday Challenge (pink)

Sunday, September 29, 2019

Celebrate Your Day


Laurie's Fabulous Favorites Challenge is to use kraft.  I love kraft as a card element and use it often, but I haven't stamped solid color images on it as shown here.  I used blooms from Gran's Garden, layering Distress Oxide inks over white.  It was fun technique to try and is something I'll continue to experiment with.

Thanks for taking a look,
Christine

Linking to:
Laurie's Fabulous Favorites
Word Art Wednesday
SSS Wednesday Challenge

Saturday, September 28, 2019

Cast your cares on the Lord


I found a fun new sketch challenge at Grace Journaling with Susan Lee Rose.  I love the card she made with this sketch and the reason behind creating it.  My card features MFT's Stitched Flower dies cut from watercolor scraps and a sweet scripture from my Verve stash.  I am sending it to a friend with health struggles.

Thanks for visiting,
Christine




Linking to:
 Grace Journaling Sketch #3
PIP Challenge
SSS Wednesday Challenge
Word Art Wednesday

Happy Bird-Day


MFT's Playful Peacocks have been on my wishlist for a while, and I happened to have a few crafting dollars set aside when the stamps and dies were on sale.  I watercolored a few of the pretty fellas one evening last week and finally found some time to assemble a card.  The MFT sketch came in quite handy!

Hope you are having a bright and happy day!
Christine




Linking to:
MFT Sketch Challenge
PIP Challenge
SSS Wednesday Challenge
Word Art Wednesday

Sunday, September 22, 2019

Praying for You


I made a quick stop at Tuesday Morning after church and found two small floral stamp sets.  One included some tiny butterflies and the big die cut.  Neither brand was familiar, but they products stamped and cut nicely.  I decided to use the stamped-all-over background panel with the current Sunday Sketch and will send this to church friends who are facing health struggles. 

Thanks for stopping by,
Christine

Linking to:
Sunday Stamps
Word Art Wednesday