Travel always has me wishing for more. I only get so much vacation time a year so making it count is really important! And spending it with this guy is a priority for sure! I created this layout using a photo of my son from last year in Atlanta, ga. We had the best time just walking around downtown after visiting the Atlanta Aqaurium. It was during early fall so the leaves were falling and the cool temps were just right for exploring the city. We may not be able to make it back this year but I have plenty of photos left to scrap with.
Lately I've been looking back over older layouts and feeling like I lost a little bit of fun and quirkyness in some of my projects. Feeling like I had to get that back I got really inspired the other day and finished up several layouts that I had laying around so check back soon for more fun projects!
I love the idea of everything changing around us in the fall from the trees loosing their leaves to the rainy days and cooler weather. Although it means I have to spruce up my closet a little and reorganize my scarves I love every minute of this season! I expect to find a cute new pair of boots as well as pull out those warm snugly sweaters! hee hee
You'll probably see me changing it up a bit (from time to time) and experimenting with some new colors and more neutral tones, like these little collage cards. They are coming along and I hope to share more soon!
I thought I'd stop by today and share a few collage cards I made for Jot Issue 2 today. I wrote an article with a quick little tutorial on making them. They're so versatile, fun and colorful! And since we are in the last days of summer here I though why not throw in a few more dashes of pink, lavender and blue! The autumn season is slowly approaching and with that comes new color schemes that I would like to work with, more golden hues and yummy jewel tones. It happens to be my favorite season, I'm sure I'll have many projects in motion all at one time as usual! Every year I tell myself to take it easy but most of the time I attempt far too many projects!
Thanks for stopping by today, I hope everyone is enjoying the week!
I have such a soft spot for flowers that even while in the craft stores I still look for the best fake ones. The ones that are so close to being realistic, the ones with soft colors and not so plasticy looking leaves. This lavender bunch was one that I really loved and I challenged myself to photograph them and represent them as if they were faux real! hee hee And the photographs came out lovely and well worth the challenge. I think I even got them on the clearance rack!
Just a quick hello today to share something new that I've just posted in my shop. A soft little lavender collage with a tiny vase of flowers. It has that deconstructed layered 3-d effect that I love. I have 5 in the works and this was the first with many hopes of evolving them into different layered looks. Had to plug myself just a little!
Getting things added to my shop that I love and enjoy making has proved to not happen as fast as I had hoped but I'm working on it.
I make a lot of things just because and all for the love of paper. I like to tear things, put them back together, layer them, with their tiny threads showing. Oh and how I love handmade papers and japanese papers with their little veins hiding inside. It's just something I like about deconstructed and torn things. For instance this little deconstructed card with it's torn edges and bright colors. That peekaboo butterfly makes me really happy!
I usually make cards without sentiments because I always think I'll add something later. Plus I always jump the gun and take photos before I'm completely finished! The crafting and styling is my first love, writing and stamping are always put on the back burner.
I made this other really vibrant collage the other day just to remind me of spring even though the season is long gone. It's amazing the amounts of fun you can have just playing around with recipe or index cards. They are a constant these days for just using as backgrounds for my tiny collages, you never feel bad when you mess up, and you can get them very cheap. Usually Hobby lobby has a 50% off sale every few week or so and I buys lots of them!
Creating something everyday doesn't mean it has to be something big, it can be a little drawing, painting or writing even on these little cards. It's kind of a way for me to stay focused! I have such a bad attention span when it comes to crafts, I have to keep myself from jumping all over the place.
I like looking at the journey in a more tangible way, with these little cards you can see how you are evolving through them. I never want to forget that my art is an ever evolving thing. Life is an ever evolving thing!
Now I'm off to complete a few projects and get my hands a little messy. You can see some of my messiness and projects on Instagram, I post a lot of fun things that never make it over here to the blog!
I hope you are all having a lovely week! We finally got some rain and cooler weather, well it's been in the 80's anyways! Com'on October!
I had to absolutely get back to a more normal schedule with my blogging because frankly my little projects are starting to pile up, and I kind of miss taking photos, styling and playing around in photoshop!
So I have plenty to share this week! Lots of fun things! I had decided to tackle one big image heavy post but decided to break it down into three! Yes this one might be a little image heavy too but I've been trying a little more cohesion and I thought lets just break it down instead of being all over the place in one post! Ahh the joys of blogging.
It was time I got around to sharing more of my STAEDTLER projects here as well because they seem to get reserved just for facebook or instagram. I made these two little darling cards after I had been working on a bunch of illustrations using my Triplus fineliners. Then of course I had to go a step further and cut the little flowers out and layer them. I love the demension! They may not fit in an envelope but they sure are cute! hee hee
You can see I added some cute little white frames using my STAEDTLER microwavable FIMO! It's so fun and easy to work with! I had a few molds so I made lots of frames for upcoming projects.
I've been making lots of little illustrated cards and working on my drawing style, but there's always going to be plenty of paper projects. I have in my thoughts ideas of going back to school for graphic design or at least sitting in on a few classes. Sometimes I like the idea of not really being trained because I stay outside of the box with my ideas. I don't feel that I have to do things a certain way but it would be nice for a little direction at times.
Well that's all for today! I will return with another fun little card and hopefully new layouts! Thanks for stopping by!
It's been a month of illustrated doodle madness! I've been working on many things along with my drawings including scrapbook projects, more Jot magazine goodness as well and a few collage pieces that I hope to photograph and get into my shop very soon!
Working on a body of work that represents me as an artist-illustrator has been much harder than I thought but oh so fun! I make a few things every day now, working on coloring as much as I can! hee hee! Now I'm kicking myself for not going the graphic design route in college! Some of us take longer than others though is what I keep telling myself!
"You are what you say you are...and your life follows through accordingly!", is what I say!
Just stopping by to say hello and that I'm still around! Until later!
I've had quite a few projects put away in my stash lately that I hadn't gotten around to photographing. One being a few cards that I wanted to share. Well more than a few but for today I'll only share some of them. Sometimes my post can get a little heavy on images because I'm always playing catch-up!
A few weeks ago I started working on a post full of greens and golden hues, cards and layouts amongst a few, and a lot of them are inspired by the changing seasons. While pulling a few papers from my stash I decided to throw in a little pink and love how the golden tones, pink and green looked together. It reminds me of fall, a more eclectic sort of fall that is!
The papers you see in the background are what inspired my post, I'm hoping to work on a little mini or some other altered project soon! I love, love, love that pink and gold! It's so very vintage but fresh and modern at the same time.
This was a butterfly I've been hoarding for awhile! I just love Heidi Swapp's color magic paper! It has so many possibilities. I always keep a few sheets on hand.
I certainly had fun creating all of these little illustrated cards and fun things, I think I like styling them just as much as I like creating them! I hope I've inspired you all!
The change of seasons is upon us and I always get inspired by interesting sets of colors and new products in stores. One of my favorite this season I think will be aubergine ( I even love saying the word )...What a gorgeous color for fall, with it's dark wine hues!
Hi, I'm Kim an Artist and scrapbooker living in sunny Florida! I'm a lover of paper and art, photography and sunny days. I started this blog to share my projects and artistic journey. I hope you will find just a little bit of inspiration here!