These fall days, with the exception of their short length, are the best! Pulling out sweaters and scarves for the cooler temps is what I've been waiting for. Just when a slower pace is needed it always comes.
I've been trying to complete lots of projects and stay ahead of my ideas because things tend to pile up and I get overwhelmed every now and then. Getting out of my head and onto some sort of paper or canvas works every time. Using the stencils I talked about in my last post helped quite a bit with that too.
This page was created using a few stencils and cut leaves. I stenciled the leaves over the page using a lot of peach and coral colors. I tried my best to make a page that's not too girly!
This little man of mine turned 12 this weekend and that happened over night. If I could have only one power it just might be to slow down time!
Take time to enjoy this wonderful season, it all moves so so fast!
Hi everyone... I'm slowly getting back into a better groove with completing projects and and even slower groove with blogging! Soooo I thought I'd better stop by and say hello, I have so much to share and a few things coming soon in the works.
I created a few pages just for the fun of it, some using lots of hand painted elements along with a few Maggie Holmes collection elements. I love combining things from all over and making things as well. Some paint, stencils and brushes, gesso and my x-acto knife are all I need to play and create some elements that I may or may not use at some point.
For instance I found a set of leaf stencils in target that had a sticky film on them, which made it so fun to create lots of colorful leaves! I think I made quite a few of them, glittered a few and fussy cut them out.
On most of my projects for the fall I use leaves in some way or another! It's the perfect time to do so!
For the base of my page I used those same stencils to lay a pattern down of a few scattered leaves.
I've infused purple in just about everything lately except for my wardrobe! Ha. But it's an awesome color to play around with. I add white or brown to offset the tones a little too. It's always fun to experiment and see what I might come up with...
Just a quick check in today to share a fun page. Lavender, purple and rust are my colors that I'm loving at the moment (not all together), and I've tried some unexpected color on this page!
Whatever just happens to be on my table at the moment usually comes into play. The fact that I can't have everything out all at once is a sort of constraint in itself and constraints always yield unexpected results. I'm always surprised by the outcome! You can see more here! Maggie holmes has lots of fall inspiration over on her blog from paper to home decor!
I'm enameled by colors... it's usually the catalyst behind everything I do. I fall in love and head over heels with a certain combination then I'm playing like a mad woman trying to craft projects around that set of colors. I start seeing them everywhere, I become a thief and have to make special trips to Home Depot to fill my stash of those colors. One combination always leads to another which for me yields a never ending amount of creativity.
I wanted to share a few more pages of this fall mini I created around this fresh fall color scheme. I based the size on some photos I received from artifacts uprising. Ah, they are the perfect 5 x 5 square and I will definitely be ordering from them again. The size and the thickness of the paper was just perfect!
Most of the time when I paint I have strips of paper to create little color combos to use for later. The ones I love I add to my stash for later. I loved this one with a little orange and a little lavender.
To add a few more pages I cut watercolors papers to the size of the other photos and used them to paint on and add other embellishments to. The one above was painted with chalkboard paint. I think I might need an entire set of chalkboard colors. The texture is ideal for writing on.
I hope to make one more Gratitude journal for the season because they are so fun to make and usually pull me out of a rut most of the time. If you've made a mini recently please share in the comments! I'd love to see all the fun designs that everyone has created.
When fall arrives my main inspiration is all the changes going on around me in nature. I love to watch the leaves sway and dance in the sky. How the colors change right outside my window making the perfect frame to fall days. I'm all ready for blankets and hot chocolate. Along with all the lovely weather and soft colors outside it gets my creative juices flowing.
Every year I used to make a gratitude journal to document my favorite things about the season and life in general, and this year I got a head start. This is a little mini I made just in the spare of the moment one night when I felt really inspired.
I used my prints from artifacts uprising as my base size and then cut lots of sheets in the same size for painting. Of course I had to add a lot of leaves.
It's just about finished minus journaling and a few extras. I promise I'll be back soon to share more!
I don't think I'm ever more productive then in the fall, spring being a close second! Everything gets sort of off during summer. I never seem to sit long enough to get my thoughts going in a crafting direction. Time is minimal and there are too many things calling like the pool, beach and other fun afternoon activities. This is the time that things seem to fall into place again, new products start popping up, new colors start to make everything look fresh again. I begun to just let things happen as they will and not stress too much about. I do hate that my blog gets little or no attention for big chunks of time.
I'm back for a bit to share a few things over the next week. I really have fun when I stay up late and sqeeze all kinds of fun painting and craftiness into a few hours.
This was a fun page I painted using lavender as a base color and this pretty contrasting yellow.
There's a little Maggie Holmes and a little Pinkfreshstudio collection products. I cut plenty of butterflies from this lovely violet blue paper and a few others. I love that they lead your eyes around the page.
Painting a pretty page and then creating a composition around that satisfies my artsy inner self. Creating a story along with something that's pleasing to the eye is always my goal...
Hope everyone is getting into that fall crafty spirit. Before you know it its all about turkey and presents! Be back soon...
New collections always inspire me to create...something... Anything fun and colorful! I always take my cues from the colors in the collection but I always go off on some unbeaten path color wise, I like to throw in a little something extra to catch the eye off guard. It's actually become a habit of mine to say "hmmm, I wonder how these colors will work together"?.
One of the things I've always loved about the Maggie Holmes collections is how the colors blend but continue to be new and fresh. The combinations are always right on point!
There is a lot of peach and coral in this collection and I love those as starting points for crafting. Rust, coral and all things lavender are my favorite colors at the moment.
I decided to make a few cards to play around with the papers a little. Of course I had to add lots of glitter and a little chalkboard paint to add a little extra flair. The one above using the chalkboard paint was my favorite. You can add just a little writing on the front as well as a little something inside. Isn't that marble paper absolutely gorgeous?
I cut plenty of butterflies and leaves to layers on my cards. And a little stash for later.
I actually crave creating in the fall, after all the summer activities are coming to an end, I get lots of free time back to get my craft on!
I'm hoping I can hop back on the wagon and get some things going here on the blog! I've been off couch sitting, instagramming and summering... And doing lots of art projects along the way. For some reason I just wasn't able to get a post in no matter how hard I tried. Instagram is my bestie and I get some quick shots, a dash of editing and I'm done.
It doesn't replace being able to share more though. More photos, more ideas and inspiration, and more updates! For instance this little mini canvas I created. When you grab a few things at Michaels during a good sale and just have to make something!
Last year I made a few art canvases all painted and layered up and I wanted to add a few this year. Their so simple and easy and I end up sitting them all together on a shelf in my living room.
I always pick out colors and try to make them unique in some way. Here I chose blush tones, gold and a lovely violet blue. I gathered all things in those colors including some copper glitter!
I think I'll make a little series of them and try my best to get around and share!
Hi all! I wasn't sure if I would make it back around to the ole blog. I hadn't realized how much time has went by. I've been living into summer as much as possible with a few mini vacations and one big one to Aruba! That was pretty exciting! Upon returning I was certainly not in scrap mode which seems to happen over the summer for some strange reason! Lol. But I hope to kick it back in gear soon. I'm still without a good computer to work with so posting is a little hit or miss.
I wanted to share a few of my recents crafty endeavors. The cards above are made with a few watercolor florals of mine along with some neutral collection papers. You can see more over at Maggie Holmes blog!
I played around with my gelatos after it had been awhile. I just love this fun bright color.
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!