Saturday, July 23, 2016

Happy Birthday Balloons

Front Of Card

Inside Card
I had so much fun making this birthday card for my friend, Katie, who just turned 9..Her mother said she loves monkeys and the color red so this is what I came up with..

I drew and painted the balloons using watercolor pencils..I added some ladybug stickers and used a black pen to draw the strings..The monkey sticker on the inside is just too cute..The card itself is very long and narrow, measuring 4x9 inches..I love the shape and thought it was perfect for a bouquet of balloons..

It is so hot in here in the Boston area and I am NOT enjoying it..Can't wait for autumn..I hope you like my card..It's a bit of a different look for me..Thank you for stopping by..Keep cool everyone...Kathy

Friday, June 24, 2016

Floral Thinkning Of You Card

Polka Dots and Flowers
Well, here I am again at long last..I can't believe I have neglected my poor blog for so long..I had a lot of things going on and the time just seems to have flown by..

I used my watercolor pencils to draw and paint the flowers on this card..Then I mounted it on purple polka dot paper with paper lace doilies peeking out from behind..I added a strip of vintage lace at the bottom, the butterflies and lots of tiny, white pearls to finish it off..

I now realize how much I have missed doing something creative..Thank you for your patience and I hope to see you here often..I think I'm back again, finally..........Kathy

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Re: Summer Dreams Card

Lazy Hazy Days Of Summer
I love this picture..How serene and beautiful this lovely lady is..This is a birthday card that I made for my dear, friend Nance..We have been friends since we were little girls..We lived next door to each other and, oh, what wonderful memories we have of summer days playing paperdolls and going to the beach..

I used several different papers in the background and added lots of blue, yellow and ivory flowers..I draped the gauze behind the photo to give a beachy feel and added a few gems for a little sparkle..I  so enjoyed making this card......I hope you like it......Thank you once again for your lovely comments and for visiting my blog.....Kath

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Timeless Birthday Card

Welcome to January in June..I, actually, made this birthday card last January for a dear friend but I forgot to put it on my blog, so here it is now..Better late than never, I guess..

I just love the photo of this lovely lady and the word "Timeless" just seemed perfect for her and for my friend..My friend is an artist and a seamstress so I thought the sewing needle and thread would be apropos..

I hope you like this "Timeless" card..Thank you for stopping by my blog today...Kathy

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Day At The Beach Tag

Summer Fun
Here is a vintage look, summer tag I made awhile back..I love the vintage beach look...I used bluish colored papers for a watery feel and added a bit of lace, white gauze, a few summery flowers and pearls...The lovely ladies in the water are the perfect focal point, I think..

Thank you for visiting my blog...I'll be making some birthday cards soon...Kathy

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Vintage Floral Postcard

Front of Postcard

We had a postcard swap in my art group..The theme was spring..I was in a drawing mood so I got out my colored pencils and had fun drawing all of these big and tiny, little flowers..I edged both sides of the postcard with walnut stain to give a vintage look..I used my stamps for the words and postal date..

I have lots more to share with you soon..Thank you for visitin my blog today..Happy Spring to all!!


Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Valentine Tags

Happy Valentine's Day

I made these Valentine tags for a swap in my OCT art group..It was a 3 for 3 swap..I used the hearts and striped pattern papers...The little girl in pink is a picture from my stash..I painted some wooden hearts in a bright red then lettered them with my white gel pen..A pretty ruffled lace at the bottom of each tag just made it seem more frilly for Valentine's day...

We are buried in snow here in Boston..Wow!! I've never seen so much..More on the way, too..I hope you have a very Happy Valentine's Day and thank you for visiting my blog......Kathy