Saturday, March 31, 2012

Rose Shaped Card

This rose card and matching envelope is for a swap over in my ArtHaven group...We were to make a card in any shape but a rectangle and also include a matching envelope...So, I got out my watercolors and started playing around...I drew the rose on a piece of folded watercolor paper, then I cut the shape out, with really sharp scissors, leaving the fold a bit intact at the top for opening...I then did my painting with tube watercolors and watercolor pencils...I did a little more painting on the envelope to match the card...

I really enjoyed this swap and I'm hooked on watercolors again after a long time of not using them...I actually couldn't find them at first, but there they were tucked away in a drawer that I have no recollection of putting them in...LOL   Whew!!! So glad I found them..

I'm going to paint some more flower cards soon... It's my thing right now...It feels so good to be painting again..I hope you like my rose card and that it makes you feel springy...Thanks so much for stopping by...I just love when you come to visit... Happy Easter Everyone!!!!    Kathy

Monday, March 12, 2012

Vintage Sewing Tags

 Well, spring is in the air and I am back after a long respite from my blog...I made these sewing tags for a birthday gift for my friend who made the lovely Christmas pillows...I loved making them and for some reason I am drawn to the vintage sewing look, even though I can't sew a stitch..

I used lots of lovely papers, vintage photos,  vintage and new buttons, lace, twine, a paper doily and ribbon...The sewing pieces are made of chipboard and I painted each one with acrylic paint in a cream color with a tiny rose pattern...I distressed the edges with sepia paint for a vintage look and sealed them with a matte finish...

The tags can be displayed individually or in a banner fashion with the pink ribbon...My friend is going to hang them individually in her sewing room..I just so enjoyed this project...I did have one disaster, however..Half way through I knocked over a bottle of gold paint and ruined two of the tags and some of the chipboard pieces..I had to start all over again and it sure took me awhile to get back in the mood...Ugh!!

Well, I would love to know what you think of my latest project...I've missed you all and have neglected my blog for a bit, but I'm back again and working on a card with watercolors this time..I will have it done soon and hope not to knock anything over on it...LOL   Thank you so much for visiting my blog and I so appreciate your comments.......Kathy