Today I used one of my favourite ways to get my crafting on … I looked up a sketch blog to see if anything inspired me to make a card and one of them did! This sketch comes from one of my go to sketch blogs Sketch Saturday and this is their sketch #508. I decided to make a Christmas Card because I have fallen behind with the amount of cards that I need to finish by the beginning of December.
This is what I came up with following the sketch
And this is the sketch as posted on the blog. This time around I didn’t do anything to the sketch itself.
I was able to use up more of my “Paper From Christmases Past”. These ones are from Kasiercraft “Twig and Berries” paper pack. The darn cute Chester Monkey image is still available from (here) Little Miss Muffet Stamps and its Star Chester. I coloured him up with my Faber-Castell Polychromos Pencils. This time around I didn’t use my Zest-It to smooth out the image; I wanted to take advantage of the roughness of the paper to give some texture to the image. I also used my Distress Ink to colour around the image before affixing it to the card front.
It was fun getting back behind my desk and not having my toes hurting while doing it. So I may be able to get some more card crafting in. But I have been doing other crafts like my Spinning.
This is a photo of me spinning on my Ashford Joy Spinning Wheel. This wheel is very portable as you can see I am spinning while my family and I were out for the day. I find spinning a very calming activity to do and I get to create yarn that I can then crochet or weave with. At present I am using some of my own homespun to crochet up a scarf. I will share a photo of this when I complete it.
As always Thank You for stopping by and looking at my project today. And before you leave I wish to leave you with this last thought
I know that I am guilty of this one. Many times when I am in the midst of something (not even heartache) I forget about all the blessings that God has already bestowed upon me. I am going to try harder to remember my blessings more than my circumstances.
I wish for you a Happy Crafty Fun kind of Day,