Today the card that I am sharing is actually part of a 5 card set that I made. I decided to have some fun and just create some backgrounds and cards using the same set of materials. For this card I used a card sketch from Sketch Saturday #532 by Jessie – this is what it looks like
The products that I used for the card was a paper pack from my stash, the background which I created with a simple pan of watercolours, some watercolour paper cut to 10cm X 14.4cm and the My Favourite Things Sketched Blooms Stamp Set plus their Black Hybrid Ink. To cut out the square element I used my Stitched Square Dies from Uniquely Creative. The rest of the elements where cut using my paper trimmer. The black brads are from my stash.
I sometimes like making simple styled cards because I find I have to stop myself from adding more and more elements. I think that this sketch may become a favourite of mine.
Thanks for stopping by and looking at my project. As always before you go I would like to leave you with this last thought
In every project that I make there is a little imperfection. It is the quirk of handmade of which I love. I love seeing the artist in their work. Nothing in this world is true and perfect unless it is made by God. I am the perfect me because God made me. I am never perfect except in the eyes of God and I am very OK with that.
Have a Happy Crafty Handmade Kind of Day,
How hard is it for us to believe in ourselves?
I actually find this quite challenging especially since I was diagnosed with a long term illness over 18 years ago. The things that I once did without even thinking are numerous and it amazing how much I now have to plan things. And sometimes I don’t get all of my plans done … so doubts about myself have/do creep in and I find it hard to believe in my abilities. But I know that I am on a journey with my God and He does have it all worked out even though I find it hard to continue to trust the path that has been set. Why am I so certain of this ….. because it is written many times in the Bible but this verse is my favourite
2 Samuel 22:33
God is my protection [is my strong fortress; or girds me with strength].
He makes my way free from fault [perfect; secure; a wide path].
I wanted to make this card for a friend who is going through some stuff just to let her know that she can believe in herself and things will get better. I made this card based on these 2 challenges:
I loved the colour combo #ctd497 being used at the moment over at Color Throwdown and then I found the Sketch #276 by Chrissy over at CASe this Sketch. I knew exactly how to pull this sketch and colour combo together with my new Uniquely Creative supplies. And this is result
I had so much fun using the supplies from the June Stamp & Colour plus some colour paper from my stash. The first step was to stamp and colour the cute dogs and pillows from the Dreamy Stamp Set, I used my Faber-Castell Polychromos pencils for the dogs and some Derwent Watercolor Pencils to colour the pillow stack.
Then it was onto creating the colourful spotty background. This was a time consuming process but I am so happy with how it turned out. I first cut the dots from the cream coloured card stock using my Cuttlebug and the Sprinkle Dots Background Die which comes as part of the June kit. Then I backed 4 pieces of paper from my stash trying to match the Color Throwdown combo as close as I could with Double Sided Sticky paper and ran these through my Cuttlebug. Then I had to find where the pieces matched up with the original cream piece but placing them was so much easier thanks to the double sided paper.
Then I assembled the card after cutting out the dogs and pillows by hand. My ScanNCut may have to make a reappearance because it is getting much hard for me to do fine scissor work as my hands get worse with pain. After attaching the images I used my stamp press to make the sentiment out of 2 separate sentiments so that it would say what I wanted. I love using my stamp press for doing this kind of thing and especially if I don’t get a good impression the first time I can repeat the stamping.
And that was the end of the outside of my card. I am happy that you stopped by to look at my project today, but before you go I would like to leave you with this last thought:
This says it all really. If you can find the good in the horrible then it doesn’t seem so bad. I know this to be true – sometimes I forget to do this!
Have a Happy Creative Crafty Kind of Day,
Welcome to 2018. We are already 4 days in and I am already wishing that we were in February 😦 I can deal with high temperatures but not the humidity. Feeling like a limp rag doesn’t exactly prompt you to do much.
But I am lucky to have air-con in my house so I have been able to continue to craft – which I am truly grateful because I really cant deal with not being able to do any of my stress relieving activities.
Anywho – onto the card
Aren’t these penguins just the cutest? Once I saw this image that I had used my watercolour pencils on ages ago I knew I had to use it on a card. And crafting with these cool colours helped with being so hot. I am having so much fun making some Clean and Simple cards. This cards inspiration came from 3 challenges.
And first was the card sketch Freshly Made Sketches #318
and then Cards in Envy – Winter Chills Challenge
and also Shopping Our Stash – Watercolor With Us
Thanks for stopping by to look at my card creation. Please consider joining in on any of the challenges. As always before you leave I would like to leave you with this thought:
I am having to do this more and more of late. I wonder how much I will have to abide by this during the coming year?
Have a Happy Crafty Fun filled kind of Day,