Saturday, February 28, 2015
Friday, February 27, 2015
Monday, February 23, 2015
The one thing I have missed more than anything else has been my creative outlets, there have been almost none, a few camera shots here and there, my fingers itch for paint and ink, paper and images. My new space is very small, a few colored pencils, my camera, computer and printer are my tools for now. A friend gave me some greeting cards received from a cause supported. This weekend while looking at one, I thought of a picture I had taken of some tulips and started playing at altering one of the cards. Took the picture to Photoshop and did some line drawing with my bamboo onto the photo and printed it, then took a scrap of yellow card stock I had and mounted the photo to the strip. That went on top of the greeting card. My storage unit is only a short distance from the house so I make frequent trips, lol, carting things back and forth as I need them. Not a huge accomplishment "Rome was not built in day" but my heart soars and my muse yawns and stretches her creative vibrations and asks, "What took so long?" Hope everyone exercises their muse this week, with joy, appreciation and beautiful color, Hugs, Sandi
Thursday, August 21, 2014
Being faced with the need for some gift wrap paper and unable to find anything that worked for me in my stash, no time to run out for some, left me with the only option of figuring out an alternative. Newsprint is definitely a staple of my studio, not only do I use it as spray sheets but it also comes in handy so often for other needs. It was the perfect size, so I gathered, Dylusion Inks, Tim Holtz distress Inks, stamp pads and stamps, some brushes and stencils and set to play. This will not only work as my gift wrap but will also work as a card background at some point. I love newsprint but even more I love playing with the toys. Have a wonderful day and move joyously into your weekend. Hugs
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
A fun birthday card for a friend, we walk most every morning, we take in the morning light and changes in the local flora and fauna, we also discuss the state of our universe as seen on news feeds. One thing that we laugh at are the "Breaking News" banners constantly displayed, it just seems so unnecessary, so the ridiculous was on my mind as I began putting the card together. A singing moose in a castle court yard seemed to fit the bill. Background is from a frame I purchased recently, cropped and filtered in photoshop, then printed out. Moose element created using photoshop and Silhouette Cameo, banner also created using Cameo. Hope your day is filled with the fun and ridiculous, hugs
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Monday, August 11, 2014
Monday morning is beginning, no sunrise yet but temps are perfect right now to get the house cooled down so windows and doors open to let it in. August is giving us a break this week with temps in the low 90s, after two weeks of triple digits in July it is a blessing.
Now that it appears I have a working system, FINALLY in place, I am incorporating some of the wonderful features from my fairly new printer, the old one would not print on an A2 card blank, this computer did not have a word processing software so I down loaded a free one and to my amazement it worked, lol. Also on one of my early morning walks the sunlight was beautiful and there are portions of our older neighborhood where the road topping is cracked to the point of looking like a cobblestone, the light was perfect and I took a picture, whala my background for this card. The leaves from another walk, here is a little tip, if you find a leaf you love but it is crinkled and dried but other wise perfect for what you want, take the leaf and place it in a bowl of water for about 6 or 8 hours, remove, dry off with a paper towel, pat gently and scan it in, then using your editing software turn it into an element.
Hope everyone has a peaceful, safe week, hugs
Friday, August 8, 2014
Some leaves I found on a walk and turned into elements, dodging triple digits has had me a little slow and this computer situation cinched the whole thing. No promises, but I just may now have a solution in place with a newly shared 3 year old lap top, we will see. Hope everyone has a great weekend, hugs