Crafty by Nature

Monday, July 6, 2009

The weather outside is frightful

So what better way to spend this week than crafting in my wonderful space? I have to say though, I don't understand this weather at all. It is COLD here!!!

I have made several cards, and worked on a few other projects and am pretty happy with the results.

I think I was so relieved to finish the book I was writing and illustrating for our little Trey's 4th birthday and to get it mailed out, that it was just a nice way to unwind...

Another thing that was great, was that I got to spend some time with my SU demonstrator. She brought a couple things that she thought I might like, and boy was she right! I absolutely fell in love with the water colour crayons, in fact ordered some right then and there. She was so nice, and left hers with me so I could play. And play I did.

Here are a couple of samples.

I have to say that I have always loved watercolour and was quite happy using my pencils, but these are fabulous! The paint is so easy to pick up with your brush, and it is really nice to push around on the paper.
Anyway, next thing I wanted to do, was something that would at least feel like Summer.

I used my Marvy Markers and a digi stamped image and just had fun.

This little girl looks so much like my sister did when she was 3 or 4, it is eerie..... And you have to love this little surfer dude. It was a lot of fun making these.
Finally, I wanted to try working on some actual stamping, which has never been my strong suit, anywaym I was missing my best friend and wanted to make her a card that would convey that message. I think this one will do it.

This card was just for fun. I used some of my favorite stamping up papers and wanted to see if this idea would work as an invitation to a little girl's party and as a super girlie thinking of you card. I love how it turned out.
Finally I had to work on my parchment skills. I admit that I am not thrilled with the piercing, but the painting was a pleasure to do. I guess she's okay, but the card could be better. It will probably end up in my "oops" drawer for further work.
Finally, here are the pages from Trey's book. Enjoy


Denise Clark said...

Danielle, how do you do all this! Amazing! The book is just adorable! I love it! Everything I saw was just adorable! You've been keeping yourself very busy!

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