Sunday, 8 January 2012

A day of Inspiration and Creativity

Evening Everyone,
Well yesterdays 'Creatathon' at Hobby Art has certainly got me in creative mood.
I have finished off the couple of pieces that I made when I was showing the girls how to create the Faux Mother of Pearl background.
Red poppies, how very traditional! They just screamed out for gingham background paper don't you think?
I confess that this colour combo was pinched from Jane, Scattered Straw and Evergreen Bough distress inks. You see we all learnt something from one another, even if it was just new colour combos :)
Far less traditional colours for poppies, but it works just as well I think. I coloured over my poppies with Promarkers for added depth of colour. The cardstock that I used was not very good for water colouring.
Artwork by Jane Gill
I even managed to get Jane's lovely pieces of artwork mounted up for her, as per her suggestions.
Artwork by Jane Gill
On this card she added a handwritten greeting. Now you can see why she designs stamp sets lol.
I have also managed to finish off 16 Christmas cards. Only 2 are from scratch, the rest were just the boring bits - envelopes and inserts, but that is the bit that takes the time.
I am so determined that I will keep on top of Christmas this year. That's why I have been keeping my eye on several of the Christmas all Year Round challenges that have appeared in my blog list.
Have to get my post sorted out for the new Challenge over at Crafty Cardmakers that goes live tomorrow, so I had better sign off now.
Hope you have had a great weekend, and hopefully a creative one, I certainly have.
Hugs Kimx


  1. Hi Kim
    These are fantastic! Bet you had such a wonderful time having a great play. I would never have put the scattered straw and the evergreen bough inks together but it really looks great.
    Take care
    Debs xx

  2. I have to say that I wouldn't have put them together either, I pinched the idea from Jane, but isn't that what it's all about exchanging ideas. Now I can see this being a combo I will use again and again.
    Thanks for all your lovely comments, they are very much appreciated.
    hugs Kimx


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