Saturday, May 14, 2016

Washi Tape Feminine Thanks

I love thank yous. They're probably one of my favorite types of handmade cards to create and give because they are so versatile. A thank you can be pretty much anything - thank you for being a friend, thank you for being you, thank you for that thing you did! It's pretty much an easy catch-all choice or excuse to send a nice greeting card to good friend. (Right, like we need more reasons send cute cards!)


I'm sure you will agree that we all would like to save on postage - it can become quite expensive when cards are too layered one is sending multiple cards to multiple people. Not to mention having to make a special trip to the post office! So I kept this design layered to only one piece and created texture, form and interest with washi tape instead. Slap a stamp on it, sign it and throw it in the mailbox and you're done! 

Friday, May 13, 2016

Colorful Sushi - I Like the Way You Roll!

Are you a sushi lover??? If you haven't tried it, you're missing out!!

This is a card I made a few months ago featuring a number of techniques including background stamping, Copic coloring, brayering and layering.



A super fun friendship greeting, the inside reads "I like the way you roll."



Leave a comment and let me know what you like about this card!

Artists Collective #2 - BiG eYes

Margaret Keane

Margaret Keane is a fascinating woman. She is an American painter and mixed media artist known for her "big-eyed waifs" that mainly depict women, children and animals. In 2014, Tim Burton (whose Artist Collective segment is forthcoming) directed a film aptly named Big Eyes, which focuses on Margaret's personal journey with art, her marriage to Walter Keane and his subsequent fraud and misrepresentation of Margaret's work (if you have not seen this movie, you MUST!) as well as the aftermath. She's even IN the movie! Margaret has been painting successfully for more than 60 years. In my opinion, Margaret Keane is one of the most prolific and influential artists ever. She is an American icon and a Modern Master. She is 87, paints every day and lives in Northern California.



You can learn more about Margaret here!




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