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Monday, March 30, 2020

Encouragement in Sad Times

We are in sad times.  I have friends that can't visit their loved ones in the nursing homes.  I have church members that are at home alone.  We all need an encouraging word. 

 I've been making lots of "thinking of you" cards to send.
Today I'm showing a favorite stamp of mine from Stampin Up. A large butterfly.  I stamped on watercolor paper and embossed with black.  Then watercolored.  I splattered with black (one of my favorite things to do!!)) and added a sentiment that is store bought.  Super easy.  Can crate multiples in no time.




Entering challenge
Word Art Wednesday: Anything goes #432-433



Thanks for looking!!
I hope you're inspired to create!

Hugs!

Karen

Pioneer Woman inspired artwork with Decoart

Working from home!!  Creates a new timeline for me to create!
I have a friend that's into Pioneer Woman design.  She has a LARGE wall in her kitchen that needs some art! Ha!
I did a Social Art networking design and added some orange and turquoise for the main 16x20 canvas, but needed a design for the sides.  I created two 11x14 side canvas that hopefully matches her original design.  I tried to use the same bold colors.
Used a lot of DecoArt stencils: French Living, Tropical Leaf, Lace, Daisy Chain along with DecoArt Americana paints in turquoise, bright yellow, pink and orange.
My stencil brush is from Rebecca Baer.  It's the best stencil brush and I use it all the time!!
Check out what I came up with:





I added some diecut flowers to add to the dimension and design.






Thank for checking out my design!!
Have a creative day!!
 Hugs


Karen!!


Thursday, February 13, 2020

Local Art Program with Youth

Our local Piedmont Arts Association had a grant that enabled our area at-risk youth to participate in an art program for the last 6 weeks.  I was blessed to be asked to help the local artist Jessie Ward.  I was able to incorporate my Social Art Networking designs into the class.  The teens did a great job!

At-risk teens are becoming more and more common in our society.  With all the bullying, drugs, split homes and financial poverty surrounding us, our kids hardly stand a chance.

If you see this post, please pray for our kids and youth every day. They are facing adult situations beyond their control a lot of times.  Unlike a lot of adults, they hold a lot of it inside.

This is a small example of how I pray Art can heal cracked and broken hearts.






Sunday, January 5, 2020

More Than Words/40th Reunion

I've been wanting to participate in the challenges at More Than Words.
Time gets away from me, and I haven't gotten to do it.

When I saw the challenge about Highlights of our 2019 year, I wasn't sure which one to choose.  I had an amazing 2019!  ONE of the best ones was my 40th Class Reunion.

Repurposing a 12x12 canvas, I first glued designer paper all over it.  Once dry, I went to work with my Gelatos in red, blue, yellow and light blue.  Then I used a word background stamped and Stazon ink and went around it.  Added polka dots with a dauber and white paint.
Layered the pictures and added to the canvas.
Love it!

Entering the challenge at More Than Words January 2020

Word Inspiration - HIGHLIGHT
Creative Challenge - SUNSET COLOURS


Saturday, January 4, 2020

Mixed Media "Blessed"

I made this canvas to hang in my Sunday School class.
I was repurposing a canvas that had been traced with black magic marker.
I started by gluing pieces of designer paper on it.
Layered some paint.
Added verse using my Cricut.
Painted in some flowers and I was done!

Art doesn't have to be complicated.  It can be simple and still make a statement!

You can get free scripture Word Art made by Karen Murray at Word Art Wednesday.




I'm entering this in Word Art Wednesday Challenge #420-#421 Anything Goes

I used DecoArt Americana Acrylic paint.

Sunday, October 27, 2019

Baby Gift Bag with stamp and scripture


The Challenge at Unity Show and Tell this week This challenge is all about dressing up your favorite Unity Stamps with your fun pattern papers. 




I stamped Maria girl 3 times.  Once on the white cardstock after I printed the verse, Once on White Shimmer paper for the wings and once on pink paper in my stash.  Fussy cut and pieced them together to make this adorable baby gift bag!
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I used a previous Scripture provided by Karen at Word Art Wednesday. Every challenge they have, they provided FREE word art.  You can find them HERE-Word Art Wednesday.  Challenge Anything Goes #410-411

Participating in challenges is what always gets my creative juices flowing!!  Check out both Unity and Word Art Wednesday for some inspiration!!

 

Sunday, September 8, 2019

Grandparents Day Fun!

How many times do you start a project, get stumped how to finish, pick it back up months from then and viola! Finished!  As soon as I purchased these 8x8 canvases, I knew I wanted to do a Boeckh technique on them.  But that's when my inspiration ran out.  

I've recently had some new pictures of my grandchildren developed and today being Grandparents day....I saw those canvas on the edge of my desk and I suddenly knew what I wanted to do!

I've been creating a Mini Album with this new paper pack called Have Faith by Echo Park.  I had some scraps and stickers left over.  Added some Prima flowers, and was done.


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I'm entering Word Art Wednesday Challenge #402-#403 Anything Goes.




Encouragement in Sad Times

We are in sad times.  I have friends that can't visit their loved ones in the nursing homes.  I have church members that are at home a...