Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Cards with inspiration

I have no idea what is with the number 13 but it seams that I have inspiration for only 13 cards a day. If I make more than that...I'm pushing it, if I make less...well, it's not enough. :-) So, here are the 13 cards I made this Sunday. :-)

1. I enjoyed making these cards so much! It's not like I had to rush as ever or making them, so I really, really love the results.

2. Very nice color this one, I love the orange and bluish-green combination.

3. Orange and white! Remember my cake with these colors? :-)

4. Fall leaves

5. Flowers and birds

6. A pink and green card with vellum pocket full of miniature flowers.

7. Fall leaves again, different version. :-)

8. Some quilling work, butterflies and "Indian" blue. I have no idea why, but this kind of pattern reminds me of India.

9. Roses in green

10. I am paying more attention to the flowers recently. I have never been a "flower" person, but I seem to enjoy making them. :-)

11.One of my personal favorites, a true sense and sensibility card, don't you think?

12. I call this card" Carmen", very passionate, fiery one.

13. And the last one ( as a matter of fact that was the first one I made that day!) is this one, very sensual, serene...I love it!

I enjoy making this kind of cards...I love Christmas, but my Christmas cards were not "born" like these, they were "made", and you can probably see the difference. I just realized I didn't take pictures of the Christmas ornaments I woodburned last Saturday! OMG, I'll do that right away and try to post tomorrow!

Monday, November 23, 2009

10 Watercolor pieces

I recently discovered that I enjoy very much making watercolor paintings. I have always been intimidated( or even scared) of watercolor because I always thought that it is very difficult to handle and you can't allow yourself room to fix something if you make a mistake. Although I have worked with watercolor previously I never enjoyed it and that pretty much suffocated the creative side of me while handling the paint. All in all, it was experience that I meticulously tried to avoid whenever possible. I never took pleasure in it and there were 2 reasons for that- first, because I thought myself not gifted enough and second, because I lacked the knowledge and experience. Now, for the gifted side of the problem I couldn't do much, but I decided to work on the second part concerning knowledge and experience. I signed up for a simple watercolor class, where I would learn the basics of working with this media. I found it quite a pleasurable experience, our teacher was great and I think now that I have better understanding of the way you work with this kind of material, things come more naturally and I no longer feel the discomfort of working with it. As a matter of fact it produces quite the opposite feelings- I enjoy it very much indeed! So I wanted to share with you the 10 watercolor paintings I made recently and I would be very pleased if you share your opinion on the subject and let me know which ones you enjoy the most.

1. A simple Bird of Paradise flower arrangement- now is the time to mention that one of the things I disliked in painting with watercolor was painting flowers! I challenged myself in making couple of flower paintings and to be honest I exceeded my expectations.



3. One of the most difficult things I ever experiences was painting snow. Painting this winter forest was very tricky.


4. The second flower arrangement I made.

5. Fall landscape, one of my first watercolors.

6. This one I made while looking at a picture our teacher brought to class.

7. One of the landscapes I painted.

8. Second landscape.

9. Landscape with birds.

10. And last landscape.

Let me know what you think!

Friday, November 20, 2009

Festive packaging

I promised I'll post the paper boxes, that I decorated and here they are! I am sorry my recent posts have been so short, but I am in the middle of creating so many things, I can barely keep up posting everything! I think I need somebody to help me out with this, because too much stuff is waiting to be published and there is simply not enough time in the 24 hours I have to do everything I want. I am seriously thinking what can I do about it, I know that some bloggers hire other people to write instead of them, but unfortunately I don't earn any money from mine to be able to afford the extra help. I'll have to look into some options I think.

1. Papier mache large box with decoration that I used for the large candle holders
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2. Medium size box for the smaller candle holders


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4. The smallest of the 4 boxes, with decoration.

5. Medium size box with Christmas decoration- ribbon and bells.


6. Gift card box with decoration in earth colors.

7. Gift card box with decoration in silver.

8. Gift card box with decoration in green and gold

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Chtistmas cards ( to be continued...)

I was so busy the past week that I didn't manage to post the last batch of cards I made and the boxes I did for Christmas presents.
1. A gift tag

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2. Black, red and white sparkling card

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3. Green Christmas tree card
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4. Another traditional colored Christmas card
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5. Snowflake card
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6. "The belt of Santa Claus"
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7. Yellow stars for Christmas
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8. A game of green Christmas ornaments

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9. Blue and green snowflakes
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10. I tried to do some quilling, unfortunately without the proper instruments it's very difficult to do it.

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11. Another card with quilling elements

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12. card with vellum and sparkling powder.

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13. And here is another one with earthy design

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I'll post some boxes tomorrow to show you what kind of gift packaging I made for Christmas! :-)

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

13 more

A promise is a promise, so here are the rest of the 26 cards I made Sunday!
1. Christmas trees with a bear charm
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2. I had a slightly different idea for this one, but it turned out OK
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3. Green and blue, I guess most of my Christmas cards are going to be nontraditional colors. :-)

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4. Christmas bells in purple, green and brown.
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5. One of my favorites!
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6. Cutest little snowman :-)
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7. Three friends
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8. Happy snowman
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9. Poinsettia card
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10. This is one of my favorite cards!
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11. Christmas bells in blue
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12. One Christmas card with the traditional red and green.
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13. Cute snowmen Mom and baby
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That's all for today, let me know which ones you like the best!

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