I’ve been having so much fun drawing lately. I wanted to make some coloring pages for anyone who might be interested…the first was for those who quill. A little glue, paper, and a quilling tool.
Hope you enjoy 😊
My painted princess is of the canine variety. I’m sure you were expecting a Disney princess, but mine is of the black lab/greyhound variety.
One day, I was able to capture the sweetest picture of her while she was resting on the couch beside me. I very rarely get good pics of her as she is so dark and her features are hard to discern. Plus I’m not that great of a photographer….lol.
I would love some feedback ☺️
I was lucky enough to be able to get an Apple Pencil for Christmas and downloaded the Procreate App for art. In this app, you have a numerous amount of tools for drawing, sketching, and even painting. I played around yesterday and painted a simple beach scene. I used a combination of brushes ( oil and round ) and just kept playing around until I was happy with the outcome. I then searched for a quote to apply to it and used the Enlight App to paste it onto the picture. I love the end result…not too bad for a first painting! ☺️
Have you played around with digital painting? I’d love to hear advice and see examples…
Here’s wishing you a Happy New Year… I have been very busy visiting with my family the last two weeks. I love having time off to see everyone that lives far away. It’s always too busy and I don’t get to talk or see them throughout the year as much as I like. Now that everything is put away and cleaned up, (except for the tree) I have some time to play with my Christmas presents.
I had played around quite a bit with an app called Amaziograph and had a stylus that came with my computer. It worked okay as you can see here, but it didn’t draw small lines very well. So I had less detail…
Now that I have the pencil, I tried drawing more designs and here is the result from it…
I was fortunate enough to earn enough points from a company for scanning my purchases to earn a gift card. As an early Christmas present for myself, I used it to purchase a heat embossing kit that included a heat gun, two embossing pens, and gold powder. Oh, my I can’t tell you how much fun it is to draw or write, sprinkle the magic powder, and then watch as it miraculously turns gold and shiny!
I made an embossed card first and wrote Merry Christmas on green card stock using the clear embossing pen. Then I used the clear and the black embossing pens over the top of the flourishes. I then added the embossing powder and ran the heat gun over and viola! Instant glitzy card…
Not too bad for a first try….
Then I decided to make my own Christmas cards for my friends and family.
I used snowflake images from design space for my Cricut. The big one is Snowflake 11 and the little one is Snowflake 2 from the Holiday Snowflakes Cartridge and are all in Cricut access. There are like 50 different ones from that and they’re all layered from what I can tell. They’re intricate, but if you cut them on the custom setting card stock- intricate, they should cut out ok. The picture shows the layers…
I love the many different ways you can use the same elements to make cards!
I decided on a whim to buy a styrofoam form while checking out our new Hobby Lobby store that just opened. I had wanted to make a quilled ornament ball for a while, but didn’t want to make just a regular ball. Here was the perfect solution!
I started out by making my poinsettia first and pinning it onto the foam shape. Then I started with the gold edging around the side.
Hope you enjoy!
I wanted to do some fall craft items and as I was looking around in my local craft store, I found these awesome wood cut outs on sale. I figured if I painted or stained them, I could fill them with quilling.
So I did…
After staining and painting them, I then filled the blank spaces with quilling.
Happy Fall Y’all!
I was selected by @Influenster to try and review the OXO Barista 9 cup coffeemaker. What a nice looking appliance and smooth operator!
It is a sleek, contemporary design with a backlit LED Intereface and stainless steel accents. The water reservoir is see through which I like for two reasons: very cool to watch while making coffee at 5:30 in the morning and you can see when it needs to be cleaned (which is nice with Florida water).
It is very quiet through the process of making 9 cups and takes approximately 7 minutes to finish. It brews straight into a stainless steel carafe using a tube to disperse the coffee evenly and keeps the coffee nice and warm even after the coffeemaker turns off.
Additional features are a timer that lets you know how long since it was brewed, a timer to brew before you wake, easy push button/dial to start, and a quiet brew.
Overall it makes a grand statement in design and a great cup of coffee as well.
*I received this product free for testing and review, but all opinions are my own. #OXOisOn #Ad #Influenster
I have seen people making paper flowers and I was so intrigued to how they were made. I decided to remake an old wreath and love how it turned out!
Here is the before pic…poor bird was so beat up!
And here is my newly updated wreath… I kept the greenery and replaced the bow and flowers. I had everything at home to make it including the perfectly matching bow!