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Welcome! This is the place where I share my artsy and crafty projects. I am an evolving artist these days ... finding myself enjoying less of the cards and mini albums that I have made for years, and turning to art journaling and more artistic endeavors. I have always enjoyed some craft or other, and some of my earliest memories of my mother helping me make paper dolls and other crafts. I am now in my 60's and finding myself more passionately enjoying creating beautiful things and learning new skills and techniques and products.

While you are here I hope you will find inspiration and ideas for making your own projects, however any images or projects you find here are my personal property and should not be used for your own monetary gain, or for contests or challenges. Thank You!


Unscripted Sketches #70

As I told you the other day, playing with paper and stuff, making pretty cards from bits and pieces of things, makes me happy!  It just does!  Even when I'm making a card for a less than happy occasion!  I was taking inventory of the cards I have made and realized I had precious few cards for occasions that aren't happy.  You know, sympathy, praying for you, etc.  So I used this week's Unscripted Sketches sketch for this week and made it into a card that could cover a variety of 'less than happy' occasions.  Here is the sketch . . .

And here is my take on the sketch.  As you can see, I moved the image from bottom to top and dropped the sentiment down a bit, just to make everything fit. . .


Product Info:
  • All card stock is Die Cuts With a View
  • Patterned paper is Prima Marketing Flights of Fancy Collection "blooming happiness", reverse side
  • Gems are Prima e Line
  • Image is from clip art software
  • Stickles 'diamond'

Tips, Tools, Techniques:
  • Base of card cut on Cricut using Walk in My Garden cartridge, card2 set at 5"
  • Patterned paper cut on Cricut using Walk in My Garden cartridge, card1 set at 5"
  • Frame cut on Cricut using Songbird cartridge, Frame2-s set at 2 1/4" and matted using same cut set at 2 1/4" using shadow feature
  • Sentiment printed on ink jet printer using white cardstock, centered on Cricut using 'Center Point' feature
This lovely hydrangea image is one of my favorite, and I've used it on everything from cards to altered notebooks.  It fits so many different occasions!  I hope you have enjoyed your visit, and please come back soon to see what is going on at Camellia Cottage.  Blessings to you!  Becky


SarahKaye said...

Absolutely lovely! I'm sure whomever ends up with this will be comforted by the sentiment and touched by your thoughtfulness. Thanks for playing along with us at Unscripted this week!

Karen Howard said...

Wow, this is really stunning! Love the papers and what a gorgeous image!!! Hugs, Karen

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