Saturday, January 25, 2014

Creating Pretty Cards - Sketch Challenge #31

Today's Lesson From The Craft Room:  The More You Give To Art, The More Art Gives To You!
I have been doing quite a bit of creating lately :)  It's my happy place :)  I have been home for a bit - not on the road traveling, and it has allowed me to get into a bit of a "creative groove."  I've been very excited about some of the art journal pages I've started to create for Paper Crafters Library as they allow me to delve into my stash of art supplies and create with abandon!  The freedom is a lot of fun!  I find that the more I allow myself to give to my art, the more my art gives back to me.  I feel more centered, more peaceful.  And, when I awake in the morning and take Buddy for his walk, I am finding that ideas are flowing into my mind - more things I want to create, techniques I want to try.  I also love how the freedom is flowing into my Craft Project Central projects!  Wait 'til you see what I did to a hardcover book for my February project ;)  I even let myself bring gesso into this month's Creating Pretty Cards - Sketch Challenge #31.  I created my own stencil using a crop-a-dile and some acetate and then put some gesso on the stencil and pressed it against the Crumb Cake card stock.  I added some gold smooch spritz (retired) and a touch of stamping from the Chevron background stamp.  Next I distressed the heck out of the edges of the panel and adhered it to a Whisper White card base.  Some strips of washi tape and a heat embossed strip of vellum with a greeting from From My Heart add a bit of flare and are finished off with an In Color Boutique Detail.  I hope you like it!  Why not head on over the Craft Project Central and join the challenge?!


Lorraine said...

It amazes me how you pull together all those elements to get such wonderful results. Your efforts pay off to the max!

Buffy said...

Beautiful card, Michelle!!

Leidyn said...

It's really beautiful!!! Michelle you're very creative.