HERE. While I love the ones using flowers, and I am sure to make some like that, this particular day I was driven to use an AI stamp I purchased last fall that has never been inked up. These cards are nice and you can put a lot of layers together, but proportion is key, in my opinion. I just couldn't see how this stamp would work but I was determined to try. Playing around I discovered that if I cut part of the couch arm out this sassy little lady fit wonderfully. It became obvious to me as I played with this and the sentiment that came with her that I needed to make this card for Jill Saur, my art instructor, she is always switching her glasses to look at various pieces that students are working on. To make the card even more personal I went to her website and copied a piece of her artwork (scaled way down) to use in the background. She paints stunning scenes with birch trees, as well as many other lovely pieces. Since she shares her talent for art and teaching with me I wanted to share some of my card making talent with her - I think she enjoyed her card.
Yes, you read correctly I am taking art classes. I am at the age that one realizes they are getting older.....don't get me wrong I still adhere to that old adage 'growing up is inevitable, growing up is optional'. However, this year is a milestone birthday for me...as I will be turning 60. No matter what they say 60 isn't really the new 50 - it is 60!!! Needless to say I have been pondering this event since my last birthday, reflecting so to speak......where have the years gone, how do I feel about things I have accomplished or not accomplished.....and what do I want to do as I grow up. There is no bucket list, but there are some things that I have always thought might be fun to try or learn and I recently gave myself permission to try one of those things - the aforementioned art class. After thinking about it for more than a year I got in touch with a local Artist/Teacher Jill Saur in my area and was able to find a place in one of her classes. This week was my fourth class and I am so happy with my decision to take this risk and develop this new skill. There are some lovely people in class......I have enjoyed the other students and Jill. The two and half hours fly by each week.
Supplies: Cardstock, Art Impression's Celeste Set, Clipart, Silhouette Cameo die cut, Copic Markers,