I'm still playing catch up with everything but I wanted to pop in to say hello and share a little of what I've been up to. When I took art at school, my painting and drawing was so poor that the Art Teacher used to ask me to give out brushes or change the water pots for other the pupils, and he eventually suggested that I take needlework instead! As a result, my lack of ability stopped me trying anything artistic and I have always lacked confidence in this direction.When my children were older, I started scrapbooking and loved creating layouts that used the enormous pile of photographs I had accumulated, along with beautiful papers and embellishments. A while later I discovered stamping and started creating cards so I could send handmade greetings to the people I love. Then I started blogging and sharing my creations with all you lovely crafters, and the encouragement I have received has made me realise that art isn't only about drawing and painting. However, when it comes to wall art, I still have a voice in my head that says I cannot do it, and shouldn't even try. When we finished painting the bedroom recently, the walls were looking bare and I was about to go out and look for some new pictures, when I had the thought that this was a chance to have a go because nobody else would get to see them if I didn't want them to. I had seen an idea on Pinterest that I really liked that involved hanging frames from a window pole and I was inspired to try it. Of course I still can't draw or paint so I used my stamps, inks and die cuts, along with a few cheap frames from Ikea to produce my pictures, and this is what I came up with:-
I used Papertrey Ink dies and stamps, a few gems and a little heart.
Papertrey Ink again, plus a Memory Box tulip die.
This one is the same as the first but with the butterflies flying off the opposite way.
And this is how they look on the pole, decorated with a few bows.
I was really pleased with the result which hangs over the bed, and the success gave me the strength to try my hand at word art on canvas for another wall. I used my Cameo to cut the words in vinyl, stuck them to the canvas, painted over it and when it was dry I removed the vinyl
to reveal a saying that I can see every morning when I wake up to remind me that happiness is a decision I can make. So there you have it. Me doing wall art - who would have thunk it!!!
I would like to enter these into the Path of Positivity Challenge
and the Word Art Wednesday Challenge which is Anything Goes.
Thanks for looking in and I hope to get round to some of the blogs I am missing this week.