MSL is starting a new challenge today - Spots and Dots! This is a challenge that is near and dear to my heart since it reminds me of Ladybugs. I am a fanatic when it comes to Ladybugs! So of course, the spots and dots had to be in red and black! LOL! And of course, I used the Magnolia image - Tilda with Ladybug. I also used one of my favorite Stamping Scrapping stamp sets - Sweet Bugs!
I hope you are inspired to post a creation of your own after looking at my creation!
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I am gearing up for Halloween and made this cute little "gift" holder. I used the new papers and stamp set from A|Muse to create this. Love the little bag that I slipped candy corn into. By the way, have you tried the caramel apple candy corn this year yet? Oh My Gosh, they are very addictive.
Hope you enjoy my creation - now to know who to give them to! LOL!
I love those Wine and Design places, where you paint a picture and drink wine while doing it. I am not a painter, but I seem to be able to make this work! The place that I tend to go to is Artistic Abandon. I am going to show you how this all works.
First you begin with a blank canvas -
Then you start to add some color -
With this we painted the whole background yellow, then we started mixing brown and red with the yellow to get various shades and start on the ground and sky areas. Here is the next iteration of these colors -
Now we started adding the tree trunks -
You can start seeing the ground versus the landscape and sky areas. What I find amazing is how this progresses. Now I am adding some more red so that the sky area looks like sunlight coming through the Fall leaves!
So what do you think of the finished product?
I just love doing this! It is so relaxing and fun!
I am 53 years young and have been crafting all of my life. I first starting doing crafts with my mom when I was 5. We did ceramics and entered them in state competitions. I won first place on several of my creations. I have done all different kinds of crafts but have become very addicted to cardmaking over the last 7 years. I love being able to design, create, and work with amazing people all over the world. I am now expanding my crafting to all sorts of things - most of which you will see on this blog over time.