PagesPat's Ponderings

Monday, August 28, 2017

Rainy days and Mondays Always Get Me Painting...

Keeping my hand in watercolors is easier than mixed media, due to time constraints, and my time is definitely constrained. So here's a pretty 5x7 piece I created and matted.
I've seen so many projects with "birds on a wire" that I had to try it myself. I like the colors I used, and the sentiment is perfect. But I think I should have waited for the paint to dry before doing my birds, as they are no longer black. What do you think?
No digi images, no DT project today, just my simple water color. I'm still in the crafting game, as time allows! Hope you get some too!

Challenges I am Entering:
Connie Can Crop - Water colors
Make My Monday - Lazy Days of Summer
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
As You Like It - Fur or Feathers? (feathers)
I chose feathers because every day as I drive from place to place, I see the black birds sitting on wires, exactly like countless projects I see online. I had to try it once, so I created this water color)

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Trying to Keep Cool

Hello, crafters! Now that we have reached the dog days of summer, I thought to create a cooling card for you. I used two digital images from Scribbles Designs: Snow Kisses and Melting for You. The papers are from Decosse's Dynamite Doodles. My collection of winter and holiday cards is almost complete. I feel so good about that! And I love creating 100% digital cards, because they are completely flat and mail out with just one regular stamp! LOL
Here are the details of this card:
Digital card using:
Scribbles Designs Snow Kisses Image & Melting For sentiment
DDD Momie Dearest Textured Papers Texture 7 & August Pools Paper
DDD Tag Grab Bag 1, Staple 2

Meanwhile, don't forget to link up your card or project for this month's challenge at Scribbles Designs. The theme is the Power of Words, as in use a sentiment as your focal point on your project. Good luck and happy crafting!
Challenges I  am Entering:

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Greetings from the Abyss

One of my hobbies is water colors. I've used YouTube and Pinterest to go from blobs to backgrounds  to actual scenes. My newest endeavor is to merge water colors with digital crafting to create a hybrid canvas like the one above.
I painted the underwater scene and then added images from a digital set called Sea Life from Ike's Art. 
The end result reminds me of the song The Beautiful Briny from the Disney movie Bedknobs & Broomsticks. The characters floating along the bottom of the sea, passing and meeting all manner of sea creatures, some of which are featured in my hybrid canvas above.
My DT project fits perfectly with this fortnight's optional theme of "The Abyss" that's offered by Ike's World Challenge Blog. The theme encompasses anything under the sea or in the ocean, like my jelly fish, sea turtle, crab, sea horse, star fish and, of course, fish! Since our planet is covered by more water than land, that's a lot of inspiration for your chance to win free digis from Ike's store, so why not take the plunge and link your project today!
Challenge I am Entering:
Crafty Cardmakers - Under the Sea or On the Beach
Connie Can Crop - Challenge #61 Water Colours

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Show Off Your Embossing at Ike's World Challenge Blog

MEOW'S IT GOING, CRAFTERS? Today I created a card with that phrase as my sentiment. It's the purr-fect fit for my digi image from Ike's Art. It's called Kat Woman, and I think it's become one of my favorites from Ike.
So, today marks the midway point of the Embossing challenge at Ike's World Challenge blog. As you can see, I framed my Copic-colored image with an embossed paper before adhering it to my card base. I was in a frivolous mood, so I sifted through my leftovers drawer and piled on whatever I could find - a ticket to frame out my sentiment, some black jewels, half a flower, pearls, even a feather!
Challenges I am Entering:
Show Us Your Pussies - Furry-thing Goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
the Outlawz Color Challenge - 
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Use Your Noodle to Doodle Challenge is On

Okay, crafters, this is your midway reminder that the Scribbles "Use your Noodle to Doodle" challenge has reached its midway point. I created my DT make using a digi image called Sunflowers 1, which you can buy at the Scribbles Store if you like it.
I tried to "watercolor" with my Copics today. I like the way the leaves turned out, but the flower's petals are so-so. LOL My background is leftover patterned paper from my stash. I think it fits perfectly with my card design, don't you? The sentiment is an old rubber stamp I've had for ages - well-inked and well-loved. I doodled the border of my sentiment with gold gel pen, too.
I love sunflowers, but they always remind me of an old black and white sci-fi movie called "Day of the Triffids," where meteors cause alien, human-eating plants to roam Earth while rendering everyone who watched the meteor shower blind!! Honestly, this is a real movie, I swear.
Anyway, why don't you use your noodle to doodle and then link it up for your chance to win free digis from the Scribbles store? Good luck and happy crafting!
Challenges I am Entering: