It’s seems like it’s been forever since I last posted, doesn’t it? Time has just been flying by and I have been so busy, although I never intended to neglect my little ‘ol blog or YOU my beautiful readers.
I revived my Facebook page, which you can find here: papergrace designs. And, I have started to teach as an Independent Contractor teaching the Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft line of products around the Bay Area/Central Valley. This has kept me EXTREMELY busy and has been an absolute whirlwind. I totally love meeting new people and sharing MY love for the products and showing how much fun they are to use.
Along those lines I wanted to make a canvas just using a TON of the products and going a little nuts, really. Since Spring is definitely here in the Bay Area I thought it would be fun to make a bright, cheery piece with a floral focal piece and the Spider Mum stamp from Stampendous is an amazing stamp. Big, bold and just begging for ink.
I created the “Where flowers bloom…there is hope” quote on a computer and printed it up. It’s a fabulous quote by Lady Bird Johnson.
The colors on this piece just make me smile. And that eye? I swear it watches you. LOL!! I used some of my very favorite Webster’s Pages trim which is so utterly perfect on this canvas, various rub-ons, a real feather, some dictionary paper, an old sewing pattern (one of my secrets!), my very fave Pretty Pink Posh sequins, lots of Gesso, Gelatos, Stamper’s Big Brush Pens, Whipped Spackle, Gel Medium, Journaling Pens, and hot glue. :) Oh! And for a change of pace I used a burlap canvas. Kind of nifty. I liked the texture, but the Gelatos didn’t. I think they’ll get over it.
Thanks for sticking with me if you’re a subscriber/follower/etc. I am here because of all of you. You all inspire ME, too. And your comments mean so much to me. Thank you.
Keep in touch with me here, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram (new account strictly for my more creative stuff soon!), etc. I’m really looking forward to the teaching gig and if you’re in my area, please sign up for a class – they’ll all be listed on Facebook as they are booked – I’ll look forward to meeting you all. ♥