Hello my friends!
It has been quite some time since I have posted. There have been a lot of things going on in our life and it has taken a bit of a toll on my creativity and the time that I can dedicate to doing my blog. But, I have to admit, I have missed this. For any of you that have followed my blog in the past, you may know that I started this a couple of years ago when I joined a FB group called "The One Little Tag Craft Challenge". The idea behind this group was to try and make a tag a day, even if you just wrote a word on a shipping tag. The objective was to stay creative every day. I didn't create any tags last year, although I did till manage to do a few new paintings (I will add photos to the Paintings page). Well, the FB group, created by Jenny Barnett Rohrs of Craft Test Dummies, is still going and I am back to creating some more tags. I don't know that I will be able to make a tag a day, but I am inspired to at least try and do a couple a week. This year, should any of you be interested in participating, you can post whatever you have created, it doesn't have to be tags. There are weekly challenges to help inspire you (but are totally optional) and giveaways!
I am going to start with the second weeks challenge, because I won the giveaway! The challenge was "black out" inspired by Oprah's wonderful speech at the Golden Globes and the "Me too" Time's Up campaign. Here is my tag that was chosen at random to win the giveaway.
The first weeks challenge was "doodling", so I did some very primitive watercolouring (I am not a watercolourist, by any stretch!), and then added some doodling to create my poppies.
The stamp I used was from a new set I just got from Michaels. It is a "Kelly Creates" set with beautiful brush lettered words. It is a large set and it only cost $4.99 (that is in Canada, so may be even cheaper in the US stores) I wanted to mention this because I thought it was an awesome deal, which surprised me because I usually find things expensive at Michaels without the coupon. There are 8 different sets, and they were created to help to learn brush lettering (which is now a new thing I have decided to try my hand at!). There are several stamps in each set with some great words. These are not in the usual stamp section. There is a new journaling section, in the various local Michaels, anyways, that carries these stamps, brush pens, some new "letter it" Ranger products, journal mad worksheet. So if you would like some of these stamps, you may have to look around for them. The staff weren't really familiar with them when I was looking for them. I just thought I'd mention this because I love to share a good deal!
Well, thanks for taking the time to join me and please come back again soon. Now that I am back to making some tags and feeling inspired to post again, I hope to have lots to share!