Tuesday, November 18, 2014

A Lovely Day...

I think everyone that has ever participated in the art/hobby of paper crafting has read Paper Crafts and Scrapbooking Magazine.  I also think that we were all shocked to learn that our beloved mainstay is going to stop publishing!  When I started out in this hobby I felt overwhelmed.  I would visit different crafter's blogs, and manufacturer's blogs and I would compare myself to them.  I would inevitably end up discouraging myself by comparing myself to those seasoned crafters.  I thought their stashes were better than mine (well, they were) and I thought their blogs looked better than mine...etc.  HOWEVER, when I discovered the Moxie Fab blog (then run by Cath), I found my paper crafting voice!  Through Cath's challenges, I unlocked my creativity on a completely different level.  About six to seven months after that, I began submitting to publication calls!  I also began to be selected to join design teams.  So, just like everyone else, Paper Crafts has been an integral part of my crafting experience.

Today, my card is dedicated to all the staff, editors and Go-To Gals over at Paper Crafts Mag.  I've been endlessly inspired by the magazines, blog posts and contests.  Thank you, thank you, thank you...

I've recently become more and more enamored with water coloring.  Today, I learned how to mix different colors in order to create a "drippy" ombre effect.

Now that I look at it, this is a VERY trendy card.  It features origami, sequins and watercolor.

Inspiration:  I wanted to create a card that embodied the darkness of night and the cheerfulness of day.

This is a perfect card for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.  Your project must feature stars. 


Peace y'all,


Melissa Bove (SCS ~ Melissa1872) said...

Beautiful card! Love the "drippy" effect!! It looks wonderful!!

Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!


Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Rochelle :-) I love the drippy watercolor and origami images ,,, very cute :-)

thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Lols x x x

StephC said...

Very well said, my friend. Gorgeous, as always!