Saturday, 14 February 2015

Be Unique, Be Beautiful

Hello Lovely Blog Friends,

Recently I got out my container of water colour media, put on some worship music and just had fun. Mostly I used crayons, Gelatos and tube paints, but there is some water colour pencil work in the background. I was attempting a rose that did not turn out, but it was not a waste. Practicing different art techniques is never a waste, even if it is just to find out what you don't like to do.

I am more comfortable painting with acrylics than water colours, but I like how this one turned out. The flowers 'grew' out of random circles I painted on the page. I decided to donate this to a fund raiser auction for an upcoming youth mission trip. Here it is framed.
I wanted to contribute something else for the auction so I decided to make prints of this painting and make them into note card sets.
Here is one of the cards.
I really challenged myself and it took quite a few tries, but I managed to make matching envelopes for the cards.
I apologize for the poor quality of these last few photos. I took them at night and obviously cast a huge shadow on the envelope. It looks very sweet in real life and the envelope is actually white.
This is a big card I made with the painting's image. I am sending it to a young friend for her birthday.
Now I have a treat for you. I made a JPEG of two of the flowers and some printables for you to make your own cards and envelopes.

Prints out 4 on an 8 1/2 x 11 sheet; Recommend Photo paper for best quality

Prints out on 8 1/2 x 11 sheet of paper; cut on lines
Thanks for stopping by. I hope you enjoy my printables. We are expecting another storm tomorrow with hurricane-force winds and up to 50 cm. of snowfall. I thought I'd better post this now in case we lose power.

Blessing hugs,

Paint Party Friday - art
Inspiration Destination - always anything goes
Word Art Wednesday - always anything goes
Through the Craft Room Door - always anything goes
Craft Your Passion - anything goes
Through the Purple Haze - flowers
Moo Mania & More - Circles (flowers started out as randomly painted circles)


Nancy said...

So beautiful, Teresa! It's fun to hear that you have the same process I do for creating! Such wonderful colors, and so sweet of you to donate it. The prints and cards are wonderful additions!
Thank you for sharing! :o)

Valerie-Jael said...

This is really wonderful Theresa, love how you made these flowers - thanks so much for sharing! Hugs, Valerie

Susan Carol said...

O so lovely. I love how each flower is different to match the journaling!

Giggles said...

Stunning painting...and nice to see you had cards made up too!! I'm like you I like acrylics all the way... however on occasion I use watercolors. Thanks for sharing!

Hugs Giggles

Michelle said...

Very lovely.
Thanks for playing with us Craft your Passion.
Hope we will see you again next challenge.
xxx Michelle (DT)

Dawn said...

This project is fantastic. I love how you made prints of the painting and turned them into Notelets. Brilliant. Thanks for joining in with our Use some Flowers challenge at TTPH this time.
Dawn TTPH DT xx

froebelsternchen Susi said...

This turned out so beautiful Teresa and all the things you made out out of it are great !
Thank you for the freebies and thank you very much for paticipating in
MOO MANAI & MORE Challenge!
Keep save .. thinking of you !!!

Tanvi Shah said...

Adorable! Thanks for sharing at Craft Your Passion#248. Good luck!

Angela Hoynes said...

Your art as always amazing. Thank you for the printables. Great idea to do a matching envelope.

Deonna Bemish said...

What a Gorgeous piece of work! I love all of the fine details. Thank you for sharing your talent this week at TTCRD and please come and play again next week.

Karon said...

Fabulous and so generous to not only do this for a fund raiser, but to share your wonderful work with us all.

Rosie Schirrmeister said...

This is a lovely creation.

Thank you for joining us at MOO-MANIA & MORE

Beth Niquette said...

This card is incredibly beautiful to my eyes. I love the composition and the colors you used--SO eye-filling.

Penny said...

Oh, my, what a beautiful multi-media creation! I love the warmth it creates! Just fabulous, Teresa--love the idea of the note cards, too, and so nice of you to provide the jpeg--thank you! :^)
Hugs, Penny

~*~Patty S said...

Hello from Moo Mania
What you have created here certainly is unique and very beautiful!

NanaConnie said...

Beautiful painting, Teresa, and it's wonderful in that frame. What a clever idea to make note cards copies! I never would have thought of that.

sally said...

Such beautiful flowers!