Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Imagination...find it all over again!

I was so inspired this last weekend to continue creating just for fun, because I spent some time with two really neat people. I've known Cath for a couple of years now and am amazed at how much she has grown in her craft in such a short time. I took her class at Mary Maxim's so that I could be with her and Paula ... and was infected by her love of coloring.

Paula is a 1st Class colorist who specializes in colored pencil work. I've followed her blog for quite some time and had never met her until I took a class with her too! That opened up a whole new world for me. Check this
blog out...You'll keep going back!

I was working on a class for
Shannon and didn't take out "play" projects with my two friends - and came to the realization that I'd forgotten how, when I was sweating two days later with a style that I didn't feel comfortable with. Shannon and I wanted to explore Tim Holtz products for her customers and for ourselves...and what should have been fun...turned into a race against time to complete my personal deadline. Crazy!

I'm pretty sure Paula just colors in the evenings and then collects so much artwork that she can pick what she wants to do for a class and also for her blog. I determined to do the same. Thanks for the pick-me-up guys!

I wanted to take away the silver look of the charm here so I colored it with a dark moss green copic.

Ink:  Distress Walnut Ink by Tim Holtz
Sizzix: Scrollwork & Styled Labels by Tim Holtz Alterations Dies
* Tim Holtz Idea-ology Fragments / Charms
* Beaded Chain by Creative Impressions
Paper: Bazzill Cardstock, Cappella/Mezzo by Basic Grey, Cappella/Forte by Basic Grey
* Adirondack Alchohol Ink Applicator
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1 comment:

Crafty Cath said...

Lizzy - I love these cards! Your paper selections, framing and masking look so elegant. I just looked at all three finished cards and think they are wonderful! It was fun to see you again and to share in our love of paper crafting. What I learned most from the day is that the art is seen a little differently by each of us and it's our interpretation that makes us unique. Thank you for encouraging me to trudge on and to create what makes me happiest!