I've crossed another craft off my "must-try" list. I came up with an idea for having a relatively quick play with needle felting, did it three times over, and ended up with a finished creation.
Graphic happy birthday
Faced with making another masculine card, I went for the bright, shiny and graphic option; designing a card inspired by some chocolate.
Proving that the success of the painted hellebore wasn't a one-off, I painted a peony for my mum.
I wanted a change from the usual Copic-coloured Power Poppy images for this Mother's Day, so I got out the acrylic gouache and gold leaf instead.
This neat little booklet is the result of me completing a class designed to increase confidence using a sewing machine for mixed media work. It worked.
Bride and groom hearts
I've only needed to make a handful of wedding cards over the years and so I don't have many suitable images in my stash, but I do have plenty of card and glitter.
White and blue wall hanging
After a three year break, I picked up a new tapestry loom and started weaving again.
Stained glass window
Inspired by the combination of one of the recipient's own photos and a technique I had seen using alcohol inks and tissue paper, I created this translucent stained glass window card.
Simple Valentine heart
I rarely make minimalist "clean and simple" cards, but sometimes circumstances leave me with no alternative.
OPA: Sparrow portrait
I have wanted one of Jenny's bird prints for as long as I've followed her on Instagram, and I finally managed to get this sweet etching of a sparrow.
Walking the dog
When I'm short on inspiration for a card I pick a technique or style I've been wanting to try and start from there.
January may not be my most creative time of year, but I had an idea and this kitty close-up is the result.
I have been known to participate in "Christmas in July" before, but I'm pretty sure this is the first time I've made a Christmas card in January.
A few blog updates
I haven't done much in the way of creative endeavours so far this year, but I have managed to focus and update a few things on the blog.
Ahead in 2023
Happy New Year! Writing the round-up for 2022 naturally set my mind thinking about what I'm going to do this year.