I am an Artist!

Its 5h30 now as I write this and I’m awake cause I have a raging fever and I’m waiting for the meds to take effect so I can go back to sleep! Whats keeping me awake is also thinking of all the cards I want to make… so I can’t be that sick after all LOL… or I’m just delirious! So forgive me if I start rambling (more than usual) or say something stupid… like my post title!

I also thought I should catch up with my blogging as I’ve had little time the last week since our return from our beach vacation in France, what with having 4-5 kids in the house as my kids had friends stay over and my hubby being away to look after his sick mum. So grab a mug/drink and bear with me while I share my thoughts with you.

 I was starting another free 21 day meditation by Oprah and Deepak called Desire and Destiny and the first session had us close our eyes and ask ourselves who we are. So thats what I did and the first answer that instantly popped in my mind was “I am an Artist”! That answer really surprised me, as I have never considered myself creative, let alone an artist, because being an artist meant being good at my art and I’m a long way from that.

Since I started making cards though, I have learnt to be creative. Yes, I do believe creativity does not have to be innate but can be developed and cultivated and influenced by everything and everyone around us.  I have grown so much creatively, in the last year, just by trying new techniques and learning how to draw and watercolour. So now I am accepting that being an artist just means creating, good or bad, it doesn’t really matter, as long as I enjoy it. I can thus openly say: I am an Artist!

With that in mind, I want to share my first attempt at trying to create a watercolour scene. Its also a shaker card with the seahorse in the shaker part so when you shake it, it moves along with the sequins.

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I first water coloured my seahorse, from So Suzy stamps, with my Zigs watercolour brushes. I actually did it in the car on our long drive from Germany to France, using my Misti as a support to stamp and colour! LoL! I then fussy cut it and put it aside.

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Back on a normal table, I tried creating an algae forest with my Zigs, on watercolour paper, then stamped the plants, also from So Suzy. I mounted foam tape around this scene and added sequins and my seahorse in it.

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 This went behind the blue card front, which is a part of a set of embossed cards my friend Monika from Creative with Monika, gave me, so I don’t know where its from. I had first coloured it with Distress inks and splattered water on it to create an underwater look before cutting a stitched rectangle window. The die cut word “hugs”, from Stamplorations, was also coloured with distress inks and water splattered before I die cut it with my Big Shot Plus.

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I then mounted the whole card with foam tape, on a light blue card and it was finished! It didn’t take me too long and I’m happy I tried it. I will continue to try and play more with my watercolours as it gives me a lot of pleasure.. and thats what counts after all!

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Thanks for bearing with me till the end and your comments are always appreciated!

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I’m playing along with:

HLS watercolour.png Happy Little Stampers watercolour challenge  – Anything Goes. They are also giving away $100 of their products and all you have to do is create a wish list in their shop here!

addicted to stamps n more anything goes Addicted to Stamps – Anything Goes

Crafting with an attitude Crafting with an attitude – Anything Goes

tic tac toe.png Tic Tac Toe challenge – I went with the second row down, critter, distress ink and embellishment with my sequins.

stamplorations sketchn theme.png Stamplorations theme and sketch – I just went with the theme