Tuesday, 8 March 2016

Every New Day

Hi All,

I am back with a little more inspiration for you. Finally, I got 'round to watching part 1 of an online Craftsy class called Watercolor Cards Made Simple ... and guess who the teacher is ... yep, it's Deepti Malik. Deepti is simply brilliant, I learnt so much in the one lesson.

I was so inspired that I got out my somewhat chalky, cheap and cheerful watercolours and started practicing on some small off-cut pieces of watercolour paper. I was practicing different ways of drawing lines which you will see more of over the next few weeks. I really enjoyed this playful way of getting used to creating different effects with just one type of brush.

The piece I chose for today's project was one where I tried drawing lines combined with adding some splatters. It looked rather like something was bubbling up from below ... rising to the surface ...
I felt that I really wanted to use this piece but had no idea where it was leading me. I felt drawn to using the round landscape from STAMPlorations New Beginning set ... and somehow I ended up with Spring colours, clear lines and a sprinkle of glitter from my trusted gel pen ....

Well it was much later, like the next day whilst browsing Facebook, when it all stared to fall into place ... I came across this article shared by a friend explaining the energies around this week's solar eclipse which will be visible in parts of Asia and Australia. All I could think was WOW ... a few days ago, almost out of nowhere, we had an offer on our house ... bringing us a step closer to fulfilling our dream of spending some serious time travelling the canals of England and Wales. Maybe this glittery landscape is the new life slowly rising into reality ... hmm, quite like that thought. Spring is always a good time for new beginnings ...

For more inspiration from my Teamies, pop over to the STAMPlorations Blog where you can leave a comment for an entry in their monthly prize draw, details can be found here.

That's it from me for today, I shall be back again tomorrow with something humorous and fun!

Have a lovely day!
Monika xxx

here is what I used:
New Beginning


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