Friday, October 12, 2018

Beautiful Blizzard Country Home

There several Holiday catalog sets that I absolutely adore.
What is even better is that they can be combined in different
ways.  In this example, I paired Country Home on page 43 with
Beautiful Blizzard on page 39.  I love using the "splotches" 
from Beautiful Blizzard with other images.  In this example
I didn't color the watering can because the splotch worked
well as a coloring component.   I did color the foliage with
Stampin' Blends, but I think that the delicate plant life
works well with the mysterious watercolor splotches. 

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Serene Garden Dove

Ah yes, the lovely Serene Garden set (on page 166)
and coordinating Garden Scene Framelits, are so
striking.  This bundle creates the kind of patterns that
you'd see in a mid century modern home, with the lines
and angles.  I really like the dove, which can work back
to Christmas, or a garden theme.  I also like the fact that
you can color the images with blends, or watercolor,
or leave them as is.  It seems to look good with little
to no effort!

Monday, October 8, 2018

Follow Your Dreams Big Wish

I decided to play with the Follow Your Dreams
(P 54) set and coordinating Chase Your Dreams framelits,
since it's been a while.  I love the different framelits,
in this bundle, enabling you to
layer shapes.  Growing up, my Dad was a minister
on an Indian Reservation for a period of time, so
this brings back fond memories.   My
sister, who has a degree in soils and biology, was asked
to grow some ancient seeds that were found in a cave
in Wisconsin.  She also grew blue corn for ceremonial
use by Native Americans in Wisconsin.  I obviously have 
many family ties, that drew me to this bundle.
It does not disappoint!