So I am one of those mom's who sends lunch box notes. My mom used to write on napkins and I just loved getting them. So moving along with the times I print out ones I find and toss them in. My oldest has a hard time reading some of the ones I pick but she understands them for the most part. My youngest, 4 years, has no clue but wants little notes so bad.
I searched and searched but there just aren't any preschool level lunch box notes. So what is an artist to do? Well, I made my own and I am sharing them with you. I hope you like them and that your little one loves them!
Each week in school she is learning a new letter so I have created 4 per week highlighting the letter she is working on. This is just the first installment. And If you really want me to do A and B I will, but my daughter is past those letters. Just leave a comment.
Click HERE for a link to go to a Google Doc and print them out/download them etc.
I would by no means call myself a journaler but I have found myself a bit lost now that many of my swapping groups have shut down. I discovered Journal52 and have been playing with their prompts.
This weeks prompt was Rhyme Time.
I started with an acrylic background, covered it with gesso, then Twinkling H2O's next came some hand writien facts about the rhyme and randomly placed stamps. I created the cow and moon from various decorative papers. To finish it off I added some texture paste in a star pattern.
Wendy from Bliss Angels hosted a fabulous Mail Art Swap. We were paired with three other ladies and told "go" no rules just your imagination and it had to of course be mailable.
I made my 3 all different.
This one is my favorite. I hardly ever do anything with circus items and I don't have that many but I received the paper I used as a banner and just couldn't get that out of my mind. The circus theme evolved from there.
If you follow me you know that anything Ocean themed is my cup of tea. So of course I had to create an envelope with that theme. I wanted it to be a bit different and found this blue envelope in my secret stash.
It's hard to tell but I covered the entire envelope in perfect pearls. So shimmery and pretty.
The swap didn't have to be mailed until the end of the month so I thought a Halloween themed envelope would be fun to receive.
This one ended up being the most work and it is the one I like the least. I hope that the recipient likes it better than I do.
You can follow the progression of my pieces on Instegram, glittertartdesigns.
It's been a while, and I've missed it, since I created something for Alpha Stamps. But what better way to get back in the swing of things than playing with some Poe?!? The September Kit of the Month at Alpha Stamps is Edgar Allan Poe. I love me some Poe!
To create this piece I wrapped a wood block in decorative paper (available in the kit) adhered Poe to one corner and attached my crow with a dowel rod in the other corner. The same paper (just the opposite side) I used to wrap the wood is used as the crows head and the banner background.
I'm hosting a swap over at the Alpha Stamps Yahoo Group for decorating the chipboard birds. Come join us, it doesn't have to be done in a Poe style.
To achieve the feather like look on my crow I took apart a Gerber daisy flower (black) that I got at a local craft store. I thought the individual petals looked perfect for crow feathers.