Blending hand lettering

Hello πŸ™‹πŸ»

I recently made a birthday card for a friend who had commissioned me to make a 60th birthday card.

As well as the Watercolour painting of a glass of red wine I decided to hand letter a sentiment direct onto the card.

To achieve the look I wanted I blended 2 different colours to get a gradient effect.

Handmade birthday card by mariebxmastree

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My new Pinterest board 😊. http://pin.it/1xizEC8

Trying out a Pinterest board of my work.
There are so many different social media platforms around these days, but I started with Pinterest before all of the others.
I’m going to load some of my pictures onto this board so feel free to check them out and follow the board if you’d like 😊

Do you use Pinterest? How do you find it compared to Instagram or Twitter?

Thank you for reading and happy crafting!

Christmas production in full swing

Hello.

It’s always nice to have a birthday or Β event to make things for but I have to admit I love making Christmas things! 😁. Could you guess by my account name and blog theme πŸ˜‚

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Don’t forget to celebrate the work you do!

Hello there.

As you may have seen in some of my previous posts I’ve been practicing my calligraphy recently. I really enjoy doing it (most days! – see last post before this one 😁) and am starting to feel like it’s sinking in.

I’ve also been teaching myself Watercolour painting with Watercolour inks and really enjoy doing paintings to, especially galaxies and trees.

I plan to use both of these new crafts in my card making as I develop them. 

So….getting to my point, sometimes we forget why we craft.

For me card making is a hobby I enjoy and can be creative with. I love seeing the finished project all coming together. I also enjoy sharing my work on social media, and I’ll be honest, it’s a lovely feeling when people like my work.

But we should celebrate our work ourselves too. Especially if there are pieces we are particularly proud of. 

Below is a picture of 3 pieces I’ve created recently that I’m really proud of and so I have framed them.

And to me, that’s celebrating them, rather than putting them in a folder and forgetting I’d done them 😁 (which I also do)


Don’t forget to celebrate your own work! 

If you have posted a piece on your blog or your Instagram that you are really proud of please send me the link in comments, I’d love to see. 

Thank you for reading and happy crafting!

Practicing Wedding CalligraphyΒ 

Hello,

I have to say, Brush Calligraphy is much harder than it looks 😁

For this piece I used a very thin paint brush to ‘write’, using black Ecoline Watercolour ink.
I had painted a floral painting earlier in the week and had cut it to size to make as card centres.

I had some end peices of paper left and thought I would practice my brush lettering, using the techniques and shapes I have been practicing with my pointed pen.

I quite like how this turned out.

I’m going to try some different styles and will do a ‘how-to’ post at some point soon.

And I need to get Christmas crafting too….. so many projects, so little time   πŸ˜„

Thank you for reading and Happy crafting!