Happy new week, my friends. I recently joined an on-line group called Hands and Heart. It's about art journaling and mixed media, something I'm trying to learn about. There are prompts to get your creativity flowing. The one I worked on this week was: 'home is where the heart is', and we were asked to make a spread relating to our home or ourselves. With my love for quilting, I found myself making a paper quilt. No surprise there.
About the only way this looks anything like my home is that it's blue. My home is a colonial blue 2-story with white trim and black shutters and an attached garage. I have flower planters that are attached to the porch rail.
My base is watercolor paper coated with gesso. The background was done using the wrinkle free distress technique, but I used distress stains rather than ink pads.
I used designer paper for the walls, windows and door, and corrugated cardboard for the roof. The planters are watercolor paper, with flowers punched with a Martha Stewart hydrangea punch.
The tree is a Sizzix die, but I trimmed off some of the trunk. The leaves are made with the same hydrangea punch. I thought it was pretty cool to be able to use a flower punch for leaves.
The sentiment is computer generated.
Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a wonderful week.