I love when people do a year in review as it brings back beautiful projects they have done. I decided to go through the months and grab some of my favorites from the year. Disclaimer... This is a really long post! Lot's of pictures and I hope something enjoyable to wander through... I love seeing all the different styles, techniques and fun things I learned this year.
I created this back in January for Memory Box. I love the layers of flowers, stamping and embellishments. I looked through my January folder and it was 70 percent pink and gray color combinations. :)
For this card I remember using up some scraps of beautiful black, grey and white papers with creating a shimmery heart as my focal point. The verse (Verses Rubber Stamps) is one of my favorites and I must have used it so many times this year.
This card was created for the Moxie Fab Challenge to use tissue tape in an innovative way. It didn't win but still is a favorite of mine as I loved how the copics colored on the tissue tape!
I love this background stamp from Hero Arts and love adding color to the peacock and glitter!
I am a big fan of the Lucie Attwell images from Artistic Stamper and had to include one of my cards with with one of her sweet images:
I was able to play with this lovely butterfly bush from the Faith set at Our Daily Bread and decided to make a die cut easel card and I loved how this design turned out:
This card started with an unusual sketch with two circles. The sketch inspired me to use the Artistic Outpost timepiece as one of my circles and a similar AO image should be used in the second circle.
This one was fun for me as I love designing small grids and blending the colors, images and sentiments together into a hopefully cohesive card.
The next was a set of three bird houses which were very fun to create! I love the color combination on this birdhouse and will probably re-visit the birdhouses again.
This one was a struggle and so not my usual style. I was pleased with how it ended up and we gave this to my daughter's teacher for her Christmas gift and she loved it as she rides a motorcycle and has actually rode her motorcycle to some of the places on the map!
The next was a card using the Whimsical Melange plate from Artistic Outpost. The plate has these wonderful house shapes and they are perfect for birds as well as frames for other images. I enjoyed the unusual design along with the litter banner around the circle.
This was created at the same time and I love the ruler in that plate and decided it would make a fantastic background.
The next card using the dragging of the inkpad across the paper to create a faux wood effect. Love how this creates a rustic background quickly. The Stampendous flower was so beautiful and easy to pop into the corner with a few flourishes.
I have a fascination with the star shape and used that with a wreath on this card which I love the effect. The background is a repeated pattern of a few different Memory Box stamps. Love how the star showcases the wreath and the background showcases the star.
This just showcases a lot of my favorite things: The paper flowers, glimmer mists, distress inks and layering textures, images and papers all together.
This is one of my recent cards using the white on white and a verse. I love the softness of the monochromatic card and the tissue paper flowers.
Sorry my year in review was such a long post. I had fun re-visiting my projects and actually was surprised by how many I loved from this year. :)
The majority of the stamps here are from: Memory Box, Hero Arts, Stampendous, Artistic Outpost, Chapel Road Artstamps, Verses Rubber Stamps, Our Daily Bread Designs, The Artistic Stamper, Lily Bee Designs, Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps.
Have a wonderful day!