Experimental WIP

I have never been what one would term ‘artistic’. Ideas that form in my head rarely turn out as I envisaged, but that doesn’t mean I’m not prepared to have a go.

Reasons for not being able to source the usual trimmings for my cards could simply be a lack of the wholesaler getting his own supply, but there are no gaps in the shelves to suggest things are available, just not in stock, so I have been thinking outside the box.

I bought some colouring pencils the other day for £1 and one of my ideas was to colour in the cut out butterflies on some cards I purchased a little while ago. Surprisingly, these too are no longer on the shelf, so I was glad I bought two packs as there are only 4 in each. I still have the lattice template Hubby did for me, and have had some success with that here:

This is what I did with the butterflies today.
Still a WIP obviously, but it’s a start.

The stencils were a little different and the two smaller cards are textured so the effect was quite pleasing. The bird was OK and I added a flower at the bottom, but again all three are still a WIP because it was an idea I was playing with, not actual card making.
These four cards took me over two hours, and colouring made my hands ache, so I won’t be doing a lot at any one time. The idea seems to work though. One thing’s for sure, whatever I do is going to be more time consuming.
Should I be thinking about December already?


About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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16 Responses to Experimental WIP

  1. rugby843 says:

    Had a set of stencils when grands were little.  They are fun

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  2. quiall says:

    I think you are artistic! These are beautiful. You should be very proud.

  3. Chel Owens says:

    I agree. These are lovely!

  4. Sadje says:

    They are lovely, Di

  5. I enjoy seeing your artistic endeavors. It is fun to play with things when there is time for it. My hands usually tire before my brain does.

  6. murisopsis says:

    Your stencils are lovely! I especially like the butterflies! I’d say you are pretty darned talented!!

    • The butterflies were already cut out on the cards when I bought them, but I thought if I coloured them in, it added another dimension to whatever I add on the top. Hoping to play with other ideas today.

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