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Sunday, August 31, 2014
"Short for Cyan-Magenta-Yellow-Black, and pronounced as separate letters. CMYK is a color model in which all colors are described as a mixture of these four process colors. CMYK is the standard color model used in offset printing. for full-color documents. Because such printing uses inks of these four basic colors, it is often called four color printing."
I have had so much fun creating with these four colors with white as the background, that I chose to use this color combo for my new adventure of opening an etsy store. I'm using it for my packaging as well as my business card. Here is the front of my business card:
CMYK was also the inspiration for the cards I made featured in today's post. Both cards were made for a challenge that required using a favorite quote. I love quotes so I actually have several favorites.
This first card features a quote by Walt Disney.
"If you can dream it, you can do it."
"Attitude is the world's paintbrush. It can color any situation."
CMYK pinterest board. There are some fun pins on there! Hopefully I have inspired you to try creating with CMYK too.
Do you have a favorite quote?
Thanks for stopping by!
Friday, August 29, 2014
My Mindful Creations
Over the next few days you will notice a few more changes as I do some cleaning up on my blog. A new design...a new header...and I will be sure to have links on my sidebar to my etsy store and Pinterest boards. I am looking forward to my new adventure and I hope you will stop back often to see what I am up to and I would love to have you check out my etsy store. Currently I only have two items listed as I was in a mad rush to get things going and get it open. I will be adding more items very soon. You can find my etsy store HERE
As promised in my last post (sorry for the delay), I would like to share some photos of work that my son created. My son who is an artist was asked by a friend of his to participate in a fine art show that she was organizing. Normally this is not something he would do but he wanted to help his friend...so he agreed. Normally he does fine art photography and sculptures, but this show was more about functional art. So it was quite the challenge for him to make items that would be functional but also have a bit of fine art sculpture to them. In some cases it was one or the other. All the pieces though that he had at the show were all nature inspired. The picture above is of a piece he calls "Tsunami" and was my favorite of this show. Here are a few more of my favorites:
|Copper Wire Vases|
|Safari Vessel Duo|
|Orange Speckled Vessels|
|Red Dot Vessel|
|Two Tone Vase|
I would love to share more pieces with you but it would end up being a rather long post and a bit picture heavy! Eventually though, these and other pieces will be on my son's web site with more than one view of every piece. I will be sure to post a link to his web site once it has been updated.
Thanks for stopping by and visiting with me! I hope you will stop back again soon.
Saturday, August 23, 2014
Today though I would like to share with you a couple of cards that I made using the inlay technique. Super simple technique of using dies or punches to create the same effect you see in inlay wood. For mine I used circle dies by Spellbinders. I finished the technique with running the design through an embossing folder by Stampin Up. The cardstock is by Bazzill. My color choice was inspired by a design from a tube of face wash.
Inlay Technique by Jennifer McGuire
It is a fun technique that allows you to mail your card without extra postage due to "lumpiness" caused by blinging up your card. All you card makers out there know what I am talking about! However, you can bling it up too.
Thursday, August 14, 2014
|All matchboxes are covered with Graphic 45's Botanical Tea paper. Matchboxes are adhered to painted chipboard pieces that are also covered with the Botanical Tea paper.|
|Close up of stick pin and charm|
I hope I inspired you to try altering a matchbox or two! As always...thanks for stopping by and happy creating!
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Sunday, August 10, 2014
I hope you all have been having a fun summer making lots of happy memories.
Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to view my card.