Making Shower Decorations

I have something a little different today… this week I was busy making a few shower decorations. These cute little paper dresses just filled my heart with joy. So today I thought I would mix things up with a little crafty post.

Happy Sunday, friends! 💚

template of dresses

I wanted to make a wedding dress banner after seeing a few of them on Pinterest.

I played around and sketched a simple dress outline. Then I made a template of the shape using some heavy paper.

 

paper dresses

For the final paper dresses I used a bright white scrapbook paper that had a little weight and texture.

 

pretty white fabric for wedding decorations

Ah, pretty iridescent fabric and white tulle for the skirt…

I cut a small square of each material and then hand stitched the top edges together so that it would gather at the waist area of the skirt.

 

stitching together the skirt

I also glued down some pretty ribbon at the bottom of the skirt which worked well.

 

wedding shower decorations

To secure the skirt in place, I glued it down and then hand sewed it to the paper dress. After that just a small piece of shiny trim was glued down to finish it off and add a little bling. 😄

Now that they are finished, I am not sure if I will make a banner or use them to decorate a few tables. The shower is still months away so I have time to decide. I need to start working on the shower invitation next. More to come on that. 

Hope you enjoyed seeing my pretty dresses and the reason for my happy dance this week.

Until next time, share a smile and be well.

🌸 Patty Anne  🌸

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I’m on Instagram at pattyanneart

 

Quiet Sunday – Lavender watercolor

Thinking of warmer days and sharing a lavender painting today.

Happy Sunday, friends! 🌿💜Lavender painting

11 x 15 inch  – Lavender watercolor

Hope you find time to create and have fun.

Until next time, share a smile and shine on!

🌸  Patty Anne  🌸

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Be gentle with yourself

Be gentle with yourself, you’re doing the best you can.

I love this quote and need to do just that.

Happy Thursday, friends! 💗

Teapot ink Doodle

I was looking back at my earlier work and found this little teapot doodle.

I’m not sure why I didn’t share it earlier, it’s pretty cute. 😁

 

daisy ink doodle

A simple little daisy doodle using a sepia micron pen. I love that warm sepia color.

Just a short post today, it’s been a busy week. I will be taking a little blogging break. I seem to need to catch my breath every few months.

I hope you are inspired to create art and do more of what you love.

Until next time, share a smile and shine on!

🌸  Patty Anne  🌸

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Christmas Card Collage

I decided to switch things up and try something new. I recently enrolled in a Skillshare class on Collage Art, Collage & Go.  For the class project,  I thought it would be fun to use some Christmas cards and scrapbook paper that I had on hand.

Happy Sunday, friends! 💚

Christmas card collage start

I cut out some circle shapes and then cut the circles in half.

After arranging the half circles in rows,  I simply glued them down using a glue stick.

 

Christmas collage art project

Wishing you Peace

After adding a few more small pieces,  it was time for a little detail. I cut out the word Peace for the top and added a few ink doodles.

I had a lot of fun putting this collage together and just love all of the little birds. When I finished I noticed the words on the page, Wishing you Peace.  I just love that!

I hope you are inspired to create art and do more of what you love.

Until next time, share a smile and stay excellent!

🌸  Patty Anne  🌸

I’m on Instagram at pattyanneart

Happy Thanksgiving

I have a few favorites to share with you today.  😊

Hope you have a wonderful day, friends! 💚

Peaceful view photograph

A favorite photo taken while in California a few months ago.

The view from my room was amazing.

 

willow watercolor painting

A favorite watercolor painting from last year that I wanted to share again.

Willows, loose and free. I just love these colors together.

 

chickadee watercolor

A sweet little chickadee that I painted earlier this year.

I hope you are inspired to create art and do more of what you love.

Until next time, share a smile and stay excellent!

Happy Thanksgiving!

🌸 Patty Anne  🌸

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Sparkle Tree watercolor

Another Christmas card painting to share today.

Happy Sunday, friends! 💜

 

Christmas tree watercolor before sparkle added

I painted my tree using a 1/2 inch flat brush. I need to remember to pick that brush up more often. 😊 I really like the purple and blue together.

Once again, I put my new gold and silver pens to the test…

 

Sparkle Christmas tree watercolor

Oh I just love a little sparkle! It feels like Christmas. 🎄

I hope you are inspired to create art and do more of what you love.

Until next time, share a smile and shine on!

🌸 Patty Anne  🌸

 

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A few Christmas Cards

I painted a few Christmas card recently. I always enjoy these fun little projects.

Happy Thursday, friends! 💚

painted cards for christmas

I started with a few simple paintings. Then decided it might be nice to add a little sparkle with some ink.  I found a set of pens in gold, silver, and white online. yay!

 

painted cards with little ink touches

Oh, I love these new pens. The gold ink on the Christmas tree adds the perfect little touch.

I’m not sure how many cards I will get painted this year but I’ve decided to not stress about it. I am going to enjoy the process and do what I can.

I hope you are inspired to create art and do more of what you love. Until next time, share a smile and stay excellent!

🌸  Patty Anne  🌸

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Doodle sketching fun this week

I took a break from my usual sketching to try something a little different… And oh what fun I had!

Happy Sunday, friends!  💚

 

ink sketching practice - faces and hats

I started out trying to sketch some simple faces. Then I thought it would be fun to add a hat. After that I just had to try a pretty dress….

 

sweet girl wearing a fancy doodle dress

A sweet girl wearing a fancy party dress this time.

 

sweet girl wearing hat sketch

This time I added a fun hat and left her hair down. Just a sweet doodle sketch that makes me happy.

Even though #Inktober2019 has come to end I plan on continuing to sketch in my free time. Sketching has been a little difficult for me lately as I have been dealing with some back pain but hopefully that will clear up soon.

Until next time, share a smile and shine on!

🌸  Patty Anne  🌸

see more of my work on Instagram @pattyanneart

Painting a few cards

I have a few watercolor cards to share today. I purchased a box of Strathmore cards and decided to paint a few to give away as gifts.

Happy Thursday, friends! 💜

 

purple watercolor flowers painted card

For my first card, I started with some “Patty” flowers in my favorite purple #colorcrush.

I decided to not add any ink to this one. I love the softness and didn’t want to lose it.

 

 

watercolor under painting

My next card started with a fun under painting as a base for a floral sketch.

 

 

watercolor and ink botanical card

A little ink here wakes up my card and adds some fun. This pretty card will hopefully brighten someones day.

Watercolor tip:  I used masking tape to hold my card in place while painting and sketching. That allowed me to position my card in a comfortable place and keep it from moving around as I worked.

I hope you are inspired to create art and do more of what you love. Thank you for following me on this creative journey.

Until next time, share a smile and shine on!

🌸  Patty Anne  🌸

find me on Instagram at pattyanneart

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Owl doodle ink sketch

I have a little owl to share with you today.  Hope this silly guy leaves you smiling.

Happy Sunday, friends! 💗

Silly owl zentangle sketch part 1

I thought it would be a hoot to work on a little owl doodle. 😉

A simple owl sketch starts things off and then the fun begins…adding different #zentangle patterns all over.

 

Silly owl zentangle sketch - part 2

A little more completed here and this fella looks like he is wearing his fancy clothes.

 

Silly owl zentangle sketch - final

Darkening the eyes made a difference (always important when painting as well).  The addition of a fun pattern on his head worked well. I like how that turned out.

finished this piece a few months ago and set it aside. Recently I pulled it back out and with a fresh eyes decided that this guy needed to make an appearance on my blog. 💚🦉

I hope you are inspired to create art and do more of what you love.

Until next time, share a smile and shine on!

🌸 Patty Anne  🌸

find me on Instagram at pattyanneart

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