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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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  🌸

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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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Watercolor floral cut outs

I have some watercolor flowers and leaves to share with you today. These floral cut outs are always so much fun to make.

Happy Thursday, friends! 💚

 

watercolor flowers and leaves

It started with a simple watercolor painting,  some big shapes and favorite colors.

For my cut outs I like to use Canson Mix Media paper (98 lb.)  The smooth white paper is perfect for ink sketching and cutting with scissors.

A little detail is added with ink and  then some outlining of each shape.

 

watercolor flowers and leaves cut out

I leave a little white paper around my cut out shapes. I’m not sure what I am going to do with these beauties. Maybe I’ll make a card or I could paint a few more and frame a bouquet of them. I’ll have to think about it but that might make a nice gift.

These cut outs remind me of paper dolls that I used to love playing with as child.  😀

I hope you are inspired to create art and do more of what you love.  Keep playing and having fun.

Until next time, share a smile and shine on!

🌸  Patty Anne  🌸

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Watercolor bookmarks

I made bookmarks last weekend for couple of very special women in my family. Before wrapping them up I thought I would share them with you.

Happy Thursday, friends! 😊

It started with a 6 x 9 inch painting of transparent flowers.

watercolor painting for bookmarks

After it dried, I cut my painting in half and trimmed each bookmark to a nice size.

Then I punched a hole in the top of each bookmark and added a bright green ribbon.

Oh I love that color, it looks so pretty with my painted bookmarks. 💚

watercolor flowers bookmarks

I enjoyed making these gifts and hope they will be loved.

Until next time, share a smile and shine on.

Happy Painting!

Patty Anne

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