Inspirational Thursdays : sneakerheads x water coloring

My brother is a sneakerhead and a few weeks ago, it was his birthday! I painted this piece for him on a whim. Can I be honest here? This was my first attempt at actual water coloring… And it took me like 2 hrs to complete!!

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My brother loved it and I’ll be continuing to practice watercoloring in the future! It was a great way to release my perfectionist tendencies by working with a medium that is harder to control!

What’s your favorite medium to work with?

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Liked That, Made This: Tangerine Tote

I found an amazingly fun and colorful tangerine print dress at J.Crew Factory in the girl’s section, but unfortunately, my size was sold out! It’s probably a good thing because it was insanely expensive, but I swear I had dreams about this print. I had to have it.. someway, somehow… so I DIY’d it. Not on a dress. On a tote bag, simply because I can’t wear the same dress consecutive days without looking crazy or like I don’t do laundry. The tote bag though, ohhhhh this tote bag gives me a valid excuse to be carrying around this fun print EVERY DAY as I wish.  That makes me happy as does this bag.. to the nth degree.

It took me 1 hr to paint (both sides) and cost $5 for the tote bag. I had the paints and mediums already!
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Tangerine Tango indeed!

Also, please excuse the sheer simplicity of this collage. I’m taking an online class on how to use photoshop to make collages for blogging, and as you can see, I just starting off. I’m sure it’ll get better as time and practice happen. Until then, please be kind, be very kind. 😉

 

Ann

A Simple New Years DIY Garland

This is a bit late, but this year, I made decorations for our New Years Eve party! It’s such a little detail, but little things make a big difference sometimes.

You will need:
-Black and gold glittered cardstock (or any color you’d like to have for that matter!)
-Scalloped circle punch
– 1/8″ hole punch
-Twine (any color, you pick!)

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1. Punch out scalloped circles (mine are 1 1/2″) from cardstock. (Don’t bother doing your forearm workout.. this task will take care of it your workout quota for the day…)

2. Use 1/8″ hold punch and punch 2 holes on opposite sides of each scalloped circle.

3. Thread twin through scalloped circles to desired length. (I dipped the ends of the twine in wax so the end wouldn’t fray. I HIGHLY suggest this because it will cut your project time by half or more!)

4. Hang up as a garland, then spread the leftover scalloped circles on your party table as confetti!

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-Ann