I remember Art History was one of my favorite classes in college. Studying artistic movements, periods, focal points and the use of color & light was a welcomed contrast to my science and math classes. Ultimately, a seed was planted for a growing interest in the foundations of art, design [...]
I stumbled upon this collage I created a little over two years ago at a conference. Words, colors and pictures were used to create a visual inspiration board. Looking at this collage today, I can say that little has changed. I now realize that this collage is a wonderful source [...]
I used creative recipes from the Color Throwdown and CASE Study to get ready for Easter. Happy Monday!
“Every child is an artist, the problem is staying an artist when you grow up” – Pablo Picasso
Happy Friday! After a blog redesign, extended holiday break and a trip to CHA (Craft & Hobby Association) Winter Conference and Trade Show, I am happy to return to blogging on CraftSwag. I will continue to blog Five Dollar Friday and Two Dollar Tuesday finds as well as other unexpected [...]
…And here is option #2. Thanks for stopping by! This month I will feature a few holiday projects I’m sure you will love.
Trying to figure out this year’s Christmas Card. This is option #1. I created the striped center strip using my Martha Stewart Crafts Scoring Board. Inspiration courtesy of Online Card Classes Holiday Card Workshop.
This card was inspired by Case Study Challenge #114. What I love most about this card is the chipboard butterfly I painted to complement the card’s color scheme. Leaky Shed Studio offers similar butterflies for less than $2USD as well as a variety of other interesting chipboard shapes great for [...]
This card is inspired by the latest Color Throwdown #214 as well as this weeks CASE Study #113. This card is an example of how color and design layout challenges can provide a inspiration jumpstart!