Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Some Bella love and yet another fabric flower!!!!

Two new layouts with the newest of the new Bella Blvd lines - the top layout is Lovey and the bottom layout is Socialite.  I think Lovey will be perfect for some Valentine and anniversary cards, and I love the bright, clear colors of the Socialite line.
I played with making some new fabric flowers - the multi-color flower is made from scraps of silks, old kimonos, and cottons. Most of the teal/purple flower is scraps of raw silk and tulle.

Yesterday I received both my new Somerset Studio and Victoria magazines so I sat down with a cup of tea and just poured over the beautiful photos and creations - so inspiring!!!! I began to pull out some of my new papers and embellishments to create some fun things. I also began to think about posting here more often with a theme, such as Abundance or Gratitude for November, Winter holidays in December, and possibly Renewal or Nesting for January. I never realized how much time I was spending on a certain forum and creating for a certain site, but now I am feeling liberated and reborn - no constraints or limits!!!!
This afternoon I have my portrait painting class and we will be starting on portraits of other people in the class - that's a little daunting! In my studio right now, I am working on a painting for an exhibit in January at the Vero Beach Art Museum - so lots of things are happening.
Thanks for reading and see you soon.


kim c said...

you are a rock star!!!! muwahhh

Passing Fancies said...

Those flowers are amazing. I too love the colours in Socialite.

Anonymous said...

I'm in oooh and aaahh over your flowers (and I don't even like flower-embellies... so this is a HUGE compliment!) The layouts are fantastic, love the bright colours of both!!! Enjoy your freedom away from deadlines and "must do's"! I know how liberated it feels!

judean said...

your flowers are just gorgeous--and I like what you did w/the Bella!

That's so fascinating about your DH and the twin language--it will be interesting to see what develops w/my 2!

Bekka said...

Oh my! Those flowers are amazing!!! And I love the bright, pretty layouts!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee these Chris!!!! Sooooooooooo bright and cheery!!! And love love love love those flowers!!! GORGEOUS!!!!! And good luck in the class! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Jenneke said...

WOW Chris, those flowers are gorgeous!!!
And you know I love Bella Blvd, just made an article with the Socialite line for a Dutch Magazine! Love yours too!!

You are soooo talented!!


deana said...

Great pages, Chris! And something tells me you'll be just fine with the portrait paiting class! ;-)

Hanneke said...

Love your LO's and wow your flowers are so beautiful!!! You always inspire me!!