I interrupt my Guatemala posting because today, I am thrilled to be a guest designer on Ronda Palazzari's blog today.
Ronda designs gorgeous stencils for The Crafters Workshop, yet she graciously invited me to use stencils I design for Stencil Girl Products in my post.
I was initially stuck choosing what to make. To get out of my head, I got out my gelli plate and some stencils and just started making prints. There's a good correlation between "just doing" and "stop thinking!"
One of the prints spoke to me; I had the idea to fold it into the shape of a house...
I've posted before about Codie - the young man who came to live with us in 2009 after his mom died of complications from breast cancer. During the past 3 1/2 years, Codie enrolled in college, fell in love, got married, and had a baby.
He recently found an apartment nearby and the family moved into it a few weeks ago. This card, embellished with images from my Doors & Windows stencil from Stencil Girl, has words for all of the things I hope their new home will hold for them.
I hope you'll visit Ronda's blog for specific step by step instructions and lots more photos! In the video on Ronda's blog, I also use a gorgeous stencil made by Terri Stegmiller called Broken Circles. I just love it!
Remember that Color This Quote is still open for a few more days at Artists in Blogland! The quote is "May there be peace and prosperity within these walls." Psalms 122.7. The topic at Art Journal Journeys this month is Home! So maybe you will be inspired to create a house card, and enter it into these challenges before the end of the month!
Linking to Anything But a Card (getting messy), Mandarin Orange Monday, Inspire Me Monday, Make It Monday, Be Inspired and Be an Inspiration, Art Journal Journeys (Home) and Creative Every Day.
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