Artful Souls

watercoloured square in blue and gold with sentiment in black
i’ve been playing along with magenta’s 20th anniversary monthly challenges and created this for the december theme of My Most Cherished Memory (of the last 20 years). choosing one memory was very difficult; art was a big part of my childhood, as it was for both of my children, although it stayed with them well into adulthood. when i returned to my childhood love of colouring, my children encouraged me so i have a lot of memories surrounding art – this will stay on the mini easel on my desk.

i love creating my own backgrounds with watercolour paper and distress inks and stains; you can find some beautiful backgrounds and a tutorial at shirley’s blog, paper creations by shirley. thanks for popping by.


10 thoughts on “Artful Souls

  1. Lovely. Looks like a Monet background, and the sentiment is true! And of course the little easel suits it.

  2. Ms Linda, this is so calming and peaceful w/that gorgeous bg! Thanks for sharing a little bit of what makes you ~ you. Yes, art does a heart good. Hugs and love.

  3. Lovely background, and lovely verse. Wonderful card with such softness. I’ve been trying to use the DI’s as watercolors, since I’ve been so inspired by your lovely work. Gotta confess…much practice needed on this technique. I’m so not happy with my results. Used watercolor paper, heat embossed the image. But I’ll keep trying because I love the cards you’ve done with the DI. Are you using reinkers or the pads themselves? I’ll check out the link provided too, thanks for sharing. Hugs

  4. Hi Linda, Such a beautiful background, love the effect ! Also love that quote, how true ! Thank you for linking to the tutorial at my blog, it’s appreciated. Have a wonderful weekend ! Shirleyx

  5. This is beautiful Linda. I love how you created the background, the colors are gorgeous and a beautiful sentiment too! The perfect decoration for a craft room!

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