21 February, 2019

Pieces of happiness

One day, I might be able to put my thoughts together in an orderly manner. Define myself again in circumstances I didn't expect to happen, not now and not in this way. Find a purpose away from many things I thought I'd become. One day, I'll be fine.

Until then, I couldn't help bringing those little blooms with me from my visit to the nearby supermarket. The soft roses are a bit smaller than your usual rose blossoms, and in my opinion, that's exactly what makes them super cute and lovely. Like little pieces of happiness in an attempt to cover up. 
Additionally to their size, I also like the combination of soft pink and cream blooms which looks particularly adorable.
To arrange them properly, I've picked an empty compote glass.
And as this is such a wonderful collection of pink...
... it seems more than perfect to resemble nature's awakening, alongside with a sense of positivity, and a sense of feeling good in my own skin. One day.
A contribution to the Friday Flowerday at Holunderbluetchen.

For the matching feel-good project, I have been working with napkins again some time ago. I decided to cover wooden discs with acrylic paint and some colourful motifs to create small decorative objects. I would paint the straight back surface with multiple layers of soft pink acrylic paint, and repeat the process on the domed front with layers of white. When everything was dry, I would take pieces of a napkin, arrange them on the tiny surface and fix them with layers of transparent varnish. 
I decided to make each piece unique by using different flower arrangements and even adding a couple of butterflies.
I'm not yet sure about how to use the whole thing so it's stored in my stash right now, but I might as well place it somewhere in my apartment to create a seasonal flower decoration. On the other hand, upon starting the process I thought about creating small giveaways that one can just hold in their hand when they feel like it. (For imagination, the diameter of the larger circles is about 5 cm, while the smaller ones measure about 3 cm.)
I could write short positive messages on the back side of the discs and give them away to dear ones. Or give them as they are, with an empty space to put down their own thoughts/wishes/favourite quotes. I might even come up with a completely different purpose when I get to finish the wooden discs that are still waiting for their paintwork. 
A little contribution to the February collection of Create in Austria - artwork created by Austrians and/or in Austria.

krafty chicks: ATG
613 avenue create: ATG
a bit more time to craft: ATG
crafting with an attitude: ATG
crafty catz: ATG with optional twist "keep it simple"
crafty sentiments: spring
double D challenges: pink & white
everybody art: animals (butterflies)
love to craft: ATG 
pile it on: pink
through the craftroom door: ATG
worldwide open design team challenge: ATG

06 February, 2019

Red rose

How can it be that January is gone already and I didn't seem to make any progress in terms of University, or crafting, or anything? As time flies inexorably, I managed to use one of my pre-stitched motifs for the February Fadengrafik Challenge which says "Valentine's Day".
The red rose was buried in my stash for too long, when I finally tried to match it with some of my background papers. I thought I'd go with something as neutral as possible to let the main motif shine, and in the end, I opted for this beige paper with embossed circles. I thought about adding another layer of red cardboard for the background, but in the end, I decided to give up that idea. 
Instead, I enhanced the floral motif by colouring the stitched rose with coloured pencils. Unfortunately, while doing so, I ended up with a stain of colour in the background that just wouldn't go away. To make the best of that mishap, I placed shimmering gemstones in red and silver all over the embossed paper. 
The card itself has already arrived to a dear person - not as a Valentine's card but as a message full of birthday wishes for my wasn't-meant-to-be mother in law, who is by far one of the most lovable people on the planet.
A little contribution to the February collection of Create in Austria - artwork created by Austrians and/or in Austria.
A little contribution to the collection of hand-stitching at made with Blümchen.

krafty chicks: ATG
613 avenue create: ATG
a bit more time to craft: ATG
allsorts challengeblog: love
brown sugar: love/Valentines
cardmania: love is in the air
crafty catz: ATG
crafty gals corner: CAS
crafty sentiments: ATG
creative inspirations: lots of love
cute card thursday: Valentines
kreativtanten: in my heart
love to craft: ATG 
my time to craft: all you need is love
path of positivity: love 
scrapping4fun: love/wedding/Valentines
male room: ATG with optional twist "love"
through the craftroom door: ATG
tuesday throwdown: embossing
wortartwednesday: ATG
worldwide open design team challenge: ATG