Sugar and Spice

I know, I know. Three post… one day. Crazy. Please be sure to scroll down to check out my big crafty announcement. I couldn’t help myself. I was going to wait until tomorrow to share this with you but it just wouldn’t leave me alone. I kept looking at it and it keeps taunting me saying post me, post me. So I’m relenting… I’m posting it. Sheesh.

After my very creative and crafty friend Jess started posting her stamped canvases I started digging around and finding all kind of inspiration for these things. I visited blogabella and about fell over when I saw Julie Belzar’s art journals and gorgeous creations. Then I made a visit to Christy Tomlinson’s blog and again… love. Then I went to Flickr and google and Pintrest and started digging. And wow. And I was inspired. I have canvas sitting around anyway… that whole art teacher schtick and all. So I grabbed a small one and some paint and started. I was nervous. Seriously nervous. I HATE painting. I HATE teaching painting. But alas, I painted. And I LOVED it. And now I can’t stop. Here’s a peek at what I made.

Sugar and Spice by Jen Shults

Fun, yes? There were quite a lot of steps in making this but none of them were very difficult at all and I just sort of went with stuff as I went along with out a particular plan. I’m hoping to make two or three more similar ones and hang them in a clutter in my daughters room!

Here’s a closer look at the painting/coloring.

Sugar and Spice by Jen Shults

These things are so addictive. I’m sure there are more in my future! I’ll be around tomorrow with a sneak peak at some By Lori Designs images!

The List:
Stamps: Sweet Anya (The Greeting Farm), Ecclectic script, mesh and bubble wrap (Stamping Bella)
Paper: white tissue paper, My Mind’s Eye Stella and Rose (Hazel), PTI white cs
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Ranger Distress Ink Vintage Photo
Accessories: pre-gessoed canvas, Portfolio Acrylic Paint, Liquitex Matte Acylic Medium, Ranger Acrylic Paint Daubers (black), Ultra Fine Point Black Sharpie, paper clip
Size: 5″ x 7″

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