Catching Up...

Welcome to my blog, Paper Crafting With Rebecca!

How have you been doing as we all stay home and stay safe? Are you getting a lot of crafting done? I have. I thought I might play "catch up" with you all and post a few pictures of some of what I've been doing these days...

Of course, this terrible pandemic has been front and center on the minds of so many of us... including mine. My art journal has been a great outlet for me to vent my frustrations regarding this Covid-19 experience going on all over the world. I've released my "dark feelings" as well as feelings of encouragement.

The Murdering of Spring
Done in acrylics and using a poem I wrote.

You Got This!
I watercolored the hummingbird from the Sweet Hummingbird stamp set.

Of course I have been trying to send cards of encouragement to others during this trying time, too.

My granddaughter loves receiving cards in the mail.

I think of handmade cards as a "paper hug".

The bunnies are watercolored from the Snuggle Up stamp set.

Once again using the Sweet Hummingbird stamp set and watercolors.

Of course I have also been filling my days at home doing lots of scrapbooking. Here are a few layouts I recently made...

I have many boxes full of pictures taken of my hubby from
his childhood to keep me busy for a very long time!

My husband's Aunt Gwenie.

My mother as a little girl with her grandparents.

My mother when she was only four years old.

Aside from all that I've been busy trying to improve my painting skills. Here are two watercolors I recently completed...

I turned this one into a card of encouragement.

This one will probably end up as a card, too.

I've also been having fun with ink blending, too. This is such a relaxing technique and the results can be so dramatic.

This card design is so simple but
I think that is what I like about it.

It is always sad when I need to make a sympathy card.

This ink blending technique can be seen on my
previous blog entry at Ink Blending Tags Made Easy.

Let me know in the comments what you have been up to! I am currently putting the finishing touches on a new YouTube video that will be out soon so be sure to check back for that. Are there any paper crafting techniques you would like to see me do a video on? If so leave me suggestions in the comments below. In the meantime...

Happy Paper Crafting,