I’m so excited to show you the new digi Created to Create from Power Poppy! It just makes me happy! I completely love how Marcy illustrated it with the beautiful flowers, notebook and the paint palette. And the sentiment means so much to me! I so agree with it! I believe God created me and when I create I feel like I’m honouring Him. That sense of joy and delight in creating really speaks to me.
I played with a new medium today! I bought a small set of Inktense pencils at the art store the other day when I was there with my daughter. I’ve heard a lot about them and the rich pigment they give, so I thought I’d experiment a little. Do I ever LOVE them! Because this is a digi, I printed it out on XPress It Blending cardstock, thinking I would colour with Copics. But, when I got the Inktense pencils I thought I’d see what would happen.
Though the paper did warp a little bit, the pencils are so smooth and blend so well that I didn’t have any issues. You really don’t have to add a whole lot of water to the paper to get a really nice effect, and the depth of the pigment is amazing. Also, because they are actually INK rather than paint, once it’s dry it’s permanent so you can also add other effects/treatments overtop if you like.
So...all that to say, I created a simple little frame that can hang above my desk and celebrate why I love to create. I wanted it to really have that watercolor washy look with lots of vibrant colour.
I cut the frame a few layers thick and put a backing on to give it some weight, and added some satin ribbon between the layers.
And here’s what it looks like hung up at my computer at home!
Here’s the gang playing along today...
Christine Okken (you are here)