Why Sweet Peach?

A sweet peach is good and sweet and that is what this blog is all about. Grab a cup of tea or coffee and have fun. I have been online for a long time now browsing everything I love, a great song, a great quote, awesome party decorations, latest sugar rush and simply anything that makes me smile, laugh and think about life. I hope you do the same. This blog is also an extension of my etsy shop Sweet Peach Shoppe. Here you will be the first to see new art, art ideas and contests and other fun.

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Stamping Around Christmas Cards

Supplies

  • green paint
  • kraft card stock
  • paint brush
  • optional: beads, ribbon, stickers and whatever you have to add some cute detail to the tree

some paper to keep the paint from getting everywhere.

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Paint the tree. I just dabbled the paint until the stamp is covered. I added a little more paint to certain areas to get the effect I wanted. The tree by the way is a felt ornament that I got for 20 cents at a Target After Christmas sale.   I love doing crafts and so when I saw them for 20 cents I had to get them. Today this idea came to me and here it is.

So after you paint the stamp, quickly and carefully place the stamp on the front of the card. Make sure you stamp on the right side.  Press down hard but not too hard that the stamp moves.

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That’s it release and let dry.

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The great thing is that each card will come out different and that’s  what gives the cards a vintage feel. Like I said you just dab the paint and some spots will have more paint than others. I did take the paint brush and I filled in a few spots very carefully.  Want to try this? You can probably go to Target and get a similar ornament for $1.00. Or you can make a stamp from a sponge, use a cookie cutter to get an outline shape, or what do you think? You can have the kids make these. Oh they could make a set of four cards for different occasions and wrap a ribbon around them and what a cute gift idea! If you like this idea click on the link below or comment too.

Life’s Peachy

Create An Alphabet…..

The goal here is to let my mind go and not focus on having each letter be an exact height and all that…just wanted to have fun and think about the font I will use to create my cards.  I love just drawing and letting go of using the eraser and everything else. When I am creating like this I fee free and more creative….makes sense. What do your cards look like? Post them in the comments below? Can you?

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Winter Candy Apple

Winter Candy Apple Body Lotion - Signature Collection - Bath & Body Works  Yes, this is a holiday sent that is popular at Bath and Body Works. This scent smells so good by the way. So I am working on a class project.  I need to choose a label or logo and look at the design, type and color to see how they create the intended message. Here goes.

So there is a cute little poplar bear. There are shades of pink and red. Maybe they are shades of red. The lotion has a red tint to it as well.  The label is red as well.  Peach and light pink represent sweetness.  This scent does have a bit of sweetness to it. Red means love. The polar bear is shown in a sweet way as well: the pink scarf with the repetitive red. The branch like frame and the pink tree suggest nature.  The letters here have a twig branch feel to them. What are the ingredients?  An irresistible treat of red apple, winter rose petals and candied orange with

  • p Notes: Candy Apple, Orange Zest
  • Mid Notes: Maple, Cinnamon, Neroli, Rose
  • Dry Notes: Winter Musk, Orris, Oakmoss

The colors and detail on this label work together to create a sweet picture of what what this lotion is about. The name makes sense too.

I recently bought a bottle of this and I love it. It makes a great Christmas gift too.

Rudolph Project

So I have been learning about color and it was all about how colors conveys emotions.  An artist will use colors to convey a mood an emotion  much like a song. One of the biggest mistakes I have made in my art is to get so excited about a project that I don’t take the time to choose the right shade of blue.  The project was to listen to a song and identify the emotions and paint based on these emotions. I chose to do the Rudolph song because it is a favorite. So the emotions are about love, love for yourself, love for helping others, and love for Santa. It is playful, loving and victorious. Naturally I chose red and shades of red.

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So here are a few views of my painting and yes I desperately need some water colors. If you want to try this out please go to skilshare and click here. http://www.skillshare.com/classes/design/Color-Workshop-Creative-Approach-Communicate-Emotion/1966904717?via=my-classes

BlogMass

So I overheard this idea that bloggers are blogging all season long on holiday related topics and so I started thinking hey why not get in on this blogmas thing.   So all December I will be posting my whimsical thoughts but with a holiday twist of course. I’ll be posting about DIY crafts and Christmas cards. So please subscribe if you haven’t and if you are well then good for you.  I will try to blog something every day or every other day….well see how it goes.  Oh I have lots of new designs to share with you so I will be sharing those too.

First post is on all of the holiday inspired Hand printing I’ve been seeing. Have you seen the gift card display at Starbucks? How does one get to do this? I’d love to.

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Hallmark is a great place to get inspiration too.

Life’s Peachy

I have been thinking  constantly about the recent project that I posted. I have been excited about what I discovered and this leads me to the message that I want to create in my art. I just want to say that everything we do has a connection to the world and it makes a difference….you make a difference.

5 Drawing Projects

This project was amazing. I am an up and coming artist. I put way to much pressure on myself to be perfect and want to make a living doing what I love, that I haven’t felt free to just let the creativity flow. This projects really revealed the following. I write and think about love a whole lot. I love nature and am always daydreaming about how everything is connected. I am connected to the world with its nature and animals and the emotions that make us all human of course. I drew all of these within 5 minutes and the goal was to just let your creativity flow and develop a style. If you want a try at this let me know and I will post the link here. I was just so excited to post my work for the online class on skillshare that I had to copy it here.

1 Draw Standing Up.  Wow this began this whole notion of just going with it and tapping in to the expressions and emotions that are well me.

Draw with Music- Thinking Out Loud by Ed Sheeran  I simply scribbled and drew without any plans and then I went back ans stared at it for a while trying to make something of the shapes and swirls.

Draw with rotation  See right through the heart

Draw while blindfolded

I thought this was going to amount to nothing but out of no where the shapes became animals and … Do you see the hidden puppy. I drew an olive and then I looked at it and saw ears…do you see it?

draw while talking and watching t.v and listening to others.

I had no idea at first but then I made out a pink crayon, old record player, heart kite,