Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Happy New Year!

The Year 2017

Well, it's almost here! Only a couple more weeks to go until we will be ringing in the new year! It's hard to believe it's 2017 already, this past year went so fast! Did the year just seem to fly by so fast for you?
I've been having fun creating sparkly, shiny graphics for my Etsy shop. Trying to perfect glossy fonts, shiny backgrounds, borders and overlays. It's been so much fun and I'm pleased with my results.

Here are some champagne or wine bottle labels that you can customize, how great is that for your party?

Here's a fun party invitation, easily customizable, and you can choose the style!

I love the satin look ribbon streamers, the sparkling bokehs, the realistic glitter effects and the stars backgrounds! It's fun to create such 'festive' graphics! They can be used all year long for all celebrations too.

CREATE your own lovely designs using my newest clip art, borders and backgrounds with festive sparkles and glittery, shimmery effects now! All can be found in my Etsy shop!

Ribbon Streamers
You can purchase my ribbon streamers HERE!

Glitter Borders
You can purchase my glitter borders HERE!

Bokehs Borders
You can purchase my bokehs borders HERE!

Sparkling Stars Backgrounds
You can purchase my sparkling stars backgrounds HERE!

ENJOY creating festive designs and enjoy the season of Holiday cheer! Also, have a wonderful, warm, loving, joyful and prosperous NEW YEAR!

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Saturday, December 17, 2016

Metal Effects

Creating Metal Textures

A project that I've been working on here and there for a while now, is trying to perfect my own method of creating metal effects. I've had fun creating gold and foil effects but I especially love copper! It's been interesting trying to come up with the easiest way to create these effects, and each shape was created with just a little different procedure than the other.

Cherie's Art ©2016
Copper looks great against everything, especially dark colors. Satin smooth copper metal looks beautiful, as well as the hammered metal textures, but I really like the way oxidized copper looks!

Aquas, blues, greens, even purples can show up in oxidized copper. I think my pieces need just a bit more texture on the oxidized parts though, they look too smooth I think. 

So, it's a labor of love creating copper effect, an ongoing project that I really enjoy!
Cherie's Art ©2016

These clip art copper pieces will be available in my Etsy shop soonly, so check out my shop once in a while here: 

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Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Happy November!

Harvest Blessings

This is such a beautiful time of year! With the last leaves of the trees now falling at a rapid pace, though the colors are still incredible, it is sad to see them go. The smell of burning leaves are in the air and we are all so enjoying this latest round of warm weather, 76 degrees in November, yes!

The autumn cravings are being nurtured, I've baked some bread, beef and barley soup, chili, apple pie and peanut butter cookies, so far. Bean and ham soup with corn bread is on the list for meals, along with a good stew, chicken and dumplings and more breads! Sure is pleasant in the house when the oven is working over time!

I hear the sound of the seed dryers going down the road. It's a soothing sound to hear at night, lulls one to sleep. The corn and soy beans are being dried in those bins, there are tractors all driving all over the place, the fields are almost all harvested now and semi trucks with their loads of grains are busily going here and there.

With it being so unseasonably warm, I just had to take a beautiful moped ride to the dam and all around town, taking photos of the trees, lakes and rivers. The most scenic area in our town is our cemetery. I love it at this time of year!

All the while I cannot help but reminisce. This time of year I always feel quite melancholy. I think about those who have passed before me, my friends, family and fur friends. I think about how Blessed I am to be alive and healthy.