Friday, September 20, 2013

Pain and rain

Hello friends! I recently had surgery, so I've been trying to make art from my bed. It's challenging, but I'm also learning new ways to stay creative. Because of surgery, I didn't have a chance to make a sample for the current Mix-Ability challenge on Splitcoast. It's a FUN challenge, and I encourage you to go play along. Don't shy away because there are lots of card makers on the site. Your mixed media projects of any type, size or technique are WELCOME!

This week's challenge is about using 2 types of paint on a project. Product choices like Smooch, acrylic paint, watercolor, gesso, ink, etc. meet the challenge. Here's a project I did for something else that also meets this challenge.

I made this using Distress inks and blending foam, then stamped the butterflies in acrylic paint. The sentiment is simply heat embossed in a delicate yellow to coordinate with the sun.

I hope you get a chance to play. The forum is so supportive and the people are amazing. Come join us!

Ta for now,


  1. Oh, Kyra this is so blooming fabulous. I'm sorry you had to have surgery - feel better soon. I love the way this turned out, the colors so rich and the pop of butterfly.
    I have something very similar to MS so I have learned to make cards in bed. I have bins stacked up next to me, on the headboard and a tiny table. But most everything I do is while I am on my side because it makes me ill to sit up. So bless your heart. I hope you recover quickly. I've been wanting to ask you a question about stamping, so I'll PM you <3 get well wishes to you Ky!!! with aloha, Rosy

  2. Ky this is so beautiful..
    Wishing you speedy recovery...
    Your Art work is just amazing...
    Don't know how and Rosy can create from bed...
    But you both are amazing...
    Hugs and Loves~~~
    Thanks for sharing...
    Wishing you a blessed day~~~