As some of you may know, I've become a YouTube Junkie and found Crafty Hodges because I spied one of her quirky characters in the side menu and had to go look. I collected dolls when I was younger and discovered I like paper dolls because they take up less room, especially if you collect them via an art journal or as framed art. I think I like Joanne's quirky characters because they are as imperfect as I am. smile! 😊
Joanne uploaded a series of tutorials which I watched all the way through and asked questions about her process. It's a personal decision of mine that I don't cut up magazines or books, because today's magazines may someday be a future family researcher's way of documenting their family tree. I began several years ago researching my family tree, especially my paternal 3rd great-grandparents and I began with nothing but our family's story. And as any professional genealogist will tell you, you have to pair the story with documentation. Because people saved vintage newspapers and news magazines, I discovered his name in papers coast to coast when most of middle America was only a territory during the mid-1800s. What a lovely surprise!
Well anyway, Joanne has begun to offer FREE Collage Sheets of her Quirky Characters and I decided to take advantage of her offer. So my sweetie dear hubbin copied two collage sheets in greyscale for me and I colored one of them in with Crayola's Twistable 30-Count Colored Pencils today (will do the other one tomorrow), cut the pieces out, prepared a business-sized envelope card, and glued it down. I didn't use all the pieces and spelled out the word LOVE instead across the top with the available letters. It's so cute! 👼 Thank you, Joanne!
Here's the flower princess that I made today. You know, the first pair of glasses I had in 2nd grade was a pair of pink and white horn-rims. My second pair looked just like these blue ones. . .
Met a new member of the family this last weekend and was inspired by Joanne's newest quirky character to make a card to send to them.