Making A Red, White, And Blue Card For The Fourth of July

Today is the Fourth of July, so I decided to make a card to celebrate the holiday. I am into creating art projects and making crafts, so that is what I like to do around a holiday. Also, I think it is possible to make your own holiday themed crafts rather than running out to the store and spending money. Did you ever consider having your kids make some decorative crafts with supplies you already have lying in some closet around the house? This is a great way to save money rather than buying decorations that you might never use again.

First I drew a star in the center of the quarter-fold card.
First I drew a star in the center of the quarter-fold card.
Here I am drawing the second star around the first star.
Here I am drawing the second star around the first star.
I drew the third star in the sequence on the card.
I drew the third star in the sequence on the card.
The fourth star was added to the pattern.
The fourth star was added to the pattern.
I used a ruler to add the stripes to the card.
I used a ruler to add the stripes to the card.
First I painted in the red star on the center of the card.
First I painted in the red star on the center of the card.
I painted in the center star with red paint.
After that I painted the white star.
Next, I painted in the blue star.
Next, I painted in the blue star.
Paint in the red star, which is the last star in the pattern.
After that I painted in the red star, which is the last star in the pattern.
Here I have finished painting on the stripes on my Fourth of July card.
Here I have finished painting on the stripes on my Fourth of July card.
I decided to repaint the white stripes since a few of these had cracked paint.  The paint still cracked in places, but it was minimized a bit with the second application.
I decided to repaint the white stripes since a few of these had cracked paint. The paint still cracked in places, but it was minimized a bit with the second application.

Y Is For The Happy New Year Card

Today the letter Y is for the Happy New Year Card.  Sure January 1 is long past at this point, but I decided to share a crafty project that I made with the letter Y in it.  Making a Happy New Year card creative and amusing, and here are the pictures illustrating my creation.  The drawing on the front of the card is of the view of Mount Baldy here in Southern California, which is based on a photograph I took awhile back.

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Making a Happy New Year card was fun, and here are the pictures illustrating my creation.

Happy New Year Card

Happy New Year Card

Happy New Year Card

Happy New Year Card

Happy New Year Card

Happy New Year Card

Happy New Year Card

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Happy New Year Card

A video on how I made the card.

U Is For Looking Up And Coloring In The Sky

Today the letter U is for looking up and coloring in the sky.  Here are the sky portions of a few of the drawings I have created over the years.

Colored Pencil Drawing of Diamond  Head

For my colored pencil drawing of Diamond Head and Waikiki Beach I created a bright blue sky.

Framed Drawing of The Santa Fe Depot In Redlands

For my colored pencil drawing of the Santa Fe Depot in Redlands I created a light blue sky above the palm tree, which towers over the depot.

The Jack-o-Lantern Drawing

For my whimsical jack-o-lantern drawing I created a bronzey colored sky above the silver tinged terra firma.  Coloring in the sky in my illustrations always is very soothing because I can make long strokes with the colored pencil, and I find it to be more therapeutic than going on a shopping spree.