Hello and welcome to another Marvelous Monday here at the Cue. Last Monday I shared a digital image that was quite popular with readers and I understand why. I want to carry on this new tradition of featuring an artist along with a digital stamp or two each monday. Today’s artist is Angelique Kramer. Angelique is from the Netherlands and her love of drawing and artistic ability just radiates in the digital designs that she shares on her popular blog called Sliekje digi Stamps. But please, don’t stop there or you will miss out on some beautiful artwork that Angelique shares on her other blog called Sliekje’s Scribbles. Angelique’s artistic talent is quite evident on both of her blogs, but particularly on Sliekje’s Scribbles . I invite you to take a minute or two and take in the beauty of her work on both of her sites.
As you may tell from my postings, I don’t want to be a blogger who just shares a link here and there. My goal is to introduce you to the people behind the art and to ultimately enjoy the wonder of their talents.
I have always enjoyed the arts and learned to sew and embroider at an early age. I read books on the masters in high school. I’m also surrounded by many talented people, yet sadly I have very little, if no, artistic ability myself. I dabble at drawing and painting and certainly enjoy doing so. I have tried my hand at designing a few quilts and totes over the years, but nothing too dramatic or spectacular for sure. I am like many other people who rely on those talented people who have ability and the vision for help and inspiration. I am a world champ at following directions, and absolutely love to sew, quilt, color and play with paper and fabric, but alas I couldn’t do those things without the help of others. For that reason I say thank you!
Now onto a few digi stamp links I would like to share with you today. These are from our featured artist Angelique over at Sliekje’s Designs.
You may remember this first digital stamp as one I used on a birthday card for our granddaughter, Morgan, a few years ago. This design is timeless and oh so cute and certainly appropriate for a variety of occasions.
Now going in a totally different direction and with the cold and flu season in full swing, I thought this second image would be quite appropriate to make a card for those that are feeling under the weather of late. I love this image with the little puppy standing guard by the little boy, don’t you?
On one other quick note, many digital stamps designed for card making and papercrafts work beautifully for an embroidery project and visa versa. I am currently working on one of those projects and will share it as soon as it is finished.
Well that’s it for today. I’ll see you tomorrow with a segment about quilts & sewing along with a pattern.
Be safe and God Bless!