Saturday, October 13, 2012

Cyclamen & Embrace Life

Last night I was in a creating mood and decided I wanted to play with my Twinking H20's.  Since I can't draw worth a dime I traced and outline of a Cyclamen plants.  I water colored it with my Twinks and after they dried I covered the whole thing with Elmer's Rubber Cement and let it dry completely.  I then painted the background with a blue and splattered it with the purple.  I then went around the flower with black water color.  I let the whole thing completely dry and then rubbed off the Rubber Cement.  I went back with a black pen and did some dots for shading and outlined it all again with the black pen. 

I am really pleased with how it turned out.  One of the pics I took this morning with the sun casting a shadow, I really liked the looks of that.

This is a page I did this morning and it is ok,  I may have to go back and add or subtract something but for now this is the Embrace Life page.......

I have set a goal to play with something everyday .....  I love making pages and coloring and I will only get better when I show up everyday to PLAY !!!!!!

Thanks for taking a look ..... 

Friday, October 12, 2012

Fall Mums

I created this page for the Challenge from Artist in Blogland called Fall Fearless and Fly.  The challenge has 3 options and I chose the colors.  I used pink, orange, red and yellows.  I had a magazine picture of the mums and incorporated them into the background and then outlined in back to pop the flowers.  This is a fun challenge for this fall and a lot of great artist contributing to the challenge so come join us for all the fun.

NOTE: my friend Judy please leave me your blog address or some way to get in touch with you.

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Wednesday, October 3, 2012

This is what i have been doing

this is a drawing that I drew with black Micron Marker and colored with Prisma Color Pencils.  The large lily in the middle I traced the outline but added the accent dots and lines and colored it the same.  It is on a piece of sketch paper 9X12.  I used very light Pan Pastels in the background.

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Sunday, September 23, 2012

What's On The Camera and Phone This Week

Seems some pretties so lets get started...........

Vintage photo of a happy couple after working in tobacco all day….. I love it ……
 Some really hot peppers but love the shape and colors

 the beginning of a cover of a journal which will be swapped with other artist and they will do a page and then mail it on to the next person ….I am really excited for this. I have wanted to do a journal swap for a long time. I will share as it moves a long .

 These next flowers were traced on tracing paper, cut out, glues into a journal with a mat medium and coated on top with it too. Then I painted them with Twinking H2O water colors. The twinkling name comes from the shine and shimmer the paints have.

Monday, September 17, 2012

I am back........

Since it has been so long I thought I would just show you some of the pics that were on my camera .... who doesn't like to look at pics right?

These are just some pages from a journal 

 this is the cover (composition book) of a day journal  I have been working in
 this is my Little Bit and I think she is saying NOT bother me !!!!!!
 and some cards..

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Great Blog Candy

This is a great blog with a fabulous giveaway......... Society of Stampaholics.  Please check it out !!!!!!!

Monday, May 14, 2012

Come And Get It Color Challenge

this week at the Come and Get It Challenge Blog they have a color challenge using blue, pink, and brown.

Color Swatch May come and get it

I have time this week to play along again.  I love having the challenges to use to make a card.  The winner this week can earn some digital images from BugABoo Stamps

So get out your paper and inks and make your card and link it here on the challenge site.

Here is my card this week.  Feeling vintage so made this card.

challenge card

Good Luck and see you there.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Post Card Swap #2

Here is the fabulous post card swap again……..

Postcard Swap 2.0

I had so much fun last time and received the most fabulous post cards from all over the world.    So come join me and participate in this fabulous swap put together by none other than Shannon Ganshorn……  we are just going to have so much fun. 

Here are some of the post cards that I received last year and have them treasured in a journal where I can look at them often…..  come on and do it……  you won’t be sorry







and these are just a sample of them…….

Tomorrow is the official sign up day… don’t forget !!!!!!!!

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

What I have been up to lately……..

Just a quick glimpse of what I have been doing in my studio.  Right now I have several things going on so have been remiss in posting.  I also have not made any cards lately but that is going to change starting today. 

For my year long class called Life Book 2012 with Tamara Laport this is the week 16 with Jane DesRosier   All year long we are celebrating all the different aspects of our lives.  Past, present and future.  It is not too late to sign up for the class.

Here is the pic of my week 16 creations from the beginning to the present.

full face

full face middle layers

close up doodle

full face last

The second challenge for the month of May is to create 29 Faces.

Here are my first 2.

29 days  day 1


29 days day 1 close up a

29 days day 2 close up

And the third is my water color journal that I have just started.

watercolor doodle 1

watercolor squares

so there you have just a few minutes a day that I have been creating !!!! 

Monday, April 16, 2012

Come and Get It Challenge

Birthday card for  sketch Challenge 41612

closeup sketch challenge 41612 bday card penny Black

AprilCAGI Sketch2

I love sketches and this one for sure.  This is my second week in participating in the challenges at the Come and Get It Challenge Blog.  This has become so much fun again for me.  I was really looking forward to the challenge this week.

For this card I used SU Crumb Cake, Baja Blue and The Very Vanilla Card Stock. I stamped the Penny Black image from the Critter Party Clear Stamp Set, with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.  I colored the small image with my Copic Markers.  The buttons in the corner are from my stash and tied with some vanilla colored twine.

So please hop on over there and check out the DT’s inspiration cards and make one of your own and show us.  Challenges are so much fun you won’t believe it…..