Thursday, February 19, 2015

Art Journal Portrait Page

This is just a quick share of a portrait page I did in my Art Journal.

The journal is 9" x 12", 140# watercolour paper that provides a lot of texture when colouring or painting.
For my portrait I used pencil crayons and W/C paints.
It's been over 20 years since I've done a portrait. The inspiration struck in the last few minutes of watching a TV program so all but the initial oval sketched is from memory only.

What's an art journal for if not for trying new things or things that move us outside of our comfort zone. What will you add to yours, the mystery of what's next is what makes it fun! :)

Have a crafty day!

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Friendship Card for Feb Card Chain Challenge +

This friendship card with the wonderful  Quietfire Design Stamp -Find yourself a cup...,
 is on it's way to Austria as part of  Card Chain Challenge at SOS.
(Click on the sidebar blinkie for more info.)
I think that I nailed all 4 of the challenge criteria with this one. :)

And my last share for today, three ATCs made with some die cuts and instructions 
from Linda at Hero Arts Flickr Group.

Have a great day!

Frosty and Wonderful Winter

Good morning!
I love my walk to work this time of year.  It's just around zero cel., all is frosty and so pretty. The snow is hard enough to walk on top of without sinking in.
View to Boulder Mountain

A great grey owl landed here.
Frost on the willows in shade and sun. :)

Hope you are enjoying a sunny day too!

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

80th Birthday Card

Today I'm sharing a birthday card I made to give to a 
very special fellow who will soon celebrate the big 80! 
He loves his orchids, so for this card I went for a 
painterly effect back ground with some 
bolder colouring across the bottom.

Stamps and die are from SU!

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Bloom Journal Entry

Hello!  It's another snowy day in the mountains and looks like it's not going to let up any time soon.

This kind of weather always starts me day dreaming about spring and colourful flowers. 
Here is an Art Journal Page that I drew with my markers for the most part. 

For the friend I used a stamp from Quietfire Design Set # 5853 it has the sweetest little heart on each letter. I split a couple of die cuts and added some of the scrap bits around the flower. To complete I added rhinestone hearts that I coloured to match my flower. I'm entering this in the Die Cut Divas -Feb Challenge which is being sponsored this month by Quietfire Design. There are always lots of inspiring projects to check out at Die Cut Divas Blog and also at Die Cut Divas Flicker Group.

Friends may not always be close by, but they are never far from your heart!

Thanks for the postcard my snowbird friend!

Have a lovely day all!

Monday, February 2, 2015

Colour Experiment - Blues


Last week a friend on Facebook asked which alcohol markers did we consider best. I hadn't really given my markers much thought other than to use what was close to hand for colouring. Often I use markers, pencil crayons, inks and watercolours altogether on one project, depending on what look I'm trying to achieve.

Here is the results of a colour experiment  I did using a variety of colouring materials in blue I have on hand.
I started by stamping nine eggs (SU! back yard basics set) with Versa fine pigment ink (Onyx Black) on a 9" x 12" 140# watercolour journal page.

Most of the supplies I used, I did a swirl with copic blender on each egg to see if it made a difference. The red sharpie is in the photo only for size comparison.

I had fun with this colour lesson and learned a bit too. :)

Have a crafty day!

Butterfly Brilliance Card 2 - March CCC

Hello! Today I'm sharing a Slimline card featuring the Butterfly Brilliance Suite from Stampin' Up!.  This card is on it's way t...