Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Pulling Prints

In an earlier post, I wrote about mono-printing using acrylic paints.  I wasn't sure what I was going to do with them, but I cut them down into Artist Trading Cards recently, and I like them a lot better.

How have you recycled art?

Monday, November 28, 2011

Field of Dreams

The last in my series of "spring" Artist Trading cards LOL

Portfolio water soluble pastels
Stamps by Tim Holtz, Hero Arts, and Autumn Leaves

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Thursday, November 24, 2011

What's Up Doc?

Portfolio water soluble pastels.  
Stamps by I Brake for Stamps and Hero Arts.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Man Cards

It's time to whip up some "man cards" for upcoming birthdays.  Like many card makers I struggle with these - no flowers or ribbons allowed!  (I did allow myself some twine, however.)

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Ride On

I got out my Portfolio water soluble pastels and made a few Artist Trading Card backgrounds recently.  This Stamping Bella image is coloured with Prismacolors.

I must be pining for warmer weather already!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Watercolour Practise

I've been practising my watercolour technique thanks to a book by Claudia Nice - Painting Nature in Pen & Ink with Watercolour.  I'm not drawing like Claudia does so well, I'm using rubber stamps.  I have enhanced them after colouring with ink.

Stamp by Eureka

Stamp by Sparkle N Sprinkle

Monday, November 14, 2011

One Cool Kitty

This cool kitty is a Maryse Carrier stamp, coloured with Prismacolors.
The words are from inque boutique.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

If it's not fun......

you're not doing it right.

This is another bit of homework done for the Westcoast Calligraphy Society.  I used a mussel shell to do the lettering and coloured it with watercolour crayons.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Twinkle Twinkle

The ball and stick lettering I used on this Artist Trading Card suits the Maryse Carrier stamp, don't you think?

It was coloured with Prismacolor crayons.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Keep Calm and Carry On

In October, I attended my first meeting of the Westcoast Calligraphy Society.  The program for the evening featured lettering using mussel shells.  Really!

This is a bit of "homework" done in my art journal and coloured with watercolor pencils.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Spot on

Lady bugs, as my English mother used to say, are "spot on".  That means perfect.

This Artist Trading Card features a stamp from Maryse Carrier coloured with Prismacolors.  The ball and sticks lettering is hand done.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Thank You!

This is a simple Thank You card done for a generous lady at our local stamp club.  She brought me a bag of vintage stamps, including this See-D's set from inque boutique.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Chickadees Love Christmas

Actually, I think these birds are supposed to be robins, but they look like the plump little chickadees we have in our back yard, so I coloured them like chickadees.  The chickadees in our yard love everything else (well, they sing a lot), so why not Christmas?