Monday, September 29, 2014

Mini Flowers

Here's a greeting card I painted with watercolors on Arches 140 lb paper.  I mounted the watercolor to the beautiful Paper Temptress Whip Cream paper and the fun Jellybean Green paper. 
Thanks for stopping by today!  :0)

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Lollipops

Last Thursday was the start of an online class I'm taking in watercolor pencils with Dion Dior.  Like so many people I've had some of these pencils stashed away for several years unused and unloved.  Out they've come with the start of class and here's my first project for week one:
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Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Free Shipping and $5 Off iPhone Case

My rose iPhone case available at society6 is currently eligible for free worldwide shipping as well as $5 off through September 14 ~ discount is available through this link:  phone case
Pink Rose iPhone & iPod Case

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Sunday, August 31, 2014

Owl Friend

It's been a while since I've pulled out my Copics for a card; shown below is a digi image from Tiddly Inks that I colored on Cryogen White paper, a long-time favorite of mine.
Framing my image is a gorgeous paper called Copper Metallic Glossy; I recently purchased two sheets of this paper, and already feel like I want to purchase more backups since I cut into one.  Does anyone else have this hoarding tendency with art supplies?!  Paper Temptress was kind enough to send me the beautiful Autumn Leaves screenprint that I've used here.
There's a lot of shimmer and shine to both the papers, and these photos give some idea of how the brilliant colors change with the lighting.  Thanks so much for stopping by.  :0)

Monday, August 18, 2014

Mandala Card

I'm taking an online course with Dion Dior on using Twinkling H2O's, and this card is my interpretation of one of her lesson plans.  It's an abstract Mandala but my husband thinks it looks like a roulette wheel, lol.   I used 100# paper to frame my painting; the paper is called Whip Cream and I ordered it during the Paper Temptress summer sale.
It's difficult for me to capture the sparkle of the paints, but there's a bit of twinkle throughout the painting.
Thanks for stopping by ~  Ann  :0)
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Sunday, July 20, 2014

Thank You Notes

It's been a while since I've posted here; I've been making some things, but I keep forgetting to take pics and post to my blog.  I'm currently taking a class in wire wrapping jewelry with my creative friend Beth.  :0)  This wire wrapping is not so easy. The instructor has us working with half hard silver, and I'm wondering if it would be easier to start out with dead soft silver as a beginner ~ anyone know ~ what do you think? .......  I've made a few cards using some paper that I just purchased during the Paper Temptress sale, and I may have to go back to get some more of the Avalanche White Linen; I love the texture and the shade of white.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

****Paper Temptress Sale****

There is a sale going on now over at Paper Temptress  30% off everything from now through Monday, July 7, 2014!!!! It's the perfect time to stock up!!!   Go here for sale!

Thursday, June 19, 2014

A Little Art Everyday

Like most people who enjoy art, I get the urge to create something almost every day.  However, many days I push aside that urge because I feel too rushed, too tired etc. to create my idea of how a final work should look.  I'm taking a cue from so many people in social media who encourage people not to worry about the final outcome but to create without regard to the final result.  So today I pulled out some watercolor pencils and one of those water brushes (I forgot what they're called but the nature of their in-preciseness makes them an ideal choice for a loose watercolor painting).

I got slightly distracted during the sketching when I spotted these two outside and had to run and take a snapshot:
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