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:
Have a good day; thanks for stopping by.  :0)

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Sunday, June 15, 2014

Happy Father's Day

For many years while growing up our family took a two week summer vacation to Castleton, Vermont.  We would stay on beautiful Lake Bomoseen, swim in the crystal clear water and go for boat rides.  I have wonderful memories of those family vacations and painted this watercolor card for my father with those memories in mind.  I hope all the Dads enjoy a peaceful, relaxing and joyful day.
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Saturday, June 14, 2014

Love Owls

I was sent some fabulous paper by Paper Temptress and I made an anniversary card for my parent's with it:
I used Laser Gold Glossy Lustre and Blu Rasberry and added some Glossy Accents to the hearts.  Thanks for stopping by.  :0)

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Watercolor Pear

......More practice for me in improving watercolor skills........I've been meaning to post this painting for a few weeks and kept forgetting to photograph it.  I painted it on Arches 140 lb. hot press paper using watercolors:

I'm taking online watercolor classes with Anna Mason and this is my painting following her class called Watercolors with WOW.

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Monday, April 28, 2014

Cupcake Greeting

I love cupcakes, looking at them, painting them, decorating them and eating them.  I painted a little cupcake the other day following mixed media ideas from Dion Dior's class in Twinkling H2O's.  Then I used some gorgeous paper from Paper Temptress to play up the metallic colors in the paint.
The decorative papers used are Laser Gold Glossy LustreRazzleberry, and Avalanche White Linen.  
I used watercolors and Silks acrylics on Arches watercolor paper: