Monday, March 31, 2014

Spring Colors

When I was in the early grades of elementary school, girls wore dresses to school.  All throughout winter I endured itchy, uncomfortable tights because of the colder temperatures.  Back then, one of the exciting changes spring brought was wearing knee socks or ankle socks to school once again.  I wonder if anyone else associates this with spring?!  Well spring has arrived and with it the urge to use the beautiful colors of the warmer months.  I pulled out a variety of Paper Temptress paper that reminds me of spring and flowers.
The shimmering border is Amethyst Mica, and the following are the colors used for the flower background:  Razzleberry, Orange Fizz, Sour Apple, and Blu Rasberry; all as delicious looking as their names sound.  My Michelle Perkett digi image was colored on Cryogen White card stock and the die-cut paper is a wonderful thick card stock called Classic Avalanche Linen White.
Have a beautiful day and thanks for stopping by.  :0)

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Slumber Party

Recently, I've become a member of the Paper Temptress design team; an online store that sells an abundance of gorgeous paper.  Maybe this will finally get me to take some photography lessons, as photographing the wonderful textures of the paper can be challenging.  Here's a little close up shot of a memory box die:
The silver metallic glossy paper has a very soft metallic sheen and the paper is extremely smooth, and you can see the beautiful sheen in this photo of the rose quartz mica metallic paper.  In this photo the white feltweave color isn't accurate, it's more of a soft white, but you can see some of the texture here.  I really love the color Blu Rasberry; it's scrumptious!
   My stamped Gilli image is on Cryogen White which is one of the easiest papers for Copic coloring because of the smooth blending.  Thanks so much for stopping by ~ please have a look at Paper Temptress site for more inspiring paper projects!

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Strawberry Watercolor

Lately I've been determined to improve my watercolor skills so I'm taking online instruction from Anna Mason.  Her site is called Watercolors with WOW in case you're interested in watercolor painting;  I've found her instruction very helpful.  I chose to paint a strawberry for lesson one, and who would think that this could be so difficult, eeeeekkk but it was.  Fun, but required much concentration for me, hopefully with time it won't be such a brain strain.  Here's my painting:
My watercolor was painted on Arches 140 lb Hot Press paper, hot press is new to me, but I like the smooth surface.  Thanks for stopping by!  :0)