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:

Friday, April 18, 2014

Friday Sketch Day

Page two of my sketching journal has been filled!  Yayyyy, I'm really liking this art journal for getting paintings accomplished quickly (well quick for me anyway).  I'm entering this in Dion Dior's Friday Sketch & Giveaway.
This was painted using watercolors in a Stillman & Birn Zeta Sketchbook.  Thanks for stopping by.  Ann  :0)

Also posted at:  Creative Every Day
and Paint Party Friday

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Super Sales at Paper Temptress

It's a great time to refill your supplies at Paper Temptress; head on over to see all the specials going on now!  Here's a card I made using beautiful Vintage Silver Lustre:
I also used Paper Temptress' Sour Apple for my card.  Here's the link to the sale:  Paper Temptress; have fun!!!  Thanks for stopping by!  :0)

Monday, April 7, 2014

Watercolor Pencil Class with Dion Dior

My favorite online instructor has a watercolor pencil class launching in September of this year.  Dion Dior is very thorough in her instruction; always including plenty of videos and feedback.  I've learned so much helpful information about use of products from her classes in mixed media, as well as, shimmering watercolors and acrylics.  This week she'll be giving away 5 spots for her Watercolor Pencil Class ~ here's a link to get all the information, sign up, and have a chance at winning a spot ~ Link for Giveaway Good Luck!
Artwork Below is Dion Dior's:

  Thanks for stopping by!  :0)

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Sketching Bananas

I finally started a sketchbook which I've been meaning to do for the past couple years.  My first entry is very basic because I think it'll take some time to improve my drawing skills.  So here's some bananas that I've done in a Stillman & Birn Zeta sketchbook:
A wonderful artist Dion Dior has a Friday Sketch posting on her website here; so you may want to stop by and join in, or just browse the artwork.  Thanks for stopping by.  :0)