Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Chickens Chickens Everywhere!

This was one of those : 'I have to have this!' sets - Art Impressions' 'Spring Chicken' set. I mean really...


And since I needed a birthday card....

These 2 images were perfect for a friend who always found chickens so hilariously quirky...

I opted for some really quick water colouring since I used regular cardstock I had to be careful, but it worked out. I did add some glossy product - an older one made by Plaid- to the balloon to give it shine a little bit of dimension.

For another friend I sent this card as I was looking forward to catching up with her over a cuppa. We don't see so much of each other since they moved out of town and I knew this would bring a smile to her face.

I gave this very cool chick some of the same clear gloss finish on her glasses...just because she's so cool

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

I Love You

Adorable skunks...what better way to say : 'I Love You' They are so cute and I think the black and white colours allow for really striking graphic images. And of course it pairs beautifully with bright red!

I started with a rather plain front cover...giving no indication of what may be inside...

and upon opening it - a panoramic center! It was a dull day so I turned on the flash for this picture. The other pictures suffered from poor lighting.
So adorable with the little one behind the word 'love' floating away hanging on to a balloon. I did consider adding clouds to the background, but in the end opted for a simple, uncomplicated surface seeing as there was already so much happening.
The large 'love' word was cut using a Silhouette cutter and the rest of the letters I hand cut after using an alpha stencil to trace the letters. Old school scrapbooking style!
The colouring is all coloured pencil.

I mean...just look at this face?!?! Cute just doesn't say it.

And just like that...I'm ready for Valentines...now I can concentrate on getting Christmas stuff done...

I'm submitting my loving skunks to the 'Everything Goes' Challenge over at the Art Impression blog. Come on over and join in! Edited to add : I'm delighted to have won 'Honorable Mention' with this card. Time for a happy dance!

The stamp set I used is called 'Love is in the Air' by Art Impressions

Sunday, December 2, 2018

Colouring - Catching Up

I'm so far behind with posting here it isn't even 'funny'!

But here goes...maybe I can manage a few entries this month.

Let's start with colouring pages - This is from Millie Marotta's 'Beautiful Birds and Treetop Treasures'

These little dormice are so adorable. Sadly I messed up on the 'title' but will find a way to fix that.

And a couple of close-up's

I used a variety of pencils. Mostly of the harder variety. I like the way it works with the paper in this book.