Thursday, December 3, 2020

Dec/20 - W/C Xmas Cards - ZOOM Class

 

The Edmonton Calligraphy Society had another ZOOM class last night "watercolor Xmas Cards" with Sally Towers Sybblis. It was wonderful and I got 3 more Xmas cards done YAHOO!! this is the 1st from the evening. Sally was teaching a snowman, but I wasn't in the mood for that so did these holly leaves instead... 

I really like the frame for text look, so probably will do a few more of them...

  

I LOVE painting birch trees, they have such character... and using Washi tape instead of masking tape makes it so much easier. Another good use of the Washi tape I never use...

 
 Click on any image to see more details for that particular card. Enjoy



 

Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Scribbled Lives 2020 Wk 48 - Light - Nothing Can Dim

 
Scribbled Lives 2020 Wk 48 - Light - Nothing Can Dim is this weeks submission to the challenge

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Tuesday, December 1, 2020

TG All Caps 2020 Challenge _ letter U and V

 



TG All Caps 2020 Challenge _ letter U and V

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Monday, November 30, 2020

BVCG Nov Lettering Challenge Day 30


 BVCG Nov Lettering Challenge Day 30 - and another month ends... I'm pooped. That's it for me and the daily challenge.

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Sunday, November 29, 2020

BVCG Nov Lettering Challenge Day 28 and 29

 



BVCG Nov Lettering Challenge Day 28 and 29


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Saturday, November 28, 2020

Seniors Xmas Cards 2020


 
 
The BVCG usually makes cards for seniors during our annual Xmas party... you guess it - that's shot to smithereens this year... so we were asked to create them at home and then someone would collect them.

I was creating all day yesterday and managed to finish 11 cards - but I wanted an even dozen, so got up this morning and finished the last one. The the rest of the day in photographing and uploading to my website and now my blog. Pheww - I think that was a marathon...

Anyway click on any image to see all the details and the insides etc. Enjoy.











Friday, November 27, 2020

BVCG Nov Lettering Challenge Day 26 and 27

BVCG Nov Lettering Challenge Day 26 and 27

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Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Yogi Mini Books - Your Turn #5 - 10



I've been in collaboration with Phyllis Cole-Dai (author, songwriter, poet). I love her poems and she asked me to do them in calligraphy creating it in a hand bound book form with a protective box. I was thrilled.

We're making it an open series for the 1st poem. I've created 4 so far, and now the next 6 which will all be available in the US on Phyllis's website only (sorry Canadians). This is due to the exorbitant amount for shipping - sigh.
This is the end of this series, unless there is a high demand and I might get twisted to do a few more...

If someone in the Calgary area wants one for pick up, I will gladly make them one in their preferred color. Or in Canada if they don't mind the shipping charges.

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Sorry the 2 blue ones are already sold. 




BVCG Nov Lettering Challenge Day 24 and 25

 

BVCG Nov Lettering Challenge Day 24 and 25

Eve though I really hate winter, I love the Whistler piece.

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Monday, November 23, 2020

BVCG Nov Lettering Challenge Day 22 and 23



BVCG Nov Lettering Challenge Day 22 and 23

I'm not that happy with the "K", looks too much like an "H". C'est la vie...

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Sunday, November 22, 2020

Scribbled Lives 2020 - Wk 46 - Rosie Kelly - Tagore

Scribbled Lives 2020 - Wk 47 - Rosie Kelly - Tagore. 

We were asked to create something on Paste paper which is what Rosie Kelly liked using for here books... Sorry don't have any, so wrote my quote on one of my geli print pieces I recently created for my poetry mini books...

I'm using Uncial lettering style using a parallel pen and Sumi ink. I like the way this turned out.

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Julie Wildman - Resist - Day 3


I took a 3 day ZOOM class with Julie Wildman - these are cards I made during day 3

Love the card above... and I know who it's going to... BIG GRIN. I finally mixed up some Rheotech white gesso (which is more "liquidy" than my Golden gesso) and worked better than the Liquitex clear for this writing technique. Watercolors and salt and then the mistletoe. I'm still chuckling as I write this...

On this next card used the Molotow pen with the masking fluid, Then Derwent Inktense watercolor pencils blended with water, then added a graphite shading with paper stump. I'm very happy with the results.

And for this card below, finally used some of my Daniel Smith gold gesso. I've had the container since 2006, I don't think I've used it since then. The gesso was still great but the container was totally shot. I had to dispense it into another container... 

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Saturday, November 21, 2020

BVCG Nov Lettering Challenge Day 21

 


BVCG Nov Lettering Challenge Day 21

Simply Pointed pen with Vermillion Sumi ink.

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Julie Wildman - Resist - And more from Day 2

I took a 3day ZOOM class with Julie Wildman - these are more of the things I made during day 2

I'm finally finding a use for my Washi tape... I masked off my design, watercolored and sprinkled salt.

Love the salt effect on the card below. Added some die cut snowflakes (Quietfire Design/Elizabeth Craft Designs) and then some bling...AB rhinestones

 

 On the card below I'm using the Molotow pen with masking fluid again. Salted watercolor background and rubber stamped and heat embossed snowflakes.

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Friday, November 20, 2020

BVCG Nov Lettering Challenge Day 19 and 20



 BVCG Nov Lettering Challenge Day 19 and 20

I really like double loading Color Brush pens. I need to do that more often...

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Julie Wildman - Resist - Day 2 con't


I took a 3 day ZOOM class with Julie Wildman - these are more of the things I made during day 2

I'm using a Molotow pen filled with Pebeo masking fluid for the card above. Love using the pen.

On the card below, cut out a stencil using Tim's masking sheets. This card is my favorite from all 15 cards that I created during this 3 day class. I love the background watercolors and the salt effect on them.


 

Thursday, November 19, 2020

Scribbled Lives 2020 - Wk-46 - Hats Off - Gentlemen


Scribbled Lives 2020 - Wk-46 - Hats Off - Gentlemen. I was a little too busy this week to get this piece done...

On white Staples 110# cardstock stamped my lady (Kanban "Molin Divas - Belle Femme"). Colored the hat with a red Prisma colored pencil. Wrote out the upper text in my funky curly alphabet  and the lower text in a narrow monoline using a pointed pen and Sumi ink with Schminke gold powder. Colored the upper letters with a red Color Brush.

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Julie Wildman - Resist - part of Day 2

I took a 3day ZOOM class with Julie Wildman - these are some of the things I made during day 2

I used a clear liquid gesso on all 3, so my contrast isn't very good... I tried giving it more contrast with Art Alchemy metallic wax..

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Wednesday, November 18, 2020

More Crazy Illumination - Joyeaux Noel


More Crazy Illumination - Joyeaux Noel, I made one more card... I used some left over geli print paper. It's a totally different look than the previous abstract Xmas Ornament...

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BVCG Nov Lettering Challenge Day 17 and 18

 


BVCG Nov Lettering Challenge Day 17 and 18

I really like the way I did "Orlando".

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