Monday, June 17, 2024

Workshop Week 2024 - Note Book - Cover

size: 4.5"w x 6"h
Taught by Vinitha Mammen
I'm not a notebook cover type of person... but had fun doing this one.
On Genoa bond calligraphy paper using Juice Up pen and w/c markers, and a silver gel pen for "Bull's Eye".

Sunday, June 16, 2024

On Black - Perks


Again while with the gals playing with a single word...
size: 5.5w" x 5"h
Done on Strathmore Black Field Drawing 400 series, Black Edition colored pencils, Gelly Roll Metallic Gel pen
words: Elected office holds more PERKS than Elvis' nightstand. Dennis Miller

Saturday, June 15, 2024

Scribbled Lives 2024 - Wk 24 - Numbered BD Card


Size: 5"sq
On black cardstock (in a 4" square) drew out the lines in the numbers using a white Gelly Roll pen then colored with Black Edition colored pencils in blues and greens (analogous). Folded the cardstock to create a 5" sq card using a scalloped corner punch. My BD card wouldn't be complete without some gems...

Friday, June 14, 2024

Workshop Week 2024 - Collage Florals


I signed up for the Workshop Week 2024 hosted by The Happy Ever Crafter on an online platform

I'm not a collage person... but was inspired by this one. I didn't paint along with the teacher but pulled out some of my gelli prints. I'm also amazed I didn't put any lettering...
Size: 9"sq
Drew the outline of the vase and then painted the leaves around it, then glued my various elements. Added some leaves on top of things.

Thursday, June 13, 2024

CP - Yellow Orange Flowers


Something else I created while playing with the gals on Wednesday... On Genoa Bond Calligraphy  paper was in the mood for some yellowish flowers...
size: 3.5"w x 4"h
Juice Up pen, Posca colored pencils, graphite

Wednesday, June 12, 2024

On Black - Hungry


Again while with the gals playing with a single word...
size: 6"sq
Used a gold Juice Up pen to shadow the main word and the colored pencils for the un-shadowed lines around a broad edge graphite pencil lettering. Signo gold gel pen for the quote.
words: The HUNGRY judges soon the sentence sign, and wretches hang that jurymen can dine. Alexander Pope

Tuesday, June 11, 2024

Lotus Word


I saw something on Facebook or Instagram by Joy of Creating.
I loved the way she created the "O's" like the flower. Ingenious!!
size: 5"w x 2.5"h
On Canal Paper Montreal from St Armand drew in the letters using a Uniball gold gel pen. Painted with Holbien wc, blending/merging the colors.

Monday, June 10, 2024

On Black - Imagine


I was with my Crafty Dozen gals again and created this piece asking one of my friends for the first word that came into her mind and then creating around it...
size: 5.5w" x 6.5"h
Done on Strathmore Black Field Drawing 400 series and using Black Edition colored pencils.

Sunday, June 9, 2024

Pull Out Booklet - More Chuckles

I was teaching a few more friends how to make this structure and I thought I'd make a bigger one than my past two booklets...

size: 7.75"h x 6.75"w (incl circle) 2/5"thk (opens to 23"w)
I used mostly Canson Color Line cardstock in different colors and a gelli print done on Columbia Mills LBS end paper.
I used a basic monoline for the funnies using a Zig Writer.

   

Saturday, June 8, 2024

BVCG Env Exchange_June 2024 - Renate Worthington


Envie made with Elephant Hide paper embossed the name using a double layer of Staples 110# cardstock to create the Wes Wilson style letter template and then using 4 sizes of embossing tools. Shadowed the letters with a Posca brownish colored pencil. The address done in an Art Nouveau style with a ZIG Writer.

The card: I saw some flowers on a friend's blog and had to draw them... using Posca colored pencils, Gold gel pen for the cross hatching on the oval and a Juice Up pen for the words. 

Friday, June 7, 2024

ScribbledLives Wk 23 - Simpe - Simplify


Scribbled Lives wk 23 - Simple - Simplify
Size: 7"w x 5"h
On Canson Pro Layout marker paper using a Juice Up pen and a Zig Writer in plain and shadowed Art Nouveau style

words: Everybody is able to complicate, only a few can simplify. Bruno Munari

Thursday, June 6, 2024

Geometric Squares

The black & white image was something I came across in my Facebook feed. Then I created the red and gold one in the same size and then the 2 below in a smaller size.

While reorganizing my art room I came across a watercolor pad I bought eons ago (2012) from Kensington Art Supply (St Armand "Canal Paper Montreal"). It's a really fibrous and beautiful paper to work on. I wonder why it took me so long to try it...

Painted with Gansai Tambi Starry Colors set and graphite pencil. 

 




Wednesday, June 5, 2024

Very Free Versals - SPONTANEOUS-ness


I took a ZOOM class with Connie Furgason held by the Idaho Calligraphy Guild and this is the 2nd piece I created in class.
Done on Canal watercolor paper from St Armand.
Size: 9"w x 4"h
Using a Zig Writer to outline the letters and Holbien watercolors and graphite shadowing.
Stretched monoline with a Juice Up pen.
words: controlled spontaneous - ness

Tuesday, June 4, 2024

CP - Red Poppies

And the last floral I created while with the gals for our play day... I LOVE poppies ad with all the rain we've had this spring I might get some really nice ones for a change.

size: 4"w x 5"h
Juice Up pen, Posca colored pencils, graphite

Monday, June 3, 2024

Very Free Versals - Energy


I took a ZOOM class with Connie Furgason held by the Idaho Calligraphy Guild. I created 2 piece while taking the class.Done on Canal watercolor paper from St Armand.
Size: 7.5"w x 4.5"h
Using a Juice Up pen for the monoline lettering and a fine tip Sharpie pen for "Energy", Winsor Newton watercolors  and graphite shadowing
words: the difference between one man and another is not mere ability - it is energy.

Sunday, June 2, 2024

CP - Floral Pink


Something else I created while playing with my Crafty Dozen gals on Wednesday... On Genoa Bond Calligraphy  paper was in the mood for florals...
size: 3"w x 5"h
Juice Up pen, Posca colored pencils, graphite

Saturday, June 1, 2024

Scribbled Lives 2024 - Wk 22 - Raw Materials - The World


I wrote out all the words in various styles then photoshoped them around a world image.

SALT: black w/c paint and coarse salt sprinkled on it.
IRON: Posca colored pencils.
SAND: this is PEI sand...Posca colored pencils
COPPER: outlined with a Mattehop pen then used a clear embossing and sprinkled with 2 shades of embossing powder (Hot Stuff "Kettle Copper and Thanksgiving)
OIL: Posca colored pencils
LITHIUM: Posca colored pencils and accented with graphite shading and Unibll Signo white gel pen

Friday, May 31, 2024

Leafy Plant In Pot


 Playing with my Crafty Dozen gals on Wednesday... On Genoa Bond Calligraphy  paper was in the mood for florals & green pants... This was the 1st I drew

Juice Up pen, Posca colored pencils, graphite

Thursday, May 30, 2024

Sunflower - Keep Your Face

I was with my Crafty Dozen gals today and my pen and colored pencils wouldn't stop... this is 1 of what I created...
size: 5.5w" x 6.5"h
On Genoa Bond calligraphy paper drew the half sunflower image and then I said it needed some words...Using a Juice Up pen in Weaver style writing. I love this hand but you need room... Colored with Posca pencils and blended with a Lyra Splendor Blender..

words: Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadows it's what the sunflowers do. Helen Keller

Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Gelli Print Weave - We Sleep


I had a bunch of left over strips from gelli prints and decided to weave them.
size: 10.5w" x 8"h
Gelli prints done on Columbia Mills LBS End Paper then adhere to 65# cardstock. Text written with a brown Juice Up pen.

words: We sleep, but the loom of life never stops, and the pattern which was weaving when the sun went down is weaving when it comes up in the morning. Henry Ward Beecher

Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Leeloo Ruling Pen - Maybe


I love my Dreaming Dogs Ruling pens but don't get around to using them very often.I should rectify that...

size: 7w" x 5"h
On Black Black paper using a Dreaming Dog Leeloo ruling pen and Gansai Tambi gold paint. Added a white colored pencil highlight. And lots of spatter...

Monday, May 27, 2024

Scribbled Lives 2023 Bound



I'm on a roll and now 2023 for Scribbled Lives is bound... 14 pages plus covers - That's it till 2024 year end...

Sunday, May 26, 2024

Scribbled Lives 2022 Bound


I'm on a roll and now 2022 for Scribbled Lives is bound... 16 pages plus covers

Size: 8.5"w x 11" h x 1.5" thk
I mounted the artwork onto an unknown brand cardstock that feels like 120# or heavier white cardstock. Didn't even know I had this stuff... hidden behind some other things. sigh!! There are quite a few that I only have images for since they were 3 dimensional. Covers are the same white cardstock. Punched 3 holes using my large Crop-A-Dile and used a brown 4ply waxed linen thread in an altered Slip Knot binding. Added home made beads from eons ago - I think FIMO, as well as some paper beads.

Saturday, May 25, 2024

Scribbled Lives wk 21 - Cow Girls - Good Girls


Scribbled Lives Wk 21 - Cow Girls
size: 7" sq
On Canson Mixed Media paper wrote out some words (Madagascar - Fontstruct.com) and a basic monoline for the rest using a Juice Up pen.

Painted the interiors with a very diluted mix of Jacques Herbin inks (Emeraude de Chivor and Cornaline d'Egypte) both have some metallic mixture in them... more so the Cornaline and very little in the Emeraude - sigh. Not very happy with these inks and they weren't cheap... The metallic did not show up at all.

words: Good girls are made of sugar and spice cowgirls are made of whiskey on ice.

Friday, May 24, 2024

ECS Env Exchange May 2024 - Betty Locke


Another month of envelopes...

Env: Created a stencil from 2 layers of 110# Staples cardstock and embossed into the Elephant Hide paper. Added a shadow line with a Posca light brown colored pencil. Address done with Juice Up pen.

The gem card was made with some artwork I created a while back... layered onto several colors of cardstock/papers 

Thursday, May 23, 2024

ECS - Envelope Exchange May 2024 - Geri Arkell


Env: On Genoa Bond calligraphy paper stamped the hand made Notebook rubber stamp page inked with Distress Oxide pads and misted with water. Lettering in Wes Wilson style lettering using a Zig Writer for the outlines and Mattehop pens to color.

Card was made with some artwork I created a while back... (stencils and I think Distress pads). I added the "Hello My Friend and adhered to a cream toned card base.

Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Dogwood Card - Hello My Friend

I took a ZOOM class with Pat Blair - Wedge Brush florals (May 16 & 17th) and this is something I created the 2nd day. I decided to turn it into a card.
size: 5'w x 7"h
On Fabriano 1264 WC paper painted the floral image. Added the text with a Juice Up pen

Tuesday, May 21, 2024

WC Cherry Blossoms


I took a ZOOM class with Pat Blair - Wedge Brush florals (May 16 & 17th) and this is something I created the 1st day.
size: 7"w x 5"h
On Fabriano 1264 WC paper painted the floral image. Added the text with a pointed nib and Sumi ink.
words: a rose is a rose is a rose or maybe it's a cherry blossom.

Monday, May 20, 2024

Scribbled Lives 2021 - Bound


I finally got around to binding all the artwork I did in 2021 for Scribbled Lives... 17 pages plus covers (8.5"x 11")

Size: 8.5"w x 11" h x 1" thk
I mounted most of the artwork onto 65# off-white/cream toned cardstock, there were quite a few that I only had images for since they were either sold or 3 dimensional. Covers are made from a double layer glued together of the cream cardstock. Punched 3 holes using my large Crop-A-Dile. Used a dark blue and a turquoise 4ply waxed linen thread in an altered Slip Knot binding and then added various hand made paper beads.  

Sunday, May 19, 2024

Scribbled Lives- Wk 20 - Word Play - Natterschmoozing

Well it's another week's challenge done. Not one of my favorite challenges... but I love the word... I only had to write it out 3 times before I got all the spelling right. ROFL

Size: 8.5"w x 5.5"h
On a geli print done on Columbia Mills LBS End paper wrote out the word in a made up alphabet using a Speedball Elegant Writer 1.3mm pen. The definition done with a Juice Up pen. 

Saturday, May 18, 2024

WC Eucalyptus

Not sure when I created this... I think about a year ago... but it's been sitting in my Fabriano WC pad. I finally scanned it...
size 9"h x 6"w
On Fabriano 1264 WC paper drew out the design with a blue ZIG Writer, then painted the background watercolors. Added the title with a black Zig Writer in a Tadelus Wastowicz Type Design style