Saturday, September 18, 2021

BVCG Lettering Challenge Sept 18 - Knock, Knock


BVCG Lettering Challenge Sept 18 - Knock, Knock. And another one done with bleach as well...

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Friday, September 17, 2021

Sept/21 - Xmas Words In A Circle Cards - Peace On Earth - Holly


Sept/21 - Xmas Words In A Circle Cards - Peace On Earth - Holly

I'm loving doing these circle Xmas cards. I wrote out a bunch of sentiments so I could calculate the radius of my circle... Sometimes I left a bit more room than I had anticipated... C'est la vie.

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Thursday, September 16, 2021

BVCG Lettering Challenge Sept 16 - In A Pickle

BVCG Lettering Challenge Sept 16 - In A Pickle. 

Annette Wichman from Kensington Art Supply mention a good bleach result on Stillman & Birn black paper... so went out and bought their Nova Trio coiled book. It really was beautiful on black... the picture doesn't do it justice. It's a beautiful beige mottled look. It almost makes me smile as much as the result I got on that unknown paper I mentioned the other day... 

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Tuesday, September 14, 2021

BVCG Lettering Challenge Sept 14 "Heart Of Gold"


BVCG Lettering Challenge Sept 14 "Heart Of Gold" so I'm being a bit trite...

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Monday, September 13, 2021

Decorated Letter "E"

Decorated Letter "E". I was cleaning and throwing away a bunch of papers and came across some letters I had done a long time ago... I decided to recreate the letter "E". I love the way it turned out, but I removed the rest of the quote I scribed - it was not worthy of the "E". I'll have to do it again one day.

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Sunday, September 12, 2021

BVCG Lettering Challenge Sept 12 "Green Eyed Monster"


BVCG Lettering Challenge Sept 12 "Green Eyed Monster". Thought I'd add a bit of artwork this time... The iris is painted a metallic green but it doesn't show up in the image.

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Saturday, September 11, 2021

Sept/21 - Clorox On Black - If It Tastes Funny

I was in a mood to play with bleach...I recently heard that bleach deteriorates over time... mine was very very old, so no wonder I wasn't getting any good results... So I went out and bought some. The first piece of black cardstock gave me such a gorgeous bleach effect, my heart was fluttering - golden with a hint of orange. But I don't know what brand cardstock it was - it came out of my scrap ends. So I tried a bunch of other brands
and finally settled on Darrice Premium C.S.

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ABCEDARIAN - A Is For Apple


Our guild (BVCG.ca) is having a galleria ZOOM meeting in October. and our challenge was to create something with the topic ABCEDARIAN. Thought I'd make another piece...

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Friday, September 10, 2021

Scribbled Lives 2021 - Wk 36 - John Nieto - Success


Scribbled Lives 2021 - Wk 36 - John Nieto - Success. We were asked to create a piece using John Nieto's style of art. It's very graphic, colorful and bold.

This is another piece I did the basic design and then added a black shadow line...

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BVCG Lettering Challenge Sept 10 "Faint Hearted"

 


BVCG Lettering Challenge Sept 10 "Faint Hearted" - keeping it a little simpler this time

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Thursday, September 9, 2021

Sept/21 - ABCEDARIAN - Always Begin Counting

Our guild (BVCG.ca) is having a galleria ZOOM meeting in October. and our challenge was to create something with the topic ABCEDARIAN. I had a vague idea of what that constituted and when I looked up the meaning I was still baffled... So I went with the simplistic meaning of using every letter in the alphabet in a sequential order... I'm very pleased with the results.

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Wednesday, September 8, 2021

BVCG Letering Challenge Sept 8 - Dead As A Doornail


BVCG Letering Challenge Sept 8 - Dead As A Doornail. Continuing on with Neuland style lettering this time within a square and doodling.

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Monday, September 6, 2021

BVCG Lettering Challenge - Sept 6th - Come What May


Thought I'd do Neuland in a circle this time... I love the leaves done with an Artistro Fine tipped Paint Pen.

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Sunday, September 5, 2021

Sept/21 - Prairies - Happiness


I saw a photo by Annette Wichmann of this prairie scene and had to paint it... then add the sentiment words. Since I recently took a class from Violet Smythe "Neuland" hosted by ECS, I'm continuing to practice that style.

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Scribbled Lives Wk 35 - Card - Making Spirits Bright


Scribbled Lives Wk 35 - Card - Making Spirits Bright. Continuing on lettering Xmas words in a circle, this time doing it in Neuland style.

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Saturday, September 4, 2021

BVCG Lettering Challenge Sept 4th - "Brave New World"


Brave New World - more Neuland style lettering and accenting with Artistro Extra Fine tipped paint pens. I really like them (but they have to be the Extra Fine tip - the Fine tip is more like a brush tip - too soft and they come in lucious colors).

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Friday, September 3, 2021

Books Rock - Happy B-Day My Friend

There was a free ZOOM session with Helen Heibert on Aug 31/21 for this rocking card "Books Rock" Fun... I created mine to fit into a 5 x 7" envelope.
On Staples Cream toned 110# cardstock cut out the structure. I used a different size to what Helen showed us. (11"h x 6."w) scored at .5" from the top, then 2.3" and 3.3", having the ground piece ending up being 4.8". I also didn't glue it closed, instead I created little tabs that fit into a slot so it can be disassembled to lay flat. It rocks beautifully... BIG GRIN

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Thursday, September 2, 2021

BVCG Lettering Challenge - Sept 2nd - A Sorry Sight


This month's BVCG Lettering challenge is "Things we say today which we owe to Shakespeare". Interesting theme...

Since we had our 1st online enrichment session "Neuland" at ECS taught by Violet Smythe, I thought I'd put what I learned to practice this month...

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Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Art Of The Fold #17 - Blizzard Pocket Mini Booklet

I had this leftover piece of scrap from the Previous project I made and said - what the heck - lets see what it would make...

I really love the results - BIG GRIN. I started with a piece of paper 24"w x 3"h and marking at the .75" point creating a booklet that is 2.25"w x 1.5"h x .75"thk

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Tuesday, August 31, 2021

BVCG Envelope Exchange - A Couple More...

A couple more envelopes I created for BVCG envelope exchange

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Monday, August 30, 2021

BVCG Envelope Exchange August 2021


I thought I'd upload a few envelopes I've created for our BVCG Envelope Exchange...

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Sunday, August 29, 2021

Art Of THe Fold - Blizard Pocket - Bogus

Our challenge for our September 14th meeting is to try the next  structure in the book - Blizzard Pocket #17 from Hedi Kyle's "Art Of The Fold" book.

I've never made this structure... It's nice but I don't know where I would use it.

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Saturday, August 28, 2021

Scribbled Lives Wk 34 - Bob Dylan - Ring Of Fire


This week on Scribbled Lives for week 34 we were asked to write a line or more from Bob Dylan lyrics. I never realized he wrote so many... Anyway there were a few that spoke to me and I finally decided on this one (Ring Of Fire). I did the rectangular one first which I like, but then got to thinking of putting the title within a circle to mimic the ring of fire title. I love that one...

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Friday, August 27, 2021

BVCG August 2021 Lettering Challenge - Day 27 - 31


BVCG August 2021 Lettering Challenge - Day 27 - 31

I was introduced to a funky lettering style by a friend on our Scribbled Lives private Facebook group. You know how I love funky stuff BIG GRIN... This one is supposedly called "Demi Lune" style.

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Thursday, August 26, 2021

Aug/21 - Blowing Grasses - Just 4 U


Just 4 U card with blowing grasses.

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Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Aug/21 - Happy Chanukah - Circular - Blackletter


and another card for the Christmas season...

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Tuesday, August 24, 2021

Aug/21 - WC - Leaves - Hello


I was checking Instagram and came across a painting from #TwitcherWrites and was inspired to paint something similar... Thanks Twitcher for the inspiration

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Monday, August 23, 2021

Aug/21 - WC - Rocky Waterscape


I've been itching to paint some rocks for several days but was always getting distracted with other things needing to be done - sigh. Finally got to it. BIG GRIN

I'll eventually write a quote or something on it but haven't found one that speaks to me yet. 

OK I thought about it and finally decided on this quote by Paul Simon.

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Sunday, August 22, 2021

Aug/21 Merry Christmas - Circular - Uncial - Holly Leaves

 

Aug/21 Merry Christmas - Circular - Uncial - Holly Leaves. I wasn't planning on making any Xmas cards this year... and then today I was trying out my new pad of calligraphy paper and created the circular Xmas design and turned it into a card... Really like the paper - Strathmore Calligraphy Wove Finish 20#.

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Friday, August 20, 2021

Scribbled Lives 2021 - Wk 33 - Numbers - Numbers Speak


Scribbled Lives 2021 - Wk 33 - Numbers - Numbers Speak. I came across this stye of lettering and wanted to try it out... I really like the textural effect it gives. I'm also using a bit of numerology. The last 5 numbers I picked and looked up the meaning...

Words: Numbers 1234567890 Speak 89121

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Monday, August 16, 2021

Aug/21 - WC - Sunrise - Sympathy


I came across a photo on Instagram by Annette Wichman and was inspired to paint it... then turned it into a card of sympathy for a friend.

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Scribled Lives - Wk 32 - Thanks - Thank U


This weeks challenge (wk32) is to say thank you to our Scribbled lives leader/organizer Carol DuBosch.

Thought I'd create something from one of my recent classes on the Summer Retreat 2021 onLine series by Neus Cañas (Miss Meissa). Love the colorful look...

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Sunday, August 15, 2021

ECS - Aug/21 - Pen Is Mightier


This month's Edmonton Calligraphy Society's challenge is "Pens, Papers, Books...

Immediately I thought of this quote. I'm also going to enter into World Calligraphy Day challenge Which was Aug 11th

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Aug/21 - Day 10 - Blackletter - Much Stronger


I signed up for the Summer Retreat 2021 (mini classes of 100 artists). This was from Day 10, Blackletter Design tutorial with Tamer Ghoneim.

Love his calligraphy and style.

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Aug/21 - Day 10 - Tropical Lettering Just 4 U


I signed up for the Summer Retreat 2021 (mini classes of 100 artists). This was from Day 10, tropical lettering tutorial Neus Cañas (Miss Meissa)

I absolutely love this one. Those colors just POP...

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