Saturday, December 3, 2022

Scribbled Lives 2022 - Wk 48 - Wrapping Paper - Ampersand Booklet

Our final month for the Scribbled Lives Facebook group. Boy time has gone too fast... Looking forward to next years challenges...

I was privileged to be on our latest BVCG Journal cover #152 so photo copied it in B&W and color and created the booklet and bow.

Click below for more details and descriptions etc. Enjoy

Link to Booklet detail page HERE

Link to Scribbled Lives December post HERE

PS Link to instructions for creating the bow HERE.

Friday, December 2, 2022

Blackletter - Thoughts Of You

Continuing practicing my Blackletter after Tamer Ghoneim's class held by LAGRD. I was in a mood to work with color and a chisel brush...

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Thursday, December 1, 2022

Fairytale Font - Hello My Friend


I saw a design by Jurgen Vercaemst that inspired me to create something today... it was posted on a class he's going to be teaching at the
Portland Society Calligraphy Guild in the US early next year. I was really inspired... an I paired it up with some of the Fairytale font...

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Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Blackletter - Wine


After taking Tamer Ghoneim's Blackletter class held by LAGRD I thought I'd practice a bit today... A little humor sent to me by one of my gal friends...

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Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Fairytale Font - Lost My Mind


You all know how I love funky lettering styles so this one was no exception... Thank you Lynn Slevinsky (for the fun lettering style) and Donna Uncles (for passing it on to me) and for keeping me in the loop since I didn't attend our recent Guild meeting...

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Monday, November 28, 2022

Art Nouveau - Pastel Joy


And I think this is the last one
experimenting the Art Nouveau letters on black cardstock. This one is with Pastels.

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Sunday, November 27, 2022

Art Nouveau - Yes No & Thanks


Continuing playing with these Art Nouveau style letters on black cardstock using various coloring mediums trying to find something that really speaks to me... I really like doodling on them...

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Saturday, November 26, 2022

Art Nouveau - Howdy & Hello - Colored


Since I've been playing with this style of Art Nouveau on white paper with black pens I thought I'd play on black paper with coloring mediums... I will continue to play since I want something that really stands out...

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Friday, November 25, 2022

Scribbled Lives 2022 - Wk 47 Gratitude - Heart's Memory


Scribbled Lives 2022 - Wk 47 Gratitude - Heart's Memory. I LOVE doing these Art Nouveau letters...

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Thursday, November 24, 2022

Affirmation Booklet - Some of the pages


Affirmation Booklet - Some of the pages. I thought I'd make a new booklet using positive words... These are the 1st 4 pages

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Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Pen Patterns - Heartfelt Wishes


I was with the gals again yesterday and was in a mood to try something I saw in the last Bound and Lettered edition 17-4, there was an article by Joy Daniels doing pen patterns in hearts and stars and letters etc... this is my result from that article...

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Monday, November 21, 2022

Art Nouveau - Believe - Dry Embossing


I really like this style of lettering... So thought I'd try it using an embossing tool for a 3D effect. There are a couple things I'm not happy about it but that's for another time...

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Sunday, November 20, 2022

Art Nouveau - Who Hates Speeding Tickets


Day 3 of Ewan Clayton's Art Nouveau ZOOM class.

I really like this piece even if I did misquote the quote and it could be a bit neater... but I was having problems with the flow of my Bleed Proof white (thickness versus opacity...). Anyway that last word should have been "foot" instead of "hand"...

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Saturday, November 19, 2022

Pine Wreath - Cheers


After making a bunch of the wreaths taught by Younghae Chung on Texas Lettering Arts - Holiday Projects using Bleed Proof white ink on black cardstock, I decided to make one with watercolors and pointed pen.

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Friday, November 18, 2022

Scribbled Lives 2022 - Wk 46 - Art Nouveau - With Malice


Scribbled Lives 2022, another week gone by... this week #46 our theme is Art Nouveau. I'm taking a class with Ewan Clayton on this style of writing... I've probably swung way off the style... but I like the way it turned out!

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Thursday, November 17, 2022

Tamer's BlackLetter Class - Day 2


I'm taking a ZOOM Blackletter class through the Lettering Arts Guild of  Red Deer with Tamer Ghoneim.

This week we finished the Minuscule and started on a few of the Majuscules. Our homework this week was to write out a pangram 5 times. I have a very very hard time repeating things. I get bored very quickly and loose focus... Just look at my last line and the "q" in "liquor"... that's a real drunken "q"... So I stopped writing after 4 repeats, even with letter variations in each line. sigh!!

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Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Juice It Up Flowers - Hello My Friend


Someone on line recommended these Pilot Juice It Up 04 pens saying they didn't clog up like regular gel pens and they started writing without any fussy prepping to get them started... I was intrigued... So I bought a bunch of them. Love them BIG GRIN. My only disappointment was that they are a very fine tip which I hadn't realized... But I love them anyway.

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Monday, November 14, 2022

Ewan Clayton - Art Nouveau - Day 1


My Guild (BVCG) has Ewan Clayton teaching us Art Nouveau style lettering. I really do love that form but it can be very confusing... there are soooo many variations.

Click on image to see images from Day 1 and more details etc. Enjoy

No Sew - Slip Knot Booklet - Seniors' ABC's


A friend sent me this email with the Seniors' Alphabet and I said to myself it would make a great coffee table booklet... So using my No Sew Slip Knot technique created it... Love it

Click on image for more details and there's a link on that page for all the text pages. It's fun to read... and us seniors can get a real chuckle... ROFL.

Sunday, November 13, 2022

No Sew - Slip Knot Booklets - Geli Print


I taught a No Sew Slip Knot Booklet over at Paper Pastimes on Friday to several ladies. We had a wonderful time.

I had created a bunch of Geli print cardstock pieces which I used to demonstrate the techniques.

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Saturday, November 12, 2022

Scribbled Lives 2022 - Wk 45 - Ted Lasso - Believe


We're getting close to the end of this year's Scribbled Lives... Wk 45 - Ted Lasso. Sorry never heard of him and I don't watch television...

Anyway our prompt this week was to use a yellow background, blue for the word "Believe" and anything else was up to us...

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Wednesday, November 9, 2022

ECS Envelope Exchange - Nov 2022 - Renita & Arlene



ECS Envelope Exchange - Nov 2022 - Renita & Arlene. I'm using some of my geli prints I created recently for the envelopes.

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Tuesday, November 8, 2022

Carol DuBosch - Gothicized Italic


I took a 2 day ZOOM class with Carol DuBosch - Gothicized Italic. I really like this style. Need to have pointier edges - more Gothic... Practice...

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Monday, November 7, 2022

TLA - Accordion Spine Booklet - Color My World


I signed up for Texas Lettering Arts Holiday Projects 3 day classes. loving these projects...

This one was taught by Gemma Black. What a fabulous booklet design. The accordion portion of the spine can be left so it expands or tied closed like a real book. I left mine open.

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Sunday, November 6, 2022

ECS - V Smythe - Button Alphabet


Took another ZOOM class with ECS - V Smythe teaching Button Alphabet. It's a fun and funky style. Will have to play with it...

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Saturday, November 5, 2022

TLA - One Sheet Wonder - Smirk

I signed up for Texas Lettering Arts Holiday Projects 3 day classes. I LOVE making these little booklets... it is so addictive. This one was taught by Veronica Phillips.

This time I wanted to do one a lot shorter in height and include a real spine...

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Friday, November 4, 2022

Scribbled Lives 2022 - Wk 44 - Haiku - Winter Days

 

Another month started for the Scribbled Lives group... I found this Haiku but changed the last line..
 
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Thursday, November 3, 2022

TLA - One Sheet wonder - 12 x 12

  

I signed up for Texas Lettering Arts Holiday Projects 3 day classes.
This one was taught by Veronica Phillips. Since I was showing my friend how to make one I used the same sizes Veronica used... which was 12 x 12". 

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Wednesday, November 2, 2022

TLA - Wreaths - Noel & Bah Humbug


As mentioned the other day I signed up for the Texas Lettering Arts Holiday Projects. Love making these wreaths so much I made a couple more and showed one of my good friends how to make one too. We had a good time playing.

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Sunday, October 30, 2022

TLA - Holly Wreath - Joy


I signed up for Texas Lettering Arts Holiday Projects 3 day classes. So far really good... This one was taught by Younghae Chung.

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Saturday, October 29, 2022

Scribbled Lives 2022 - Wk 43 - Ghosts - From Ghoulies


Another month completed for Scribbled lives wk 43 with a theme of Ghosts...

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Friday, October 28, 2022

TLA - One Sheet Wonder - Bold & Beautiful


I signed up for Texas Lettering Arts Holiday Projects 3 day classes. So far really good...

This one was taught by Veronica Phillips. She used 12"sq double sided paper. Needless to say I used something different... 12 x 14" paper and painted both sides with gouache on my Geli plate...

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