Thursday, June 10, 2021

Tombow - Hello My Friend


I signed up for a week's worth of classes with "Workshop Week 2021" via Crowdcast. This Tombow lettered card was done during Illyahna Johnson's class. I worked on Arches 90# HP watercolor paper mounted to a Burgundy toned cardstock then onto my white side folded card base. Inside still to be determined... 

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3D - Y - Just For You

I signed up for a week's worth of classes with "Workshop Week 2021" via Crowdcast. This 3D letter was done during Sabeena Karnik's class. Even though it looks gouanothing like hers... instead of just simple pieces of papers inside the shape (to make it easier for the rest of the students...) I decided to raid my quilled stash... It's a side folded black linen textured card. Inside still to be determined... 

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Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Black & White Forest Scene


I signed up for a week's worth of classes with "Workshop Week 2021" via Crowdcast. This watercolor was done during Emma Witte's class. Made it into a side folded card... inside still to be determined...Using only Payne's Grey watercolor...

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Blackletter - Thankful


I signed up for a week's worth of classes with "Workshop Week 2021" via Crowdcast. This watercolor was done during Tammer Ghoneim's class. Made it into a top folded card... inside still to be determined... 

PS; the pink should be a very bright pink not this washed out pink. C'est la vie...

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Drop Cap - Hugs


I signed up for a week's worth of classes with "Workshop Week 2021" via Crowdcast. These drop cap letters were done during Hayley Barry's class. Made it into a side folded card... inside still to be determined... 

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Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Mixed Media Floral - Just Living - HB

I signed up for a week's worth of classes with "Workshop Week 2021" via Crowdcast. These flowers were painted during Sarah Simon's Mixed Media class. 

 

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BVCG June Lettering Challenge - Day 8 - 14


BVCG June Lettering Challenge - Day 8 - 14. Since our theme is WIND, I thought I'd do this week's words in a whirlwind spiral design using Italic style lettering with some flourishes.

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Monday, June 7, 2021

W/C Florals - The Earth Laughs - HB

 

W/C Florals - The Earth Laughs - HB. I signed up for a week's worth of classes with "Workshop Week 2021" via Crowdcast. These flowers were painted during Jenna Rainey's class. Thought I'd make it into a BD card...

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Friday, June 4, 2021

Scribbled Lives 2021 - Wk 22 Combining Art Forms - Knit 1 Purl 1


Scribbled Lives 2021 - Wk 22 Combining Art Forms - Knit 1 Purl 1. I've knit A LOT of sweaters... So I pulled a couple out of my closet and photographed the patterns, then spliced the images together in Adobe Elements, printed it out and wrote my text. I'm happy with the results.

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Wednesday, June 2, 2021

T-Rex alcohol inks - Scenic


I recently purchased T-Rex alcohol inks and was playing with them. This is another piece I created. No calligraphy yet... not sure what I wnt to put on it if anything.


Tuesday, June 1, 2021

BVCG June 2021 Lettering Challenge Day 1 - 7




BVCG June 2021 Lettering Challenge Day 1 - 7, and we're into the start of another month... Time is just flying by...

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BVCG May 2021 Lettering Challenge - Bound


BVCG May 2021 Lettering Challenge - Bound

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Monday, May 31, 2021

BVCG May 2021 Lettering Challenge Day 31

 


BVCG May 2021 Lettering Challenge Day 31

Continuing on this week working on black cardstock. I love this piece done with my Brody Ruling pen.

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Sunday, May 30, 2021

Barbara Close - Trees - Calligram and Bound


Barbara Close - Trees - Calligram and Bound. I finished my last piece and bound all the pages. I'm very happy with the results.

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Scribbled Lives 2021 - Wk 21 - Color - Alcohol Poppies


Scribbled Lives 2021 - Wk 21 - Color - Alcohol Poppies. I recently purchased a new brand of alcohol inks by T-Rex. Really nice inks. The only thing I don't like about them is the name of the ink is on the cap, so when you remove it from the bottle, there is no way of knowing if you're putting it back on the right bottle. Sigh. So I wrote all the names on some paper and stuck them on the backs of each bottle... Now I'm content.

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Saturday, May 29, 2021

Scribbled Lives Wk21 - Color - Ornamental Trees

Scribbled Lives Wk21 - Color - Ornamental Trees. Since I just finished the last days class with Barbara Close, thought i use what I learned...

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BVCG May 2021 Lettering Challenge Day 29 - 30

 


BVCG May 2021 Lettering Challenge Day 29 - 30

Continuing on this week working on black cardstock.

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Friday, May 28, 2021

Barbara Close - Trees - Day 4

It's our final day for Barbara Close - Trees Workshop - Sigh!! I thoroughly enjoyed it and got lots of ideas.

This is my practice stuff during the class. Now to create good pieces BIG GRIN.

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Wednesday, May 26, 2021

BVCG May 2021 Lettering Challenge Day 26- 28

 
BVCG May 2021 Lettering Challenge Day 26- 28

Continuing on this week working on black cardstock.

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Tuesday, May 25, 2021

My Clivia - Full Bloom

 


On of my Clivia plants is in full bloom. I love it... it makes me happy every time I look at it...

Art Of The Fold - More #13 Wheel Of Fortune





Art Of The Fold - More #13 Wheel Of Fortune. After making my watermelon Wheel of Fortune, it's been sitting on my shelf in front of me, and I kept saying I should try a few versions of it...

#2 I really wanted to try one with calligraphy, but I'm not that pleased with the results. I think I should have made a larger version of it.


#3 Then I thought I'd try using my oriental paper. I really like that one.For that one I didn't fold the bottom points up.


#4 Then I made one like the directions - finally - except for the size of paper I used... I have a hard time doing something exactly as instructed...


#5 And my final piece is a larger version of #3. I LOVE this one. The size of paper I used was 5.5"h x 34"w. It's a misc calligraphy paper which I spliced together to get the width. I used Versafine Clair stamp pads to color both sides of the paper. Much better than using watercolors which would warp the paper. I love the way it stands so tall and proud...


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Sunday, May 23, 2021

Scribbled Lives 2021 - Wk 20 - Nature Tools - Carrot

Scribbled Lives 2021 - Wk 20 - Nature Tools - Carrot. This not a favorite theme.

I tried a couple plant things and said Uck!!. Then I thought of the carrots that are languishing in my vegetable bin in the fridge. I checked them out, but none were worthy of using for this theme, so I made a cream of carrot soup instead. Added a couple potatoes since I didn't have enough carrots...YUM!! I added some maple syrup to it as well. Will do that again.

Anyway, placed an online grocery order including CARROTS... so voila! I used an unknown brand of linen textured cardstock. Black ad Vermillion Sumi ink.

Quote: My heart says cheese dip. but my jeAns say, Good God woman, EAT SOME CARROTS!

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Barbara Close Trees Day 3

 

I really love doing Birch trees... silhouettes have their uses... doing Bark is challenging but I enjoyed the process. Took more than 6 layers of paint before I got a result I was happy with...

 I have mixed feelings for day 4... On the one hand I want the day to come, on the other hand, that means class will end - sigh!! I really enjoyed this class spread over weeks.

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