Saturday, November 7, 2009

Erin's Pregnant!

Erin was at our stamping retreat and a little bit under the weather. She didn't know why and of course we all were worried. Turns out it was her new little baby-to-be that was ready to spring a surprise.

I love this Debbie Mum paper even more than stamping but I had to have a few stamped animals peeking out the corners. The dots were from a pencil eraser.

Another piece inspired by art

The more I colored with my copics, the more this started looking like an evil mask with scary eyes and a very big nose. So I turned it sideways to get rid of the idea of a face. The smaller piece is a painting by Matt Stevens that retails for a mere $700.00. I tried coloring the warm tones with regular watercolor markers. There really is a difference.

Owly becomes a card

I loved the owl and decided to sketch him. Then I took the new black copic marker Amy got me and it worked perfectly to trace my sketched image onto vellum. The blotchy parts are where I used the blender pen to erase mistakes!

Then I copied the vellum drawing onto cardstock.

Here is the final card, colored with copics with the sky sponged with cotton balls and my favorite new moon. I am also liking using half of the oval punch as a tab. Maybe I am finally developing my own style?
Guess I'll have to wait and see.

The paintings of Matte Stephens

Splitcoast challenge today is to find inspiration at the Jonathan Adler site. I found an artist that I really like, Matte Stephens and plan to make some cards inspired by his work.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Christmas card for Noah

This was colored with a combination of copics and other markers. The sky is sponged with a cotton ball.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Sweet Pea stamps

I wanted to use the rubber with my poem on it for a thank you card for Faith. I sent a copy of the card to Lynette over at Sweet Pea and she said she would feature it on her site on Sunday, isn't that sweet!

More of Faith's trees

Oh these are such fun to do. This is for the Wednesday sketch challenge over at Splitcoast.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Some pictures from the Stamp Retreat

Cat in the Moon

What you can't see are the sparkling snowflakes all around the sky in kaleidoscope glitter - or the sparkle on the snowpiles in the foreground. Hopefully you also can't see the eyes that were pretty little green rhinestones until they went through my new cuttlebug with a nestie!.. Duhhh ...