Friday, February 4, 2011

Digi Palm

Somebody told me to publish both a jpg and a png so here they are ... (they both look the same to me! Something about transparency ...)

Hope you are thinking of warm - and a palm tree just says warm breezes to me. 

These images are yours to take if you wish. I got a new sketch book and have been playing.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Breathe ...and Balance

My yoga instructor says you can't have balance if you don't breathe. I don't stop to think about breathing much, but I do hold my breathe when I concentrate.  I am trying to learn to relax and just breathe, nothing else.  I really like how my silhouette came out - I drew her with a gel pen and then colored with a copic .3 fine point. I kind of like the little scratchies of white through the leotard. Looks kind of like a woodcut to me.

Not sure what I will do with this drawing, but it was very relaxing to do.

Brown and Pink Color Challenge

This card needed to be all copics, in brown and pink. I colored the image with RV 23 and E 35 then used a blender pen to remove color for the spots on his back.

The splash dot of the flower print is by tapping both markers on white cardstock repeatedly.

The wood grain is mostly E35 with a few stripes of RV 23 and some very fine stripes of E 37.  Nails on the plank were made with E47.   Edges were rubbed with a stamping spot in dark brown after cuttlebugging the embossing patterns.

The sketch is roughly based on a sketch by scrapmommy at this website ...    I love her work and think I will learn a lot from seeing her stuff.

And I tried the faux pressed flower technique again - I am really liking the way it looks to emboss a card with the flowers already attached and have them become part of the background.

Image was a freebie from twisty noodle.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Teapot Tuesday

What a cute little set is this! Unfortunately I think my cherry stamps are in Michigan --- along with a whole lot of snow so I am quite thankful to be in Florida, even without my cherry stamps.

Hope this "strawberry" will be ok for the challenge at splitcoast.

I did learn one thing --- cardstock in Florida really tears with a wide bumpy edge, almost comes into layers like pie crust. Of course it also kind of bends in the paper cutter. HUMID much !!!