Saturday, March 19, 2011

David's Apartment

David said if you look just the right way out of his apartment, you can see the Empire State building. But his favorite building is the Chrysler building. Not sure if he can see that one or not, but I put it on his New House card anyway.  The inspiration for the card came from Kirklands --- and a picture of that French tower thingie ... I wanted to try the background technique with it.  Mike is in France right now, but out in the backwoods, not near the Eiffel Tower. That kind of explains all my free time spent drawing ...

I shared the card on Splitcoast, and one person commented that they really love the cityscape stamps too. I took it as the highest compliment I could imagine!

Friday, March 18, 2011

Rabbit in Ruffles

Here's my bunny from the teapot ... look at the post below and focus in on the top right side with the polka dot teapot ...  I tried a dotty background that was suggested to me by a great artist over at Copic Musketeers --- am waiting to hear what he thinks of it  ^..^

I had to look up a tutorial online to learn how to draw ruffles - I am really into this drawing thing lately, as you can tell.  I am amazed at all the free tutorials online, but still managed to drop a few bucks at Barnes and Noble on some drawing books I HAD to have.

Anyway, Bunny is yours to take and enjoy.   I just hope I can find this card when Easter rolls around!  Click on "free digi" below to see all the posts that have digis to share.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Teapot Tuesday!

Teapot Tuesday had a bunch of pots to choose from, but I ended up using the idea of many pots, or in my case, cups of tea.

I have NO idea how to mail this with the bow ...

I did however fall in love with the bunny in the top left teapot and spent awhile playing with drawing him in my sketch book.  Hopefully he will become a card soon.

Monday, March 14, 2011

My lizard

Here is another drawing that you are welcome to grab --- please let me know in the comments if you prefer drawings saved as a png instead of a jpg.

 It is really getting warm finally ... and maybe, just maybe winter is over? Or shouldn't I even think that out loud for fear of scaring spring away!

I am using my lizard to practice shadows ... can you even tell which lizard is under the noon sun and which one is enjoying light at an angle?

Featured Stamper Kristen

Splitcoast features a stamper every week and encourages folks to case ( copy and steal everything) her card. I chose this card as my inspiration and came up with shoe card # 3.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

A sad task

My aunt passed away last week, at the age of 101. I am making sympathy cards for her 4 daughters who of course are happy she is at peace but will still feel her loss. Sympathy cards are difficult for me.  But I know how much it means to get a card when you are hurting.