Friday, March 6, 2020

Making Cards for Spring

It's starting to warm up here at the beach in Delaware. That always gets me thinking about flowers blooming. I made these in the Anna Griffin style- elegant, feminine and pretty.  The dark pieces are gold foil - they print dark- think shiny gold!

Monday, February 17, 2020

Taking a break

Have you ever been washed out or depleted?  I feel that right now regarding my art. I think I need a long break to refill my cup. I just don't have any spark inside of me at the moment.

see you in a bit....

Sunday, January 19, 2020

Back to my roots

I miss mixed media. I got away from it with painting and cardmaking and procreate digital painting. This morning I got messy again and it felt great!  I made this in my mixed media journal. The bottles I made on my Cricut and used some awesome paper by Tim Holtz. The background is a combo of paint, ink,  rubber stamps and Seth Apters embossing powders. I love the powders- they are grungy and oh-so-cool to use. I added the labels- they reflect how I feel about this page.

Thursday, December 19, 2019

More Christmas Procreate fun

10x10 digital painting

I created this tonight while watching TV. I used my newest love, Procreate on my iPad.
The perfect app if you ask me.  What I love is that I can watercolor, draw and design all in one...with out opening up my 'real' watercolors.  There are times when I just don't feel like getting out my paints. I have wanted a digital sketching journal for the longest time and this app with my iPad is the perfect solution for me. 

Look closely at the NOEL... (pull it up close) I made it look like a letterpress an old fashioned press. How cool is that to make the vintage look on a modern digital piece.  Happy, happy, happy....

happy painting!

Monday, December 9, 2019

Procreate coolness

Winter Sweaters
Procreate - Digital

I am in love with the app Procreate. Using my iPad with my apple pencil is so convenient. This is an illustration I've done for a background for a Christmas Card. I am learning to do this on Skillshare with Liz Kohler Brown classes. Her lessons are clear, short and full of info. I can't recommend them enough. 

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

A little fairy magic

Fairy art. I made this in my mixed media journal. The background is glittery as I used my home made glitter watercolor paint I made. I may make this into a card. I've been using my new iPad and Procreate a lot lately and not doing a lot of crafting at this moment in time.  I do tend to go in a circle pattern of art making. I've entered into my fine art mode lately.  I think making sooooo many Christmas cards may have something to do with that!

Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Autumn Cards

These started as stamped images. First I stamped using a brown Distress ink. Then I painted it using watercolors. Trimmed it up and mounted on card and embellished. I am happy with the results!

Happy Crafting!