Thursday, June 26, 2008
Friday, June 20, 2008
In California, the first day of summer can be hot or it can be gloomy and gray. We never know what we're going to get. I'm hoping for hot. After 20 years in San Marcos, I am finally getting used to the heat. Well, of course I am, I have air conditioning!
This little card was made using justjohanna Odd Bird Planet stamps. I used the orange for the center of the flower, the large button for the outside of the flower and I drew the stem and leaves. For the border, I used the lacy border and colored in the holes. That is my handwriting on the left edge. Paper is Baby Girl by Basic Gray. I colored the flower center and buttons with my Prismacolor watercolor pencils and used my waterbrush. I drew the stem and leaves with Prismacolor pen and drew details with Prismacolor pencils.
Hope you have a great summer. What are your plans? Any big trips? Tell me all about it. I hope you have a fantasic summer! Stay cool and wear your sunscreen!
Thursday, June 19, 2008
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
Monday, June 16, 2008
Thursday, June 12, 2008
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Here we are!!
This is a picture of me and Kathi Rerek. When John and I were vacationing in PA, I made arrangements with Kathi and we met at Memory Lane in Quakerstown, PA. WE LOVE MEMORY LANE! Kathi reserved space in the crop room for us to make stuff. It wasn't just Kathi and I - it was my sister, Donna, her famous friend, Kim, Dana (my niece) and Lisa.
While the other ladies worked on cards or scrapbook pages, Kathi and I practiced with watercolors, pens and pencils. Kathi showed me how she uses her watercolor pencils and Twinkling H2O's and I showed her how I use my Prismacolor pencils. After we did that for oh, a couple of HOURS, we started working on a few projects. I made a couple of cards while Kathi took advantage of the die cut machines in the crop room to cut out some stuff for a book she is working on. Kathi was quite pleased with what she got done, and so was I. I learned more about how to use my watercolor pencils and to take it easy with the color. If you know me, you know I like solid, bright colors and Kathi showed me that I could use just a little bit of color to get a beautiful effect without putting on so much color. I love it!
I am so glad I got to meet Kathi. She is funny and talented. I hope we get to get together when we go to PA again. Thanks for driving to ML, Kathi!
Friday, June 06, 2008
Thursday, June 05, 2008
Thank you, Donna, for turning me on to these tag books. I know that I will be ordering books from OT now and having them on hand to make books. Thank you all for putting up with my rambling, as usual.