Tuesday, September 23, 2008
This is a card I made two or three years ago. I must've sent it in to VSN ages ago and they just now ran it. The theme was "repeated images". Stop by your LSS and pick up the October issue. My card is in the centerfold along with lots of other cool cards.
The cupcake flower is by um, er, ah, oh darn it, I forget and I can't find the stamp. "Celebrate" is Rosie's Roadshow. The credits for the stamp are in VSN on the back page. Colored with Prismacolor pencils, as if I had to mention that. Thanks for stopping by.
Monday, September 22, 2008
Yes, I am a city girl, but I do know the difference between a rooster and a hen! I do not have a hen stamp and didn't think to modify the rooster before I made the comic, so you'll have to use your imagination. Thank you.
Thanks to Sarah's grade school kids for this week's joke. I understand they would like to be regular contributors to the comic and I think that is fantastic. Yay, kids!
Sunday, September 21, 2008
- Olive green
- Dark green
- Burnt Ochre
For the flower petals:
- Yellow Ochre
- Burnt Ochre
For the flower centers:
- Light Umber
- Dark Umber
I've heard some people choose their colors ahead of time and then color. I choose mine as I go along. When I was coloring the petals, I decided they needed a little "oomph" to the darker areas and it needed to be a little red in color since one of the other colors in the inspiration photo was red, so that's why I chose the burnt ochre. I also added a teensy bit of the burnt ochre to the leaves because, well, real leaves aren't totally green. They turn brown a bit on the edges. I didn't use brown because brown kind of muddies up the green and that bit of red in the burnt ochre is just right. I find these things out by trial and error. Nothing fancy about it.
So that's it. My garden party entry for the week. Thanks for stopping by.
Friday, September 19, 2008
Thursday, September 18, 2008
Monday, September 15, 2008
Saturday, September 13, 2008
Wednesday, September 03, 2008
So I took a break from forcing myself to create something and just relaxed and did some coloring. I got this stamp at a sidewalk sale at the Stamp Addict last weekend. I was going to try and color it with my Prisma markers, but decided that, too, would've been a bit stressful since I'm not all that good with the markers yet. I got out my favorite medium, my Prismacolor pencils. They never let me down. I just relaxed and let the colors go where they wanted. I'm not all that excited about that Limepeel colored sentiment banner, but I guess it works ok. Of course the sun had to be yellows and oranges, but purple stars?? Um, ok.
It took me about 2 hours to color this A2-sized image. It was relaxing and I didn't even try to make it into a card. I guess I'll put it in my stamped and colored images file for later when I'm more in the card making groove.
Do you have one of those files? I used to put all my stamped images and colored images in a ziplock baggie, but now I put them in a file box. One of those photo boxes. I saw Stacy (from Stamp-Shack) do that and it was a great idea so I copied her. Thanks, Stacy!
So thanks for looking at my non-card today. I thought I'd better post something so you didn't think I disappeared off the face of the earth.
Tuesday, September 02, 2008
This is my entry for Cathy's Garden Party challenge. Here is the inspiration photo. I hope my late entry (due to the above paragraph) is in time for the challenge this week. I sure enjoyed making it. I used all Odd Bird Planet stamps: Kelly's Tree, thinking of you sentiment, stump, mixed mushroom group and petit fleur. (If you like the petit fleur, you'd better hurry up and order it. It's being discontinued.) I drew in the big green bushes in the background and colored everything with my Prisma pencils. I cut out the image and adhered it to two layers of Lasting Impressions paper.