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Sunday, February 21, 2010

Decorative Painting and Paper Crafts

From the very beginning of my dabbling in paper crafts, I wanted a way to combine a new love - making cards and and old love - decorative painting.

Yesterday, had a cyber Block Party, and one of the events was painting this cute little design - Friendship Shelters.

While Lorrie used acrylics, I opted to paint her design with Twinkling H20's. It is such a cute little design - and I finished the entire project, including putting the card together in a little under 2 hours.

The papers I used for the card are from the July 2009 Classy Pak by Tiare.

For all you decorative artists out there who are doing cards now ... a GREAT and less expensive alternative to the digital sketches and even rubber stamps, are to use the line drawings we already have!! I know I have tons from pattern packs and books, which I fully intend on using moving forward on cards, scrapbook layouts, etc.

Friday, February 5, 2010

L is For Love

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February is Black History Month and the month of Love. I sketched this early this morning, watching my son as he was chit chatting online with his best friend.

All I could think of was my "little baby boy", in about 5 years - would be a senior in high school!!! Right now, he still loves hugs and kisses and hanging out with Mom ... so, I'm going to take advantage of those times before he is too grown. :)

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

K is For Kimono

I'm still hanging in there with Sandy's A to Z Challenge...and I saw this little angel in my head, while flipping furiously past all the political brouhaha's on the dead tube.

What a fabulous reason to click OFF the tv - and get to doodling. I used prismacolor markers to outline, and Luminare watercolors to color. You can't tell by the photos, but all the sketches I've colored with the Luminares, have such a beautiful sheen. I just love these watercolors....and a little goes a might long way.