Monday, July 28, 2014

A Monday Post- What's On my Desk....

Hello, Everyone,

So much going on. Been up to visit my sister, Alison, and we created some stunning cards at Buffalo Stamps and Stuff.
 These are the samples. My look just as good or better. I loved everything about this type of card. We made the background with stencils and Alison feel in love with them. She had had limited practice with them before and mostly with using pastes or sprays with the stencils. The coloring here was done with Distress Inks and the Tim Holtz new round ink blending tool.
The coloring on the flowers is done with Copic markers. and blended on the edges. The stamp set is a Penny Black set called "Blooming Tags."

 I plan to make some sets of these to give as gifts this year. Please forgive the photography. The pictures came out rather yellow altho they are matted on white cardstock.
 What's on my desk today? Well, I need to catch up on some journaling in both my books and make a list of all the online classes that I am signed up for to keep track of them. There are several I haven't finished up and I want to do that before I start on any more.

 Hope to be back on Wednesday or Friday with a look at what I have done lately in my Documented Journal. Thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Westbound train....

No photos today. I'm on the Amtrak heading up to my sister's home. We plan to do lots of visiting, go out to lunch or dinner, see a softball game, take 3 card making classes, go shopping.

I'll be home next Friday. We'll chat then. Thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

On a Roll....

Hi, All,

Here is the June calendar for the Draw Your Awesome Year class I'm taking with Joanne Sharpe-
This was done with Pan Pastels and a little watercolor pencil on watercolor paper. It is finished.

Here is the July calendar page. Used watercolor paints in my journal book.
Joanne's prompt was to draw fresh fruit to celebrate this patriotic month.

Had a little help from Lucy with the photography.
Hope you enjoyed the photos. Be back soon.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Art Work...

Been so busy.
 One of Joanne Sharpe's classes. Still working on this, almost complete.
 Alison doodling. I visited Alison for a week, the time went too fast.
 Thank you card for Pete and Katie.
 Gary's 70th birthday, Father's Day and Katie's ??? birthday celebration. Emily and Katie.
 We ate at Outback. Very good. Pete, my middle child's suggestion, I think.
 Gary and Heather.
DJ and Emily.

So, I have posted something. There is a story to tell about all of this, but it will have to wait for another day. I will try harder to post more.