Tuesday, April 28, 2009

More Inchie Faces

Another set of inchies! These little pieces are more addictive than I thought. Though, trying to color those little eyes is a bit neurotic! I did these for a swap on ATCsforall. I've drawn nearly 30 faces, but so far, these are all I've colored in. I've used mostly acrylics for the faces, except for the blue haired fairy and the little imp on the bottom left. Those I colored with prismacolored pencils. For me, the pencils were harder to get the saturation I wanted and didn't give the smoothness of color that I liked. These little pieces of art are easy to draw when watching my little guy practise his soccer game. And since they're only 1" x 1", there isn't that much detailing needed in the background. My fav. is the little girl peeking over the fence. How about you? Which one strikes you the most?

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Flower Power!

I've finally taken the plunge and hosted my first swap "Flower Power" on the Stamp Shack. I have a lot of floral stamps and wanted to do some cards with them. When I saw no floral swap to join, I made my own up. I envisioned something along the lines of a physecadelic card that represented Flower Power to me. And I'm thrilled that what I envisioned, happened! I love the colors. I usually work in watercolors, but this is a first for me. Markers!! The colors are rich and vibrant.

I used 3 different stamps, all from the same set by K Marcella (clear stamps #137004). Made a collage of them and then colored with Bic Markers.

If any of you want to trade with me for a card very similar to this, let me know.

Wizards and Elves

Sometimes a card just comes together, and at other times, it takes...well, till well, forever! The first wizard (in blues) came through fairly easily. But this swap required four cards and I just couldn't figure out the others. I researched and researched and nothing seemed to work for me. So when the pressure of the deadline was making me twitchy, my muse finally came back from vacation!!! Sitting in the car watching my youngest at soccer practise, I drew the second wizard (in purple). The beauty of that wizard is, that the two look like they're talking so I drew the background path to match up. Then when I took the same youngest to chick-fil-a for dinner (hey got me out of dinner duty), I drew the old elf in the tree and a second elf. I came home and since I'd had dinner too (well, I've got no will power when it comes to those waffle fries), I sat down and drew the third one (sleeping below the tree). I don't think I've ever drawn four full cards in one day, let alone in such a short period of time. The other elf, I'm sooo in love with, I'll have to take my time coloring it. Hopefully, I've done justice to these pieces and will do so on the other elf too.


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