Saturday, December 24, 2011

Class Challenge: Repeating shapes

This is my inspiration pic for my latest sketch class challenge. The pillow is from The Textile Blog which has some pretty cool shapes and pattern work.
We were supposed to draw a repeating pattern, and make it go to the edges of the paper. I was trying to make it look like it has depth, and found I liked using watercolor to make shadows better than pen/crosshatches.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

One Layer Card

I loved this painting when I saw it in a Pier 1 ad, and had to keep it for inspiration. This is the card that resulted.
I NEVER do one layer cards. They are so difficult for me. But I am loving this one. I used a PTI Mat Stack die on a post-it note, to make a mask. Then i used the straight edge of other post-its(I went thru quite a few!) to mask off stripes and sponged.
I have been inspired by the Alisa Burke sketch class that I am taking to go out on a limb and paint on this card, instead of stamp. I then sponged PTI tea dye around the edges, and off the top of the mask too, to bring the color up to the top. (It was really a mistake, but a happy one, I went ahead and sponged a mix of colors all the way across, and like the way it turned out.)

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Mushroom Sketch

I was inspired by a pic that I saw on Flickr, for this sketch. The homework for Alisa Burke's class was repetition of shapes. I don't think this what she had in mind, but this is all I could think of that was my own idea, and not copying hers. I also like the way she did her shadows very dark. So that is the thought behind this one.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

CFC 30

As soon as I saw this Tic Tac Toe challenge from CASual Fridays, I thought : I love the orange and aqua combo! I just had to try it! (especially when Michelle said she would never use it in a million years! This one's for you!) This one uses SEI Dill Blossom paper, an old SU stamp.
Our local scrapbooking store is going out of business, and I just had to get these bright orange jumbo eyelets. I would like to put something in the center of that eyelet on the flower, just not sure what?!

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Pot Pourri Challenge

this is for the Moxie Fab Get Inspired: Pot Pourri challenge. i wanted to do a cream on cream card with hints of black and silver. so i stamped the PTI Medallion in Sand ink to make it represent the doily in the pic.
the big silver brad is from SU, and the patterned paper is recycled packaging from an Amazon Kindle (not mine :(, unfortunately)

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Sketch Class

I am taking Alisa Burke's online sketch class. I have been having fun doing the homework. I didn't realize that a regular pen would run when you add water with a watercolor brush.
This is the assignment for finding shapes, I liked the dried blooms on this hydrangea. I changed the background a little. (who wants a parking lot in a sketch?!!)