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Monday, February 22, 2021

An Ode to women challenge

A young model.

I started just tracing her, then I did colored pencils, then I added watercolor to her.
I'm not great at people, but this challenge has me stretching my limits!!

Different techniques card challenge

I love having a card sketch to create a card.
This is my card from Mojo Monday Card sketch.

I used Stampin Up stamp set, a watercolor piece from stash and a white cardstock run through a Stampin up folder for the background.  
Used a Stampin up dies for the images.
The 2nd background is watercolor.
When you use a black cardstock to back your layers, they really POP!

The colors are my favorites!!  Purples!!

Entering the following challenges:

Saturday, February 20, 2021

30 faces in 30 days-An Ode to Women

I'm using a Mixed Media Art Journal to try my hand at these faces.
I did some collaging with teal paint on top before draying in the faces.

Magdalena Carmen Frida Kahlo y Calderón was a Mexican painter known for her many portraits, self-portraits, and works inspired by the nature and artifacts of Mexico. She dreamt of being a doctor. She was stricken by tragedy. She was in love with artist Diego Rivera, and then some. She is a style icon. She rarely cracked a smile. She was born & died in the Casa Azul.

Georgia O’Keeffe!

  • She was deeply interested in the natural world.
  • O’Keeffe married the art dealer and photographer who propelled her to fame.
  • Her marriage was marked with affairs.
  • O’Keeffe’s most famous works were her flower still-lifes.
  • She never stopped creating.
  • She always wanted to be an artist since she was a child.
  • She loved to draw nature from the backseat of a Model-A Ford.
  • She created more than 200 paintings of flowers.
  • She was 98 years old when she passed away.

One thing for sure-this is taking me out of my comfort zone.  I have loads to learn.  Need more practice!!!

Monday, February 15, 2021

An Ode to Women Challenge: Carmen Mondragon

I have run across a challenge I am going to join!!  To stretch my skills, my painting, my eye/hand coordination.  I enjoy drawing/painting people.  I'm just not very good at it. I haven't practiced very much.  Using this challenge to see what I can do.

They kindly gave us 8 samples.  

Carmen Mondragon ‘One of the most beautiful and transgressive women of her time’. Mexican painter, poet and women’s activist was born in Tacubaya, Mexico City, Mexico. She died in the home of her birth, Tacubaya, Mexico City, Mexico aged 85. 

Here mine:

I used DecoArt Premium paint in my art journal.  I enjoyed the process. I hope you like it. It's good to go out of our comfort zone.  I hope you'll consider it.

Sunday, February 14, 2021

Let's Party With Unity Stamp

I love the slim line cards.  Not sure why I've just found out about them.
There are several challenges going on using a slim line card. I used 3 1/2x 7.

I've use a Unity stamp for my Party Girl.  Did some paper piercing for her clothes.  Punched several balloons out for the sides.  The designer paper really makes the card come together!

Entering the following challenges:
Unity Stamp Co on Facebook
Simon Says Stamp:  Wednesday Challenge blog: Slimline challenge

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Simple and Easy Cards

Making cards with limited items, can be fun and easy.
Use what you have.

These first two cards were made using a couple of small stamps from Stampin Up. 
You start by lightly tracing a circle in the middle of your white card stock.
Then I started stamping the butterflies around the circle-using different colors.  I only used two colors, but had 2 different butterflies. Once I covered my circle, I used two small flowers to fill in the background.

I chose to keep the background white in this one.
These 3 cards at the bottom were quick and easy as well.  I used my cricut and drew and cut the Praying for you sentiment. Used two different fonts. Used some of my left scraps for the first card.
I drew stripes in the sentiment to match my butterfly.
Colored pencils filled in this sentiment, stamped butterflies randomly around. Cut the butterfly out of a scrap piece of designer paper. 

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Word Art Wednesday Scripture transferred to canvas

I'm guest designing for Word Art Wednesday again!! The challenge is Anything Goes #470-471.

Christmas is such a special time of year.  All the decorations, presents, family and fun.  But there is so much more to Christmas than it being a holiday.  Christmas is the time Christians celebrate the birth of our Saviour and King! 

I love to incorporate scripture into my canvas paintings!!
Below is the FREE scripture being offered right now by Word Art Wednesday.

I started by applying DecoArt Matte Medium gel on my 12x12 flat board canvas. 
I printed the scripture out on my printer full size. Tear off around the edges so you only have the words.  Use a brayer to smooth out the paper into the gel medium. Let it dry overnight.

Next day, I spritzed water on top of the paper and started rubbing in circular motion around the paper.  This takes a little time, so be patient.  Soon, I had all the paper removed.  I applied a thin coat and wiped off of the Americana Decor Chalky Finish paint Timeless.  I dried it with my heat tool so I could sketch my design on top.  Once the design was sketched, I add some Americana Decor Chalky Finish -color Legacy.   Then painted in the image in Americana Black acrylic paint.

I love the result!!  Will be displaying on my mantel!

You can win lots and lots of prizes by joining the Blog Hop where each of the WAW DT's will pick a winner from our personal Blogs that will win a prize from Emma's Paperie (picture shown below). And all you need to do is to leave each DT a comment.   Sadly, we can only accept and ship to United States participants at this time.  Be sure to finish the Blog Hop for more chances to win.   This is the prize I'm giving away:

I hope you'll join all the ladies in our blog hop and see what wonderful things they've created!!!

An Ode to women challenge

A young model. I started just tracing her, then I did colored pencils, then I added watercolor to her. I'm not great at people, but this...