Saturday, July 23, 2011

Stampscapes Scenic cards

These are three scenes that I did using the Stampscapes stamps. I stamped on glossy cardstock and coloured the scenes with dye inks using stipple brushes, paint brushes and some markers.
The stampscapes stamps are made by Kevin Nakagawa. Many stamps are used to create a scene and they are wonderful to use to create many different scenic layouts.
These scenes are card size at approximately 4.25 by 5.5 inches. They were created for some of my stampscapes classes that I teach in my home.
Take care and enjoy creating! :D

Friday, July 22, 2011

Art Journal - Wildflowers

I was trying a new technique when I did this art journal page. I took my acrylic stamping block and coloured on it with a watercolour crayon, then spritzed water onto it and let the crayon melt and then stamped it on the background. I did this over and over with different coloured watercolour crayons until I achieved the look I wanted. Then I stamped my images onto the background. I used the following stamp sets from Stampin Up - All a Flutter, Pocket Silhouettes, Inspired by Nature. For the quote I used Scenic Sentiments Sheet #4 from Stampscapes.
I love trying new techniqes and the art journal gives me the freedom to try many different things.
Enjoy and create everyday! :D

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Zentangle inspired art Book Cover

My friend Linda and I went to a Zentangle class at the Mixed Minded Event in Kitchener put on by the Art House Studio. At the class we sewed together a book cover and then we had to make a Zentangle design on it.  The top picture shows the book cover that I made with the book closed and the picture below it shows the book cover open.
The tangle was drawn with a micron pen and shaded with a pencil.
Here are some quotes from a book I have by Suzanne McNeill called Zentangle 4. "Zentangle is a relaxing and rewarding artform for all ages. Zentangle helps calm the mind. It helps reduce stress and improves focus. This relaxing process turns drawing simple patterns into artistic design."
It is a lot of fun to try all the different tangle patterns. Give it a try!
Happy creating!

Monday, July 11, 2011

Art Journal - Bold Flowers

Today I painted this page in my art journal. I saw a very big painting in a model home we had gone to see and I used it as my inspiration. This page measures 9"x6".  I used acrylic paints and painted the coloured background first, then I painted all the black outlines. This technique was very loose and fun and I hope to try it again.
Give it a try and show me what you create.
Happy painting!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

My Mom's Mother's Day card

This is a card I made for my Mom for Mother's Day. I used Stampin Up's Elements of Style stamp set. Stickles was used for the glitter.
Happy creating! :D