Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Stampscapes - Retirement Bliss

This is the card I made for a retirement-birthday party. The couple will be going to Florida for the winters now so I made the card with a tropical theme. The two chairs represent rest and relaxation.
I used stampscapes stamps for the scene and the chairs are a stamp by Rosewood Canada www.FrogsWhiskersink.com.  They are called Muskoka Chairs F727.
I used matte cardstock and inks and coloured pencil to add the colour to the scene.
Retirement is a wonderful thing! Make the best of it! Do what you love with passion! :D

Monday, September 17, 2012

Zentangles Inspired Art Sketch - Old Stapled Paper

I did this sketch in my small drawing journal. I wanted to make it look like an old torn piece of paper.  I thought I would leave it blank so that I could copy it and use it on other journal pages and fill in whatever words I need.
I started this in a doctor's office waiting room. The people there were quite fascinated to watch what I was doing. Some even came over to watch and ask me about it.
Happy sketching! :D

Friday, September 7, 2012

Tree Art Journal - Spooky Halloween

I had added some leftover paint to this page in my tree art journal quite a while ago and didn't know what to do with it. It had some weird shapes in it and it looked kind of creepy so I decided to do a Halloween scene on it. I drew and painted the tree and painted in some plants and grasses in the foreground. Then I got out my Halloween stamps and started to add the spooky details with inks. I then stamped a ghost on a used dryer sheet and cut it out and glued it up in the tree.
Autumn is just around the corner so I guess I'm getting into the mood.
Happy creating! :D