Saturday, September 26, 2009

Woman with Bowl on Head

Yesterday, I gave a colored pencil lesson to a good friend. We practiced using images from one of my Terry Medaris coloring books. I thought I would go ahead and turn this image into a card as well, like I did earlier in the week when I was doing some coloring practice.

The image is colored with Prismacolor pencils only (no gamsol). Colored cardstock and brads were also used to complete the card. The layout is pretty simple, because I believe all of of these awesome images from Terry Medaris truly make the card and not much extra is needed.

As always, thanks for visiting my blog. I do appreciate it.

And, just a note...the use of blue and orange in no way suggestive of support for the Fighting Illini of Illinois (our opponent for the day). Go Buckeyes!!!

Monday, September 21, 2009

Angel Star Coloring Practice

Over the weekend, I was in the mood to get out my very neglected Prismacolor pencils. I decided to have-a-go at an image from a Terry Medaris coloring book. I used Terry's example as my guide as I really just wanted to practice coloring and study his use of bright colors. I turned my end result into this card. I added the big yellow star and pop-dotted it to add dimension. Colored cardstock, patterned paper and brads were also used to complete this card.

I am so fortunate to have taken Terry's classes in Peoria, IL and in San Diego, CA. He is totally worth the efforts of traveling, so if you ever get a chance to take his colored pencil classes, do it!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Buttercream Dachshund

So, yeah. It's me again.

I needed a birthday card for the lady who watches Sloopy during the day while I work. So I thought that this adorable dachshund image from Cowtown would be quite appropriate. I stamped the image with Marvy Dye black ink onto a scrap of Georgia Pacific cardstock. I colored the image with Copic markers. I used various colored cardstock and patterned paper, utilizing Splitcoast's Sketch Challenge #244. It has been ages since I've completed a challenge, as you know. I also used brads, a corner punch, and ribbon to also complete the card, along with some paper piercing.

I'm sure Sloopy's sitter will like this card fine. I'm just liking that I had a reason to create. Felt very therapeutic after yesterday's Ohio State loss to USC.


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