♥ Trick or Treat ♥
Another small 4×4″ done! This cutie was completed today with the addition of gold confetti stars. They just seemed to complete the missing element from this pizazzy piece. I used: ~~~ acrylic paints, primsacolor colored pencils, micron pens, gel gens, glitter glue, stickers, rubber stamps, rub ons, collage papers, confetti, and creative energy! I also used some rhinestones, and fingernail art stickers. I think she turned out just spooky enough! She was still wet as you can tell from the upper right hand corner. But when she’s dry she’ll look purr-fect! Next up on the easel is orange/pink smeared together with fingers…and awesome pigtails! How fun is that? What’s on your easel? And what do you keep on your desk to inspire you? Next week I’ll host a contest on just what painting I’ve done is on my desk inspiring me! Any idea!? If you post now and ask I’ll give a yay or nay, next week I’ll have to keep quiet though.
♥ I Have Your Heart ♥
This sassy little heart is created from a recycled shipping envelope. I had not idea that you could get such awesome envies until I got this one in the mail. Of course I saved it and put it in my recycle drawer. Yesterday while playing I had glued down the heart paper as a background for my journal entry and then I started digging through my “green” drawer and rediscovered this envelope! I knew right then how this journal entry would play out. I used the back side of the envelope, so thankfully I still have a full side to play with. The flowers are cut from the envie as are the leaves. I used gel pen on the edges and my aqua brush to blend a bit. The red hearts are stenciled on using a stencil sponge with rubber stamping ink, and the blue hearts are rubber-stamped. It was really an easy peazy piece of pie! Which reminds me I’m going to make banana bread today! And if I need to whisk my eggs I’ll be using one of Tammy’s Toys! Yep! It’s 2sday again and time for Show & Tell. Here’s this weeks:
♦ Tammy’s Toys Tuesday ♦
See you back tomorrow so I can share some more creativity with you! My comments section has been fixed so if you’d like to leave a comment I will love you all forever!
♥ I Need Chocolate ♥
You’ve had those days when nothing will satisfy you like a big chunk of chocolate just like me I bet. There’s something medicinal and soothing about chocolate. It’s one of God’s magic remedies. It’s tastes awesome, is actually good for you and it’s sooths the savage beasties in all of us. This painting expresses just how much this gal needs her chocolate fix! Thankfully she’s got a big bar ready for unwrapping. This started with layers of cream and red, then I added a wine berry color wash and started layering in colors that would go well with the paper I had chosen for her dress. Of course we had to put some brown in here as after all… chocolate is the deepest of browns. I used gold metallic paper to punch some hearts from to layer over stenciled brown hearts. I used gold leaf to make the piece more cohesive with the use of the gold hearts and the gold wrapper in her candy bar. The edges are dabbed with a rich and thick gold paint that helps to add extra texture and richness. Now, If you’ll excuse me… I hear some chocolate calling me from the kitchen!☺
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♥ Strawberry Cleaning ♥
I was reading a new blog I found and came across a painting of a strawberry on it. It got me to thinking of the beauty in everyday objects and I remembered I had taken a picture about a year ago of strawberry stems in the vegetable sink. I saved the photo and didn’t really think too much more about it until today. There is beauty all around us in the most unlikely of places. Something about the strawberry pieces floating in the water struck a cord in me and I wanted to save the memory. Today I want to share the beauty. You can decipher for yourself what you see in the sink. I see many stories. Some sad, some delightful, some uncertain, and some yet to be determined. I’ll let you ponder your own stories. But before I let you go, there can’t be a strawberry without straw.
And so we have ~ the beauty of the broom!
As I’ve had so many Dr’s appointments this year I’ve taken to bringing a mini sketch book with me and playing with pencils while I wait. It makes the time I have to wait more tolerable as well as gives me the opportunity to experiment. Tuesday at my ankle appointment I sketched out this sweet little flower and thought I’d share it with you today… as I have another appointment today for my X-rays and blood work… and my “security” journal will be making the trip with me. I think this flower is cute enough to become a painting so I’ll likely be working on that in the coming weeks. Today, who know’s what will end up on paper. I never plan I just let the pencil guide me! If it’s anything noteworthy I’ll be sure to share… until later. Happy TGIF and stay HEALTHY!