This post should have gone out yesterday, but it didn’t because I failed…no, I’m kidding, I was working. I have two new canvases going at the moment and frankly I got lost in the paint. I’ll show pics later of their progress cause I am excited.
I also spent like four hours working on my Prismacolor colored pencil 9×12 spirit animal piece. Anyone who works with colored pencils know that kind of work takes FOREVER. Here is a sneak peak of the tiger I spent so much time on. I think he is finally taking shape, even though his tongue sucks right now.
But I do have some super cute cards to show you that I have been working on while the paint sets and the pencils are put away.
The first card I have this morning is from Colour Q who have a great color palette this week with kraft, pool party, melon mamba, blushing bride and of course white. The colors felt so fresh and girly, I knew I had to do something sweet.
I pulled out a My Favorite Things Sassitude stamp pack and and stamped out the sassy girl image in Memento tuxedo black. I haven’t really touched
my Spectrum Noir alcohol markers in a while so I dug in and pulled colors that felt close to the challenge colors. Now I love this little stamp set, because this is exactly how my five year looks when she is at home, so I sort of tried to color her in a way that reminded me of my kid, minus the blonde hair, coloring it a ‘kraft’ color instead. I think she is sweet, and I know I missed the mark on the blushing bride, but what are you going to do. I added some glitter pink paper behind the image, and I pulled out a piece of kraft paper, but it it looked dull with just the image on it. So feeling daring, I pulled out an old pigment ink pad in light blue (it was a free pad with generic stamps pack from like five years ago, but it still works and I like the color). I pulled out the Inkadinkado Sketchy Flourishes stamp pack and repeatedly stamped the image in different directions. I like the subtle color. Finally I took the sentiment from the Sassitude stamp pack and stamped out the image in Archivial cobalt blue.
Next we have another great color palate from Color Throwdown. I love color challenges because it allows me to do what ever I want image wise. And these colors are so not my normal reach for colors, I was excited. They were looking for aqua, orange and light grey.
I pulled out my Art Impression His and Hers Flying High stamp pack. I will have to admit, Art Impression are my favorite hands down stamps, because they are so detailed, and really inspire you to just sit and color when working with them. I don’t need an adult coloring book, just more Art Impressions. Now, the question to ask, is why did I work on
such a detailed card with just three colors, I will never know. Sticking to the challenge colors on this stamp set was a bit of challenge but I think it came out well. I used my Derwent watercolor pencils and my water brush, and think I was pretty successful. The dog however is my favorite part of the card. I did pull out my Distress salty ocean stamp pad and watercolored in the background. I like how uneven the sky was, but still uniform. This may be one of my favorite cards I have made in a while.
Now I get to go back to my workstation to pour more ink into my canvases. I love being excited about new work and right now I am really excited.