26 November, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving to all my American friends! I know other countries have already had their celebration, but I'm currently stuffing my face with family time, lol! I tried to give a card to each of my family this year, this was for my brother and sister in law and our nieces. There's a new, bitty one, just this year, so I thought this was appropriate for them. I got this stamp last year but Autumn was over so I didn't get a chance to colour it yet. I think it's cute how Twila is making smiley faces on the leaves. Happy leaves! I hope you all have a great day with your families. Thanks for stopping by.

Rubber Stamp: C.C. Designs (Roberto's Rascals)
Cardstock: XPress-It, Recollections
Paper: Imaginisce
Copics Used
Skin: E93/11/04/21/51
Hair: E29/18/13
Outfit:Y18/06/02, RV09/25/21

25 November, 2015

Watercolour Wednesday: "Purple Girl"

Hiya! I have an art picture for you today! If you've been following my Instagram you saw the insanity I went through trying to colour her, but yeah. I'm better now. She was drawn on Saturday at Mike's work. The smoke was so bad from people's chimneys that neither of us could breathe. The air was literally toxic (we have an air quality meter) so we had to get out. The only place? Mike's *work*. Yes, Mike went to WORK, on actual work, on the weekend just so we could breathe. This is why I hate it up here. It's literally killing me.

ANYWAY, I took my art journal and after watching a little bit of Netflix I decided to sketch a bit. I came up with this girl, and she didn't look half bad, either. So I decided to paint her. I took a ton of photos just in case I ruined her, at least I could make her a digi and print her out again. But I don't think she came out terrible. Getting the background right was encouraging. I kept plugging along, and had her about where I wanted her. I was only using my Kuratake Gansai Tambi watercolours though, and so I wasn't getting quite the look I was going for. I decided to then mix in my Faber-Castell Polychromos for more definition and refinement. I also gave her some outlines, as the pencil had been painted over.

So, yeah, I hope you like her. She took about a day and a half from start to finish, but I had a hard time working on her cos with all the meds I'm taking I shake a lot and I wanted to make sure I didn't mess up her details. I have pretty big sable brushes and with shaking hands... not great. I just ordered smaller brushes so that should help in the future. Thanks for stopping by!

19 November, 2015

A Little Bit of Pixie Dust

Hiya! I made this super bright card for my friend's mom. We've been friends for 27 years now, so she's kinda like a second mom to me. We met her and my friend today in Disneyland and I knew I couldn't show up for her birthday without a card. I made sure to give it to her early cos we were going to Character Breakfast and her favourite character Tigger signed it! For the wings I used this tutorial by Kit and Clowder. It's old, and I had to download and then flip it just so my neck wouldn't hurt, but it was fun to watch. I don't usually do wings like this, but it looks pretty darned good, so I might start in the future. I hope you like my card!

Rubber Stamp: Kraftin' Kimmie
Cardstock: XPress-It, Recollections
Paper: Echo Park "Sunny Days Ahead"
Copics Used
Skin: E11/4/21/51
Hair: E99, YR27, Y23/21
Outfit: G99, YG67/03/11