Monday, November 29, 2010

Christmas in Paris Giveaway!

I thought I would give this rubber stamp away for Christmas. It is from Penny Black. It's called Christmas in Paris. It could be used for so many things like tags and cards. I really like this one. All you have to do is leave a comment! I will announce the winner on Friday. I will ship worldwide so anyone can enter. Please check back on Friday to see if you have won!
Merry Christmas!

Monday, November 22, 2010

French Greeting Card

I made the main piece for this card a few years ago. I had a lot of card parts laying around so I put together a card with it. I think the stamp was from Stampington. The border stamp is Penny Black. I used nail polish, gold leafing and glass on it. It has been so long I can't say exactly how I did it!
Hope you are having a great day!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Angel ACEO

I used rub-ons over the colored pencil. I wanted some writing but couldn't find anything good so I added the corners.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010


I cut her out and fit her into a fake silver platter that I got from the dollar store. I painted it black and added gold to the raised pattern. I also added gold ball chain to the edges. I made a flower with fabric petals, antique hymnal pages and a rhinestone. I wasn't sure if it belonged anywhere on the piece but took a few pictures to see how it looks. Still not sure!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Work in Progress

This is about 8 x 10. The largest colored penicil drawing I have done. I have been working on this for about three days. I am not sure what to do for the clothes. I am thinking about doing some collaging. I might crackle the whole thing too. I added leafing to the background. Not sure how to finish!

In Between work

These are my boys. Anthony, on the left, has lost all four front teeth and his two front teeth are all the way in. I just figured out how to get these off of my phone. They look so cute.
I have been working on new things for Penny Black lately that aren't released untill next year so I haven't had anything I could post. I am working on another portrait that I will hopefully have done by tomorow.
Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, November 5, 2010

Sketch book

I bought this sketchbook earlier in the year for a drawing excersize. Well I never completed it and have a mostly empty book so I doodled for a little while. It was fun to just draw whatever on the page. Not thinking about it. Just drawing.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010


Well I worked on this over three days. I did the featherd last. They were really fun to do. I wasn't sure I would be able to pull it off but they came out pretty good I think. I really like the colors. I was getting tired of the same shirt on every girl so feathers were a good alternative I think.
Thanks for looking! 

Starting Faces

So this is how I usually start drawing one of my many faces. I start out with an oval, then draw a center line vertically and horizontally. This helps me place where the eyes will go. When your face is tilted or turned to the side I like to curve the lines with the face as in the face on the left. After you make the two lines, start drawing a line between those and the sides and top of the face to make 1/4's. You can draw your mouth on the bottom quarter. Draw a line between the eyes and the mouth depending how long or short you want your nose. Then a line between your eyes and the top quarter you have your eyebrows.
I like to keep my eyebrows, nose and mouth in alignment.
You can start trimming the face down to give it curves like cheek bones, a skinny or wide chin and personallity. I curve in a bit into the sides of the eyes.
I am no expert but this is what I have taken from watching other people and this is how I do it so I hope it helps you. Hopefully it all makes sense. If you have questions let mem know!
Have a great day!!!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010


I put quite a few layers of different blues in the background. It just wasn't working out so I added the brown and it seemed to work. It was very bright. I feel like these faces are all starting to look the same. I looked through al of my cards that I had made last night because I sware I had done this one before. I guess I haven't but I may have to start drawing from portraits instead of my head to get some variety!
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