Thursday, March 5, 2009

Water and Earth

It is time that I add the other two elements to my blog. I did these all for a project that I did for a swap. We were supposed to do art work that related to the four elements of Earth, Air, Fire and Water. I did these all digitally. I jump around on my art a lot. I get bored with things in a hurry (like short attention span). So I cycle through the things I enjoy. Right now it is scenic stamping, but it will eventually change to something else.
Here is the Water: The pics are from istock, and the artwork is done in Photoshop CS2. I love that program and the artist for these pics was not available, but would love to find them

This is eart: Again the pics are istock, and I used Photoshop for the elements and stuff. I don't remember the fonts, and I created the shapes myself with the grid. Once I created the basic format, all I had to do was copy the set up. I would change a few colors, flip and add lines to the triangle, and just drop in the pics I would use.
I chose the colors from the pics I was using and this worked out quite well. That way I didn't have any clashing colors.
I hope you enjoy.

Don't say 'can't think of one' around me

can't think of one
I'm old, and inured to most obnoxious language. I just ignore it and it goes away.

Saturday, February 28, 2009

Well I didn't think I was gonna get back here anytime soon. This has been a very busy time for me. I have a few days off now, so going to art up a storm. I have some things that I managed to do over a couple of weekends at home. I got some new stamps, so tried these out.

This first one is from Cornish Heritage Farms (CHF), and I used some new embossing powder that works with regular dye base inks as long as it is really wet. It gives such a cool look. I also used some shimmer water colors from Yasutomo, but I don't think you can see how really great this is. There is blue in the water, and yellow light coming from the lighthouse, and it is all shimmery, but you can't see that :(

This next one is a cliff scene using stamps from (CHF). I was actually going to use this on a card, but I like it so well I'm going to frame it and hang it in my room. It is stamped in dye Stampin' Up (SU) ink and using a water color water brush and the ink that is in the lids to paint the pic.

This next one is a Thomas Kinkade Stamp from Cornish Heritage Farms. I used SU Black ink for the image, and copic pens and chalk for coloring. I used the Yasutomo Shimmer watercolors in white for the mist that is in the pic. It is not easy to see the shimmer watercolor :(. It is very pretty though. Another one to add to my wall.

This one just didn't scan worth a crap, but this is done in Copic Sketch Markers, and it is very mellow. The sky is done in SU buckaroo blue. I used a Colorsnap Stylus to apply the color using a paper towel to mask and make nice white clouds. I learned this technique from Sandra Hulsart's video, which you can find her list that is on my watched list.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Been in Vancouver, BC for the past week. What a beautiful place this is. I am looking forward to some sightseeing tomorrow. I also will be taking pictures of some of the things that I see, and will be scrapbooking these. I will share the results of my effort.

I will be home all next week, so I plan to work on my art as much as possible. I ordered some new things that should be there when I get home, and I can hardly wait to get started.

Enough for now, as there are no photos, or projects at this time.


Sunday, January 25, 2009

Stampscape Scenes

I finally sat down an put together a couple of Stampscape Scenes. I really love the stamps so far, but there is still a lot I have to learn about making the scenes seamless. One of these I turned into an ATC because I didn't like how the seam was between two stamped areas. I believe that I now can figure out how this works, and had better success with the second scene.

This is the ATC done on Glossy Paper. I used Stazon black for the images, and Stampin' Up blue multi-pad for the blue, and Artichoke for te green. I used a gel pen white for the highlights.

I really like how this one came together. I used my Marvy Markers to do the details, and a blender and Stampin' Up inks for the water and sky. I used Sandy Hulsart's method for making clouds for the first time, and found it to be a wonderful technique which was easy for a beginner.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Well a tough week over for me. Too long too, much to do. I have work a little on a couple of projects, and would like to share. I'm looking forward to working on some new things for this weekend. Going to try some more Cornish Heritage Farms, Thomas Kinkade stamps, and some Stampscapes Scenery projects. I have caught wind of a couple of techniques that I want to try.

At any rate, here are the projects that I worked on.


These are a digital image, that I used Photoshop CS2 to make. I used sever filters and adjustments to get the pinkish orange colore that I used throughout this image. For the fire I used index color and black body colors to acheive the fire look.

Monday, January 19, 2009

First Time Out

This spot is going to be about displaying my art, and other general STUFF. I love mixed media, especially stamps, scrapbooking, and general things of beauty. I also spend a lot of time doing digital art, and sometimes incorporate the digital elements with paper scraping. So here is some of my work.

This is a Stampscapes composition on regular Stampin' Up cardstock, brayered backgroun, and black Stazon ink. The card is cream, and the frame is Copper Metallic from Michael Strong Rubber Stamps.

These are some ATCs that I did for an exchange. The one is Friendly Plastic that I found from a stash I had that is years old, but it is great to stamp into. I have seen it making a comeback here lately. The others are just stamps and other embellishments.

These are some Serendipity Squares that I made for an exchange; and, of course, I had to keep some for myself.

That is it for now.

I hope to see you again.

Hugz, Shatril