In the newest issue of Somerset Studio Gallery I have two whole pages of art -
ARTchix Studio. Although they weren't used for the challenges I am honored to have all six pieces I had sent in published. And I know I'll find myself in good company once I really sit down and see some of my blogging friends names in it too!
This is the card that was published in the Just Holidays magazine:
Speaking of cards this week's challenge at Simon Wednesday's Challenge Blog is "Use Heather's Sketch". Here is the sketch:
Products: white note card (Recollections); white, green, red card stock Bazzil); patterned papers ( Basic Grey and Paper Pizzaz); rubber stamps ( PSX and Magenta); Colorbox Fluid Chalk ink-Warm Red (Clearsnap); Marvy Matchables ink #64 Plum (Uchida); rhinestone gem (Recollections); felt glitter tree ( New Image Group); Grand Calibur die cut machine and Big Scalloped Circles Lg die (Spellbinders); 2 3/4" circle punch (Paper Shapers).
Speaking of Christmas if you love vintage style, if you'd love some beautiful projects to create as gifts for your friends and family, then please join me in the festive fun at Sugar Lump Studios where my friend Nancy Maxwell James is hosting "A Very Vintage Christmas" Dec. 1 - 7 ! Nancy's gorgeously detailed projects are guaranteed to delight and inspire you to make your own! You can click the above link or the badge on the sidebar.
My last bit today is a WIP in my watercolor journal. I began on a page that had been previously painted and stencilled:
I already have a title and theme "Amazing Grace". Grace is the word for the month of November in my 52 Weeks online class and I have not been able to get "amazing grace" out of my head.
A magazine image was used for inspiration. I drew the image first in pencil then went over it with a black Stabilo pencil. I sealed the pg with several light coats of Workable Fixative (Krylon). Once completely dry I took a tiny (spotter) paintbrush and with Apple Barrel Creamy Peach acrylic painted around the pencil lines. A combination of brown acrylic paints was used for the hair along with a coat of Twinkling H2O in Yellow Rose. Sky Blue twinkling H2O was used to paint in the dress. Still thinking on whether I want to give her an angel's wing or a butterfly on her shoulder. and I somehow want to add the title. Hopefully I'll have it completed soon but with Thanksgiving coming next week (and I'm cooking) I'm not sure.
Hope everyone's had some time for art this week. I'll be looking for you :)
Linking to Art Journal Every Day, Creative Every Day, Paint Party Friday , Simon Wednesday Challenge , and Glue It Tuesday.
" Attention energizes, intention transforms." Deepak Chopra