Monday, November 28, 2011

Gotta Love the Sketch Book Pro for the Ipad2

Aside from Sketching in my Moleskine Art Journal I am also addicted to digital sketching on the iPad.  Apple had an awesome deal on the SB Pro Application which I happened to purchase this weekend and here are a couple of sketches I whipped up on the iPad.  

I used my finger to sketch the coffee mug but the Girl below was done using a Stylus. Let me know what you think of the digital world of art.  I am currently looking into purchasing a Wacom Bamboo Create tablet.  There are a lot of products out there and making the right purchase takes many hours of reading and  research.  I will certain have more to show you in the near future.

That's all for today folks and thanks for dropping by !!

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Theo Gives A Prezzie

I am so happy to announce Stamping Bella is the sponsor over at CPS this week and I just had to join in on the fun.  I could not resist to use another holiday image which happens to be Theo gives a Prezzie, and he is one of my favourite images to colour up.

The sketch was perfect  for a Holiday card and as always I used my Prisma Pencil Crayons to colour my image. I added some liquid appliqué around the gift box to give the effect of snow.  He looks like he is sitting outside in front of someones door waiting to be picked up, or at least thats what I imagine.

Well folks that's all for today and thanks for dropping by !!

Friday, November 25, 2011

Free Form Bellariffic Friday

This week is Free Form in Bella Land,  and let me tell you it is one of my favourite challenges because you are free to use any Bella image of your choice with any DP and layout your heart desires. Lets take a look at my card for this week.  

I used Florence the Flower Pot Girl and I stamped my image on bellas bestest White paper with Memento Black ink.  I brought my image to life with my favourite colouring medium which happens to be Prisma Pencil Crayons. A little bit of Pink pearls and some ribbon on the corners added the perfect finishing touch to my card.  If you are wondering about the large Scalloped Square behind my image, that is a Spellbinders Die called Lacey Sqaures.

Next weeks Bellariffic Challenge is a Christmas/ Holiday card.  With the big festive season approaching this is a good way to catch up on your cards to send to friends and family.  Also if you would like to participate in the AJ Monday, the theme is hearts. 

Thanks for dropping by everyone and have a wonderful weekend !!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Art Journal Monday

I have to be honest with you guys but I am finding it hard to make time for art journaling. Between the home, kids and other commitments I am pooped by the end of the day.  I truly commend those who have a full time job plus home and kids but still find the time to participate and create.

This weeks art journal Monday at Stamping Bella consisted of making girls.  If you know me, you will certainly know I LOVE drawing and painting them.  I do find it very difficult at times to draw but the more you practice the better you get. I made two girls this week, could not resist so here is a look.

The quote around my first girl is from Albert Einstein whom I admire greatly and here is what he said...

 " I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world. "

My second girl has no quotes around her but she sure is styling with her neck scarf !!  Her sweater looks a little blotchy cause I tried to make it look fuzzy by adding flower soft to it but as you see it didn't turn out right, oh well I tried.

That's all I have for today's AJ Monday and hope you will come by again next week. 

Friday, November 18, 2011

Bellarific Friday Sketch Card

Hello fellow bloggers and crafters, today is another wonderful Bellariffic Friday Challenge, and this time it happens to be a sketch and lets take a look at my card shall we.

I used Alice by Christy Croll and I think she turned out rather adorable with her huge tea cup.  Lot's of colour detail went into this image I tell ya. I coloured her with my prisma pencil crayons and also used a smidge of copic markers.  The detail on her cup was done with Sakura black glaze pen and finally finished her off with glitter. My sketch did not call for a sentiment but I couldn't resist to add You're tea-riffic on her, and this card already has a home it's going to and will certainly will be loved !!

I also want to mention once again about Paula-bellas giveaway so if you haven't read my previous post you have got to go over to da bella and see all the awesome goodies she is giving but in order to have a chance to win, you need to participate either with this week or next weeks challenge.

Next weeks challenge is "FREE FORM" and I absolutely love it.  This is where you do what ever your heart desires but of course you must use a Stamping Bella stamp of your choice.  Have fun with this one and hope you will participate with all the Bella.

Have a wonderful weekend everyone and happy crafting !!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Carb Withdrawal, a Give away and a Card

OK, here is my story for today, I have been on a no wheat low carb diet for 3 weeks now and today I have started really feeling the strain.  I had watched a Dr. Oz  where he had said there are 2 deadly white addictions, one being Cocaine and the other being Carbs. Obviously my addition is Carbs, I love my breads and pastas and of course in time my body started showing extra bulges here and there. Now I have to try extra hard to get back into shape and shed some major pounds. At the moment my nervous system is shot cause my insulin level trying to get use to this major change.

Enough about me and my carb addiction, lets move on to some fun and exciting news.  My good friend Paula is having an awesome  giveaway on her blog just click here and this will take you over to her website where she explains how you can enter to win some bella-licious goodies. All you have to do is just play along in this weeks Sketch challenge or next weeks "Free form" challenge.  You don't have to submit in both challenges, but if you do, then your name will get entered twice. So, if you want to win just play along with us and submit your cards to Emily by Thursday November 17 and 24 at 5:00 EST. 

Before I say good-bye for today, here is my most recent creation. It's Noelle bearing Gifts, isn't she gorgeous and you can get her in rubbah over at Stamping Bella. If you take a really close look at the second picture you can see I used tiny micro beads for some detail and I think it turned out pretty neat what do you think ? I like to try new and different things to make my cards stand out so this is what I tried with this card.

Well everyone, thanks for dropping by and here is another peek at this weeks sketch. 

Friday, November 11, 2011

The Holiday Season is Slowly Approaching and...

I am so behind in creating my Christmas / Holiday cards for this year.  Thank goodness for this weeks Bellariffic challenge cause it has gotten me all pumped up to make more to send to friends.

Let me show you my card for this week, I used A Snowman and a Cardinal. This is such a wonderful image for the holiday season, and truly a treat to colour up.

I used some Copic markers but the majority was coloured with Prisma pencil crayons. Underneath the snowman, I used thick Martha Steward coarse sparkles to create the effect of a snow mound.  I also used laced ribbon, flowers and some bling to Jazz up this guy.

The designer paper is from the Basic Grey collection called Jovial, the 6 x 6 paper pad. 

Next weeks challenge is a really cute and simple Sketch designed by yours truly.  I sure hope you will participate. All you have to do is email Emily a photo of your card no later then Thursday November 17 at 5:00 EST and she will upload them onto the Bella Blog for everyone to see and also you have a chance to win some bella bucks if your card gets chosen.

Also just a quick reminder for all of you who want to get into Art journaling and want to  take part in next weeks AJ Monday, the theme is squares.  Don't forget to send them to Em no later then Sunday !!

Well, I'm off to see what all the Bella Babes have created. Take care everyone and have a wonderful creative weekend !!

Monday, November 7, 2011

Creativity Rules

Here is my AJ page for Stamping Bella this week. I used a variety of paints, pan pastels, water colours, stencils and rub-ons.

Next weeks challenge is Squares, so you can use frames, punches or just simply paint abstract squares all over your journal.  Thanks for stopping by and happy Journaling !!

Friday, November 4, 2011

Is there Snow at your House ??

Thankfully there is No snow at my house YET but I'm certain it's not to far away !! Arrrggg, I am not looking forward to another long cold winter season, are you ? Who knows, maybe I will win the lottery and fly off to Aruba, wouldn't that be a nice treat !!

OK, time for me to  stop day dreaming and talk about this weeks challenge.  I have to mention colouring the Lulu images always puts a smile on my face cause they are to darn cute and for my image I used Lulu's snowman from Stamping Bella. As always I stamped my image on Bellas Bestest White paper with Memento Black ink. To bring my image to life I coloured it with my Prisma Pencil crayons and I think they turned out rather cute.  I tried to match the ribbon to Lulu's coat so the card has a balanced look to it, I hope   it looks good cause I am a tad iffy with it. 

Here is a closer look at the colouring details, and  I'm happy with this colour combination.  One thing these photos did not pick up at all is the glitter I used on the front part of the hats and the pom poms and trust me there are plenty of sparkle happening on those hats :o)

Let's move on to next weeks challenge shall we, and it is HOLIDAY WISHES. With Christmas and New Years just around the corner we can never have to much of holiday cards. Start dusting off your Stamping Bella holiday stamps and get busy. Be sure to email your card to Emily no later then Thursday November 10 @ 5:00 EST and she will post it on the Bella Blog on Friday.  

Lastly, we want to hear from you regarding Themes for our Bellariffic Friday challenges for next year. What are some of your favourite challenges, please DO share and leave a comment !!

Have a wonderful weekend and thanks for dropping by !!

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