Friday, February 15, 2013

Judy's Doodle Challenge 20

Posted this plate over on my facebook page and forgot it was one of Judy's challenges.  The thought crossed my mind briefly when I was tracing onto the plate, but by the time I finished it totally slipped  This is done with a larger tip pen than I like.  I made a mistake when I ordered them, not noticing the size differences.  I did this plate anyway, with simple patterns, as I had started it and didn't want to wait for a new order of pens.

After working with that thick pen, I shifted over to the color pens that had the finer point.  Did a couple fish in the deep blue sea...

A closer view...I will stick with the color til my new black pens arrive----the FINE point ones!!!

Thursday, February 07, 2013

Catching up....

I feel like I have deserted my blog lately, as I haven't had time for challenges, and have been in other groups and started my own swap!!  I have some plates to share and a few zentangles... here goes!

This is a medium size plate with my favorite snail, and I learned how to manipulate the ink to cause shading on it.

 Got more involved with the shading on this large plate.  A little trickier to shade larger areas.  This plate also had a raised design in the center and rings raised on the outside edge, so I had to work the design from there.

My little chipmunk kind of goes with the snail plate, but the green is a bit more intense in this work, so when they are next to each other, I'm not sure I like it.

And some tangles....   These are 'Kickstarters' from tanglebucket, who gives us 4 specific tangles to use to kick start our imaginations... Fun!

And a few ATC's that got me going off on a swap of my own.  I am  hoping to get it started by March 1, and have as many as 25 swaps in the group.   So I will be busy...

Wednesday, February 06, 2013

Postcard Swap

I've been so busy in so many directions, I failed to post my three postcards in the Artist in Blogland Swap.
I left my blog address on the back, but no cards for them to relate to, sorry.  Here they are.....
This one is done with a purple micron 5

With this I threw in some colored pencils and a bit of metallic gel pen

This is blue batik fabric with a gold sun batik, and a cut out gull apliqued on. Machine stitching done in sky and tight double zig-zag on the outside edges and the sun.

As you can see, I chose to make the third one a fabric card.  The swap was mixed media, so I figured I would 'MIX"...   Hope everyone got their cards successfully.  I have just received my second one today. Looking forward to number three.