Sunday, February 17, 2013

Found Some Time To Relax Today

I've had this mermaid stamp for a while and have wanted to do a page in my journal with her and I finally had the chance today.  I stamped her with archival ink and painted her using my Twinkling H2O's  I colored her skin with my copic markers. I drew in some sea weed and stamped the sea chest.  I colored the rest using water color pencils, distress markers and H2O's.  In some cases, like the chest, I had to go back over the outline with a fine black pen.  I added the blue bubbles and the green flourishes through the seaweed.  The picture doesn't show all of the sparkle from the Twinkling H2O's.  Photo's never seem to do colors justice. I am happy with how it turned out and I love this mermaid stamp.....So pretty.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Stampotique Stamp Fun.

I just received my stamps from Stampotique and wanted to try them out.  I stamped them on white card stock.  Then I spent a quiet evening coloring them in using Copic Markers and Distress Markers.  Love these guys...So cute in a weird way.

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Madhatterz Tea Party

I had a lot of fun putting this page together.  It was inspired by coming across the lady with the teapot body.  I put that together a couple years ago and never did anything with it.  When I saw it, while going through some of my stash, I thought, it is about time she had some legs.  So I went through some of my paper doll collection and found the perfect legs for her.  However, she was a bit misproportioned.  Looking at her made me think of Alice in Wonderland's Madhatter's Tea Party.  So I started doing some image searches on google and found the wonderful picture of the rabbit here.  I found the teacup here  I tried to find the link for the tea party sign but I can't find it.  I have it pinned on my pinterest board but the link brings you to some UK shopping site.  Have no idea how that happened.  I pinned it so that I could refer back to it to give credit but..... I colored the rabbit and the teacup with distress markers (I really love these markers. They're so versatile).  the little birdies were from a teacup photo I found here
I created the background with pan pastels, stencils using distress inks, and some stamps. I printed the words "curiouser and curiouser" and cut them out and colored them with my distress markers.  Then I glued everything into place and outlined everything with a Pit Brush pen, to make it stand out.  I added a little doodling and there you have it....a page that makes me smile when I look at it.