Tuesday, June 28, 2016

ABC Wednesday - Y and WOYWW


We are almost at the end of this round of ABC Wednesday. The letter of the week is Y.


Y is for YES.

Here is my carved stamp and art tag I created for Y.



Be sure to check here to see what others around the world did for Y.



WOYWW


Each week, Julia Dunnit of "Stamping Ground" hosts WOYWW - where we are asked to share our work spaces and what we are working on.

Once again, I was working on my dining room table to carve my latest stamp and crate the art tag. Here is my work space:



Friday, June 24, 2016

ART on Friday


End of the week means sharing some of the projects I am working on.

Colour Me Positive
Each week, a new quote and challenge is posted at LuLuArt
This week the theme is "celebration".


I had fun with the background - using a paper towel roll and paint to create the fireworks. Check here for how to create it.

Art Tags
I am continuing my 365 day challenge with art tags - with R to W in different lettering. I'm enjoying this - as I want to improve the lettering I use in my journals - rather than just run off a quote.



As well, I created a new carved stamp and art tag for ABC Wednesday this week - for X.



ICAD
At Daisy Yellow, the yearly challenge ICAD, runs for June and July. Here are some of the new index cards I worked on this week - with the theme butterflies and blooms.



Photography

More lilies have started to bloom and now there is so much colour in our garedens. Here are a few of the blooms:





Linking as well with:

Paint Party Friday

Express Your Creativity

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

ABC Wednesday - X and WOYWW


Today at ABC Wednesday, X is the letter of the week.

X is for X's and O's. (or even - X marks the spot.)

Here is the stamp I carved as well as the art tag I created for X.



Check here to see what others around the world did for X.



WOYWW


Each week Julia Dunnit encourages us to share our work spaces and what we are working on for WOYWW - the weekly challenge hosted at "Stamping Ground".

Here's my stamp carving workspace - on my dining room table.


Friday, June 17, 2016

ART on Friday


That time of the week to share a few of the things I've been working on:

Colour Me Positive
This weekly challenge at LuLu Art is enjoyable, informative and creative.
This week's theme is about being enough


We are all enough!


Art Tags
I have continued work on the callgirayy - a letter a day. Here are the most recent:



ICAD
At Daisy Yellow, you'll find lots of resources and the fun challenge ICAD - where we create an index card a day for June and July.
Here are a few from this past week - I used photo scraps for the backgrounds.




Photography
Our peonies and lilies have bloomed!





Linking as well with:

Paint Party Friday

Express Your Creativity

Inspire Me Monday

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

ABC Wednesday - W and WOYWW


This week at ABC Wednesday, the letter W is our focus.

W is for waves and WOYWW (the fun challenge - What's on Your Work Space Wednesday)

Here is the art tag and stamp I carved (inspired by a stamp carved by Jessica of Enchanting Stamps -She is a very talented stamp carver).



Be sure to check here for what others around the world did for W this week.



WOYWW

 Each week Julia Dunnit at Stamping Grounds hosts WOYWW - where we are encouraged to share our work spaces and the work we are working on.

I thought I'd share some of the steps (and my work space as well) for creating the stamp above.

First, I draw my design, turn it upside down on the carving block and rub the back to get the carbon on the block.

Next, I begin to carve around the design, and then go around again to make it easier to cut around the excess with an exacto knife.


I check it then for areas missed, by inking it and stamping in my book. If needed I will trim excess and then restamp to check it.


Finally, I create an art tag with the new stamp.


Friday, June 10, 2016

ART on Friday


Time of the week to share what I have been creating this week

Colour Me Positive
This week at LuLu Art the theme is having courage to move forward. The additional challenge was to use a ship in your art.I used maps as the background - ocean on the left and land on the right.



ICAD
Daisy Yellow hosts ICAD - hte challenge is to create on index cards every day for June and July.
Here are several I created using words.


Art Tags
Here are several of the calligraphy art tags I worked on - D to I.


Here is the art tag and stamp I carved for the ABC Wednesday challenge - vase.



ATCs
I created 2 sets of cards for ATCs For All swaps with a flower theme:

APCs

Carved Stamp


Photography
The flower theme carried through to my photos - lots to capture in our gardens:




Linking as well with

Paint Party Friday

Express Your Creativity

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

ABC Wednesday - V and WOYWW


This week at ABC Wednesday, V gets the nod. Hard to believe we are so close to the end of Round 18.

V is for vase.

Here is the stamp I carved and the art tag I created for vase.



Be sure to check here to see what others around the world did for V.



WOYWW

Each week at "Stamping Ground", Julia Dunnit hosts WOWW - where we all share what our work spaces look like and what we are working on.

Here is my dining room table once again after carving my vase stamp,



and after I created the art tag.