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Friday, July 20, 2012

Quirky ATC Theme Swap

The month of June's theme for ATC swapping on Willowing online art group was "Quirky" so pretty much anything went...birds with umbrellas, funky dolls with wings, even abstract art.  My swap partner was a lady named Sonia.  When I received her cards in the mail I was blown-away!  She hand painted two fun ladies with big loud colorful curly hair!  They are so adorable!

I took a mini-vacation to the beach last month and that trip inspired my ATC's.  I thought how fun would it be to see a glamorous octopus or even a mermaid in the ocean!  Of course, I saw neither but that didn't mean I couldn't bring them to life in a drawing.  Here are my ATC's I sent Sonia:

The first one was a drawing using a combination of Letraset water soluble markers, Primsacolor pencils (love them!), and Stickles Glitter glue...titled "Sassy Octopus."

Isn't she the cutest?!  I glittered her red lips and matching tube of lipstick.  After I took her picture and sent her in the mail I kept thinking she was missing something.  I should have added a mini pearl necklace or something!  Oh well, I'm still happy with the way she turned out.

My second ATC was a drawing using Prismacolor pencils (my ultimate fav!) along with Copic Spica Glitter Pens (very fun to work with), and Stickles glitter glue.  Hey, what can I say??  I like sparkly things!  This one is titled, "Bubbles."

I thought how quirky would it be to see a mermaid in the water with a bar of soap surrounded in bubbles?  For the bubbles I used Stickles glitter glue in a clear white glitter then after the glitter dried I went over it with the Copic Spica Glitter Pens.  The mermaids tail also shimmers with the different colors of Stickles glitter I added.

As in any ATC swap, etiquette states that you can not publicly post your ATC's online until your swap partner receives them.  Since my partner recently received them I can post them.

So leave me comments or send me an email and let me know what you think.

Until next time!

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Dylusions Inks Have Arrived!

I have been patiently waiting for my Ranger order to arrive with the new Dylusions ink sprays.  It seemed like forever but they have FINALLY arrived!!!  The colors are amazing!!  The bright pink, turquoise, and greens mix beautifully.  The whole line of colors are amazingly bright and cheerful.  Perfect for any paper project.  I have just added the Dylusions ink sprays to my ETSY shop and will have some examples of backgrounds I made this weekend.  There are a total of 12 colors in the line, however; I only have 10 colors.  I am missing the Black Marble and Melted Chocolate which were backordered and will be here soon.  If you would like to put your name on a wait list for the two missing colors, please email me.

Dylusions Spray Ink Color: Lemon Zest
Along with my order of Dylusions spray inks, came the limited edition Tim Holtz Summer Seasonal Distress ink pads.  Helloooo summer!!  These colors are bright and like no other in his line of Distress inks.  The colors consist of a bright pink (Picked Raspberry), bright green (Mowed Lawn) and bright dreamy blue (Salty Ocean).  The 'Picked Raspberry' color is my favorite so far.  Although, I'm not a big fan of pink...this pink totally rocks!  You can also find the set of Summer inks in my ETSY shop.  Remember these inks are very limited and will only be available for a short time throughout the summer so get them now while they're still available!

Tim Holtz Limited Edition Summer 2012 Distress Ink
As you've probably read I was supposed to have a give-away last month.  Due to the terrible storms we've been having off and on and the lack of electricity/internet I've been experiencing I've decided to hold off on the give away and have it next week.  

Well keep cool in this crazy summer heat!

Until next time...