Friday, November 21, 2014

All about the experiments!

Moon ATC and Envelope Mingle
Fireflies dancing in the moonlight.
This dark envelope is on it's way to Canada to a recipient of a Yahoo group called ATC_Fun. Not my usual type of work as I love to use very bright and lively colors. 
The backgrounds of both are black gesso. The tall grass and lightening bugs are tissue paper. I was so surprised to the way the gesso reacted to the surface of the envelope especially. It has a glossy effect.  Because of the lighting from the room, you can't see the glitter gel pen around the edge of the lightening bugs' glow.

I will consider this experiment somewhat of an oops as is not what I expected. Now that it's on it's way home, I see more possibilities that I could have done with it before mailing it forward....

Monday, November 17, 2014

Brrrr...Maybe another flower will help!

ATC - Nature Secrets
It's a cold rainy day today! Thought I would warm up with another sunflower trading card. It was made for the WTA(win them all) swap on Paper_Traders, Yahoo group. The background was gifted to me by one of it's members. I believe she did it with alcohol inks. The flower and words were done on deli-paper.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

My Godson the Young Marine Cadet

Happy Birthday!

He's not only my GODson but my nephew too. There's something special about his face that makes me want to draw him. 

I had to give him a special birthday card this year(again!) The card is about 4x6. His envelope was a quick pen & ink of this same image.