Monday, November 16, 2015

Under The Sea - Shaker Card!

Well haven't I been having some fun and games with my new Fuse tool by We Are Memory Keepers... 
First tool was a dud and didn't work and had to be returned and second tool worked like a DREAM!!!
Here is my first Shaker Card!! 

On Sale At my Etsy Store if any one is interested in purchasing it!...




Isn't it just the cutest!
Hand coloured in Copics Alcohol Markers, these gorgeous digital stamps are from Pixel Paper Prints. The Digital Papers I've used are from NitWit Collections www.nitwitcollections.com under License #75233

Well I hope to bring you some more cards I have finished lately and just gotten around to photographing later this week. 
Happy Crafting!!
Xo
Amanda

Sunday, November 8, 2015

"Lady With Blue Hair" in Graphite - My Diversional Therapy

Hiya Everyone!!! Well I know it's been FOREVER since I wrote something on my blog but I have been a sick little puppy!! and have just had NO ENERGY... This past month have seen me admitted not once, not twice.. but THREE TIMES to the hospital and out of 31 days of October I was an inpatient for 18 of them... *Huge great big sad faces* and even sadder is the fact that the Drs are still unsure what is exactly wrong and so I'm still not well... :(.....
However on a good note!!! cause I like to look on the positives of life! All of this time in Hospital and having me sick has had me searching for things to do to get my mind off being unwell and bored... and that's had me going back to the BEST diversional therapy there is.. ART!! More specifically, I couldn't exactly go taking my whole entire pencil collection and copic collection into hospital with me, but I could take my sketch pad and graphite pencil kit... and so I picked up an image I started months ago in April after I decided to take the plunge and try my hand at drawing again. Well I have now finally finished and couldn't be MORE HAPPY!!!.... 

Presenting my completed drawing "Lady With Blue Hair" in Graphite. 
I based my drawing on the reference photo called "Wanderer" by the very talented Photographer Alex-Lee Johnson which I sourced from an excellent website called "Paint My Photo" which allows royalty free use of photos for creating artwork! if you are a member. I urge you to check out the site. It truly is a wonderful resource!
  I have taken photos along my journey to give you a look at my progress but also my process... As you can see it changed very dramatically from the start in April to the finish now! :) I didn't think when I started that my eye's would progress to a completed drawing. So very pleased. 




This image will now be sprayed to keep it from smudging, and then matted... Once matted I will be listing her on my Etsy Site for sale if anyone is interested. Should be up within the week! :) health depending.
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I hope you like it, and I look forward to producing more drawings in the future!
Xo HUGS!!!
Amanda