Monday, August 25, 2014

Table 3 Steampunk Soiree 2014

It's been 3 weeks since I attended the Steampunk Soiree Adventure in Virginia hosted by Epic Paper Arts. I had so much fun meeting so many of my On-line friends. 
I loved all the fabulous projects and events we participated in. For the costume party they had a photo booth where we all got to take some fun photos. One of my favorite photos from the event is the photo of the 4 ladies and myself that sat at Table 3 for the event. We had so many laughs!
I created this layout to sit next to my 3 Soiree projects!

At the Soiree we received custom chipboard pieces for our projects by Blue Fern Studios. We also received 2 extra pieces for our own projects and I used 1 of them on this layout.

I cut apart the chipboard and embossed the gears with Lindy's Stamp Gang embossing powders. I also added some paper die-cut gears from la la land crafts and stamping.

Another close-up

Since I used the custom chipboard pieces for this layout I thought it would be fun to follow the August sketch challenge for Blue Fern Studios.

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Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Time for me to get Real!

This blog post is gonna be out of my normal style as I'm actually taking a step back with my normal approach and getting REAL!
I have been blogging for a long time and I normally post things for a challenge or a design team project. 
I want to share an art piece I have started just for me. A Learning experience.
I have never had confidence in my drawing skills 
and I wanted to challenge/prove to myself I could do it! As a beginner
I did a search on Pinterest (yes our worst enemy of exploding ideas) for "How to draw a face."
the search was amazing. I found myself engulfed in several blogs / you-tube tutorials you name it!
I grabbed my Faber Castell Graphite pencils and my Dyan Reaveley Dylusion art journal and gave it a go.
Here is a photo of my base face features!

I'm sorry for the terrible photo quality as I was in the zone and just snapped a pic with my phone!
Ok I had my base what next???  I guess wing it and hope for the best.
I walked away and completed some home chores and decided I needed to add a frame and hair. 
I didn't have the ambition to research on how to artistically draw this feature so I just winged it and created my own facial frame and hair. Once I started drawing I questioned my judgement but just kept working and continued to adjust and add layers of pencil till I had a semi frame/hair I liked.

I continued by sketching the base/outline for my art journaling but family needed food so this is as far As I completed for the days craft session! Please stay tuned as I complete this page and explore the NEW!

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