Sunday, October 16, 2016

Back with Halloween kit

Hi again ,
The work week is over and I'm back with another kit !
Halloween and Fall is the theme with most things still ....  from getting out the warm clothing to drawings and design. I have spent the time I had in between work on getting the warm stuff out of storage , washing them because they smelled a bit dusty , making sure the windows and door don't let in the cold air by sticking on  foam strips to seal them and washed lots of pots and put them into sttorage for next Spring's planting. We had to turn the heating on this past week because the nights were getting quite chilly !
My highlight of the week was playing "bird whisperer" .... I had the honor and pleasure to get close up with Starla , a beautiful Raven lady .Raven and Owl are my favorite birds and Spirit animals, and I had the pleasure to get close to both now.

As usual there had to be time for art and lettering.
Now to the kit's called "Halloween Town" and used to be another Store kit . I had to make a new preview , because they all seem to have disappeared. Not all items are shown on this , but you get 12 backgrounds and 23 elements.
This was made with some of the graphics in the kit .

I will give you the backgrounds and some elements today

the smaller elements folder (the large one next post)

And I'm off now ....things to do,lol. Have a nice Sunday and stay creative :)
Hugs Snowy 

Saturday, October 08, 2016

Quick post before I'm back to work ...and the last 2 parts

Hey again,
my weekend will be over tomorrow. It's really not nice to start work again on a Sunday , but that comes with the job I do.
Autumn weather is in full swing here today. It's grey , rainy and a little chill to the air. My cats have made themselves nests out of fleece blankets and are cuddled up on the sofa, while I'm running around cleaning, doing laundry and of cause some art and craft.

I'm also putting out some fall decorations. Not too much because I'm not a friend of too much clutter , but a little certainly makes the home look nice and cosy.
I bought a cheap and ugly plastic pumpkin the other day and it was in need of some beauty treatment.
Looking on Pinterest I found several that gave me ideas, but this feathered pumpkin was the winner.
So I painted mine white and decoupaged some feathers , plus I added some glitter and a bow as well. I'm pretty happy how it turned out.So much better than the orange plastic monstrosity ;)
Now I just need to get the other decorations out .

I've been drawing just with my Tombows the past days. It's a different style than watercolors but just as much fun.
Today's picture was inspired by the weather and the challenge prompt "Polka dot umbrella"
I worked on challenges a few days in advance because I most likely won't find as much time the next days.
Letter "O" dropcap
And Mr. Scarecrow .
Next goal is to get Illustrator so I can start using my drawings as part of my designs and make them into vectors. And that tablet is also still on my wishlist.

OK, now the last two parts and then back to the things I wanted to do in here .

Part 7

Part 8
Enjoy ! Have a nice weekend and stay creative :)
I will be searching the drive for another freebie kit to post next time.
Hugs Snowy 

Wednesday, October 05, 2016

It's my weekend ! ...and the next 2 parts...

7 days work are over and today is what I call "nightshift recovery day" . It means sleeping and catching up on all those things I didn't find time for while working shifts.
Which means mostly cleaning and other household exciting,lol.

But there were 2 exciting things for me this week. Firstly my Tombows were delivered. It took 2 weeks for the delivery to arrive from the USA. Ordering from there saved me roughly $70.00 compared to UK prices ...even with tax and posting . So I was in color heaven ....or can you be high on colors? :)
Needless to say I had to try them out straight away ...
 They blend so much better than normal felt-tips.
And the October challenges have started.
So much fun to doodle and write with these new pens ;)

The second excitement happened yesterday after I came back from the ALDI. I bought a pair of black jeans which I thought wasn't going to fit yet.They looked quite small.  I thought maybe another month of sweating and exercise before I could wear them...but hello ! I tried them on and they fit perfectly. Success !!! :)

Sadly our Dusty passed away during the week. She was 16 and a half years old.Her little body just gave up due to old age.
But the other two are still going strong.

But on to the freebie parts now before my head hits the keyboard...I only had 3 hours sleep and my bed is calling me.
Here are part 5

and part 6
Two more parts to come in the next post.
And for me it's time to chill now...
Stay creative
Hugs Snowy

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

The next two freebie parts

Hi.... it's my last day off work. Normally I would still have tomorrow off , but I'll be working some overtime again.
And that's why I'm already posting the next parts today. 
But first some paintings again.
Watercolor practice
Different ways to letter "S"
I'm still working on a "Starry night" painting , which I will have to show next time. And as you probably notice I gave the blog a new Autumn look last night. Love how it turned out.  I will have to start making my Christmas cards soon, and carry on with some presents.
I think I said it before much to do and never enough time for everything I would like to get done ;)

But at least I can't complain about being bored ...

And now the links for the kit

Enjoy and catch you next week sometime for more parts  ;)
Hugs Snowy

Friday, September 23, 2016

New freebie kit

Hello again,
thought I best post this today before I start my nightshifts and am too tired to function properly,lol.

Creativity will be down to a minimum the next days when I sleep during the day and turn into some kind of nocturnal creature ;)
So what have I been up to? Well, apart from walking and some weight training to transform some more puppy fat into muscle and working not too much. There just hasn't been enough time for adventures.

I'm inspired by this craft idea this morning ...I have so much scrap paper that I could easily put something like this together. Maybe I will on my next days off work ...
Found on Pinterest

But as always I've been drawing and painting ...
Watercolor pencil
Zentangle art letter A challenge
Watercolor and brushpen lettering
Watercolor pumpkins
Yes, you can do it as well !
Do you know how many painting , drawing and lettering tutorials you find on YouTube? They show step by step how to do it. Plus being in the Art and Lettering class Dawn Nicole does for free on Facebook makes it so much fun. Just pop in and join us .....a new month and new prompts will be starting in just one  week for October again.

Anyway, now to the new kit !
I chose "Grace and Beauty" this time. And while it's not a typical Autumn kit, it has Autumn colors and can be used for all kind of layouts. It's one of my ex-store kits and actually used to be a Mothers Day kit. But it's far too nice and versatile just for that ! 

It's a large kit , so I will give you the first two parts today.

Part 1

Part 2

And with that I'm going to get off here now and get some housework done, get ready and outside a little while.
Enjoy, have fun and stay creative ! :)

Hugs Snowy

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Autumn Symphony elements freebie

Hey again :)
Back with the other part of the kit !
Yesterday was a rainy here, so I did what most woman love to do best and went on a shopping trip to Yarmouth.
Having lost more inches ,not weight as I exchanged the fat for muscle which actually weighs more, I need to replace some items in my wardrobe for smaller sizes.
That's my excuse to buy new clothes for autumn and winter...not that I need an excuse , but it sounds good,lol.
And I really like the fall colors and check flannel shirts they got in the shops now, so I ended up with 2 of them in different colors, plus a lovely dark green sweater and jeans.

Plus I ordered a pair of ankle boots from Amazon , so I'm ready for fall.
September is the month Reggie passed away 2 years ago, and although I'm over the "bursting into tears" part , this month still has me remembering him all the time ...with a smile on my face, but a little bit of sadness and missing him.
So I dedicated two of my pictures to him this month.
Silhouette and lettering
Zentangle moon and lettering

I painted a watercolor galaxy as background for the challenge prompt "somewhere out there" and noticed I need a better brush for writing with gouache paint. Live and learn ,lol
I won't put myself down for something that didn't turn out as I imagined. Next time I will try a better brush ;)
And the challenge prompt "Fall boots" certainly turned out the way I wanted :) I used Tombow dual tips for those.

One thing I love about fall is the warm spicy scents. I know you get a lot of artificial pumpkin spice stuff , but I prefer natural scents from essential oils and rather make my own mixtures to use in my oil burner.
So it was time to stock up on my oils ...
 With just a few drops you can create a lot of different scents :)
Mmmmmh....I love the small of autumn !

Anyway.... Freebie time !
Here's the second and last part
and I will dig another kit out for you . Do you like word art ?
If so is another surprise freebie I made from a few of the Art challenge prompts used in my drawings and lettering . These are CU, so you can use them to put on tags or other ways . Enjoy :)

Ciao for now , and I'll be back with more soon
Hugs Snowy

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Time for Fall designs

Hi again,
yup, it's time for the first part of the first fall themed kit . Ye4s, the first ...I have more,lol.
It's my last day off work and I wanted to get this post done before I have to go back into the old routine.

While browsing I have come across a lovely little project the Graphics Fairy has on her blog.
Watercolor Labels. I always have plenty of glass jars which I could pretty up this way.
This is definitely a something I plan to do soon.
 As for lettering practice, drawing and painting...I have been busy a usual.
A watercolor apple...

falling leaves ....
And the whole place smelling of herbs after cutting and making bundles to dry. And I have a nice amount of home grown red potatoes I dug out in my little garden area.
I bought myself some wool , lovely variegated yarn in autumn colors for another project and am in the process of getting some of my fall decorations out , plus have some other little projects in mind to make some new ones or pretty the old up a little bit ;)
Yeah...I'm very rarely bored,lol.
And with fall and winter coming I will spend more time being creative when the weather prevents me from being outside.

Now to the mini kit ...only 2 parts for this one.
I will give you the backgrounds today and the elements in the next post.
Here some previews

And here the link for the papers

As always ....stay creative , and I'll be back towards end of the week .
Hugs Snowy ;)