Sunday, April 23, 2017

Two more parts of Printemps

Good morning "yawn" ...
Yeah, I just came home from nightshift and have not been to bed yet. But I will after this post. Knowing myself later on I will be lazy, because it always takes a full day and night to recover from working nights.

I treated myself to some Ecoline liquid watercolor and had to try them out. The great thing is you can also use them as ink for a dip pen.
And I did some more watercolor practice...
An owlet on canvas ...isn't he a cutie?

And after 3 years I finally finished a kit that was sat on my drive all this time.
I started it when I was with Reggie in North Carolina. After he passed away it was just too painful at first to carry on working on it, but better late than never ...I finally got it done :)
Anyway, enough of that. Let me just give you those new parts now and then I'm off to dream land :)

Here's two more parts

And now I really need my beauty sleep , so until next time ...
Hugs Snowy

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Happy Easter weekend and new freebie

Hey all :)
Hope you're all having a lovely weekend ! I certainly am. It doesn't happen too often that I have a weekend off but by chance I was lucky for Easter this time.
Yup, I have been making things again.
A little craft paper and lettering  ...
...a zentangle owl ...
....Fine tech watercolor and...
...I got a weaving frame :) And even finished my first project.
For a "first" this wall hanging turned out great :)
More practice needed and learning some patterns will be next.

I have the first parts of another kit today.
And here some previews for more detail
Some papers
 Bow and floral elements...

 Swirly frames and corner elements...

 More frames and elegant glitter elements
 Some structures and leaves

More swirly stuff..
Its a quite large kit with 7 folders

I will give you 2 of them today.


And the first one with elements

And here a quickpage I made with the kit ...maybe I will give you the qps as well soon :)
Anyway...the sun is shining and I have some gardening to do.
So until next post ...
Hugs Snowy

Sunday, April 09, 2017

And here's the last of Easter Celebration

Hi all,
8 am and it's looking to be a bright sunny day here at the East coast of England. Just a shame I have to work later and won't be able to enjoy the sun .
Over the last week I made a mini series of paintings and I'm thrilled how they turned out ! :)

I used Fine tech watercolors and the sheen on these is just stunning !
You can see a short video here

And flowers .... it's Bluebell time !
Watercolors, Tombow Dual brush pens for large writing and Pentel touch pens for the small lettering.

Today's downloads will be the last 2 parts of Easter Celebration , so I had to search my drive for the next freebie kit.
I decided on my Printemp kit (yeah, a French title for a change,lol)
If you like flowers this will be a kit for you :) ....and versatile for a lot of layouts

But now to the last 2 parts and the previews I made .
I made a mistake last week and gave you 2 backgrounds links, so today it will be elements , but here are still the missing previews.

And that's all for now. Until next weekend :)
Hugs Snowy

Sunday, April 02, 2017

Happy April...and yup, late again with freebie parts ;)

Hi again ,
...well, better late than never , I guess ;)
Shift work sucks for any schedules and working any overtime throws all my plans out of the window.
But I finally have the time to post today. I'll probably be tired later because I woke up far too early from my night shift nap , but hey...that's life.
I manged to get a few challenges done during the week and some previews for the first parts of the kit as well.
I've been mostly working with Tombows this past week.

But I also made my own pencil case with some decorations and fabric markers.
I wonder how these markers will fare in the wash . I will try on an old t-shirt soon.
And I got one watercolor done for my botanical painting collection.

But to the freebie kit now...
Easter is coming,lol

The backgrounds
...and the first elements
Those chocolate bunnies look almost real....yummm.
So here are the first 2 parts.

There will be 2 more elements parts next week . Yes, this is a relatively small kit for my standards with only 4 parts. ;)

Have a nice Sunday :)
Hugs Snowy

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Back with the last 2 parts

Hi all,
I'm finally back with the last 2 parts...late, I know,lol. Night shifts got in the way of posting and I was just too tired , especially as I still had to make 2 previews as well.
But better late than never !
Plus I joined a lettering pod on Instagram as well , so there was some talking and a couple of lettering projects to do.
Plus I tried chalk pastels for the first time.
But now to the downloads...the last 2 parts

Here the previews...

Enjoy ! ...Now , what should I give you next? I know ! It's time for an Easter Celebration. This kit will be only 4 parts . 2 next week and 2 the week after.
...and I just realized the previews of this one were lost in a computer crash as well. So I will have to make some new ones for these parts as well ,lol.
Until next week then :)
Hugs Snowy

Thursday, March 16, 2017

...and 2 more parts of "Welcoming Spring"

Hi all , back with 2 more parts before the work week starts for me again on the weekend. So far I have been really lucky with the weather ! Lots of sunshine and pleasant temperatures here in our little corner of the UK. Loving the spring weather! I turned off the heating and yesterday got out those vacuum storage bags and put away those really thick woolly jumpers, and got some t-shirts out. I really hope this weather is here to stay :) And I have been doing a little work in my garden corner. It's a start , but much more to get done!
I planted potatoes in those large grow bags yesterday.
The spring colors are popping out :)
Apart from these I have cabbage, strawberries, lettuce and kohlrabi planted so far .
In a couple of weeks the chard ,broccoli, cucumbers , tomatoes and zucchini can go out as well. The seedlings still need to grow a little bit more on my kitchen windowsill indoors before they will be planted out.
New Art work -Spring forward ...although we here in UK still have until the 23rd before we change the clocks.

And I tried something new. I got myself a wood burning tool and have been practicing a little.
This was the first try to get a feel for the tool. By the end of it I nearly had a cramp in my hand. Pens are surely a lot easier to hold and faster ;)
This is what I'm working on in the moment. I still need to do the vines on the other two. When you buy anything like this , please think of the work that goes into this reflected in the prices of hand made items.... so far this took me over two hours. I will need another 2 hours to finish this set. It looks easy , but takes time and patience.

Just like this mandala. These intricate patterns can't be rushed .

But I'm rushing to the freebie parts now :)
Today it's 2 parts of elements... I made a little preview of what you get.

And here a little layout I just made with the kit
That's all for now.
The last 2 parts next week ...till then
Hugs Snowy