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Thursday, August 18, 2016

New Freebie kit "Happy Summer"

Hi there again :)
I have been digging in my ex store kits and got another freebie kit for you.
I've been really busy with art, lettering and on the laptop. I will have to do a full back up as well later . Better safe than sorry and with Mercury retrograde end of the month it's important to do that.

I've been experimenting with chalks as an alternative method to color . It works especially well on pictures you want to give an old grungy or antique look. One of the challenges was to draw a map and the Words " Explore the World". It was a toss up between watercolor or color pencils, but then I remembered the chalks I had in my craft box for ages and decided to just give them a try. I had used them for card making with stamps years ago and thought they should work for what I had in mind as well. And it turned out great !
Another art challenge was Palm trees.
I had a nice sunset as background in mind for this. So I used watercolors to be able to blend the colors of the sky.
Another one that turned out fantastic :)
The beauty of the Challenges on Dawn Nicole's Art and hand-lettering class is that it's not limited to just one medium. We use everything from felt tips , coloring pencils, watercolor pencils and common watercolor, ink,brush pens , calligraphy pens etc....whatever we like ...
And practice makes perfect :)
I have always liked quotes and to be able to letter them in calligraphy or typography style is fun :)
Not mention being able to play with and experiment with all the different fonts.
  Anyway.... let's get to the kit now. Here's a qp and layout showing a bit of what's in there.

It's a colorful floral kit in 4 parts.
I give you the backgrounds today.
http://www.mediafire.com/download/r8imjw5cq7nba83/sr_happysummer1.zip

And now I'm off.... so much to do , so little time ,lol
I have some jam to make after Blackberry picking , I want to go and pick some Elderberries and of cause the housework doesn't do itself either. So until next post again ...
Hugs Snowy

2 comments:

smiekeltje said...

You keep yourself busy with the challenges, hey? and you do a good job!
Perhaps I should go looking for some blackberries too, some of them should be ready to pick
First have to do some laundry, washing and ironing, then I'll see what I will do. Could be as well sit in the garden under the parasol(if any sun comes out today) with a book
Have a lovely day and weekend!
Hug
Kyra

Edna B said...

Your art work is looking quite lovely. Your sunset scene is really nice. Today Pogo and I are sort of crashing trying to get used to not having Audrey here again. I loved every minute of our visit. We tried to cram so much fun into such a short time.

You have a super day, hugs, Edna B.