Sunday, February 4, 2018

Coloring Challenge and Refreshed Blog

Happy Super Bowl Sunday!

Since the Broncos tanked big time this year, I don't really care all that much about the game, except I'd rather the Patriots didn't win. Not likely, I know. So, I may have it on for the commercials. I saw a Peyton Manning one that was pretty funny. The half time show might be okay. And I might pick up my cross stitch, which hasn't seen any action since Christmas! We'll see.

My friend, Loll, of Stamping with Loll,was so kind to offer her skills in updating the look of my blog. Thanks so very much, Loll! I am so tickled with the happy flowers and the bright fresh look! If you haven't ever been to Loll's blog, I think you should go check it out. She creates beautiful cards that have gorgeous backgrounds. They are a feast for the eyes.

Kathy Racoosin, of The Daily Marker, is holding another 30 Day Coloring Challenge and I started out really well and was coloring up a storm. Here's the last thing I worked on over a week ago now. I've kind of fallen off. Oops.

Anyway, I'm taking a pencil coloring class at Kit and Clowder and this is the image from the class. I'm using Prismacolor pencils, but no blending solution. I just barely started the fur, which is a new technique for me. The classes are really good and Alyce is a wonderful and encouraging teacher who is readily available to her students.  Maybe I'll work on it a bit more later today.

I wanted to make a bunch of cards yesterday, but thought I'd play a bit with some alcohol inks first. Then work on cards while they were drying. Got a little carried away and ended up with these:

This is still wet and also shown in the first alcohol ink picture

This is still wet as well and a little blurry. It's just blue inks with a smidge of green. Looks like water. 

Was having so much fun that I kept playing with the inks and never got a card made. Oops. 

Finally, here's a picture of a mug I saw in Walmart this morning. Sent it to my girls.
True, no? LOL

Thank you so much for stopping by. I hope you have a happy day!


Laurel said...

Look at those gorgeous papers! How fun!

Loll said...

Looking forward to seeing that finished bear, Jeanne!! The fur you've done so far looks amazing! And I love your AI panels. It is fun to do and addictive. I can understand that you just kept going. Think of all the beautiful cards you'll make with the gorgeous backgrounds! xx

Anonymous said...

I love the new look and all of your creations! Hugs, Tamara

Kay Miller said...

Oh I love the new blog look! So bright and springy!! Your coloring is looking amazing!! You are so good with the pencils! Your alcohol ink backgrounds are gorgeous too! I get carried away making just backgrounds sometimes too! It's fun! Cute mug! My kids need one of those too ;) Hope you have a wonderful week! ((Hugs))

Patti said...

Hi Jeanne : )

Well aren't you happy the Eagles won! : ) giggles. I didn't take in the game but my BFF is originally from Philadelphia and was in heaven watching the game!!

I LOVE your pencil coloring! wow I love pencils so I made a note of the link and will be checking out the class. Your fur is coming along perfectly! I have not made alcohol ink backgrounds for ages but your stunning papers make me think I need to grab my supplies and get inky!! Love! these and can't wait to see them highlighted on your cards : )

Have a wonderful week!


Patti said...

Oh shucks! I forgot to comment on your beautiful new blog look!! I can see the talented hand of Loll at work here :) It is so YOU! friend so bright and cheerful and artistic! great design!


Sharli Schaitberger said...

Hi Jeanne! Your blog update looks wonderful! I'm afraid to touch mine! LOL
The class you are taking sounds very interesting - something I would love to do! The image of the flowers with the fuzzy bear is darling and I can see how the detail of fur is a game changer.

I haven't played with the alcohol inks "YET" and had heard to be prepared to have difficulty stopping! Your papers are absolutely stunning!!!!

Lastly - I'm betting your girls laughed at that photo of the mug! I'm afraid that Steve and I use Google so much that we've started calling it "Saint Google". Hahahahaha!!!


Anita in France said...

Lovely new blog look, Jeanne ... so fresh and spring like! Fabulous AI backgrounds ... they're mesmerising ... I can see how you couldn't stop! Stunning colouring ... the fur on that bear is awesome ... enjoy the rest of the class! Hugs, Anita :)

Barb said...

I love your blog refresh! It's so...fresh! LoL! It's nice to switch things up a bit and Loll has done a lovely job.

You're doing a great job with the Kit and Clowder class. Your flowers are gorgeous and the fur is looking pretty awesome, if you ask me!

I'm impressed with your inky skills! Looks like loads of fun! Those are going to make some really pretty and very unique backgrounds for cards. Looks like you've got your mojo going in overdrive! Hey! Send some my way, will ya?! LoL!

Thanks for sharing your artwork with us. And keep up the good work!