Friday, August 28, 2015

Watercolor Holiday Cards



 Hello,
....sharing some of my holiday cards here today. If you have been following me on FB and Instagram then you probably would have seen them all, but for those who are not there, here are some pics for you. I have these currently listed on Etsy.

And to those who have emailed me for specific cards, I must mention that all your suggestions and requests have been noted and I will be working on them soon.













Some close ups....



I cannot believe it's almost September...this year just flew by!





Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend!




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Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Papertrey August Blog Hop Challenge




Today, I am joining Papertrey Ink' s August blog hop challenge.



And here is the inspiration picture...I could see fall colors there and that's exactly what I did with my card.




I have used PTI stamps- Meadow Greens and In the meadow.



Here is how it would look matted!


Thanks so much for stopping by and have a wonderful day!



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Sunday, August 23, 2015

Stamps For Sale


Hi friends,
I have been reorganizing my studio over the weekend and have decided to clear out a huge part of my stamp collection to make room for all the stuff I have been gathering ever since I opened my Etsy store. The packaging and shipping supplies take so much room that it's becoming impossible for me to contain them all in a single space. I thought  it was time to  let go of these stamps and hope they find a happy new home!

I have two boxes ready for now and will have many more coming soon. Today I am putting my stamps for sale and hope to have the scrapbook paper, stickers  and punches also up very soon.

Box 1-  will cost $50 inclusive of shipping.- SOLD.

BOX 2- will cost $70 inclusive of shipping.

 And they will be shipped by USPS medium flat rate box (which itself costs $12.65). .If you are interested, leave me a comment below.

 Shipping in the USA only. ALL SALES FINAL.

As you can see from the pictures, the cost of so many stamps add up to a lot more than what I have quoted, but I really want someone to be able to use these stamps, since most of them have been gently used and are in very good conditon.

BOX 1- lots of stamps from crafts stores..Michaels, Joann's, hobby lobby.


PLUS..Anna Griffin, 7 Gypsies, Heidi Swapp, Stampendous etc.


PLUS --large stamp sets  by Fiskars, etc



BOX 2...Lots of Inkadinkado, Fiskars, Stampendous, Recollections from Michaels, etc.




Hope to hear from you!

Thanks for stopping by and have a nice weekend!



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Friday, August 21, 2015

Ready To Frame Watercolors




I can't believe it's been over a month since I opened my Etsy store!
...and in the last month I have learned so much. Every email and request I have received has helped me better my store. One most common request was to offer larger paintings and matted paintings. The reason I had held back from these was because matting artwork would add to the weight and increase shipping costs.

But for all those who find it easier to purchase ready to frame artwork especially as gifts, I have decided to offer 5.5 x7.5 artwork matted to a 8x10 in a clear acetate sleeve. It's perfect as a gift!

Here is the watercolor painting..5.5" x7.5"on Arches Rough watercolor paper.







Here it is matted to 8x10..









I have listed two already..here is the link, link2


Backed by foam core...




 I have matted  these originals using acid free linen hinging tape and hinged just the top or bottom of the painting to the mat to prevent any kind of buckling.




.....liked it?

Thanks for stopping by and have a nice weekend!



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Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Autumn







 Last week I decided to get started on my holiday cards and paintings and listed a fall card on Etsy. After that I received a request for a larger version of the same card and I painted two of them. One of which I have listed today and is now available for purchase on Etsy.

Here is a closer look at the painting..it's 9x12 and fits in a readily available 11x14 mat and frame...no need for custom framing!



The paper is Fabriano Rough watercolor paper..lovely texture isn't it?




Here is the card...








I feel the texture enhances the look of the painting!




Thanks so much for stopping by and have a wonderful week ahead!



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Saturday, August 15, 2015

Thankful


   
The other day, someone mentioned how the holidays were getting closer and asked if I had some holiday cards ..I did not! I promised to get some done for her and thought of getting some fall/thanksgiving cards done first. Here are some that I put on Etsy...
















Hope you like them..I do have another 9x12 painting coming soon..stay tuned!

Have a nice weekend!

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Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Lemon on a plate


 Once I see the yellow school bus back on the roads, I know the warm weather is coming to an end pretty soon and that means I need to make the most of all the pretty flowers and fresh produce ! The lovely blooms in my garden are soon going to be gone, but then Fall will be here! The beautiful autumn colors make me just so happy! I love the warm sun which makes everything just glow with light. The soft haze is perfect for plein air painting.

Today I painted some cards. The  lemon on a plate was part of my prep for lunch. I saw the light falling on the table and decided to do a quick sketch. Since I wanted it to be fresh and quick, I picked just 3 primary colors.. yellow , ultramarine blue and alizarin crimson.

Here is a closer look...



Here is another one....fresh blueberries in a bowl..There were more on the table which  vanished by the time I finished painting....wonder where it went............!



Painting the bloom on the blueberries (white oxidation on the berries) was, no doubt, a challenge but it was a lot of fun. Each one different and unique!

These are now available on Etsy.




Sharing these cards with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge- food and /or drink.


Thank you so much for stopping by and have a wonderful week!

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