Tuesday, July 21, 2009

An Inchie and an ATC

Miss me? I was on vacation and there was supposed to be internet access, but that was not the case so I was forced to take a vacation from everything. Not a bad deal, actually. Don’t get me wrong. I do this blog because I enjoy it, but it was so nice to just spend a week with no definite plans or schedule. But, now I’m back and reality beckons.

I have a couple of things to share with you today. The first is an ATC that I did with my new Caran D’Ache Pablo colored pencils using a reference photo from the monthly colored pencil challenge on Wet Canvas. Nice pencils! The leads are soft and creamy, but hold a point without crumbling, and the colors lay down nice and smooth. I think these will be my go to pencils for working on papers with a smooth finish. The paper I used for this ATC is Strathmore Bristol Vellum.

My other project is a card using some more of the cool inchie stuff I got from smARTworks. I used shimmering watercolors to paint the inchie, and I think the rest if fairly self-explanatory. As always, though, please ask if you ever have questions about how I did something. I answer all questions so don’t be shy!

smARtworks is having a big 40% off sale on rubber right now so if you've been thinking about shopping, now's the time!


  1. LOVE what you have done with the inchie square! Painting directly on the black is brilliant - can we convince you to do another? What a great technique idea!! Lisa

  2. Well girl. I saw real jelly beans. Then I read what you wrote.
    Dang! You are good!!

  3. Beautiful inchie card! I must confess I am so jealous of your drawing talent!!!!!! :0)


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