Good morning and welcome to my blog, well our Autumn (Fall) has finely struck, we've had such wonderful weather up until now. In the last three days it hasn't stopped raining and last night the temperatures finely dropped and it was about 6 Celsius. In other parts of New Zealand where they get it colder than us they had snow. Some areas got a little bit, but in the South Island in Queenstown and Wanaka they got a blanket of snow and some of the ski slops are nearly ready for a bumper season of skiing.
Today is Wednesday which means we have another wonderful Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2. Congratulations to our winner and to our top 3 cards. Great work everyone.
This week as it's the last Wednesday of the month we are revisiting one of our older sketches a blast from the past it's sketch #234 which we used on 27th November 2013. You can check the posting of mine here.
Mary Boo's Candy Cane
Here's my blast from the past used on 27 November 2013.
We used it again on 24th September 2014
Heather Valentin is creative , award winning, modern-day fantasy and whimsical artist who has displayed a dynamic and vibrant energy while painting professionally for over 18 years.
She began to express herself creatively through movement at a very young age.
For many years she studied dance, being drawn to forms that allowed creative self expression, all the while feeling this constant urge to create with her hands. The canvas is now her dance floor where colour, beauty and drama are expressed through her every pencil sketch and brush stroke. Her subjects vary from fairies, fantasy, mermaids, vampires, dragons, wildlife, abstract and more. She is one who is inspired in a single moment. Her dreams, moods and the the unfolding beauty of the world around her is what charts her dance for the day. She is most alive when sketching and painting, creating timeless pieces that reflect her heart and soul. Drawing breathes life into her soul- it enables her to reach out and touch lives. This gives her a place in the world one character and painting at a time.
Heather's artist portfolio has expanded to include such clients as Pepsi, Outback Steakhouse, Nabisco, Zephryhils and can now be found at Laguna Art, Third Stone Art Gallery and Sausalito Art Galleries, along with commercial and private collections across the globe.
Her latest foray is to immortalize her popular drawn characters Eleanor and Pickles in a children's book of their own.
If your haven't visited Lacy Sunshine blog yet here is the link there are so many amazing images to purchase and colour.
This week our lucky winner will receive
of the winners choice from Lacy Sunshine.
Don't forget to check out what the rest of our talented design team have created this week using Lacy Sunshine images over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2.
Challenge's I'm Entering:
Die Cuts, Lacy Sunshine Image, Gems & Or Pearls
1. Base: White Linen card
2. Design Paper: Idylic by Kaisercraft
3. Coloured Card: Kasiercraft Aqua
4. Image: Mary Boo's Candy Cane by Lacy Sunshine
5. Colour Medium: Copics, White Gel Pen
I couldn't believe how many copics I used for this one image.
6. Tools: Cuttlebug, Spellbinders Petite Oval and Floral Ovals, Stickles, Pop Dots, Glue Dots and Real Tacky Glue for gluing the flowers.
7. Embellishments: Assortment of flowers from my stash.
8. Embellishments: Deep Aqua flat back pearls, silver and white net and an assortment of about 20 different flowers from my stash.
9. Finishing Touch: Inside my card and the back of the the card.
Take care everyone wishing you all a wonderful week and happy crafting.