Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Late to the Party..........


Late to the party over there at Ms. Elizabeth's and Bleubeards... I almost didn't come.... but then i thought ... well maybe i'm only fashionably late... lol I thought we'd take a break from the house and show you the artwork thats been going on....  In the header is the finished piece, signed and dated  ... above is the Prismacolor ..colored pencil before Gamsol.....


 ........And here it is after Gamsol... I think it just brings the colors to life... I titled it 'Thistle's Key' ... I have a new friend who has 'Thistle' in her last name and it inspired me to draw some... but i wanted to make them an abstract version of it... Can you still tell they are meant to be thistles??  This piece really took a long time but now its put to bed and another piece is beginning to emerge....


Filling out my Christmas cards.... I just love to send Christmas cards....The Christmas card section at Walmart just keeps getting smaller and smaller... I used to have alot more to chose from... they are even hidden in a far off corner... I had to ask an employee where they were..lol I'm curious .. do you send Christmas cards?? I know its becoming an old fashioned sentiment but  I love to put them on display for the Holidays... Happy happy Tday to my T people... I hope everyone's had a fabulous week... I'll be around to visit but i might be a little late. Hugs! deb

PS... I have the black and white line sketch of this week's artwork if you'd like to color it yourself just let me know and i'll post it.  :)

17 comments:

chrissie said...

Terrific artwork and how wonderful that you are writing you cards

Love Chrissie xx

Valerie-Jael said...

Love your thistles, great design! Happy T Day, hugs, Valerie

My name is Erika. said...

I think Christmas cards are going either to emails, Facebook or photo cards. Nope, you just can't find them, but I will admit, I don't often send them. Naughty me. I do love the art this week though. Great details! Happy T day. Erika

Linda Kunsman said...

gorgeous page Deb-and that gamsol really does make the colors pop even more! I love sending cards-for all occasions and make 95% of them. But rather than doing every single xmas card stamping, etc. from scratch( I average at least 50 cards) I have begun getting prints of mixed media art from my journal and using those. the other holidays aren't so much so I do try to make those all individually, and I love making them. Happy T day!

Let's Art Journal said...

Beautiful art work today, you can definately tell they are thistles - I love the abstract style :-). I'm old fashioned too and always send Christmas cards - I think it's a lovely way to show people you are thinking of them and wishing them well! This year I had fun making all of mine! Happy T Day! J :-)

The Weaver of Grass said...

I do hope I am that new friend with thisle in my name!
I love sending cards at Christmas and will certainly not stop. Once upon a time I used to make them all but now I buy them to save time as I seem to have so many other things to do too.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Your key and thistle card is fantastic. I can't draw, doodle, or color, so I rely on mixed media for my cards. I make all my cards and tip-ins each year. I come up with a design and make them assembly style. I haven't bought a card in at least 8 years. I don't have the money for stamps I used to have, so I must limit the number of cards I make each year. I'm loving what I see of your Christmas cards. And yes, mine are on display each year, too.

Thanks for sharing your thistle journal page, your Christmas cards, and your coffee with us for T this Tuesday. And you aren't late at all!

Meggymay said...

Your art project looks fabulous and yes I can see the thistle.
I make my Christmas cards, but not as many as I did a few years ago. Our postage is expensive here, you have to be careful of the weight, size and thickness of the card. If its over what you pay for the stamp, the recipients have to pay the charges. So I think many here in the UK are very aware these days.
Happy T day
Yvonne

Divers and Sundry said...

I send very few cards, returning ones from folks who send them to me and a couple for people I have no other contact with. I remember how I used to pin them up to enjoy through the season :) I know yours will be much appreciated. Happy T Tuesday

CraftyViolet said...

Love your abstract thistles! They look awesome - as usual. The gamsol really makes a difference and I seldom use my Prismacolor pencils without using gamsol.

Yes, I make my own cards so I send out Christmas cards to about 35 people, including a few children. One of my cousins says her and her hubby used to fight over which one of them gets to open my cards so now they keep track and take turns. So funny yet flattering.

Lisca Meijer said...

Oh lovely thistles! I had to google Gamsol. What a difference that makes. The colours are much more vibrant!
I usually don't send many cards. The postage is so expensive that I only send a few to people that do not have internet. But i do make my own cards. There are also two Christmas birthdays in our family and I do try to do a special card for them.
Happy T-Day
Lisca

Krisha said...

Oh Deb, your artwork is beautiful as usual!

johanna said...

your artwork is hilarious! i think i must look up what gamsol is, i have no clue...
speaking of Christmas Cards... as a stamper i made my own Cards for quite some years. and i still Keep the ones i like most from others and hang them on a line in the living room. so sad this Card Tradition seems to vanish.
have a great week, deb.

CJ Kennedy said...

What is Gamsol? It certainly makes your piece pop. I used to make my own Christmas cards every year. I stopped while I was running 2 households and taking care of elderly parents. As they have been gone a few years, no more excuses. While making ornaments for an ornament exchange, I came up with the idea for a card. Now hoping to find time to make before the season is over!

froebelsternchen Susi said...

our card is just AMAZING Deb! Great!

Eileen The Artful Crafter said...

Wow, thanks for showing what a diference Gamsol makes. I definitely need to start playing with it!

I love the art but I don't see thistles. Don't feel bad. I have no idea what thistles look like ;-) So I'm off the Google to learn something new!

pearshapedcrafting said...

LoVe your thistle page! I am going to have to investigate gambol now!! Now have most of my cards made but ….still to write them….need to get a move on I think! Hugs, Chrisx