Friday, May 28, 2010
This was done for Isabella's Challenge #9, "Patriotic Colors" and Stamp Simply #141 Flying High and Proud Color Challenge. I felt very strongly about making it a tribute to our fallen soldiers. Technically, this was another difficult one for me. Pencils are very difficut to blend in large areas. Maybe, I should have tried water colors. Hopefully, Santa will bring me some really good markers! Thanks to Isabella's Challenge I won the images for this one.
Posted by ahlers5 at 5:50 AM
Saturday, May 22, 2010
I had a difficult time with this challenge. I guess I was just not in a birthday mood. This was for Isabella's Sketchbook Challenge #8
Posted by ahlers5 at 11:17 AM
Sunday, May 16, 2010
I made this card for my daughter's graduation. The image is from Sassy Cheryl's. I actually colored the image four times before I felt like I had one good enough to put on a card. I used Stampin' Up Watercolor Crayons.
Posted by ahlers5 at 4:06 PM
Saturday, May 15, 2010
Thanks to Sandy, Katie and Gabriel! I love it. I am definitely going to enjoy the added dimension to my card making. Fun, fun, fun!
Posted by ahlers5 at 6:42 PM
Sunday, May 9, 2010
I cased this card. The origiinal is at: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1692788?cat=fav
I changed the saying a little bit and went with polka dot ribbon instead of gingham. I would have loved the gingham, but couldn't find it in the right width.
Posted by ahlers5 at 2:11 PM
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
Our former school nurse, Connie, is retiring after many years of service. I made this card for her and added extra pages inside so everyone would have room to sign.
Posted by ahlers5 at 1:09 AM
Sunday, May 2, 2010
This is a runner that I painted for my daughter's wedding. It was about 45' long. I had seen a similar one on the internet and just had to have it. It cost way too much, though. It was several hundred dollars and I didn't have that much room in my budget. I ordered custom stencils off the internet and bought a bolt of fabric from JoAnn's. For slightly more than one hundred dollars I had a beautiful custom runner. (A hundred dollars and many, many nights of painting) It was well worth it!
Posted by ahlers5 at 6:41 PM
I made this for my mother-in-law for Mother's Day. I was pretty pleased with how the shading came out. I used Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol. It's amazing what you can learn to do on the internet. Hope Mom likes it!
Posted by ahlers5 at 3:00 PM
This is the first post I'm trying. It's going to take me a while to figure this thing out. This image is from Sassy Cheryl's and the frame is from Taylored Expressions. I really like the idea of being able to have artwork in my office in a very easy to change format. I painted her with Stampin' Up watercolor crayons. I was hoping that the shading would have turned out a bit more obvious. I added buttons from my grandmother's button collection. I just love old buttons. I try to use them whenever possible.
Posted by ahlers5 at 1:00 PM