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Monday, December 31, 2007

Soar


Soar, originally uploaded by sapphire252.

For Illustration Friday.

Sunday, December 30, 2007

Tyvek ATC


Tyvek ATC, originally uploaded by sapphire252.

This is an ATC that I made for the Created Byhand Challenge using TYVEK paper. The green is mulberry paper...

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Believe Framed


DSC01929, originally uploaded by sapphire252.

I made this last year with watercolour pencils. I had it professionally framed, and was amazed at how good it looked! There is something amazing about seeing your own art in a frame like this! I highly recommend it.

Peace Banner


Peace Banner, originally uploaded by sapphire252.

A papercraft banner that I made from scrapbook paper, gold ribbons, and glitter. With a little bit of creative lettering, of course! It was easy to make, relatively inexpensive, and will be a great holiday decoration!

Peace Banner detail


Peace Banner detail, originally uploaded by sapphire252.

Some of the banner letters in more detail. The colour combination and the use of gold and glitter gives it a real vintage feel!

Hanging Banner


Hanging Banner, originally uploaded by sapphire252.

The complete look... isn't it wonderful?

Noel Framed


Noel Framed, originally uploaded by sapphire252.

I did this piece last year, but only had it framed recently. What a difference a custom frame makes!

Tis the Season


Tis the Season, originally uploaded by sapphire252.

I have had this frame for a very long time, but I never knew what to put into it. It now sits on my fireplace hearth. The ornaments shimmer in the firelight.

Sunday, December 09, 2007

Christmas Card


Christmas Card, originally uploaded by sapphire252.

This is the design that I drew for my Christmas Cards this year.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

PHAP Membership Card


PHAP Membership Card, originally uploaded by sapphire252.

A challenge for my Pointy Hat art group....we were to create our own membership card. I had fun using a new lettering style...Tattoo

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Grow


Grow, originally uploaded by sapphire252.

For Illustration Friday. My mind naturally went to one of my favourite quotations. I love it for obvious reasons! These are the words I live by.

The Beautiful


The Beautiful, originally uploaded by sapphire252.

This is a page in my journal that I did with markers and pastels.

Peace is Joy


Peace is joy, originally uploaded by sapphire252.

Another page in my journal.

The painters


The painters, originally uploaded by sapphire252.

This is a page in my journal. I have been experimenting a lot lately with background techniques. I thought that this quote lent itself very well to the multiple colours on this page.

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Balance


Balance, originally uploaded by sapphire252.

My entry for the Blissful Art Jurnaling theme: Balance.

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Inspiration


Inspiration, originally uploaded by sapphire252.

This is a page in my friend Cindy's journal deco. The theme is "what inspires you"...I used some new lettering styles I have been playing with.

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Hand


Hand, originally uploaded by sapphire252.

For Blissful Art Journaling's Challenge #29: This Hand.

A page in my new art journal - I am experimenting with backgrounds.

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Lifetime of Love


Lifetime of Love, originally uploaded by sapphire252.

For Illustration Friday - A sentiment for someone's special day.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

rose girl


rose girl, originally uploaded by sapphire252.

Another entry in my journal.

For Vickie


For Vickie, originally uploaded by sapphire252.

A tribute to my internet friend Vickie Enkoff, who was very supportive of my lettering classes, and pretty much any project I undertook. I thought that the quote was very appropriate, because in spite of her illness, Vickie was always able to be a bright inspiring spirit to everyone she knew. She will be missed.

Leaf Girl


Leaf Girl, originally uploaded by sapphire252.

A pen and ink illustration that I did in my art journal. I did this drawing during my coffee breaks at work.

Monday, September 10, 2007

Mermaid ATC doll


Mermaid ATC doll, originally uploaded by sapphire252.

This is my favourite of the ATC dolls that I made for a swap. She will fold down to the size of a regular ATC's. I like how the blues and greens worked together, once I started playing with them. These cards are A LOT of work, but they are also A LOT of fun!!!

Dancer ATC Doll


dancer.jpg, originally uploaded by sapphire252.

Another ATC doll for the swap that I am in.

Goth ATC Doll


Goth ATC Doll, originally uploaded by sapphire252.

This is an ATC doll that I made for a swap. She folds down to the size of a regular ATC. I like her tattoos!

Halloween ATC's


Halloween ATC's, originally uploaded by sapphire252.

I made these ATCs for a swap.

Thursday, August 23, 2007

California Dreaming


californiadreaming.jpeg, originally uploaded by sapphire252.

An ATC for PHAP's "What I did this summer" swap. Shells are bits and pieces that I found on the beach. I used Antique Embossing powder in Frosted Crystal for the sand, and UTEE for the water.

Tink


Tink, originally uploaded by sapphire252.

For PHAP's "What I did this summer swap"...

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

journal doodle challenge


journal doodle.jpeg, originally uploaded by sapphire252.

I have discovered a new blog, called D'BLOGALA, which has these great art journal challenges every Friday. I discovered it a month into her posts, but I am trying to catch up. Here is the first one.

glass charms


glass charms, originally uploaded by sapphire252.

Two tiny panels of glass, with some of my art sandwiched between.

cha cha atc


cha cha atc, originally uploaded by sapphire252.

A postage stamp on acrylic painted atc...

green doodle page


green doodle page, originally uploaded by sapphire252.

more doodles, simple but very effective!

Written Word


Written Word, originally uploaded by sapphire252.

These are the first two pages of a new art journal that I have started. I want to experiment more with painting backgrounds on my pages before I do my journaling.

Swirls


swirls.jpeg, originally uploaded by sapphire252.

3 artist trading cards that I have available for trade. Please visit my flickr site to see more...check under my "ATC's for Trade" set

Sunday, July 15, 2007

Wedding Card


Wedding Card, originally uploaded by sapphire252.

Pen and Ink on watercolour....

Saturday, July 14, 2007

Painted Rocks

The guys in our garden...

Ocean Lullaby


Ocean Lullaby, originally uploaded by sapphire252.

Fun with a verse, using different markers and pigments. The picture does not show the sparkle very well.

Pink Floral


Pink Floral, originally uploaded by sapphire252.

A page in my journal, using markers.

Friday, June 29, 2007

live out loud zetti


live out loud zetti, originally uploaded by sapphire252.

I made this postcard for a zettiology swap. Zetti style often contains pointy hats....

Sunday, June 24, 2007

Dream


Dream, originally uploaded by sapphire252.

An ATC I made using a technique I learned using packing tape...
I found it on the Split Coast Stampers website.



Sorry, it is not for trade!

Purple Butterfly


Purple Butterfly, originally uploaded by sapphire252.

an ATC for trade...

Optional


Optional, originally uploaded by sapphire252.

some fun with markers...

Jardin


Jardin, originally uploaded by sapphire252.

An ATC for trade

Romance


Romance, originally uploaded by sapphire252.

An ATC for trade...

pink floral atc's


pink floral atc's, originally uploaded by sapphire252.

I did these using markers, and some iridescent pigments. I did an entire page of this design, then cut them into the cards. The cards from this series are available for trade as well.

Believe in Angels


Ribbon Angels, originally uploaded by sapphire252.

Pen work and ribbons on an atc. This one is available for trade...