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Monday, November 17, 2008

Holiday Special!!!


holidaybutton, originally uploaded by sapphire252.

For the months of November and December 2008, if you purchase any of my online courses, you will receive the online class HOLIDAY DOODLES absolutely free!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

say yes


say yes, originally uploaded by sapphire252.

A challenge for my Suzi Blu group. She wanted us to do a journal page for something that we want to SAY YES to.

I hope you like it, Suzi!

Ornaments 1


Ornaments 1, originally uploaded by sapphire252.

We are having a Christmas craft sale at work, so I have made these ornaments. Lots of them use designs from my Holiday Doodles online class, which I am giving away free to anyone who buys any of my other classes from now until December! For more information on my classes, visit
www.nicolettescreativelettering.com

Ornaments 2


Ornaments 2, originally uploaded by sapphire252.

More ornaments!


ornaments3, originally uploaded by sapphire252.

Peace On Earth - Weekly Sketch Challenge #66


Peace On Earth, originally uploaded by sapphire252.

This is my entry for Beate's Weekly sketch challenge, that I found through Sharon Harnist's Paperfections blog. Beate does weekly sketch challenges, focused on using stamp techniques, but I find that her sketches work wonderfully for featuring my art and lettering techniques!

Sunday, November 09, 2008

Arte y Pico Award!



My friend Anne at Gaal Creative honored me with the Arte y Pico award. Thanks so much, Anne, for the award and the kind words about my blog!

"Arte y Pico" is phrase that roughly translates in English to:
"The Maximum. Wow. The best art. Over the top."



The "rules" for the Arte y Pico award are:

If you are an award winner, show the award, the name of the person who gave it to you, and link back to his or her blog.

Pick 5 blogs you think deserve this award for their creativity, design, interesting material, and for contributing to the blogging community.

List the author's name and link to his or her blog.

Leave a message on the blogs of those you've selected.

Link back to the original Arte y Pico blog, so all will know the origin of the award.

I think that blog awards like this one are a great way to discover new, inspiring blogs. But it is so difficult to only pick 5!

That being said, here are five of my favourites - much deserving of the Arte y Pico award:

Mel Stampz
This blog is for stampers, but her ideas are inspiring for any artist!

Trish Bee’s Art-Venture
This lady is so inspiring!

Aileen's Musings
Aileen's blog is so much fun, and she finds wonderful links to all things crafty!

Violette's Folk Art
My friend Violette's blog is as inspiring as it is colourful!

Suzi Blu
Visit her. You will love her like the rest of us!

Monday, October 20, 2008

Late


Late, originally uploaded by sapphire252.

For Illustration Friday. It was the first thing that came to my mind!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Strings


Strings, originally uploaded by sapphire252.

I made this little puppet for Illustration Friday this week. Isn't she cute?

Hope


Hope, originally uploaded by sapphire252.

These are some ATC's that I made for a Pink Ribbon swap to promote Breast Cancer awareness.

Thursday, October 09, 2008

Sugary


Sugary, originally uploaded by sapphire252.

For Illustration Friday. I thought that I would feature my lettering this time. I used watercolour pencils, and markers.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Angelina


Angelina, originally uploaded by sapphire252.

Inspired by my friend Mirabel's lovelyl granddaughter Angelina, who has beautiful curly hair...

Sunday, September 07, 2008

Witch


Witch, originally uploaded by sapphire252.

Here is a practice sketch I did for Suziblu's class.

Petite Dolls - Eye practice


Petite Dolls - Eye practice, originally uploaded by sapphire252.

My first piece of homework from Suziblu's
Les Petite Dolls class.

So much fun!

http://www.suziblu.net/

Second Portrait


Second Portrait, originally uploaded by sapphire252.

This is my second attempt after Paulette's class. I prefer the lighter background.

Portrait


Portrait, originally uploaded by sapphire252.

My first attempt from Paulette Install's Online Class

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Another Doodle


Another Doodle, originally uploaded by sapphire252.

Fun with a new pen. The Sakura Pigma Graphic 1. A nice strong line.

Lullaby


Lullaby, originally uploaded by sapphire252.

What's playing in my truck right now.

Thursday at Starbucks


Thursday at Starbucks, originally uploaded by sapphire252.

Elvis please forgive me.

Friday Bigfoot


Friday Big Foot, originally uploaded by sapphire252.

Bigfoot, please forgive me.

Wednesday Stampin Up


Wednesday Stampin Up, originally uploaded by sapphire252.

A Day of Beauty


A Day of Beauty, originally uploaded by sapphire252.

wingstravaganza


wingstravaganza, originally uploaded by sapphire252.

A page in my journal about a new Anderson family tradition...WINGSTRAVAGANZA!!!

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Summer Flowers


Summer Flowers, originally uploaded by sapphire252.

Pencil Case


Pencil Case, originally uploaded by sapphire252.

Wipeout


Wipeout, originally uploaded by sapphire252.

Monday, August 04, 2008

Daddy's Sandcastle


Daddy's Sandcastle, originally uploaded by sapphire252.

Probably my favourite page that I did while on my trip...I think because it was so different from what I usually do. There was a family on the beach next to us, and they were having so much fun building this sandcastle, although Daddy was doing probably having the most fun.

Accessories


Accessories, originally uploaded by sapphire252.

I had to document all of our purchases

everything floats


everything floats, originally uploaded by sapphire252.

I just love drawing on the beach...

Canmore to Penticton


Canmore to Penticton, originally uploaded by sapphire252.

Another page from my art journal...

Canmore


Canmore, originally uploaded by sapphire252.

A journal page from our holiday trip. WIth watercolour pencils...

Zendala


Zentangle, originally uploaded by sapphire252.

A cross between a zentangle doodle and a mandala. So fun to do! And I like keeping it contained in a circle. Painted with watercolour pencils.

Purple Page Two


Purple Page Two, originally uploaded by sapphire252.

Now I just have to figure out what to write on this page!

Purple Page One


Purple Page one, originally uploaded by sapphire252.

Another page in my art journal...fun with paint, and some ephemera that I had...

Brown Page


Brown Page, originally uploaded by sapphire252.

I loved this print - I found it in an art catalog. I used gesso as a base for my flowers, then painted them on top of all the papers.

Sunday, July 06, 2008

Lemonade


Lemonade, originally uploaded by sapphire252.

This is for the Illustration Friday prompt, SOUR.
I thought I would have some fun with some lettering, as usual!

Monday, June 16, 2008

hearts atc


hearts atc, originally uploaded by sapphire252.

an atc available for trade

rose atc


rose atc, originally uploaded by sapphire252.

an atc available for trade

bliss atc


bliss atc, originally uploaded by sapphire252.

an atc available for trade

Sunday, June 15, 2008

punchline


punchline, originally uploaded by sapphire252.

For illustration friday. My drawing on top of patterned paper.

lavender


lavender, originally uploaded by sapphire252.

This is a page from my 8x8 scrapbook about me.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

My Website for Classes!

Well,
I have finally put together a WEBSITE for my classes!
It still needs a little work - my paypal buttons have moved on the page, but they still work...

If you would like to visit, please check out

http://www.nicolettescreativelettering.com/
by clicking on the link below!

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Forgotten


Forgotten, originally uploaded by sapphire252.

Poor Rapunzel. She is wondering if her prince has forgotten her....

This is what came to mind for the Illustration Friday challenge this week. I also was thinking about Fairy Tales for another journaling challenge, so it worked out really well.

SInce my acrylic paints were still on my table from the last challenge, so I chose them for my medium.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

My House is Me


My House is Me, originally uploaded by sapphire252.

Another one of Milliande's challenge. I cannot tell you how many layers of acrylic paint are on these pages.

Sunday, June 01, 2008

Lula


Lula, originally uploaded by sapphire252.

I tried a new technique on one of my favourite pictures of my daughter when she was little.

Danglie


Danglie, originally uploaded by sapphire252.

This is a sample of my contribution to the danglie swap through the byhandartists group.

Swirl Journal Page


Swirl Journal Page, originally uploaded by sapphire252.

For Milliande's swirl challenge...

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Good Golly Miss Molly


Good Golly Miss Molly, originally uploaded by sapphire252.

This is the first page I have done in my art journal of our new beagle puppy Molly. I took several different patterned papers and painted over them for an aged look. I also used photo-editing software to age the photographs.

She is so cute, I may have to dedicate more pages to her!

New York Journal Page


New York Journal Page, originally uploaded by sapphire252.

This is one of the pages in my art journal dedicated to my recent trip to New York City.

I was really happy with the gel medium transfer of the New York Skyline - I had never tried anything like this before, and I think it turned out really cool!

And yes, I got to see Jersey Boys - it was AMAZING!

Wedding Card


Wedding Card, originally uploaded by sapphire252.

This is a wedding card that I put together for some friends of our family.

Sunday, April 06, 2008

Fairy in a Jar


Fairy in a Jar, originally uploaded by sapphire252.

A fairy in a jar. So much fun! I made her wings out of transparency film. I had been meaning to do one of these ever since I had seen them on the web. At the last Pointy Hat Art Posse meeting, lovely Miss Galm brought her fairy in a jar, and I realized that the time had come for me to do this project!

And by the way, this fairy bears a startling resemblance to a young Miss Arla Mortimer, my beautiful grandmother, who passed away in 1995.