Friday, 18 July 2014

More Icads


the icad challenge is 2/3 on the way
and it´s been a while since I´ve showed my cards.

here´s hole bunch

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it didn´t go long before I went with a collage art theme


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I think these little cards
are perfect for collages.

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perfect for using those little left over pieces
and scraps there always are

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and all those odd flea market finds
that people always ask me,
what I´m going to use that for...

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here it is

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lots of old photos
and sweet natures images

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vintage sewing suppliers
and old stamps

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vintage maps
and painted ephemera

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and a little bit of vintage lace



the cards are pilling up
Love the sign of this.
I hope you have enjoyed too.

Have a wonderful day
Tina ♥♥♥



Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Sketchbookery Class

The Sketchbookery Class
over at Mary Anns have started

I was a little late for the party
but that doesn´t matter. there´s 
plenty of time for all the fun



this is my color chart
I have a Koi water color travel set I´m quite happy with
and a little academy set from Derwent.
I think they will work out fine for a start.


first page
trying to paint some strawberries.
after seing the photo I realized I should have
added some shadows for the berries
ah - well...



blind contour drawing
my first attemp



second drawing
Poppy Sead Heads

it´s beginning.....

have a great day my friends

Tina ♥♥♥



Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Painting Poppies


Those of you, who have been around here
for long, know I´ve been trying my hands on
some sketching and painting.

trying out new tecniques
different medias
exercising

recently I signed up for a Poppy
painting class at Mitsib
 I just love the way she´s painting
her poppies.




this is really challenging
these poppies are made with watercolor.


I haven´t painted much with watercolor
so wanted to learn the tecnique for this too


here´s  my humble attemps


I´m having a hard time
trying to have the paint do as I wish

It looks very easy on those instructions
I tell you
it.is.not


I made these today
making a few in between


practice - practice - practice
I might get the hang of it eventually

Have a beautiful day
Tina ♥♥♥

Saturday, 14 June 2014

Icad - Week one


I´m participating in the Icad challenge
over at Daisy Yellow this year.
I think I´ve told you already.

I´ve been wanting too, ever since I heard about
it last year.
It´s a great excuse to create every day.
I really like that.

These are my cards for week one


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61 index cards when the challenge is over.
That is quite cool.

It´s not too late if
you would like to do this.
Just jump on the wagon and get started.

Have a great weekend

Tina ♥♥♥


Tuesday, 10 June 2014

New Bears


Finally
New bears were up for sale yesterday

 4 little one


Hilma - 3.5 inch
sold

Frederick - 3.5 inch
sold

Strom - 4.5 inch
sold

Old Buckley - 4.5 inch

3 of them were sold very quickly
I´m so very grateful for that.

One little bear is still available.
Old style Buckley
You can see more about him here.

If you would like to receive notification
immediatly when new bears are available
to be among to first to know - 
sign up on my mailing list.
(in the left hand side on my selling site)

Thank you so much to those of you who
dropped by for a visit yesterday and to those 
of you who bought one of the little ones.

Please know that I´m so very grateful
and honoured for all your support.

Tina ♥♥♥





Monday, 2 June 2014

trekking and Sketching

some of the days we're trekking in the mointains
when the weather behave


here's a few pics for yiu to enjoy



and the afternoons at the balcony


trying my hands on sketching




exercises

definately going to sign up for Mary Anns new sketcbookery class

have a nice day
Tina 


Monday, 26 May 2014

in Italy

I am here
in Asti - Italy.
Our vacation finally went through -yeeaah


blue skies and sunny - we're enjoying this as much as we can.

sunday was the monthly antique market


much better than we had hoped for.

here's a few pics.

lots of great stuff


pretty old marionettes.

here's what's coming home with me


a big old book with lots of pages with cools fonts,
a silver plate and
a huge lot of vintage envelopes and letters.

I'm pretty sure there's enough to share some in the shop too.

have a beautiful day
Tina ❤️❤️❤️



Friday, 16 May 2014

Making Bears

Its been a while since


but I´m working hard on new bears


aiming for a june update


Have a beautiful day

Tina ♥♥♥

Tuesday, 13 May 2014

They don´t always looks like I see them in my head


this is my worktable
as it looked like earlier


paintings in progress.

Little girls heads - that is


still practicing from the 



they don´t always turn out
like I wanted them too.

I guess they decide themselves.

Have a wonderful day

Tina ♥♥♥