Monday, August 3, 2015

Index Card A Day Week Seven...

I have been playing along with the Index card a day prompts and this is the Seventh week done. More info on what ICAD - Index Card a Day is check out all the info over at Tammy's. Tammy has it all sorted and so organised, just pop over to Daisy Yellow. Join in the fun as there is no rules. You don't have to follow the prompts you can just do your own thing. The point is to just do a little Index card art every day and have fun along the way. 
No 44 Focus or Blur
I had this butterfly on my desk, I had used it to mask something in an art journal page that I had been working on and it was just sitting there. So thought once I saw it that it was perfect for a focus prompt. I also had that background the butterfly is sitting on. I had used it to stamp a frame stamp to see if it was inked up. So I just glued the butterfly on top of it. Painted the Index Card with left over DecoArt paint. Most of my painted backgrounds on index cards are left over paint. 

  No 45 No Prompt
This one the background was from my little Gelli plate.  
The hat was a light fitting in a catalogue. 
Clock tummy and my hand drawn arms. The artstronaut club collage sheet leftovers for the numbers at the side. 

  No 46 No Prompt
I did this on a art journal page and had fun
 so just kept going on an index card. 

 No 47 No Prompt
I really like drawing pipes. So this was a fun one to draw. I am always trying to draw different little people. 


 No 48 No Prompt
Flowers can never have too many flower ICAD's.

 No 49 Black and White
Zendangle time.

No 50 Kimono
I drew her and she just looked so lonely on the plain background of the ICAD.
So I used some pretty paper and glued it onto another ICAD card. Fussy cut her out and glued her on. 

Tammy made us cool badges so had to pop this one on my blog..

So hope you like my week of ICAD cards its fun and I am still going even though a lot of people are finished. The ICAD still runs till the end of August. So will finish mine off only have 8 more to go. Some of the last ones look like fun to do so off to do week 54 envelope. 

Have a great day
Sandy :)

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Do more of what you love...

Today I was painting in my Moleskine art journal and using all my favourite colours at the moment. DecoArt Americana Orange Flame, Sea Breeze, Lemon Yellow and this time I added some Petal Pink. 


I started by using some book paper for the flower centres. I just cut round circles and of course there had to be three. I also cut some loopy, swirly cut outs and glued 2 of those on.  I painted the centres of the flowers orange and then got my finger in some white paint and swirled. Did the same thing with the loopy cut outs. I then brushed on the background in the Lemon yellow and the Sea Breeze. Roughly drew some flower petals and painted inside them in pink. I went around the petals with the stabillo pencil adding water to darken and then some doodling with black pen and a Unibal signo white pen. I grabbed some stencils and added some more of the Orange Flame and then some little circles with a Finibar stencil in Snow (Titanium) White. I added some more doodling around some of the stenciling in pens, just to pop them a bit. I was going to glue the words on with one of my pre printed quotes but thought this time I would write it on. So on went the words. Do more of what you love.
Over in a group I am in on Facebook called Mixing it up every day we are having an art journal page challenge. So I am going to link this up. Come and join in on the fun over on Facebook it is a great little group and its all very welcoming and fabulous to see what everyone is making.

Have a great day
Sandy :)

Drawing...

 I just realised something this morning. I have been drawing these guys for months and have been popping them on instagram but I have never popped them on my blog. So here is a blog post about all my little Kawaii characters and some other guys.  

I drew this big bear yesterday and then thought he so needed lots of little friends. I find I just doodle these guys now and that I love to figure out how they all just link together. They peek out and have all sorts of different expressions. 

This bookmark was from a tutorial from Pic candle on Youtube where I first discovered Kawaii characters. Of course I had to add a couple of different ones. 


This was my first effort at drawing Kawaii and it's when I discovered they were such awesome fun to draw. 

These were inspired by Tracy Moore. I love being in The Artstronauts Club there is always something different to see. Teesha gave us all these collage sheets of Tracy's drawings and I just love to draw some of his little characters with the one eye. I love adding the little details and it's probably why my bear at the top has little spots and marks. 
There is a link to instagram up the top of the page on the right if you would like to follow me on there. I am @sandybeachart hope to see you there. 

Have a great day
Sandy :)

Friday, July 31, 2015

Courage...


Hi all, been painting in my Moleskine art journal. Today I went blue yep grabbed all the shades of blue and went tiling. Using the mini tile stencil. I first painted three quarters of the page in DecoArt Americana Blue Mist then I did the stenciling in Turquoise blue and Ocean Blue. Just by moving the stencil around it gave it a kind of as my hubby said a Sci fi look.  I just used all the blues on the left side in stripes and added some white. Then I got a credit card and made lines with the Black and White DecoArt Media Gesso. Rubbing the card to the side and pulling the paint to smear it. I added the quote. Courage is found from daring to begin. I think I need to make a bigger one of these so don't be surprised in the future, if you see it on a canvas. 

Popping this over at Paint Party Friday and at 
Balzer Design's Art Journal Every Day.

Have a great day 
Sandy :)

Monday, July 27, 2015

Misty...

This is my cat Misty, she is looking very happy with herself. Today she is wanting to show you what is so comfortable that she has found on my desk that she is happily perched on top of. So to find out pop over to the Helmar Design Team page and check out my post for today.


Turn your back for a moment and she just loves to see what I have been up to on my desk. 

Have a great day
Vicki-Ann :)

Friday, July 24, 2015

Index Card A day Week 6...

I have been playing along with the Index card a day prompts and this is the sixth week done. More info on what ICAD - Index Card a Day is check out all the info over at Tammy's. Tammy has it all sorted and so organised, just pop over to Daisy Yellow. Join in the fun as there is no rules. You don't have to follow the prompts you can just do your own thing. The point is to just do a little Index card art every day and have fun along the way. 

No 37 Chess or Checkers.
I got these cool pants on a free downloadable collage sheet from Blue Bazaar.
So I just had to use them. I did a checker board pattern on the side.
 Punched out some gears.

 No 38 Mahjong.
I tried to draw the tiles from the game. 

 No 39 Bingo or Monopoly.
Stamped numbers in the background and then cut out a collage sheet I had. 
Used DecoArt Decoupage glue

 No 40 No Prompt.
Fabric squares and sewing on my sewing machine. 

 No 41 No Prompt.
I used some fabric and stamped with staz on ink

 No 42 No Prompt.
Few splatters with some Gesso and water

No 43 Definition
I ripped out the page of my old dictionary and finding the page with the word definition. 
I used DecoArt Decoupage glue and Americana paints. 
Little bit of stamping in the corner with a frame edge stamp. 

Posting this over on Paint Party Friday..
Have a great day
Sandy :) 

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Index Card a Day Week 5...

I have been playing along with Index card prompts and this is the Fifth week done. More info on what ICAD - Index Card a Day is check out all the info over at Tammy's. Tammy has it all sorted and so organised, just pop over to Daisy Yellow. Join in the fun as there is no rules. You don't have to follow the prompts you can just do your own thing. The point is to just do a little Index card art every day and have fun along the way. 

No 30 Telephone
Brick stencil and stamp of a telephone.

 No 31 Trivia
Little watercolour drawing.

 No 32 Weather
Fun little weather icons.

 No 33 I love Lucy
Very quick one this day had like 5 minutes to do something.
 No 34 4th of July or Independence day
Thought I would have a go at drawing my own little character and dressed her up in the red white and blue. 

 No 35 Portrait
Tim Holtz stamps with distress ink.

No 36 Backgammon
Totally blank for this prompt just started to draw the little triangles on the backgammon board then the circles and then it just turned into this. 

Well that was it for week 5. I remember this being a very busy week for me. I think you can tell everything was just quick, yep lets get this done. I still found the time though even if it was just a quick sketch. 

Have a great day
Sandy :)