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Back to Coloring

I posted this in the coloring club (or whatever it's called).  But I'm conducting a bit of an experiment since I've managed to find my way to where I can post a blog entry.  (it doesn't appear as an option now under Create - well it does but it comes up blank) This is my most recent project.  I've got a couple of smudges that make me batty when I see them.  Otherwise, I've very happy with how this turned out.    

clueliss

clueliss

Handmade wedding card

One of my closest friends is getting married this weekend. Since her initials will become PBJ, I made her this card. Now I have to figure out what to write inside. I feel so much pressure! There’s also a memorial they visit every time they are in town and is the location where her fiancé proposed. So nce it’s small I couldn’t find any souviners online as a gift, so I contacted park services. I spoke with someone there and got them a magnet and postcard, which I’m putting in the envalope a

HarryPotterFan

HarryPotterFan

A silly wedding card project advice

Hey everyone! It’s been a while since I’ve visited this blog. I need to do that more. One of my best friends is getting married next month, and I’m excited I get to be a bridesmaid. I realized when she gets married her initials will be PBJ (is it safe to give that information out? Lol). So I’m making her a wedding card with her and her fiancé as PB&J jars. I also lost the real card I got her. Whoops. Advice Time. I got these mason jar stickers in the scrapbook section at a craft st

HarryPotterFan

HarryPotterFan

Ship - from Lost Ocean

So here's a ship I did from Lost Ocean.  My usual Cra-Z Art colored pencils (72 count) (because twistables has a horrible selection of blue).  If you look REALLY closely you'll see that I'm not in the lines sometimes in the small places.  Which became more or less an artistic choice.   I posted the skull that was on the opposite page in the new coloring club.  

clueliss

clueliss

Mystic Mandals 26 & 27

The first one was done with CraZ Art colored pencils.     The second was done with crayola twistables.    Personally, the first look like their on something.

clueliss

clueliss

secret garden flowers

And I just finished another since I'm still abiding my the no tv portion of my self imposed media deprivation madness.  Secret Garden coloring book.  I used Prismacolor scholars 60 count on this for the first time.  And note that I intentionally did not use green in this.  which is rare for me since green pops into everything. 

clueliss

clueliss

Mystic Mandala 24

Started this last Friday at work.  And without the internet to surf during lunch finished it.   Using my trusty CraZ art 72 pack colored pencils.    

clueliss

clueliss

Secret Garden Well

From The Secret Garden.  Using Frixion markers.  They're good for the little tight places, not good for the wider areas.  I finished this during my 3 day media deprivation exercise (on Sunday).  (ignore dirt please).  There are a couple of smudged spots (dumb hand)

clueliss

clueliss

Hello Cuba

I'm copping out of our endless cold winter and heading down to Cuba soon to try and warm up for a week. I thought I'd get myself in the mood by doing a picture from my Creative Haven Hello Cuba colouring book. The level of detail in the pictures in this book is pretty intimidating. This one took me forever to complete and I had major trouble trying to choose colours. The photo definitely doesn't do it justice as the page is really quite bright.

Playagirl

Playagirl

Here Comes The Sun

Because Canadian winters are long and leave me craving sunshine, I decided to colour my very own sun. Done with gel pens since I love the way they flow.

Playagirl

Playagirl

Mystic Mandala 20something

I've lost track of which one this is. My usual craz art colored pencils.  I did the middle in yellow.  what can in say, I'm missing the sun.  Then I felt purple and we'll you know me, purple means green. 

clueliss

clueliss

Venting about...

Crayola colored pencils. I bought them a while ago, & they performed as expected (decent color coverage/color selection in the package); for the most part, that is, until I started to sharpen them. As I would sharpen them, chunks of the lead would fall out (of the freshly sharpened body of the pencil itself), which would lead to my usage of colorful metaphors & threats of throwing said pencils in the garbage. It's surprising to me; you'd think that Crayola (a major, national brand s

LadyCrow1313

LadyCrow1313

Swear word coloring

I hope this comes out alright (as this marks my first official post in this blog). This picture comes from an "adult"coloring book I got from Amazon, & it's called "Make Life Your Bitch" by John T. I used Sharpie fine point markers for this.   

LadyCrow1313

LadyCrow1313

Quidditch cross stitch pillow - COMPLETE

I FINALLY learned to use a sewing machine and made the Quidditch cross stitch piece I made into a pillow. Well, I made two - one for a friend and one for me since I really liked the cross stitch design. Stages of almost finished: I learned to do a slip stitch (Or am learning as I see) to hide the stitches when closing the pillow. Completed pillow: I'm currently working on finishing the second one! The first one is all ready to be shipped to my friend!  The p

HarryPotterFan

HarryPotterFan

Johanna Basford gets OBE

So, Johanna Basford got an OBE (Order of the British Empire) for her services to art and entrepreneurship. While giving her the award Prince William told her that Kate likes coloring in Secret Garden.  http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/prince-william-reveals-princess-kates-secret-hobby-coloring/story?id=43900448

Bethella

Bethella

Christmas Ornaments

I follow Johanna Basford on Facebook, and she posted these free downloadables!  You can find them here https://www.johannabasford.com/blog/; I would love to see what other FJ colorists come up with! As always, I used my Prismacolor scholar pencils.  I also decided to cut out the ornaments and hang them on my wall as some decoration.  Ho ho ho    

RabbitKM

RabbitKM



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