Friday, August 26, 2011

I have a new blog!

I've decided to move my blogging over to WordPress.  Blogger has been great, but there are some things that I just can't do here so I'm giving WordPress a try. 

My new blog is:  Salmon Brook Studio 

I hope you'll stop by and visit!

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Some ATC's

Hi everyone...I hope you're all enjoy the long Independence Day weekend!  We've got lot's of things going on here so I'll have to keep this post short and sweet. 

These are a few ATC's I've made recently.  The ones with the pieced backgrounds use a technique called Brick Wall from the December 2010 Technique Junkies Newsletter and the images on those are from Stampendous (I think).  The fold-over card is a Magenta Style image colored with colored pencils and then accented with glaze pens. 

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Another finished painting!

Two in one month...I'm on a roll!

This beautiful little girl is our granddaughter, Piper.  I painted her with colored pencils on Mi-Tientes paper.  The paper is colored, a shade called "hemp", which is sort of a medium, warm flesh tone.  I expected that the colored paper would make it easier to create skin tones, but I think I still ended up using every single peach, light pink, beige, tan, light brown, white, and cream colored pencil in my collection. 

Thanks for stopping by today.  I'm heading back to my studio.  There's still a week left in June, and who knows, I might just finish another painting this month!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Happy Summer!

Here's to summer--long days, abundant sunshine, open windows, gardening, song birds, thunder storms, outdoor picnics, vacations at the beach, sitting on the deck, walks in the woods, and all the other good things that summer brings!
Card info:  Stamp used are Donna's Lighthouse and shells from Starving Artistamps; colored with pastel pencils using the Pastel Pencil Blending tutorial from Technqiue Junkies.

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, June 13, 2011

Technique Junkies Stampbooking Blog Hop

The Technique Junkie Newsletter Designers, along with some very talented Spotlight Stampers, are proud to bring you a special Stampbooking Blog Hop! During this hop, our designers will be using techniques from the recently released TJ Stampbooking CD. The CD contains 75 inspiring tutorials in pdf format. The tutorials are fun and versatile, and you can get more information about the CD and how to order your own copy here:

Of course, you could always win the CD that Jane is giving away on her blog, too.  It's Jane's birthday today she celebrates her whole birthday week (great idea, no?) so this hop culminate on her blog for the give away. The prize is a copy of the TJ Stampbooking CD and all you have to do is leave a comment for Jane by the end of her birthday week (midnight on June 17) to be entered into a random drawing.

And now for my project. I'm not really a scrapbooker, but I do enjoy making small albums for gifts or to commemorate a special occasion so I chose to make a Page-in-a-Box mini album to show you.

This was such a fun and easy project...I can definitely see myself making up a few more of these!  The stamps I used are from I Brake for Stamps and Starving Artistamps.

Our blog hop starts with Judy Jackson at the TJ Designer's Blog, so if you haven't been there yet head on over so you can start at the very beginning and be sure that you don't miss a thing.  If you've been hopping right along, your next stop from here is one of our awesome Spotlight Stampers:  Reagan Seifert @ Emora Designs.

And just in case you get lost along the way, here's the complete blog list:
Judy Jackson @ TJ Designer's Blog
Chris Dickinson @ Creating with Chrissy
Ann Clack @ Created by Ann
Shelly Hickox @ Stamptramp
Beth Norman @ Sunflower and Dragonflies
Tricia O’Bin @ The Passionate Stamper 
Hetty Sanders @ Craft Chaos
Donna Duquette @ Dee's Studio
Regan Seifert @ Emora Designs
Holly Brown @ Glitter, Stamps, and Ink (Oh My!)
Pat Huntoon @ The Technique Trail
Jane Bosi @ Jane's Addiction

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of the hop!

Friday, June 3, 2011

My Latest Painting

I just finished this today--I think the paint was all dry when I took the picture.  This painting is the final project for my Draw and Paint in Your Pajamas course.  It took me much longer than I thought it would to get here, but I finished, and that, my friends, is a very good feeling!

Mayan Gold, acrylic, 12" x 12"

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Gingersnap Creations Color Challenge

Technique Junkies is sponsoring the challenges at Gingersnap Creations all month
and this week the challenge is a color challenge--Denim, Rust, and Dust and there's an overall Western theme for the month. On top of that, Pat asked that our TJ design team sample feature the Faux Denim technqiue from the December 2008 newsletter.  That's a lot for my brain to keep track of, but I think I got it covered.

My cowboy is from the DoodleFactory Costume Party collection from Starving Artistamps, and the sentiments is also from Starving Artistamps.  I colored him in various shades of denim, rust, and dust using my Copic markers and made him a lasso out of a piece of twine. 

Happy Trails!