Tuesday, July 19, 2016

More hand-lettered envelopes and water-coloring on cards!

For those of you that do not see me on Facebook, here are a few more envelopes I did using the style of Devoted Diarist.  Her style and technique is way more advanced, but I keep trying!  
 This one is for my stepson and his now 1 year bride, for their first wedding anniversary!
 Two cards I made using watercolor and Sharpie for drawing.  I learned this technique from The 11th Apartment, who you can find on Blogger and Facebook.  These were done using cardstock, NOT watercolor paper, so Sharpie was fine once the watercolor was dry.  If using watercolor paper, evidently Sharpie will bleed, so you must use a permanent artist pen, like PITT.
I just bought REAL watercolor paper, and artist pen, so I am ready for action!  I also bought the 36 color pallet of Artist Loft watercolors.  I am making some swatches to check out all of the colors later today. Wish me luck!  Oh, and I have been writng to a friend in French, and found that watercolor in French is pretty!!!

XOXO_ Julie

Monday, July 4, 2016

Happy 4th of July, and some other goodies!

Hello everybody!  I added some photos here of interest to me, and maybe you as well.  I have learned this pretty way of addressing envelopes to mail, from an Instagrammer, called Devoted Diarist.  She has a different sort of lettering on hers, but really, you can use your own normal handwriting, just making it larger, and colorful, and adding more element on the envelope.  I use pretty stamps, and a star rubber stamp and added stars all over for an Independence Day feel.
 This cute lamp was hanging from the ceiling in a super amazing donut shop (where I only had an iced coffee, BTW, since I am following a low carb diet these days).  It is called Rhino Donuts in Boca Raton, Florida.  They have the most unique, and amazing looking donuts I've ever seen.  Isn't this lamp shade just so cute???  I kind of just want one over my dining room table, honestly!
 Doozey having just given me a high five!  She sends her love to all doggies out there!!!
 Carla asked if I had made just those grocery store place mat travelers journals from my last post, and I have also just made two more in the small field notes size, out of leather.  The one with a lime green stretchy cord is mine, and the one with tan cord I made for my brother to use at work.  He was previously using a small notebook with a coil binding, but it was hard to slide it on and out of his pant pocket.  So far he has reported liking the one I made.  YAY!  I really enjoy making travelers journals, and plan to make one more for my sister and sister-in-law.

This one is mine:

 This is the tan cord that went to my brother:
Hope everyone has or had a nice Fourth of July.  We are going to my sons house, and the fireworks go off right across the waterway.  It will be fun to spend time with all 4 grandkids.

XOXO!  Julie