Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Some More New Products for You!

Sorry--I  know  there are  a  lot  of  you  out  there  like  me--when  you  here  of  something  new  or  not  even  new,  but  you  hear  about  it--you  need  to  go  buy  it.   But  I  just  had  to  share  my  new  finds.  The  first  one  is  this 7  Gypsies  paper  pad--

This  is  the  Lille  line,  and  of  course  there's  a  lot  more  Lille  products  that  you  can  find  at  http://www.scrapbook.com/.   I  try  very  hard  to  stay  away  from  this  place.   They  have  anything  and  everything  under  the  sun.  Once  you're  in  there,  it's  hard  to  get  out.   So  with  the  help  of  these  papers,  I  made  my  rooster--


I  wanted  to  change  up  my  color  palette,  and  these  papers  were  perfect  for  it.   I'm  making  all  of  these  pieces  for  my   upcoming  summer  shows,  so  I  like  to  have  a  good  variety of  color  to  offer.  And  I  also  used  Golden's  soft  molding  paste  for  the  flowers--


I  wanted  to  make  a  fun  colorful  piece--and  roosters  are  always  very  popular.

And  the  other  new  thing  I've  just  discovered  is  from  Christy  Tomlinson's  Scarlet  Lime  shop.  She  introduced  these  to  us  during  her  She-art  class--these  roller  stamps--



There's  a  pretty  good  selection  of  these  roller  stamps  at  her  shop  that  are  interchangeable  with  the  wheel.   She  said  that  it  really  isn't  necessary  to  use  the  wheel--you  can  do  it  manually--but  no,  it's  alot  easier  with  the  wheel.   Anyway,  these  are  my  favorite  new  way  of  stamping  on  my  surface--


This  is  the  side  of  the  canvas--I  LOVE  these  stamps--you  just  roll  it  all  the  way  down!

And  here's  the  finished  piece  on  another  6 x 18  canvas  (I  can't  seem  to  stay  away  from  these)


I  really  like  how  this  turned  out!

So  I'm  getting  pretty  busy  in  my  art  room  now,  but  I  am  taking  time  for  my  class  with  Grittyjane.  She's  having  us  make  portraits  with  charcoal.  I've  never  used  charcoal  like  this  before,  so  it's  a  real  learning  experience  for  me.  And  the  facial  features  are  more  on  the  realistic  side.  I've  been  practicing,  and  not  crazy  about  the  outcome,  but  I'm  going  to  keep  practicing  until  I  feel  more  comfortable  with  doing  the  faces  this  way  before  I  move on  with  the  rest  of  the  class.  Thank  goodness  it's  a  work  at  your  own  pace  class,  cause  I  need  a  LOT  of  time.

And--hey--it  was  in  the  70's  yesterday--windy  and  rainy--but  still  the  70's!   Today--highs  in  the  40's--back  to  reality  : )



49 comments:

Art Expression said...

Hi Diane.....I love this roller stamps and love what you did to the canvas. It looks so good I am going to look for these....Thank you !

Buffy said...

Love your rooster,he's so adorable and cheerful. Perfect for a kitchen! I love that roller stamp but I didnt get one yet but I'm thinking about it! I signed up for Janes class too.

Micki Wilde said...

Love the rooster painting, the colours are perfect!!

I am a roller stamp addict too, I bought one a short while ago and am now hooked, I can't imagine life without them now ;)

Micki x

NatashaMay said...

Love the bright colors and the papers are fab! Can't wait to see what you come up with at gritty jane's class. :)

Janet Ghio said...

I love your rooster!! I bought one of those alphabet rollers also--but no handle! I have been thinking about taking Gritty Janes class--wasn't sure about the charcoal part of it, but I love her backgrounds and of course her paintings. Let me know what you think.

Isabel said...

Love the papers and the rolling stamp!!!!Awesome goodies!!!!!:O)

Joji said...

Love the rooster Diane. I have always loved roosters and this one is fabulous. I adore the colors, the papers and the stamps...Love them. You really know how to put all these things together..♥♥♥

sharon said...

Gorgeous Diane! I am loving red at the moment too, must be the warm weather influence finally! Thanks for the link and sharing soem awesome products!

Gloria said...

Great rooster and love those roller stamps. Have fun in jane's class. Can't wait to see what's next. Have a great week Diane.

Martha Lever said...

I LOVE this new piece with this color pallet. Fabulous!!! I love that roller stamp too! Thanks for the links!

Julia Christie said...

Hi Diane!

This turned out so wonderfully! I just love all the detail, there is so much for the eye to be drawn to!

So so creative and beautiful!

Smiles

soraya nulliah said...

Oh Diane-LOVE LOVE these roller stamps!! How amazingly cute are those! And I adore 7 gypsies...Your rooster and sun is amazing...so bright and cheery:)

rebeca trevino said...

you are such a great resource for information. i know i can use that roller stamp.

that rooster is terrific!

kluless said...

Love the colors and that roller looks like fun. Did you load it with ink or paint?

Tara @ Aquamarine Art said...

Great colours! And LOVING the roller stamp - must find one over here!

Emakesart said...

Love the rooster and those fantastic molding paste flowers!!

xoE

Terri Kahrs said...

Bet you're as busy as a bee getting pieces ready for the coming season, Diane. Love those new papers, and the roller stamps look like a lot of fun to use - fast and easy with great results. What's not to love?!? Can't wait to see more of your summer "wares"!!! Hugs, Terri xxoxo

Jen @Sadie Inspired said...

Christy's shop is dangerous!! Seriously, I could spend a fortune! :) The roller stamp looks like a ton of fun & I hope we get to see some of your charcoal portraits. I would need time too. Good luck!!

joanna said...

Love your painting, Diane! and
that roller stamp looks like a lot of fun!

Steph said...

this piece is gorgeous, Diane!!! and the roller stamp is o cool!!

Tina said...

It's good to have a moment to browse through your blog and see your work. it always makes me smile.
Blessings to you
T

Michele from Pipi La La said...

Ok now I NEED a rolly stamp!

Loving the rooster and looking forward to seeing your Gritty Jane stuff too!

Bren said...

What fun pieces! And that roller stamp loving it she says while adding it to her wish list :-)

Healing Woman said...

What an informative post! I love the roller stamps and will get over there soon to purchase one. All of your work is fascinating. Yes, roosters sell I'm sure and yours is delightful. I wish I would have taken the grityjane class. Maybe there is still time to enroll. I love challenges like that..spring though...gardens etc..sooo busy and I'm sure you are too getting ready for your shows.

Marilyn Rock said...

Well Diane; you're spending my money again - lol! Those 7 Gypsies papers are a must! :)

Love your rooster art! Absolutely magical! Enjoy your online class. I wanted to take Jane's but just am overloaded at the time. Can't wait to see your projects! xxoo

Diane Writes said...

Hello Diane! The cards are beautiful. The rooster for me symbolize sunshine and morning like spring or summer in my country. I am amazed by the roller stamp too. It's my first time to see one.

Paula Phillips said...

I am so in love with 7Gypsies and that paper. I also love your rooster. :) Thanks so much for the inspiration!
Much Love

Rebecca Anthony said...

Now that roller stamp looks very useful! I really like the way this piece turned out! Oh and I love all those papers, they are addictive!

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh wow, Diane, this is purely gorgeous! I love everything about it--WOW!

And that rolling stamp is amazing too and I love how you ran it up the side of the canvas...brilliant!

This is one totally beautiful and lively piece and the colors are spectacular too!!!
XO

Lorraine said...

love that rooster and so glad you used the papers..I am terrible I buy lovely papers and then just look at them and wont cut them up for years!

Manon said...

I can't wait to see some of your sketches, I hope you post some soon!

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

I love all what you made. The whole design and all details are amazing. Love the Golden's soft molding paste flowers, they are really eyecatchers.
Fantastic work!

Erin Butson said...

Wow! Love this piece & the paper & the roller stamp. I love seeing how you craete, Diane!

Ophelia said...

Diane,
I LOVE this! Wow, you are so awesome!! Just gorgeous!!

Teressa Thompson said...

Wow! and I mean... Wow. This is just so fun!

Faerie Moon Creations said...

Thanks for showing the new "toys!" The papers look really great. I will need to get me one of those rollers soon. Very cool. I LOVE your new piece - it's so happy and sweet. Your rooster is fabulous. Theresa

Theresa said...

Hey D! The rooster is very cool! I wondered if you were gearing up for shows. GrittyJanes class is very tempting...looking forward to seeing your results:)

Jaime Haney aka ArtsyFartsy.Me said...

That roller stamp looks fun! I love your new rooster project, it turned out fantastic and I love the color palate you've chosen for it. I am one of the many who love roosters too. I can't wait to see what else you have up your sleeve for your shows! ~Jaime

Kristin said...

Just beautiful!!! Love all the colors - it really reminds me of something you would find in France - and thanks for the tip on the rolling stamps - I just inherited a few and now I have the inspiration to try them on the sides of a chunky canvas - brilliant! xoxoxo

Jessie said...

I love to find inspiring things such as this! Looks like a lot of fun. :)x

Joyce van der Lely said...

Love, love, love that rooster !
I know I don't leave comments that often, but I do always check your blog out. ♥ You make wonderful and happy things Diane, I always feel bright when I've been snooping around here....xoxox

Cathy Bueti said...

Love when you share supplies!! Not like I need anymore but hey you never know! lol Those papers look great and I am loving that rolling stamp! :)

Denise Riches said...

Hi Diane...The rooster painting is so beautiful!!! I love the vibrant colors. I would make anyone wake up and want to be in the kitchen--so cheerful! Also, thanks for all nice comments on my blog lately!

Jenny Blair said...

Wowwww! I really love this piece too, the paper is gorgeous that is incorporated and I love your 3d flowers...really lovely!
You asked about the printer...its an epson stylus p50...wasn't as expensive as I'd thought I would need to splash out and the quality is really great!:)x

Tammie said...

wow 70's, I am not sure when we will even get to 55F.
rolling stamps, now that looks wonderful, you are awesome the way you give so much attention to the sides. Lovely piece and great new colors.

Heather Henry said...

I love this, way too cute! I have chickens in my kitchen, they're fun and cheerful. Somehow they make life sunny. Maybe that's why they crow when the sun comes up. :)
I love your whimsical, fun style. I really need to give collage a try one of these days, when I have two spare minutes to rub together.
So much fun stuff, so little time!

Lesley said...

I am loving those Lille papers....and this rooster piece of art is gorgeous and should sell well I would think. ~The dimention of the flowers just lifts the whole piece. Gorgeous!

Deb Harvey said...

I love your rooster, too! Great color, and I really like what you did with the roller stamp. Great job!!!

Sherie said...

I love that number roller stamp. I cant find it anywhere. Do you know the manufacturer?

Thanks!

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