Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Diva Challenge #144

The Diva Challenge this week was inspired from a video from Samantha Taylor, and Sakura America. You will find a link on the bottom right hand side of my blog. It's a cute, and short, video that was very motivating. I have some of the Sakura gel pens. They are ooooo shiny and fun to work with. I especially like the clear one that just makes things look wet. We were to include an insect in our tile. Normally, I gravitate to butterflies but I also love little ladybugs. When I was little, I actually saw a florescent pink one. I decided to do this one red because I'm sure no one would believe me anyway :)

I used a grey gel pen for the shading and a green colored pencil for the background. The shape came from a wooden ladybug piece that I had from Michael's. I used the tangles Finery and Hurry.


28 comments:

  1. I LOVE YOUR LADYBUG!!! It's too cute!

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    1. Thank you, Kathryn. Actually, like you sometimes, I wasn't sure if I wanted to post it. After it was complete, I looked at the ones that were already posted and they were SO beautifully done. I will never do that kind of work no matter how slowly or carefully I go. I have to remember that my "style" is mine, and that's okay :)

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    1. Thanks, Shelly. I try to use ones that I have never done or not done in a while as often as possible. I want them all to , eventually, become as easy to recall as a simple word or letter of the alphabet.

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  3. What a cute tile you made! Lovely!

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    1. Thank you, Anoeska, and thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. I so appreciate it!

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  4. I love your ladybug and what fun to see a pink one! I also love how bold this tile is.

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    1. I appreciate your comments, Kate. I should look online and see if there is any mention of pink ladybugs!

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  5. Your ladybug is bodacious. Wonderful use of tangles and colors.

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    1. Thank you so much, Linda. Please read my response to Amy below :)

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  6. Your ladybug is beautiful! Great choice of tangles and lovely colors!

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    1. Thanks, Lonetta. This was a fun challenge for sure :)

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  7. :) I like the word BODACIOUS that was used to describe your lady bug! And its is just so darn cute!!!

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    1. I have a son that uses that word all the time. I, myself, have never used it. It was fun to read something so very different (an quite complimentary as well.) Thanks for your "like" on the lady bug too. Everyone should click on your name and go see what YOU did!!!!

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    1. Thank you, Efie. Not quite as scary as some of the entries this week :)

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  9. Wow your bold ladybug really pops! The color works so well :) very nice

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    1. Thanks Kailey. I love playing with color!

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  10. wonderful bug! Love your Finery!

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    1. Thank you, Sue. I'm not sure if I ever even did that one before. It's different.

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  11. What a lovely lady bug you've created. Really enjoy the painterly technique you took with your color. Nicely done.

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    1. Thanks, Daniele, for the nice compliment. I really appreciate the positive feedback. You know how hard we can be on our own work.

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  12. Your ladybird (better than 'bug', don't you think?) is an absolute sweetie. Nothing buggy about her at all! Axxx

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  13. Thanks, Annie. Maybe it is regional but "ladybird" is not a term I am used to hearing. You are right though, nothing buggy about those cute little critters.

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