Friday, July 2, 2010

Pretty Little Houses...ATC's




These are some ATC's I did this week. I gathered up a bunch of scrap paper from my work table that had all that miscellaneous paint and over stamping on it and decided to make some house ATC's. I wanted to play with my new Derwent inktense pencils. I have had so much fun playing with them. They are definitely my new favorite art medium. I think they would be very easy to travel with. All you would need is one of those brushes you fill with water and them and maybe a small pencil sharpener. They don't melt, dry quickly, and are very stable. They can shade like watercolors. Also, they come in a nice thin tin that doesn't take up any room. Perfect for journaling and sketching. I am sold.

16 comments:

Mary said...

and such pretty little houses they are. like little jewels!! so bright and cherry.

houses just make me smile!!

Janet Ghio said...

I need some of those pencil!! I love your little houses!

Nancy said...

Love these... the colors are appealing the houses whimsical.

Ophelia said...

WOW! I love these! They look so great!

missy k said...

What fun houses.... such beautiful colours.

I know exactly what you mean about the inktense pencils I have a tin of 24 and I LOVE them. I am also a huge fan of Caran d'arche, water-soluble wax pastels... they are brilliant.

Karenx

ShabbyChicShaz said...

These ATCs are just lovely, really bright and cheerful, thanks for the tip about inktense pencils, I bought some last year but haven't really had a good play with them yet :)

aimee said...

i cant belive you did that with pencils! i read your post on where you bought them, and i will have to check my local michaels. my son who is 15 has loved to draw, and paint since he was little. he loves to use calligraphy pens too. he is very good. he would love these pencils! your picture is wonderful!
blessings,
aimee

sandee said...

Can I live in one of those??? They are absolutely delightful!

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I miss being in touch with you on a regular basis...

Melinda Cornish said...

I love the houses and the pencils sound awesome....It has been a long time since I got any new art supplies...I might have to look for these guys....

Taluula said...

Elizabeth every one of these little beauties is awesome. Bravo.

Sharon said...

Hi Elizabeth. I see you have created another winner. I love these. I like the intense color too. I shall have to give these a try. Have a Happy 4th!! Thanks for sharing.

Cindy McMath said...

Gorgeous cards Elizabeht! I love the colours and must look for some of those pencils.

Cindy :)

Spice Rack said...

What unique display of creativity and artistry. I never thought light bulb holders can actually look fantastic as spice racks.

Dianne said...

gorgeous color on these ATC's...so cute!

last minute lynn said...

Love your use of color! I must try those pencils-they sound wonderful!

Jann said...

What wonderful ATCs! I love the bright colors-you are so talented!