Monday, August 27, 2007

postcard #6 - pears


i think i told you i stamped a whole bunch of cards. many of them i just stamped the images in patterns (you'll be seeing more of those) and some of them - like this one - i stamped a few times and thought i'd do something else to them. In this case, I was watching some tv and colored with my colored pencils (using the mcpt technique - some mineral spirits added to break down the pencil). i didn't get the perfectly smooth watercolor look that mcpt is known for - which was fine with me. i was going more for a painterly look anyway. its a little unusual in the coloring - but again i was fooling around with different color combos on those pears - add a little this and that. i enjoyed myself :-) I could color with crayolas, prismas, pastels, or anything else - it doesn't matter - its more the "doing" than the results sometimes.

5 comments:

Babsarella said...

Totally lovely...I seem to be using that techinque a lot lately too. Love the pretty blended tones and great color combos!!!

June Houck said...

I like that color combo! And the feel of the entire picture. And pears, well, I love those too. I own entirely too many flower, leaves, pear, and dragonfly rubber stamps!

Will said...

I'd hang that in my house! Very cool, I hope your punk knows how lucky he is to have a Momma like you.

Jean said...

beautiful! truly.

Lisa Renéa said...

Beautiful! Love the b/g and the pear color combo--your blowing me away with these post cards!...oh and Will up there is funny, too!