Tuesday, April 18, 2017

A Spill of Coffee


This week's Diva Challenge was to spill coffee on tiles and use the stain(s) as the string.


well, I had a Traveling Tile from Sue Bailey ... as usual, I forgot to take a pic before starting, so here it is, after the coffee splash







I splashed a few more:

 


It is a pretty tan tile with white, the pattern Ruffel by Helen Williams, and believe me, this one was a challenge! But once I splattered it and looked, some things started to come to me.






Shading in the corners of every segment in the Ruffel, with tan tombow, and Sand Swirl all around with the same marker. I love how layering the tombow can get things so deep! Or you can go lightly with it. Well, in making the Sand Swirls, I didn't draw over the coffee stains, and then filled those in with sepia micron. Then, to make the Ruffel more dominant, I colored it all in with a white prismacolor pencil, and deepened the drop shadow "under " it. Not bad, I guess. :)


Another ATC that I finished up, wanting to send it in a letter/envie via Swap-Bot.


I call it "At the Dark Cabaret"



and, a sketchbook treat:




This is in an old sketchbook...isn't it funny how you do things and put them aside.


and that's all for now!
Blessings...


Comments are wonderful! I love comments.

23 comments:

  1. Nice work in your sketchbook Heidi, beautiful ATC (I love the colours) and your Diva tile is really gorgeous, wonderful shadow on Ruffel and very nice layering effect.

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    1. thanks Ria :) All of these were fun to do, too

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  2. Truly LOVE your sketch book Heidi! What a wonderful treasure that is. Fantastic Diva tile. I love the way you finished it. Oohhhh...and LOVE the colours and composition of the Cabaret tile! :))

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    1. that cabaret ATC really looks bright in the photo. It's quite dark in person. But yeah, I loved the colors too.

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  3. The Diva tile is beautiful, but the one in your sketchbook is my favorite!!!

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    1. thanks, I thought the same thing. I haven't seen it for a while, since it is in an old sketchbook...fun to go through your old works and find treasures like this.

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  4. Wow, that Diva tile is FAB! Your sketchbook is gorgeous and that ATC is stunning;-)

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    1. thanks Michele! It was fun finding that sketchbook piece again.

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  5. All three are fantastic, and it was fun to "hear" your thought process on the diva tile.

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    1. That one was the most challenging of all. White on a tan tile...hmmmm...but the ones that challenge us the most are usually the most fun.

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  6. Lovely work. I have so many journal going too. I don't really know why, LOL! The journal page you did is really wonderful!

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    1. thanks Jean. I have at least three sketchbooks at various stages of completion. :) different papers, different bindings...maybe that's why. Because I've never picked my favorite style.

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  7. What Ria said! Nicely done, all. c

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  8. I love all 3 tiles. However, I wished you had a larger image of your sketchbook tangle. Those details (stipple shading) are lost which is really a pity as it is a fantastically designed tile. The dark cabaret...what a perfect naming.

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    1. thanks Susie. Did you try clicking on the image? That opens up a larger version that has more detail available. I could try editing and see if I select X Large for that image.

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    2. Yes I did, but it was the same size. Yes, please, if you dont mind to post a larger version. This tile is too beautiful and I am sure you spent a lot of time to draw it.

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    3. Done!...It does look better, larger!

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    4. Success! I agree! Now I can see you even stippled the shading in the tiny little balls!!!!! Good heavens, I wonder what you were on at the time.

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  9. I adore the Diva Challenge coffee splash tile! Wonderful choice of tangles!

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  10. Your tiles are wonderful! But I really like your sketchbook page ... it´s fabulous! Thanks for sharing!

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  11. Haven't heard from you for almost a month. You OK? Unfortunately your site has no contact form...

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    1. Oh, you are so sweet to ask! I am fine, in fact I'm floating on sunshine, with the birth of a grandbaby on the 9th of May! So I've been spending lots of time with him and his mom, and less time tangling. I promise, I will do a blog post this week, with challenges and samples, etc.

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