Monday, December 24, 2012

inspiration monday


here's an easy way to add some holiday inspiration to your art journal!
take your favorite photograph.....








and trace several simple shapes onto tracing paper.







then transfer your drawings to a carving block.....







and carve some stamps!







now stamp the images in your watercolor journal.....







using your favorite stamping technique.
(i used tim holtz distress inks and sprayed a very light amount
of water with a mini mister to give a watercolor effect)






now add all your favorite doodly-touches,
along with a really special message!



i hope your Christmas holidays are merry and bright, 
dear, sweet bloggy friends....
and i'm sending you many holly-jolly-wishes for
a New Year that's filled with joyful, creative days,
and lots and lots of inspiration!!
choco-hugs, xox



{i'll be taking some time off after the holidays.....
see you towards the end of january!  :)) }

{this artwork was created in my watercolor moleskine journal using moo carve,
tracing paper, staedtler carving tools, distress inks, a mini mister, pitt pens, 4B pencil}





30 comments:

Sherri B. said...

So clever - happy holidays to you!

Martha Lever said...

Another Lori-licious design! I had to go straight on over to DB and buy some Moo carve. Never tried that kind. Have a wonderful Christmas, Lori and I will talk to you real soon. oxoxo

Jeanette said...

Lori! Beautiful and fun!!! Thanks for sharing. Merry Christmas to you and yours. Wishing you Joy, Love & Peace - always! XooX, Jeanette

Myriam Martín Retortillo said...

Tan bonito y creativo como siempre!!! Es un placer ser seguidora de tu blog lleno de ideas que compartes con todos. Te deseo una Feliz Navidad y próspero año nuevo!!!

Julie Steed said...

Beautiful, Lori! I love your little signature heart in the middle too. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and Happy entry into 2013!

Cynthia Schelzig said...

A great way to make use of your expertise in carving and your own photography. Looks fabulous!
Merry Christmas to you and yours and all the best for 2013! Enjoy your time off.

Isabel said...

Precioso!!! Una idea fantástica!. Feliz Navidad! y mucha felicidad para el próximo año 2013. Besos!

Glòria Vivas said...

Bon Nadal! (catalán)
Feliz Navidad!!! Que lo pases bien!
Una felicitación preciosa.
Un fuerte abrazo!

Twiglet said...

Totally gorgeous! Happy Christmas!! x Jo

pearshapedcrafting said...

Fabulous idea! Wishing you a Happy Christmas, Chrisx

Barbara Roth said...

Your step by step photos and simple instructions have calmed my fears about stamp carving and printing. I am going to get out my materials and carve some stamps and go to town. Thanks so much for taking the time to post something for me to do to keep my hands out of the cookie jar.

Janice-Marie said...

Love it! Merry Christmas!

Faygie Fellig said...

you are super talented. love your work always

Isabel said...

As always sooo Inspiring:O) Merry Christmas!!!

angela said...

What a great idea! Happy Holidays to you!

Colleen said...

Great idea and as always so very creative and inspiring! Merry Christmas!

La'son said...

That is so pretty!

Michelle Gregory said...

what a gift you have, and are. Merry Christmas.

Dymphie said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family Lori! Thank you so much for sharing your inspiration ♡

Eulalia said...

Hi Lori,
I have not forgotten you!!!
I like very much this poinsettia stamp.
You're a fantastic creative woman.
I wish you a wonderful, happy new year... and may all your dreams come true.
xoxoxo Eulalia, your Italian friend.

ellie said...

thank you for a year of joy, lori. i so appreciate you, your talent and your generosity. enjoy your time away! you will be missed. hugs...ellie

Anonymous said...

Lori - you have such darling ideas!
Thank you, thank you!
Grandma Nancy Sapp

Createology said...

Beautiful Lori Dear. Your inspiration is always bliss. Blessings with Peace and Joy for all of 2013.

Lynette (NZ) said...

Beautiful. Have a wonderful holiday - see you in creative 2013

Eden said...

Love your poinsetta!! Enjoy your time off :D Can't wait to see what inspiration it breeds :D

Isabel said...

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2013!!! Kisses.

rachel awes said...

you AMAZE.
happy new year
with lovelovelove
to you xox

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Sounds great, look great!!!!!!!!!

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