Sunday, 26 June 2011

Sunday Sketches and Dragon's Dreams....

Today is Sketch Sunday over at Sophia's *Blue Chair Diary* , so there will be lots of sketches to see if you follow the link. I am sharing a sketch - WIP that I made while watching TV yesterday evening. It has been drawn with black ink and water colour pencils. I have called it *Autumn Fairy*, I think I will do it again with paint and other media, this is just a sketch, an idea that came while watching people walk through the autumn leaves in a film....




And I made 2 tags for the *Dragon's Dream Tag it on*
This week the dragon wants to see us facing it. I used the same stamp - a Da Vinci drawing - for both tags. The first tag has been made from cardboard, gesssoed, and then distressed with Th inks in tumbled glass, Victorian velvet, wild honey and forest moss, using the TH clock template. The lady has been stamped with Stazon black onto a transparency, and placed over the clock. The sentiment has been printed with a Brother P-Touch, and the lovely button was sent to me by June of Dezina World.
The second tag has been stamped with music notes (LaBlanche) and then with the face, using Archival black. I coloured the image with water colour pencils, and then stamped over the tag with a Sakura Glue pad before clear embossing it. The sentiment has been made with the P-touch again - every so often I remember that I have it! and I added a red bow and a music note charm (also from June!).



Both tags were fun to make, as was the sketch. Hope you have a great day, take care, and thanks for visiting!

36 comments:

  1. Fab tags :) and a lovely sketch can see that is going to inspire a lot more works :)

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  2. Hi Val, love your sketch and tags. The kids have just woken up and are all fighting, better drag myself upstairs! Hugs, Sarah

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  3. Really cool tags and I like your WIP looking forward to seeing it finished:)

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  4. Hi Valerie. Love those tags, you really do inspire me to play! And the colours of those leaves are beautiful. Don't you just love watercolour pencils? x Julie

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  5. Beautiful tags Valerie - very dreamlike and "floaty".
    Love your sketch too - the autumn colours are wonderful.
    Have a happy (and crafty) Sunday.
    Hugs xx

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  6. Hi Valerie. Love you sketch project - inspiring. Super tags.
    Regards Florence.

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  7. Beautiful sketch Valerie, love the autumnal colours. Great tags again this weekend, loved the bathing beauties yesterday and your doodle cats (I've been away for a couple of days). Hope you're having a lovely weekend. xx

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  8. Beautiful tags again Valerie. Your sketch is fabulous - I love the leaves for her hair.
    xxx Hazel.

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  9. More wonders to see thank you.

    Autumn Fairy, all those wonderful rich autumn colours looks gorgeous now just know your finished piece will be magical.

    Love your tags and the different techniques you used on them. The Di Vinci drawing is such a lovely image both your schemes fit around her perfectly. thank you for sharing with us at Dragon's Dream TIO XOXO Zoe

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  10. Lovely work again, Val, especially the sketch! That will make a beautiful picture. Love the tags too, they are very ethereal. Hugs, Barb

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  11. "Autumn" is absolutely wonderful. It would be fun to see again if you paint her. The tags are great - interesting in their composition, colours. What is a P-touch? Hope you have a lovely day, Val. hugs from Mexico, Donna

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  12. what a great sketch. I love the leaves in her hair....and her knowing expression! fun tags, too! have a greatr sunday!

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  13. Hi
    The sketch is like an Autumnal Muse - so beautiful.
    As for the tags, love that stamp. I am having a bit of a da Vinci moment myself (still to post on Blog - maybe this week). Got a great buy on E-bay of Stampington & co wood mounted stamps from the da Vinci collection.
    Always inspirational when visiting you.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  14. Love the autumn leaves on your sketch...my fave time of year! Beautiful colors! Always a fan of your tags too! Happy Sunday Sketches! Hugs! Joni :)

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  15. The tags are fabulous and I love the WIP. Can't wait to see it when you've worked it with other medium. I'm impressed it was sketched while watching television. I get too distracted.

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  16. Sketch is so clever - great idea!

    You've really inspired me with those tags too.

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  17. beautiful tags, and your autumn sketch is wonderful, love her inspired hair.

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  18. love the sketch, the colours are gorgeous, well done, love the tags too...

    maria xx

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  19. gorgeous leaf lovely today. I appreciate her because I am a 'herbst" and this is my favorite season. gerri :)

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  20. Wow, Val. I like it alot. I don't usually like it when my black ink pen runs with my watercolours but it TOTALLY suits your sketch/painting. Seriously. I REALLY like it, the style, colours...nice job! :)

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  21. Beautiful leaves! The spirit is lovely! I cannot even bare to think of autumn yet :-) it still feels as autumn never left the west coast, we have had no inkling of summer not even spring really ?? The tags are great - using one of my favorite images!

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  22. Pretty sketch! It's so hot in Delaware with my AC BROKEN, so dreaming of fall is nice.

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  23. such a lovely lady with leaves!

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  24. Valerie, your tags are awesome; thanks for explaining the process. I also like your new sketch with the leaf headdress.

    Hugs,
    C

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  25. Autumn Fairy - I like that idea. I like her colorful leaves.

    have a lovely day.

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  26. great sketches and tags. I really like your profile sketches.

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  27. Some beautiful work Valerie.

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  28. Great pieces again, love how you did the leaves for the hairstyle. Yvonne xx

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  29. Love both tags, but I think I like the first one best with the big clock face. Love the techniques you have used. Thanks for joining us this week on the TIO challenge.
    Wanda xx

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  30. Oh your Autumn Fairy is so adorable! I love her face.
    And your tags too, are brilliant.
    Hugs,
    Terri

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  31. What totally gorgeous work, Valerie~WOW!!!
    XO
    Cindy
    Your Autumn Fairy is brilliant!!!

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  32. Wow, you've been busy with faces! Love your tags, and thanks for joining with the team this week.

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  33. Fabulous take on this week's challenge. Thanks for such an unusual dream. I LOVE the arty mood of both these tags and we are so pleased you are dreaming with us
    Frankie
    xx

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  34. Gorgeous tags, i love them !

    Marie

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  35. Wow... I love these tags, so beautiful! :]

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