Monday, June 18, 2012

Summer of Color 2 - Mint Chip

I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend. I had a chance to finish a journal portrait for The Summer of Color 2. The ice cream inspiration was mint chocolate chip. YUM!! I thought I would be using my larger journal for the challenge...but, why limit myself right?? I just keep grabbing for my little 5 x 8 journal. I am only doing little whimsy girls in it, so it seems pretty logical for this one. ;)


Well, and of course I use any excuse I can find to get new paint. So I headed over to Michaels to see what I could find. The fabulous hostess Kristin had suggested the Martha Stewart line of craft paints to me awhile back and ever since - new obsession. (I keep telling the Hubs...my obsessions could be worse. I mean, the MS paint only costs $1.99 a bottle. I could easily be addicted to collecting shoes. He prefers the paint. LOL) I found a paint called Mint Chip in a pearly finish. Swoon! It is super pretty.



For this girl I sketched her with a regular mechanical pencil. Then painted her using acrylic paint, Caran d'Ache Neocolor II crayons, Inktense pencils, and Sakura Gelly Roll pens in white & Green Star (LOVE!).


She's a cutie! :)

Here she is Instagram style. Come join me @sadieinspired!!
XO,

22 comments:

  1. Pretty! Can I claim virtual ownership to her? LOL The colors are my favorite, I almost feel that it was made for me (wishful thinking, slap me now :D)

    She is beautiful Jen!

    Have a great week!

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  2. Beautiful painting, I love your girly girl! MS paints huh? Might have to check them out! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

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  3. Loving her--and those colors--don't you just love them?!

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  4. I just LOVE your logical argument about the paint and shoes it made me laugh, but I must try that one next time I 'need' some craft stuff!
    Gorgeous painting (and paints) - she's so pretty and such delicate colorus.

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  5. Oh I love whimsies, and this one is adorable!

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  6. Love your whimsical girl and I'd probably go for the paint over the shoes too. :)

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  7. She is absolutely adorable Jen... incredibly cute... and I love those colors... would love to try the Martha Stewart paints now too...

    Hugs
    Jenny x

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  8. Hi Jen! Love her cute face-and how she's on the cover of your journal!
    xoxo

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  9. She turned out great - love the colors! I have a sudden itch to go to Michaels, this could be dangerous.

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  10. sounds like that paint (mint chip) was made especially for this challenge! so pretty. i love her big eyes.

    i'm going to be on the look out for those paints-- thanks for the recommendation!

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  11. Your mint choc gal is a sweetie !
    ...and I prefer paint to shoes anyday LOL!!

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  12. She's so pretty! My husband doesn't mind me buying paint as long as I keep it neatly stored where the toddler can't get it. That tends to be trickier than it sounds! I'm slowly switching to student-grade acrylics because they mix better and I'll need fewer colors. In theory. You never know, it might work.

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  13. she is lovely the the colors gorgeous!

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  14. She is just beautiful!! I love her!! So delicate! Happy ppf!

    Hugs Giggles

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  15. She is a cutie and the colors are perfect! What would we do without Michael's and understanding husbands?

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  16. she is beautiful and really cute! Love the colors!

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  17. Love her headdress and the wonderful new paint colors!

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