Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Art swap with Cameron

I was so excited to receive the goodies from my art trade with Cameron from Paint Myself Pretty! I got these two gorgeous journals which she embellished with her beautiful prints, ribbons, and other lovely things.
I just love these two images, aren't they stunning? I love how she circles certain words in the book text to make a new message.

She was also sweet enough to throw in two cards and 3 handmade tags! So generous, thank you Cameron!! You should check out her boutique here, her artwork is truly amazing!

I also wanted to show you my first attempt at drawing with ink. I got an artists' pen a little while back but have been a little intimidated to use it. But I was looking through one of my fairytale books and came across some of the incredibly ornate illustrations of Harry Clarke, and was inspired to give it a try!

It took a while to fill in all the detail, but it was fun :) I will try to do another one soon. I may put this one into my shop tomorrow.

I hope you are having a wonderful day, and I'll see you soon! Thank you again Cameron for the fabulous trade!! :)


  1. Love the illustration in ink. Beautiful! I hope to see more.

  2. ~l♥♥♥ve your illustration and do hope you shall be inspired to continue such work...exquisite details as i adore black and white prints..warm wishes and brightest blessings~

  3. Thank you, Thank you for swapping with me! I had such fun picking out what to wrap up for you in addition to your choices....plus getting my beautiful painting in the mail sure was thrilling, as well!

    So glad to know you, Lauren!

    Such a pretty ink illustration....so much detail :)

  4. I love this post!
    Hope you have an awesome day!

  5. wow! i just love where you've gone with that design! so beautiful and elegant and perfect for that image :) you've inspired me to give something similar a try! thank you!

    xoxo, juliette

  6. Your pen art is awesome. Amazing how deep and all the patterns that come out. You have such a natural way with this. All your art is beautiful!



  7. ~morning little lady...there is something waiting for you on my blog...


    warm wishes and brightest blessings~