August 15, 2010

Pretty Paper "Freebies" & A Crow

Bye Bye Blackbird
A Postcard

One of the challenges posted at my art group this month, asked that we create a postcard with a crow. My interpretation began with a piece of hand-colored paper and my silhouette of a raven. To be honest, I'd no idea where this was going when I began this postcard; but, the serendipitous result has a definite, albeit unintentional, party-like feel.
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Pretty Papers

Paper #1

Paper #2

Using hand-colored paper for the background on my postcard, created a desire for more. These papers began with waste card stock covered with dabs and dollops of paint from my brushes and intermittent doodles from my pens. I used Golden fluid acrylics, Neocolors, acrylic inks, paint pens, acrylic paints, etc. to create them.

Please feel free to use these papers (they're approximately 8"x10") in your personal artwork. Use them as they are, or crop an ATC. They're my little gift to you attached with happy wishes for an artful week.

Hope you have a serendipitous day!
Credits: Thanks to Tumble Fish Studio for the borders and the crow's hat. Green butterfiles from Anna Griffen's scrapbook papers. Paper, crow and roses - Pringle Hill Studio. The scale was a 'freebie' from DigitalScrapbookPlace.com.

36 comments:

Cynnie said...

Wonderful piece with the crow...and THANKS so much for the paper freebie...I love to paint my own papers...I have two freebie papers so far on my blog...go fetch them for yourself...have a great rest of a Sunday.
Cynthia Schelzig

FILIGREE MOON said...

amazing! love the colorful party feel this creation portrays. ~ Angela

Netty said...

I love this postcard Terri, especially that crow, he is magnificent and great colour all around. Annette x

indybev said...

Love the ATC, Terri, and thanks so much for the lovely background papers! Youse is da best!

Stephanie Gentry said...

So fun - I love the party feel! The scale though? I can't help but think "poor black bird". Are he and his three and twenty other friends going into a pie?
:)
~Stephanie

Janet Ghio said...

I adore your crow! Wonderful and thank you for the papers!!

Lori said...

Love the crow piece! And those papers are fab! Thanks for sharing!

Studio Sylvia said...

Gorgeous colours in these papers. Thanks for your generous offer.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

The crow really weighed in tonight! Feels like a party. It isn't Friday, but I'm glad you didn't wait to share these freebies. I love these backgrounds and only you could make them so colorful. You make Sunday night so much fun.

Gaby Bee said...

Your crow piece is gorgeous!
Thanks for these colorful background freebies. These are fabulous!
Gaby xo

Diane said...

Fun, fun piece of art Terri!! and LOVE those beautiful papers--thank you!!

susi said...

fun! the papers are fabulous!

Healing Woman said...

The dunce hat is a good addition for your crow. Thanks for the great paper, those pinks are fabulous.

Sue@MyArtsDesire said...

Terri, Thank you for the papers. They are tucked away in my picture files...lots of fun possibilities with these. Another beautiful and FUN creation with the crow as well. Especially like the playful flourishes and swirls you doodled as well as the subtle circular motions in the painting. I think they add the punch to the party atmosphere! Well done you creative little girl, you! Xo, Sue

Rebecca Anthony said...

You have done very well with your crow postcard!!!!! These papers are so very pretty Terri, thanks for your generosity. I work on one of your freebie images over the weekend and will post it tomorrow. Thanks again!

Lynn said...

Love, love, love your postcard, and I think you made that crow very happy, I can just feel him smiling LOL, no really...
Thank you for sharing your gorgeous papers with us too Terri, I have them saved in your folder,
Hugs Lynn

Supposed to start color theory class today but mom needs me to take her out today, will email soon :)

sharon said...

Excellent fun piece Terri!

Thanks so much for the use of your very yummy papers!

BlueRidgeLady said...

Love the fun Crow piece Terri!! You always create something amazing to blow me away every time! Thank you for the beautiful background freebies! They are perfect!!

Trudi Sissons - Two Dresses Studio said...

Terri - your final piece of art is beautiful! And your hand colored and painted papers... are gorgeous! BTW, the groundhog is a woodchuck and a marmot - the 'yellowbellied marmot' is known as a rockchuck! So how much rock can a rock chuck chuck? One of my all-time favorite movies is GroundHog Day - so I'm finding even greater joy now knowing I have one in my backyard!
Hope you have a great week!

Sharon said...

Love the crow. I am always facinated by them. Thanks for the lovely papers. Hope you have a fun week!

Martina2801 said...

Terri, this is adorable!!! I love the rich background colors, and the image is great

Taluula said...

Your Bye Bye Blackbird is gorgeous Terri ......... don't you think the ones that take over and create themselves are the best? This one is amazing.

Thanks for the backgrounds, I have plans for them already. xx

Kimmie said...

sometimes the best results happen when you're not sure where you're going ..... I love your Bye Bye Blackbird :)

Diana Evans said...

holy moly!!! what a cool black bird!!! and I love love love your papers!!! you are so amazing Terri!!!!

Hugs
Diana

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Your party crow is fab and so colorful Terri!
Very generous of you to share your lovely background papers too
Happy Monday!
oxo

Lori Saul said...

What yummy papers Terri! Mr.Crow is perfect in this piece, setting off a riot of color in his midst. Love this!

Marilyn Rock said...

Love, love, love your crow pieces. One of my faves but I have many of yours. Your papers are yummy - thank you! xxoo

Such a Wondrous Place this Faery Space said...

Hi dear I love this! Brilliant so brilliant! Hope life is as beautiful as your art for you! Thinking of you and sending you faery dust! Blessings.

Dorthe said...

Thanks dear, for the wonderfull papers,you made.
The crow is gorgeus, love him sitting there between flowers, and butterfly, looking so cute.
Hugs,Dorthe

Emma Grace said...

I love all your peaces and I alwase do when I come here! I was so happy to see what you have done today!

*jean* said...

oo you are so sweet, terri! your papers are really beautiful! thank you for the welcome home, too! happy tuesday!

Shannon said...

I love, love, love this "Bye,Bye Blackbird" collage. It's truly awesome!! I'm a huge fan of yours.

Ophelia said...
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Ophelia said...

Sorry about that...I accidentally deleted before...
Your crow piece is incredible, and I really love the papers!!

Amy said...

woo hooo. I adore this ..such lovely and fun backgrounds..I totally am in love with them and will use them! Woot..thanks girl

Nan said...

Love the party crow! And thank you for such lovely sheets to play with...they are really pretty!