Yeah, it’s nearly Spring, but Tam had a sale at her Etsy shop and I ordered 2 classes: Summer Girls and A Christmas Whimsy.  I started with Summer Girls and realized how much I missed the weekly Life Book Lessons.  And signed up for Life Book 2015 as soon as I finished this girl.

I really enjoyed this mini class and how my gal turned out.  My Summer Girl is based on a journal sketch from one of Jane Davenport’s classes, Frolicaholic, I think. She was a stylized dragonfly with a sort of 30s hairstyle.  Dragonfly Girl, as I like to call her.  What could be more summery than a dragonfly?

Dragonfly Girl is on 140 lb watercolor paper. I used Neocolor IIs, Tam’s floral stencil, Stampin’ Up stamps, a text stamp I picked up at Seattle Recreate and a music score and broken glass stamps I picked up at Impress, collage, Prisma pencils, acrylic paints, and various pens.

I took time this time to really work with Tam’s graphic pencil and using it to create shadows.

Up next, Life Book 2015.

Happy spring!