Wednesday, March 19, 2014


Compressed burned wood used for drawing

Here is my cover page for The Art of Whimsical Lettering with Joanne Sharpe online class. It's free if you have her new book :) I am using an old calender for my journal, that way I can hang it up to look at when I need the inspiration!

One of the highlights to my design was writing Joanne's name inside the spoon, and then wouldn't you know it....I had forgotten to add the e on the end of her So I had to go back and squeeze it in and added the small flower on the other side to hopefully balance it out.

The most tedious part was using a stencil to create the alphabet soup in the background, I had to make myself finish it cause I was bored, bored, bored. I have discovered I love the conceptual part of designing however I don't like coloring it in.

Lindy's Stamp GangStarburst Spray Cocoa Bean
Koi waterbrush - small and large

Sakura -Pigma Sensei Manga Drawing Set

Faber Castel PITT Pen

Signo - white pen
various old watercolors, a letter stencil

Ranger Distress stain - silver


and I am giving away a jar of Helmar Decoupage & Craft paste....those that visit my blog can earn extra entries by posting a project that you created during the "lettering to wall hanging" videos on the Frosted Designs FB page or by visiting me and I will give you ways to earn your extra entries.
Decoupage & Craft Paste 8.45 fl.oz.

Vicki earns an extra entry by using her tracking skills as a border on this colorful page and posting it over on the FD FB page.
Joining in with the fun with Sundays with Sandee and the track lettering.. I have been practicing and did it along my border at the side like Sandee does.. Its tricky those letters so want to loop up and not stay along a line.. 
More info on my blog at

Here are the totals so far for the extra entries:

Tamiko - 3

Sharon  - 2

Vicki L. -1
Vicki ( SB ) - 1
Janis - 1


Janis said...

LOVE the idea of using an old calendar as an art journal!!! TFS.
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com

Sandy said...

great idea to be able to hang it up for inspiration.. Love the alphabet soup and the name on the spoon is just awesome..
Oh cool extra entry so want to try that decoupage..
Vicki :)

Carole Z said...

Sandee, you never fail to amaze me with your ideas, this is fabulous! I love it! Hugs from the UK, Carole Z X

Jean said...

Too funny! You design and I will color! Love your lettering!

Unknown said...

I Love your cover.. You have such creative ideas.. An inspiration for us all.. I am thinking that I should have got in on this Whimsical writing!!! It will be fun following your creations...