Tuesday, June 30, 2015

"That's Powerful Stupid" - Adult Coloring Page

Today's adult coloring page I designed features the quote, "That's Powerful Stupid" by Bill Maher of the TV show Real Time with Bill Maher.
that's powerful stupid, adult coloring page, Bill Maher, Stefanie Girard, markers
To color in the adult coloring page I used a combination of Tombow Markers, BIC markers and a variety of others in my stash. My color palette was limited to greens and blues.

Feel free to download and if you do, leave a comment with a link to your finished page or tag me on Instagram @StefanieLGirard

That's Powerful Stupid Bill Maher, adult coloring page, quote, stefanie Girard

Monday, June 22, 2015

"Cut Like A Boss" Adult coloring page

Today's adult coloring page is inspired by the fun game of adding "like a boss" to any action you may be doing. Since I don't think a day goes by that I don't cut something up I decided to design a page that features the quote, "Cut Like A Boss". If you are like me and like to cut stuff up as well as color You may like this page too.
Cut like a boss adult coloring page stefanie girard, Tombow markers
 I used a combination of Tombow Markers and a variety of others in my stash.

Feel free to download and if you do, leave a comment with a link to your finished page or tag me on Instagram @StefanieLGirard
cut like a boss adult coloring page, stefanie Girard
Another fun adult coloring book is
Color Me Calm

Monday, June 15, 2015

"I Love You Dad" Card adult coloring page

I thought I'd share with you the card I made for my Dad. Since I love making adult coloring pages I thought I would make a coloring page Father's Day Card.
I love you Dad, Father's Day Card, Adult coloring page, free, stefanie girard
I laid the page out so you could print it on cardstock and then just fold it in half like a card. I ended up cutting the focal part out and gluing it down to a piece of blue scrapbook paper.

Feel free to download and if you do, leave a comment with a link to your finished card or tag me on Instagram @StefanieLGirard
I love you Dad, Father's Day Card, Adult coloring page, free, stefanie girard

Happy Father's Day to all the Dads out there!

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Freedom Isn't Free Flag Adult coloring page

With 4th of July just around the corner I am decorating all in the red, white and blue. I thought I'd extend this theme to my adult coloring pages with this "Freedom Isn't Free" quote adult coloring page in the shape of an American flag.
adult coloring page freedom isn't free flag stefanie girard
I used a wide variety of fonts. I know the stars are supposed to be white on a blue field but I thought I'd take a bit of artistic license and color them in in a variety of shades of blue on an angle. Feel free to download and if you do, leave a comment with a link to your finished page or tag me on Instagram @StefanieLGirard
Freedom Isn't Free flag adult coloring page stefanie girard
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Freedom Isn't Free flag adult coloring page stefanie girard
A fun book on tangling and drawing that then you can color is:
Tangled Up!

With Tangled Up, now young adults and tweens can discover this innovative art form in a colorful, inspiring, and guided exploration through the world of tangling. After reviewing a few basic tools and materials, along with basic techniques and embellishments helpful for getting started, tweens will embark on a creative journey through a variety of prompts, patterns, and projects guided by talented artist and teacher Penny Raile. Featured subject matter includes tangling on and working unique patterns into flowers, fish, butterflies, peacocks and other animals. Aspiring artists will learn to create expressive, personalized art pieces relevant to their daily life, including illuminated letters, tangly tattoo art, and even tangled origami.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

"Bless Your Heart" quote adult coloring page

I am from Connecticut but I love the southern phrase, "Bless Your Heart". I like it so much it is today's quote along with a border of bows in this adult coloring page. Feel free to download and if you do, leave a comment with a link to your finished page or tag me on Instagram @StefanieLGirard

Bless your heart quote adult coloring page, stefanie Girard
Here is my Bless Your Heart page all colored in. I used a variety of pastel and bright Tombow markers.
Adult coloring page quote Bless your heart, stefanie girard, tombow markers, pens, art
Looking for a great adult coloring book? Might I suggest this awesome one:

Just Add Color: Day of the Dead

Who doesn't love to color? As an adult, now that you can stay in the lines, you only need to think about what color to use! Rockport Books presents a series of grown-up coloring books for art and design lovers. Just Add Color: Day of the Dead includes 30 original designs from artist and illustrator Sarah Walsh. Each book contains 64 perforated pages to make it easy to share, frame and hang your artwork. You'll be inspired by the sumptuous artwork in this book, and the use of color is endless. Relax, have fun, and Just Add Color.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

How to decorate food with die cut seaweed

I love to put little personal touches on everything-today a frozen pizza was my palette of choice and my medium was roasted seaweed. My tool was a heart and wing Sizzix die.
My inspiration came from the super cute and idea packed book Deliciously Decorative Cookies: 50 Stylish, Tasty Treats to Make and Decorate.
It features tutorials on how to make rice paper flowers and I thought about trying to decorate food with seaweed. To make the shapes I die cut hearts and winds with my Sizzix die cutter.
I cooked the pizza as directed and placed my die cut seaweed heart and wings right on the melted cheese. They settled right in and looked cute! I was thinking these seaweed embellishments would look cute on a bowl of hummus to bring to a party or on a bowl of macaroni and cheese?

 More about the book:
Deliciously Decorative Cookies: 50 Stylish, Tasty Treats to Make and Decorate
by
Fiona Pearce

This book features 50 projects, each showcasing at least one different technique; to assist readers to create beautiful cookie creations for all occasions. The projects are grouped according to the icing ingredient used to decorate the cookie, and include a key to indicate the skill level required to complete the project. This book includes simple but impressive designs, such as elegant cookies piped with royal icing, to the more complicated and unusual 3D cookie sculptures! There are also feature spreads that provide a handful of quick and easy cookies to make in moments, with the step-by-step guides making recipes easy to understand. The projects have been designed to suit readers of all skill levels and the beautiful photography of the finished cookies will serve as a design resource for experienced decorators.


Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Adult coloring page with quote: "We are all searching for someone whose demons play well with ours"

Over at Craftside there is the page from the book 20 Ways to Draw a Cat that features 20 ways to Draw a hedgehog. I used one of the hedgehogs as my guide to draw one as an outline so that I could include it in the adult coloring page that features the quote, "We are all searching for someone whose demons play well with ours."
Adult coloring page searchin gfor demons, stefanie girard



I had a lot of fun coloring in all the tiny little hearts that form the letters. I did a bunch of different color combos, stripes, random and all the same color family. I colored in the hedgehogs in different color ways as well.

NOTE: I am playing around with file types and settings. Please leave me a comment if you find anything odd about the file when you download it, open it and print it out.  I noticed that my first few had a slight gray haze on them.
We are all searching for someone whose demons play well with ours, adult coloring page, quote, stefanie girard


If you do, leave a comment with a link to your finished page or tag me on Instagram @StefanieLGirard
More about the book 20 Ways to Draw a Cat:
We are all searching for someone whose demons play well with ours, adult coloring page, quote, stefanie girard

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Art Prompt: stripes and stencil combination

I am pleased to share with you one of my first paintings. I am so thrilled about the new book The Paintbrush Playbook: 44 Exercises for Swooshing, Dancing, and Making Dazzling Art With Your Brush which is filled with a wealth of great starting points to make art.
eye chart stencil, stiped painting, art prompt, stefanie girard, Paintbrush Playbook
I used the gradient wash technique as my inspiration to make this background. The book calls for this technique to be done with watercolors but I simply tried it with acrylics in blue, white and just a touch of green to make blended horizontal stripes.

The second element to this painting was an eye chart made with a Tim Holtz Eye Chart Stencil. I like it the way it is with just these two  features but I may add more at another point.

More about the Quarry Book:

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1631590464/sweatsurge-20
Sketch and paint right on the pages of this fun, modern, approachable practice and inspiration book focusing on one of the most popular drawing tools - the paint brush.
This playful, colorful exercise book is filled with fun, contemporary, beautiful illustrations by leading illustrator Ana Montiel.

The exercises explore mark making, patterns, geometrics, simple drawings, texture, and composition and includes professional tips and tricks that will enhance your skills as you work through the book. Each spread has one page filled with art examples and an exercise, with plenty of room to draw or paint right in the book. The Paintbrush Playbook is printed on high-quality, uncoated paper, allowing you to paint or draw anywhere that inspiration strikes.

Explore abstract drawing, pattern drawing, meditative doodling and more with this all-in-one learning and practice book. This is a great volume for artists, designers, doodlers, illustrators, painters, pattern illustrators, and zentanglers of all ages. You will not want to miss it!

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Fiberista Club at Stitches South

I just thought I'd share a quick photo of the Fiberista Club booth at Stitches South. So pretty!

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

"Cry on the Inside Like A Winner" quote - Adult coloring page

Today's adult coloring page feature's the quote, "Cry on the Inside Like A Winner" by Cameron Diaz from the movie - The Other Woman and a background of circles loosely inspired by a Frank Lloyd Wright dish pattern.

cry on the inside, adult coloring page, stefanie girard, quote, lettering type, bubbles
Feel free to download it and try it yourself. If you do, leave a comment with a link to your finished page or tag me on Instagram @StefanieLGirard
cry on the inside, adult coloring page, stefanie girard, quote, lettering type, bubbles, bic markers
I played with more patterns, scribble fills, and overlapping of the colors and patterns.

A great coloring book I am enjoying right now as well:


Just Add Color: Mid-Century Modern Mania: 30 Original Illustrations To Color, Customize, and Hang
by Jenn Ski

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