Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Wonderful Wednesday! Enter the challenge!



 
Have you joined the challenge at the Squirrel and the Fox yet?  Hurry over and link up for a chance to win three OPC images!  The theme is Nautical/Sea Life.
I want to share two cards crafted by very talented women.
The first card is from Charlene.
Charlene used OPC's Fancy Fish and OPC's Sand dollar on her card.
I just love the texture she's created here.  It gives an appearance of wave movement.  So creative, Charlene.  Thanks for sharing this with me!
You can read about this card's embellishments/designer papers and tools at
 
The next card was created by Angie
Angie used OPC's Octopus
Angie's choice of colors is just lovely.  The dark borders really make the blues catch your eye.  I like how she's given little octopus some texture as well. Angie's blog is moving but you can read about her card HERE
 
Please visit both blogs, leave these gals some lovely comments and then join the Nautical/Sea Life Challenge over at The Squirrel and the fox.  Have a great week.  
Hugs and happy crafting! -Kim
 
 

Monday, July 29, 2013

It's a Marvelous Monday!

Good morning!  I hope you enjoyed grabbing the free images this past weekend at Oak Pond.  Another Monday arrives to find me drinking coffee and writing up this post before heading out the door to work.
I have a few new images floating around my head and I'll start sketching them out this week.
Stay tuned for new illustrations in August.
I've completed my original Baxleys Sunflower sketch and wanted to share the final piece.
For those of you who missed my previous post, a co-worker brought these beautiful sunflowers to the workplace.  My photos were my inspiration for this sketch.
I hope you have a super, sun-shiny week and until next weekend:
Hugs and happy crafting! -Kim

 
 
In progress.  I thought about Copics but nixed that idea. Since I was laying color down directly on my sketchbook, I'd have drained them dry on this paper.
 

 
 
Finished piece with Prismas. 
 
 
 
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Sunday, July 28, 2013

OPC Sponsors Squirrel and the Fox, Free weekend wrap-up.

Good Morning! It's Sunday, the last day of my free image weekend celebration and I want to thank the many, many, many crafters who have visited the shop, blog and facebook page. Your feedback and kind words mean the world to me and knowing my images inspire you to create keeps me pushing the pencil :)
 
On to the news! I am currently sponsoring
Pop on over and check out the DT's fabulous, artistic creations.  The challenge theme is Nautical/Sea Life.  I'm offering free images to the challenge winner join the fun.
Please leave the DT some lovely comments as well :)
 
I'm wrapping up my Free Image Celebration by reviewing my new sketches for July.
 
Baxleys Sunflower
Happy Butterfly
OPC Caterpillar
OPC Wine
 
All images are in the "NEW" shop section until the end of July.
They can be purchased by clicking on the image itself. For those of you that do not fancy PayPal,
Oak Pond Creations Studio now offers direct checkout through Etsy.
The Studio now accepts Gift Cards as well :)
On to your freebie...
Hugs and Happy Crafting! -Kim

I can't thank enough, the hard working, dedicated crew at

Stop by and leave them some love!

 
 July 28, 2013 Free Image:
OPC Water Lily
(AVAILABLE FOR THE NEXT 24 HOURS)
Enjoy!
(FREE IMAGE HAD EXPIRED)


 
Please do not post/paste/copy or publish my unwatermarked images anywhere on the internet.
Angel Policy applies to all Oak Pond Creations Images. They are copyrighted material.
You may however, publish a link to this post.
Thank you kindly :) -Kim

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Sketchbook News: Free Image Weekend, Day 2!

Good Morning!
I'm here, bringing you today's free digi and I'll start with an intro to my latest image.
 At my IRL job last week while walking a client to our lobby I saw:
 

One of my co-workers grows these beauties and she was thoughtful
enough to bring some to the animal hospital for all to enjoy.
A picture can't do them justice, these flowers were stunning.
These lovely, giant sunflowers brightened everyone's day for weeks.
The moment I saw them, I knew I'd be hitting the sketch book.
 
The digital image is complete and in the Studio for purchase.

I'm still laying down color on the original sketch but here's a peek at my progress
It's a gift to my co-worker when it's complete.
I hope you have an amazing day filled with inspiration :)
Hugs and happy crafting!
-Kim


 
Saturday's Free Image is:
Evan's Yeti
(Available for the next 24 hours only)
Enjoy!

(FREE IMAGE EXPIRED)


Please do not post/paste/copy or publish my unwatermarked images anywhere on the internet.
Angel Policy applies to all Oak Pond Creations Images. They are copyrighted material.
You may however, publish a link to this post.
Thank you kindly :) -Kim

Friday, July 26, 2013

Sketchbook News: Celebrate a Free Image Weekend!

Happy Friday Crafters!  It's been a long week for me and I'm elated to see the weekend arrive.  Our youngest son turns 14 tomorrow and we are celebrating at Oak Pond with a weekend of freebies.  I am offering a freebie every day this weekend and each image will only last 24 hours!
Posts are as follows:
Friday July 26th
Saturday, 27th
and
Sunday, July 28th
Join the weekend celebration, grab your freebies and enjoy!  Stop by the Studio and check out what's new I've discounted a few images and you can instantly download your purchase.
No more waiting!
 
I have to give a shout out to the amazing crew at Free Digital Stamps.  They work diligently to provide crafters and artists with a freebie list EVERY DAY of the week.
Thank you!
 
  Hugs and happy crafting :) -Kim
 
Friday Freebie
(AVAILABLE FOR 24 HOURS ONLY)
EXPIRED PLEASE SEE SATURDAY 7/27/13 POST FOR YOUR NEXT FREEBIE
Kona's Candy Cane

Please do not post/paste/copy or publish my unwatermarked images anywhere on the internet.
Angel Policy applies to all Oak Pond Creations Images and they are copyrighted material.
You may however, publish a link to this post.
Thank you kindly :) -Kim

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Sketchbook News: New from the Studio!

Hello my wonderful, crafty friends!  I hope everyone has been over to Tuesday Morning Sketches to join in on the current challenge and to wish them a very Happy Birthday.  If not Hurry!  You don't want to miss a chance at some great prizes!
It's been a while since I've released new sketches but I'm catching up on things and want to introduce you to my latest illustration
The OPC Caterpillar:
 
Mr. Caterpillar is hungry for some love!  He is available for instant download at my Etsy Shop.  Just click the picture and you will be taken directly to the studio.  That's right I said INSTANT DOWNLOAD.  I'm slowly converting the Etsy Shop so you can download your purchase instantly.  No more waiting for Kim to get home from the IRL job to e-mail your illustration purchases :)
I thank all of the wonderful crafters for your patience and understanding as I convert these files.
I appreciate each and every one of you.
Hugs and happy crafting! -Kim

Oak Pond Sponsors Tuesday Morning Sketches

Happy Tuesday!
I hope this post finds you happy, healthy and crafting :) 
I am happy to announce that Oak Pond Creations is sponsoring a Birthday Celebration at
Tuesday Morning Sketches
 
Happy Birthday TMS!
Stop on over for a visit and leave their Design Team some lovely comments and join the fun with your sketch creation!  For inspiration, I have created an altered journal using a variation of one of the sketches provided by Melissa.  I used my image OPC Ship's Wheel. I just love making these journals and If you'd like to make one, I have a journal tutorial
HERE
Hugs and happy crafting! -Kim

Front Cover with wrap around cord closure

Front and Back Cover

Digital Stamp: Oak Pond Creation's Ship's Wheel
Embellishments/Tools: Binding Rings, Various Ribbon, Recollections Brad, Hemp Twine, Prismas