Baseball Nut

Week 3 of Summer of Color 2: Ice Cream Inspirations!

This is Baseball Nut ice cream, a flavour I had not heard of before this challenge.  When I initially saw this ice cream, I did not feel much inspiration.  Vanilla seems a little boring, or perhaps it was the name that took away from the magic – I am definitely not a fan of baseball.  But when I read the description of the ice cream, I felt some of the magic return.

“A smooth, vanilla flavored ice cream swirled with a black raspberry ribbon and loaded with cashews”
-Baskin Robbins

I became captivated by the little cashews that are hidden in the ice cream, and the swirling raspberry.  This is what swirled out of my imagination.

Little Cashew

Little Cashew has big dreams…

…the dream

This journal page was created with scrapbook paper, Derwent inktense pencils, ink pens, stamps, and Ranger paint dabbers.  (I just received a box a new dabbers this week that included the colour “raspberry”, and that delicious colour became the hair for “the dream”.)

I want to add a special thank you to all my Summer of Color visitors from last week.  Thank you so much for all of your comments.  You have the gift of encouragement, and I have been blessed by you this week!


Mint Chocolate Chip

Week 2 of Summer of Color: Ice Cream Inspirations!

When I first saw this Minty Chocolate Ice Cream Cone, I immediately imagined something under the sea.  I saw a lovely mermaid with chocolate brown tresses in the blue-green water.  I have not drawn a mermaid before, but I had to try because that is really what the colours inspired.  So here she is…Meet Cocoa the Mermaid, from the Minty Lagoon.

Cocoa, from Minty Lagoon

I have created her using Ranger Dabber paints, Derwent inktense pencils, gesso, bubble wrap, and Galaxy Marker.

Rainbow Sherbert

I have joined my first challenge – Summer of Color 2 : Ice Cream Inspirations!

So to play along with the blog hopping (not that I have much to offer), I thought I would resurrect this old blog!

The Sherbert Sisters

The girls are done with Derwent Inktense Pencils, Ranger Dabbers, magazine and scrapbook papers, markers and paint pens.