I love the look of a color-washed background so that's what I started with. I thoroughly wet the paper and then start adding the paint running it horizontally and adding water as necessary.
Outlined everything with black marker and added "The Chirping Frog" with letters cut out of a magazine. I think this one is my favorite so far.
My mom told me the first attempt was too busy, still my favorite mom but I'll try again and leave it more plain.
I used magazine letters again, I love them and outlined everything in black. Sorry mom, it's still too plain. I think once I add some leaves to it I'll be happy with it though.
I added my name, "The Chirping Frog" with magazine letters again (can't help it, I love them) and started writing out a few things about my business on the right bottom corner. I really don't like the corner so I'm probably going to end up scrapping this one. Once I start messing with it I'll have no choice. I can always re-do it later.
I'm thinking I'm going to love this one but it's just a start. I began by ripping a variety of papers in shades of brown and green (the idea of ground to treetops).
Then I drew in my tree with white paint. I'm a contrast girl so I'm thinking I might just leave it white, and that's where I quit for the night. My "artsy-fartsy" work space is upstairs in the boys loft but when its dark the lighting is horrible. Lots more to do on this one but I'm loving the direction its taking so far.
This is a trial which I proceeded to paint and hated so I threw it out. Planning to try again later. I really love the linework but I did this one in pencil, planning the next one in ink (what color, I'm not sure).
So, what do you think? Am I completely crazy to try using my own artwork for business cards?