Watercolor Food Illustration

Food illustration has become my passion these days. There is something about spending my time looking at food and trying to capture the exact look of the food or drinks. Here are my latest watercolor of food and drinks!

 

All of my watercolor is on Arches Cold Press 300 g/m

My watercolor paint that I am using is Windsor and Newton tubes and Sennelier L’Aquarelle Watercolor pan set

pancakeswithberry

Pancakes with blueberries and strawberries. 

lemon meringue

Lemon Meringue Pie

Strawberrychoccake

Chocolate Strawberry Cake. I find it hard to get the plate down correctly. I am more comfortable with just the food illustration. I need to continue to work on pushing myself out of my comfort zone with watercoloring the plate.

three real donuts

Chocolate Donuts. I enjoy watercolor that shows a photorealism.

racoonlollipop

Raccoon in a Lollipop Candy store. 

Salmon rolls183

Salmon sashimi, this is a mix of watercolor and macron pen.

Spaghetti

Spaghetti with tomatoe sauce. This was a first for me to draw and watercolor a fork. Again this is a mix for watercolor and macron pen.

Orange Vokha drink

Sunset Vodka Drink with Strawberry. Another challenge for me is getting the ice cubes and glass rim perfect and less sloppy.

All of my watercolor food illustrations are on my Zazzle shops.

Zazzle Daphsamsart

Zazzle.com daphsam greeting card

Mother’s Day Greeting Cards & Gift Ideas

Mother’s Day is a few weeks away and now is the time to think about what to buy for Mom! Especially during this time when we are not able to celebrate in person with our Moms.

Mommy Thank You Card Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

 

Mommy Thank You Card Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

My Mother’s Cavalier, Princess Fiona, loves her Mommy very much. Little Princess Fiona has been sick but has recovered very well from a long illness. It was my own Mother’s love and devotion to Princess Fiona that has kept Princess Fiona going. I know that if Princess Fiona could talk, she would be saying these special words to my Mother. This can be personalized!Happy Mother's Day Monarch Butterfly Card

Happy Mother’s Day Monarch Butterfly Card

You can change the inside message of this card! This Monarch Butterfly was photographed in Epcot’s International Flower Show.

Happy Mother's Day Watercolor floral Boarder Holiday Card

 

Happy Mother’s Day Watercolor floral Border Holiday Card

Watercolor by Daphsam Photography. Change the font and message inside to personalize to your needs.

 

Happy Mother's Day Footprints In Sand Card

Happy Mother’s Day Footprints In Sand CardTeddy Bear Mommy Happy Mother's Day Greeting Card

Teddy Bear Mommy Happy Mother’s Day Greeting CardHappy Mother's Day Dahlia And Zen Rocks Cards

 

Happy Mother’s Day Dahlia And Zen Rocks Cards A beautiful peaceful card for that Zen/Mediation Mother in your life!

Happy Mother's Day New Mommy Puppy Card

 

Happy Mother’s Day New Mommy Puppy Card This is a great card that can be for a new puppy or new baby that has arrived into the house.

Happy Mother's Day Blue Jay Greeting Card

Happy Mother’s Day Blue Jay Greeting CardHappy Mother's Day Robin In Wisteria Tree Card

Happy Mother’s Day Robin In Wisteria Tree Card A lovely Mother’s Day card featuring an American Robin in a Wisteria Tree. This is a watercolor and ink painting.

Some great websites for Mother’s Day gift ideas are:

 

Harry & David’s does flowers, food and fruit baskets.

Mother’s Day Gift Baskets From Harry And David’s

Mothers Day Butterfly Kisses

1-800-Flowers

Mother39s Day Gift Tower

They have many bakery goods gift baskets!

Wolferman’s Mother’s Day Gifts

Other sites to look for Mother’s Day Gifts:

Gifty Baskets

Esty

Uncommon Goods

Lemon Drop Gifts

For the Mom who loves to learn!

MasterClass~ Gift Card

Skillshare~ Gift Cards

Undemy~ Gift Cards

The Great Courses

Support your local florist and see if they are open to deliver flowers.

 

There are so many options online to make Mother’s Day special during this Coroanvirus time.   We just have to think out of the box right now.

 

 

 

Show And Tell Friday: Nurses Day May 12

Nurses Day is coming up on May 12th and with everything that is going on, these Nurses need to be celebrated! Here are some of my top Nurses Day Cards!

Happy Nurses Day Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Card

Happy Nurses Day Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Card

Happy Nurse's Day Pink Orchids Card

Happy Nurse’s Day Pink Orchids

To A Wonderful Nurse With Chocolate Cake & Coffee Thank You Card

To A Wonderful Nurse With Chocolate Cake & CoffeeTo a Special Nurse Red And Yellow Dahlia With Bee

To a Special Nurse Red And Yellow Dahlia With Bee

Happy Nurse's Day With Puppy & Rose Card

Happy Nurse’s Day With Puppy & Rose Card

Pink Peony Happy Nurses Day Greeting Card

Pink Peony Happy Nurses Day Greeting Card You can customize this and personalize this greeting card.

 

 

A Special Nurse With White Snow Drop Flowers Card

A Special Nurse With White Snow Drop Flowers Card

Happy Nurses Day Hot Pink Daises & Chrysanthemums Card

 

Happy Nurses Day Hot Pink Daises & Chrysanthemums Card Happy Nurses Day card featuring hot pink daisies, peach carnations, green chrysanthemums.

 

 

 

 

 

Planning A Birthday Party Ideas From The Cake To Invitations!

Birthday Party Ideas!

 

When it comes to coming up with a party idea for a Birthday, it can be a challenge to do something different each year.  From young to older birthday celebrations, it is fun and very rewarding to do something unique for that birthday person!

Below are some of my ideas!

Here is a Birthday Cake my husband, Henry, decorate for my Mother’s birthday.

The Wilton Method of Cake Decorating Course 2 Student Guide

The Wilton method is a great and helpful book that is filled with step by step ideas. It has helped my husband with creating the cake above.

The Wilton Method of Cake Decorating Course 2 Student Guide

Other designs of birthday cake designs are for the following:

 

This was a cake design for my Father-In-Law’s 90th birthday. He was a bird watcher lover and my husband that it was a great idea to create some of his favorite birds on a vanilla, buttercream cake. 

 

Wilton 46-Piece Deluxe Cake Decorating Set, Cake Decorating Supplies

The Wilton 46- piece deluxe cake decorating set is what was used to make these cake designs. Now, it takes practice and patience to do this. Luckily, for my family, my husband has both! 

 

Now if you are celebrating a birthday in the

Summertime, this is the cake design for you.

 

Since I was turning 36, he found a cute way to add the birthday age in the hammock. 

The fourth idea is when you have a birthday in the wintertime. This cake was for our daughter who had a sledding party.

This was a lot of cake! He bought two Pillsbury Cake Mix and created the sledding hill.  Also adding, Marshmallows and Hersey Bars for the Snowman was a perfect touch.


Here are a few other cake designs that I want to share with you. Again, he used the Wilton Decorating Books And Set to help him create these cakes. Links below.

The Wilton Method of Cake Decorating Course 2 Student Guide

Wilton 46-Piece Deluxe Cake Decorating Set, Cake Decorating Supplies

                      PARTY INVITES

 If you are old fashion like me and enjoy going to the mailbox and receiving a birthday party invite, then these are a few ideas for invitations. All are created by me.

Here are a few of my favorites.

Click and watch the video to hear about my favorite invitations!  

Click on the link below to take you to the party invitations and supplies! 

Party Wrapping Paper, Stickers and More at my Zazzle Shop

Now with every party comes, gift wrap and stickers! I have many different designs of wrapping paper that are themed for kids, age-specific, family related! 

Here are a few of my favorites.

Daphsam’s Zazzle Gift Wrap And Supplies

Daphsam’s Zazzle Gift Wrap And Supplies

Just click on the link and it will take you to these gift wrapping!

 

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Valid until 3/6/2020 11:59:59 PM Pacific Standard Time.

 

I hope you enjoyed some of my ideas for your next birthday party.