I've been playing more with Paper 53 on my iPad. This is just a quick Christmasy scene that I made up -- mostly so I could make snowflake dots!! I'm learning a lot about getting deep color, using the tools with white or light colors to lift out areas (the glow around the stars and candles, for example), and generally having way too much fun!!
Earlier in the week, I did a favorite little critter from my past. There's a long story behind my interest in frogs and someday when I'm feeling nostalgic, I'll share it here. I used the frog drawing to try out the felt pen tool and also to work on my smooth washes. I'm pretty happy with the results!!
I also got another stylus after reading reviews online. My new stylus is a TruGlide -- with a fun red case and a microfiber tip -- and, happily, it was quite inexpensive. It zooms around on the screen like an Olympic figure skater and is great with the drawing/painting app. Between the Sensu brush and the new stylus, I should be able to create a wide range of effects.