Sunday, 19 August 2018

The fairies that live in the forest.

Hi there. I thought I would share a card that I made a long time ago, back when I was on the Spectrum Noir DT.

At the time the new Morgan Fitsimmons CD has been released by Crafters Companion, and it contained a whole host of beautiful images, along with lots of lovely backing paper.
This is one of the fairy images which I coloured with my Spectrum Noir pens, and I can remember I loved every minute of it.

These days, now that I have spread my own wings a bit, I think I would print this on to water colour card and give it a go with Spectrum Aquas, Sparkles or even good old regular  water colour paints.

Anyhow, I thought it was worth a share as these images are really quite special!

Thanks for visiting today.

Sharon x

Challenges:
https://creataliciouschallenges.blogspot.com/2018/08/challenge-145-anything-goes-with.html
http://lilpatchofcraftyfriends.blogspot.com/2018/08/challenge-88.html
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com/2018/08/craftyhazelnuts-patterned-paper-august.html

Friday, 17 August 2018

Die Cutting Essentials - Issue 41 - August 16th

Whahoooo! I was lucky enough to be asked to contribute to the Die Cutting Essentials Magazine, which came out on 16th August!
That means I can now share may makes so here they are.
I was asked to use the new Gemini Edger dies and stamps from Crafters Companion and I had great fun making lots of different styles of cards with them.
They seem to work especially well with the glycerine blending techniques that we all know and love.
Hope you like my cards, and enjoy the magazine if you buy it!

Thanks for looking.

Sharon x

Friday, 27 July 2018

Colour Crazy Sponsored by Polkadoodles

Hi there, I'm back with the latest Colour Crazy Challenge which is sponsored by Polkadoodles.

I have gone with a digital image from the recently reduced Little Dudes, and I have plumped for Cool Dude this time as I thought he would make a great card for a teenager.

Amazingly all the papers that you see and the sentiment all come as part of the set, so it was really easy to put this card together, and doing a little bit of colouring with water colour pencils.

Thanks so much for visiting today.

Sharon x

Thursday, 26 July 2018

Sheena anenome - Zig pens and white emboss - Anniversary card

Did you catch Sheena's shows recently, where she brought back her lovely 'In Full Bloom' perfect partners?

How lovely to see them again, for more inspiration - and a lovely new colouring medium in the form of Startlight paints and waxes too......those are definitely on my crafty wish list!!

Here's a card I made (not for the show this time) using the lovely anemone  and aqua pens.

I stamped and embossed the image in white, which not only makes a great effect but, also makes it really easy to colour the image as you can't go outside of the lines.

I think it is one of my favourite techniques for water colour application.

The fabulous large sentiment comes with the daisies set from this release, and as you can see the sentiments are all interchangeable with the various images.

Can you see the little sparkly bits? They are tiny little pearl sequins from Tonic Nuvo and I totally love them. They are like mother of pearl and they have no holes in them - the are perfect for sprinkling and for shaker cards too. I will be devastated when I use my pot up...but luckily for me, there are literaly thousands of them in there, so thy will last me a while!!

Thanks for stopping by today.

Sharon x

Wednesday, 25 July 2018

Colorista note pad

A quick post today showing a note pad that I made with a Colourista note pad and the Colourista pencils.

I have to say, if I were to do this again, I would use wax pencils so I could emulsify and blend better - we live and learn!!

Sharon x

Monday, 23 July 2018

All Dressed Up New Home Heart card

I am back today with a clean and simple card,made with a lovely Digistamp from All Dressed Up, which I just couldn't resist.

I just loved this delicate little image, but even when printed for a 6 x 6 card, the detail proved to be too fine for my pens, so I decided to colour with pencils instead.

I loved the nice soft result that I got with this medium and I finished off by edging the card with some distress ink and then added texture with my ever faithful dotty stamp.

Thanks for visiting.

Sharon x

Friday, 20 July 2018

Crochet Robot

Hi. I'm back today with another crochet toy - this time a robot.
As you can see, all my crochet creations end up sitting on the same chair for their photo opportunity!!

Thanks for looking!

Sharon x