Saturday, 8 December 2018

Beautiful Christmas Animals

Hi all.

I am back today with a beautiful image from LOTV, which I just had to but last year because of that cute little reindeer, which just melted my heart!

Personally, I find that the tiny detail in the LOTV stamps is hard for me to colour with my alcohol markers, so I waded in with my Zig pens for a softer look.

I have teamed up the image with a Nitwits digital paper and made the card base from some of my large and small nestie dies so this came out at about 7 inches square in the end.

Finally I finished off with one of my oldest holly dies which I still love to this day as it is so delicate. I got rid of the packaging long ago, but I am fairly sure this was a Marianne die.

Anyway, hope you like my little card for today. Thanks for stopping by.

Sharon x

Challenges:
http://asyoulikeitchallenge.blogspot.com/2018/12/favourite-christmas-animal-and-why.html
http://craftyfriendschallengeblog.blogspot.com/2018/12/challenge-98-and-winner-of-challenge-97.html
https://digichoosday.blogspot.com/2018/11/wk-47-anything-goes-challenge-digi.html
http://lilpatchofcraftyfriends.blogspot.com/2018/12/challenge-95.html
https://craftingfromtheheartchallengeblog.blogspot.com/2018/12/challenge-231.html
https://creataliciouschallenges.blogspot.com/2018/11/challenge-152-anything-goes-with.html
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com/2018/12/craftyhazelnuts-patterned-paper.html

Wednesday, 5 December 2018

An old favouriteChristmas Penguins

Well it has been quite some time since I posted on my blog, but I thought it was time to post a Christmas card now that we are in December.

I LOVE penguins so this old favourite from Sugar Nellie seemed like the perfect picture to post, especially as penguins seem to be so on trend again this year.
Who could resist these two little cuties? I used my colourblend pencils and blending stumps to colour them in so that I could get a soft effect but with a little more control than water colours. Then it was time to dig in to my stash for some of my other favourite brands:

  • Digi backing paper form Nitwits
  • Border die and card shape die from Tonic
  • Holly dies from Tattered Lace
  • And not forgetting a little bit of Stickles glitter.
Typically this card ended up just a little too big for a 6x6 envelope so in the end a little bit of creative envelope making was required too!

Thanks for stopping by today - I hope these cuties have put a little smile on your face.  :-)

Sharon

Challenges:


Tuesday, 23 October 2018

Sunset in the Forest

It's been quite some time since I posted, so I thought I would drop by today with a Forest Sunset scene made using a fabulous Sheena Douglass Sketchy Stamp which was releases earlier this year.

This scene is remarkably simple to colour in as all of the black detail is part of the stamp which leaves you free to play with colour washes etc without having to worry about colouring any detail.

I used my Aquapens to create a lovely sunset, and then used the same pens and glycerine to sponge and blend a matching background paper.

I really like how this came out and think this card would work well for a man. Also, This could easlity be adapted to a frosty winter scene - great for Christmas time.  :-)

Thanks for stopping by today.

Sharon x

Challenges:
http://cardz4guyz.blogspot.com/2018/10/challenge-206-into-woods.html
http://addicted-to-stamps-challenge.blogspot.com/2018/10/challenge-167.html
https://craftingfromtheheartchallengeblog.blogspot.com/2018/10/challenge-225.html
http://craftycatzweeklychallenge.blogspot.com/2018/10/434-crafty-catz-anything-goes-with.html
http://lilpatchofcraftyfriends.blogspot.com/2018/10/challenge-92.html

Friday, 31 August 2018

Stacey Barras new launch coming up on Monday.


Hi everyone. I just wanted to let you know that Sheena will be back on Hochanda at 6pm and 8pm on Monday with the latest set of stamps by Stacey Barras.

It's another gorgeous set of florals os, if you have loved Stacey's stamps before you are sure to love these too.

There's lots of variety to be had in terms of colouring mediums on the shows as well, including Aqua Pens, Aqua Blend pencils and the highly sought after Starlight paints.

So all of that is sure to make for some interesting shows!

For my first sneaky peak sample I have gone for a monochrome look.

I have used aqua pens and blend the backing paper, and a darker pen applied directly to the little flower stamp to make the pattern.

Moving on to the focal image I have used my Aqua Blend Pencils in 3 shades of blue to get some variation.

I hope you like what you see so far. For more lovely sneak peaks, don't forget to head over to Sheena's Inkettes over on Facebook.

Bye for now.

Sharon x

Sunday, 26 August 2018

Vintage Music

Hi there. I am back today with a card I made using one of Donna Ratcliffe's music themed stamps which were released by Crafters Companion earlier this year.

For this card I have coloured everything, including the patterned paper, with my Aqua Pens.

The main image was coloured using the pens, a paint brush and water, whilst the coordinating paper was created by colouring the pen on to a glass mat, stamping a round blending pad in to it, and the rubbing it on to the card. I was really quite pleased with the effect which coordinates perfectly with my colouring.

The border was completed in the same way, but using a dotty stamp.

So today i would like to enter the following challenges:

http://craftyfriendschallengeblog.blogspot.com/2018/08/challenge-91-and-winners-ch-90.html
http://allsortschallenge.blogspot.com/2018/08/week-482-music.html
https://creataliciouschallenges.blogspot.com/2018/08/winner-top-3-challenge-140.html

Thanks for visiting today and, if you are in the UK, have a great Bank Holiday weekend.

Sharon x

Friday, 24 August 2018

Wizardy Little Magic Dude

It's time. for another challenge with Colour Crazy today and today we are sponsored by Polkadoodles.

We're all using the Little Dudes Range and I chose Wizardy Little Magic Dude who reminds me of a certain person from a certain film!

I coloured him with Spectrum Noirs and smudged some distress ink in to the background to create a bit of a smokey scene.

Finally I got out my Arteza fine lines for the delicate details such as the all important wand and glasses.

I hope you like my card today. Hop over to Polkadoodles to check out the other Dudes (I think there are 12 and I have them all!) and don't forget to share your colouring at Colour Crazy this week.

Bye for now.

Sharon x

Thursday, 23 August 2018

Cute Card Thursday - Just for Girls


Hi there.

I'm back today with a great new challenge from Cute Card Thursday, where the theme is Just for Girls, and we are sponsored by Kinda Cute.

For my card today, i have dug in to my old stash and come across this lovely Tatty Twinkles stamps from Tattered Lace.

I thought she needed some extra butterflies in her life, so, after colouring her with my Spectrum Noir pens, I added some more fluttering friends using a pop out die from Stamps by Chloe.


So there we have it - my little cutie, especially for girls.

I hope you can pop over to Cute Card Thursday and join in with the fun!

Sharon x