Wednesday, 1 July 2015
For my DT card I opted to make something for a small boy, and I wanted to incorporate the age, so this is the result.
My cheeky little pirate comes from the Crafters Companion Angelica and Friends set of stamps and the fabulous Pirate backing paper comes form the CD of the same range.
For the number I dug deep in to my old stash and came up with a set of number stamps which were part of the Jayne Nestorenko Cute companions range. I am not sure if Jayne is still producing these, but those numbers have still turned out to be very useful all these years later!
If you would like to win some trasure of your own, pop on over to Fab n Funky and you could be the lucky winner of a $20 voucher from our generous sponsors - Inspired by Stamping.
Look forward to seeing you there.
Saturday, 27 June 2015
I can't tell you how satisfying it was! Alcohol colouring is quite a precise thing, but with the water colours it was almost like splashing a bit on and seeing what happens. I little bit of splashing and blotting later and the end result was this……...
I have to admit though, the key to it all is to use proper water colour card. I had tried before on some similar textured card, because I wanted to colour a digital image that I had, and you really don't get the same effect at all….so it's true when they say the right tools for the job!!
So - enough of my waffle for today. I will leave you with few challenges that I would like to enter.
That's all for me for now. Time for a little bit of lunch and then it's off to Hobbycraft for me to see Sara Davies demonstrating. :-)
Tuesday, 23 June 2015
So it's a very quick post today, but I hope you like my card, which I am going to enter in to the following challenges:
Thanks for visiting today.
Wednesday, 17 June 2015
So the sassy lady that you see on my card today is indeed a sassy studios image and I think she would be perfect for birthdays, hen nights and a whole host of other occasions.
The cherries caught my eye as I knew I had a paper to match somewhere in my digi stash and, low and behold I found it on a Crafters Companion CD…….Strawberry Kisses. I was really pleased as you would think the two elements had been made to go together.
Here are some challenges that I would like to enter this time:
So I hope you will come and join our challenge this week…I am sure the 'Gorgeous Girls' theme will provide lots of inspiration and no doubt plenty of glitter and bling too. I am looking forward to looking at all your lovely creations.
Look forward to seeing you there!
Monday, 15 June 2015
Everything that you see on this card (apart from the ribbon and the candy dots) has come from the Polkadoodles Pretty Tuff CD, which was one of my 'go to' sources when my boy was a bit younger. To be honest I think it would still work down, but I am afraid there wouldn't be an image that he or his friends hadn't already had……..That's how much I like it! :-)
I coloured this little lad with pro markers and came close to putting a few mud splatters on there too, just for over all effect…but I was too scared incase I ruined the card at the final hurdle!
Anyway, with all the boy themed challenges out there this week, it seemed a shame not to enter a few, so here they are:
Thanks for visiting today.
Sunday, 7 June 2015
Tomorrow at 8am sees the launch of another new licence for the Crafters Companion crew, and here's one of the samples that I have made.
This time I have used Spectrum Aquas for the colouring of the image and used some of the lovely backing papers from the CD.
It's getting quite late here in the UK now, so that's all from me for now, but don't forget to watch out for the shows to see lots of brilliant inspiration.
Oh - and just a few challenges to enter before I go :-)
Thanks for stopping by.
Friday, 5 June 2015
It's a brand new licence this time around, called Flights of Fantasy, created by the very talented artist Morgan Fitzsimons.
Now I have to be honest and say that ordinarily these might bot the images that I would go for, mostly because they seem a bit scary, colouring wise, but I have to say that they are really fun to colour. It takes a little time…but then again the best things always do…and if you concentrate on one area at a time, it all seems to come together at the end.
For this example I chose one of the Spectrum Noir Companions set and printed on to Neenah. There are two sheets on each Spectrum Noir Companion selection and each page contains about 4 images…all similar but sightly different, so you can get a really nice theme going.
I coloured my lady in with my Spectrum Noirs and used my absolutely favourite skin combination of FS1, FS2, FS4 and FS8. I also think that an absolute essential for skin is the brush nibs that you can get. I have them in each of these 4 colours and they make facial colouring soooooo much less scary!
The beautiful backing papers that you see are also from the CD and I have to admit that I particularly love this pink / aqua combination.
I cut some little flowers out of pearlescent white paper and coloured them with my Spectrums ti make sure I had a perfect colour match, before adding some pearl drops to finish.
There are going to be a bunch of shows next week with some fabulous inspiration so make sure to have a look if you can.
Meanwhile I am going to share the love a bit more by entering a few challenges:
Thank you for dropping by today and hope you enjoy the shows next week.