Saturday, 8 December 2018
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.
Wednesday, 5 December 2018
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.
- 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. :-)
Tuesday, 23 October 2018
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.
Friday, 31 August 2018
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.
Sunday, 26 August 2018
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:
Thanks for visiting today and, if you are in the UK, have a great Bank Holiday weekend.
Friday, 24 August 2018
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.
Thursday, 23 August 2018
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.
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!
Sunday, 19 August 2018
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.
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.
Friday, 17 August 2018
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Friday, 27 July 2018
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.
Thursday, 26 July 2018
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.
Wednesday, 25 July 2018
Monday, 23 July 2018
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.
Friday, 20 July 2018
Thursday, 19 July 2018
Bye for now.
Wednesday, 18 July 2018
Tuesday, 17 July 2018
Well that was the case here, and I didn't have much time, so I was able to whip up a little box of notelets using my Crafters Companion Cattitudes CD. My friend is a lover of Cats.....and Shopping....so it is as if these designs were made for her!
I made everything from the toppers, papers or card companions from the CD Rom , including the box which I made by printing one of the design papers direct on to card.
I had forgotten that I had done this, as it was a while back, but it was a relaxing departure from colouring. I really must do it again some time!
Thanks for stopping by.
Monday, 16 July 2018
They were really popular when they came out, and looking at this card I couldn't help but think of that phrase - 'When Life gives you lemons......make lemonade!'
I really enjoyed making this card using sparkle pens as it was something quite different for me, in terms of image, and that was half of the fun of it.
I love the background as it looks like pencil sketches rather than a stamp and it is so easy to achieve by simply using a Smokey Grey Versafine pad instead of the usual black.
Anyway, I hope the only lemons in your life right now are the edible ones!
Thanks for stopping by.
Sunday, 15 July 2018
I made this one using the good old sparkle pen and glycerine technique for the background and painted direct with a wide brush for the main image.
One of my favourite stamps in the fern leaves which are brilliant for building up backgrounds and very easy to paint too.
Thanks for visiting today and enjoy the rest of your weekend.
Friday, 29 June 2018
I have coloured them all in with Spectrum Noirs and then used some gorgeous NitWits digital papers to match.
I hope you like my card today and thanks so much for visiting.
Thursday, 28 June 2018
Thursday, 14 June 2018
I have to admit, as much as I love the mermaid, I think I like the little fish and the turtle even more.....it is often the little things that please me!
I hope you have enjoyed my card today and that you will come and visit at Cute Card Thursday.