Sunday, 13 January 2019

More trees from Sheena

Happy Sunday everyone. I am back today with another card featuring trees as part of Alison's tree challenge over on the Sheena's Inkettes challenge page.

You still have a couple of weeks to enter, so we would love to see what you create.

For my card today I masked off a narrow panel and then used sparkle pens and glycerine to create the background effect.

I stamped the tree straight over the top and used sparkle pens to paint it. It is remarkably easy to paint a tree as you just go over the leaves with your paler colour and then literally blob in your darker shade to get a lovely 3d effect.

The whole image is then lifted by mounting on to plain black card.

Thank you so much for visiting today. I would love to hear your comments.

Sharon x


Thursday, 10 January 2019

Cute Card Thursday with All Dressed Up

Hi everyone.

It's  time for a new challenge over at Cute Card Thursday, where we are sponsored by All Dressed Up and our theme is What's New.

So what is new for me is using an ADU image that is specifically for a boy!

This is a great little image for young boys as I am pretty sure that most boys are in to gaming these days!

I have water coloured my image  and paired it up with something 'old' in the form of some old papers that i found in my stash.

Thanks for visiting today and I look forward to seeing you over on Cute Card Thursday.

Sharon x

Sunday, 6 January 2019

Sheena's Inkettes Chalenge - Trees

Hi all,

I'm popping by today with a tree themed card as part of the Sheena's Inkettes facebook challenge.

If you are a member of the Inkettes facebook group you can enter our challenge very simply by posting a picture of a card you have made in to the challenge photo album.

I have made a stepper card of sorts and gone all 'smooshy' with Spectrum Sparkles and water...all put together on Sheena stamping card of course!

Thanks for your visit today.

Sharon x

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


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.  :-)



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


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