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

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