Thursday, 19 April 2018

Cute Card Thursday - Shades of Pale

Hi there. It's time for a new challenge at Cute Card Thursday, and this week our theme is Shades of Pale.

When it comes to colouring, I like to use my Spectrum Colourblend pencils and blending solution to get a lovely soft look and that is exactly what I have done here.

My lovely lady is a digi image from the Polkadoodles Darling Buds range and I have matched her up with some left over scraps from one of my Nitwits paper collections (also digital).

I love this image as it makes me think of summer, and at the time this was made, we were really in need of some sunshine!

Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you will join us this week on our challenge.

Sharon x

Thursday, 5 April 2018

Colour Crazy - Use anything

Time for a new challenge at Colour Crazy, and this time I have water coloured with Spectrum Sparkle pens. I have done a combination of flat stamping and also stamped a few flowers on to photo copy paper which I then painted and decoupaged. This is a lovely technique to use as the flowers look so delicate and have a lovely curl to them.

I hope you will have some time to do some colouring, and share at Colour Crazy. We look forward to seeing your makes!


Monday, 2 April 2018

New kids on the block -Aquatint pens coming from Crafters Companion

Hi all. Just popping by to let you know that Crafters Companion will be releasing their new Aquatint pens on Wednesday at 6pm, on Hochanda.

If you already have any of the Sparkle pens, these are exactly like that, but without the sparkle. You can do all the same techniques and there are a lovely range of colours which match the original sparkle colours.

I have had a really good play with these, and here is one of my first makes using the pens teamed with one of the lovely Sheena A Little Bit Sketchy stamps which will also feature on the show.

For this card I have embossed the dandelion and leaves in black embossing powers and painted with my pens. For the light yellow I have applied directly to the card with the pen, and for the other colours I have applied to a non porous surface and picked up the paint from there with a damp brush, so that I can blend and shade.

For the backing paper I applied the ink directly to the leave stamp and then stamped it randomly ot create a pattern.

I hope you like this first card. Please visit Sheena's Inkoids over on Facebook to see tonnes more brilliant sneak peaks from my very talented teamies!

Thanks for visiting.

Sharon x

Friday, 30 March 2018

Add a quote with Cute Card Thursday

It's time for a new challenge at Cute Card Thursday, and this week the theme is to add a quote.

I have used some of the recently released Sheena sketchies range for my card, and coupled them up with sparkle pens. I only needed three of them to create this whole card!

I used water colour card to create my background and I used cream pearlescent card for my aperture and the stamped elements. The sparkle colour comes out a little bit more muted when you paint on to pearlescent card, which is really nice. You just need to give it a nice long dry time so that it doesn't smudge.

So thanks for visiting today, and I hope you will join us over at Cute Card Thursday.

Bye for now.

Sharon x

Thursday, 22 March 2018

Easter is coming with Cute Card Thursday

Well it seems that Christmas is barely out of the way and suddenly we have easter right around the corner! Time for lovely Spring colours and lots of bunnies, with sprinklings of Easter Eggs.
I have got it all covered on this card thanks to my Polkadoodles Winnie set and my Nitwits papers. My lovely Winnies is coloured with  Blendable pencils and blending solution which gives a lovley soft finish.
Plus I have lots of embellishments which come from an old Polkadoodles CD which I don't think is made anymore as it is no longer on their website, but I am sure you can find something similar by checking out the embellishments section in any of her CDs that you may have.

So I hope you like my card for today, and we look forward to seeing you over at Cute card Thursday!

Thanks for visiting.

Sharon x

Monday, 12 March 2018

My final sample from the Crafters Companion One Day Special

It's time for my final card from the One Day Special set from Stacey Barras.

For this card I have embossed the roe with white embossing powder and coloured with mu Aquablend pencils.

I also used the pencils to create a light wash in the backgrounds and I have used second generation stamping to add the sentiment in the background.

Finally I cracked open my Frantage pot to add some white sprinkles on the background.

So that's my final sample from this set. Stick around though - you won't have to wait too ling for the next new set to come along. :-)

Thanks for visiting.

Sharon x

Trailing leaves

Happy Monday to my followers!

I am back again with my penultimate sample from the Stacey Barras stamps featuring in the One Day Special.

I loved colouring this with my Aquablend pencils, especially all those little leaves which were so easy to cut out.....I can seem myself making a whole frame with these.

Hope you are able to catch some of the shows today.

Sharon x