Thursday 29 June 2017

Anything Goes at Cute Card Thursday

It's time for a new challenge at Cute Card Thursday and this week the theme is Anything Goes.

It's a little bit off season but I have chosen to colour this lovely Easter image from Molly Harrison, just because I could!!
I have used Spectrum Colorblend Pencils for the entire picture and gone for a very soft effect. There is a hint of sparkle on those wings too, but sadly my photography skills are not good enough to pick that up.

I can't wait to see what you come up with , so I look forward to seeing you over at Cute Card Thursday.

Bye for now.

Sharon x

Cute Card Thursday sponsored by Star Stampz

 It's time for a new challenge at Cute Card Thursday and this week we are sponsored by Star Stampz.

I decided to do some water colouring for my card today, so I printed this little cutie on to water colour card, and used making gum to cover her so that I could paint a water  colour sky in the background.

For  the little girl I used Spectrum Aquas for her clothes and skin, and used my Zig Real colours for her hair.

Finally I made the dandelion backing card by stamping and embossing the dandelions in white embossing powder before using a mix of aqua blend pens and glycerine to blend on the colour using a round blending tool.

Thanks so much for visiting today.

Sharon x

Friday 23 June 2017

Colour Crazy Challenge - sponsored by Polkadoodles

It's time for a new challenge at Colour Crazy, and this time we are sponsored by the wonderful Polkadoodles. Now this was a challenge in itself as trying to choose one image from my accumulated stash of Polkadoodles images was not easy (it's not a case of what have I got.......more like what haven't I got!!)

So in the end I decided to go for one of the more recent releases, which is only available via download (rather than in CD format).
This little lady is called Primrose and she comes from the Darling Buds set which is a set of beautiful girls, all based around the theme of flowers. I think she is so beautiful and would work really well as a bride.

I wanted to keep the colours very soft ans I imagined that dress to be made of flowing silk, so I used by Spectrum Colourblend pencils and blending solution to achieve this.

I also had a very lucky find among some old magazines.....the perfect backing paper to go with this image....only one sheet though, so I had to make sure I didn't mess it up!

Finally, I kept the card very CAS, as I wanted all the focus to be on that gorgeous image.

Hope you like my card for today. Thanks for visiting.

Sharon x

Thursday 22 June 2017

It's a swishy tail kinda day!!

Hi. I am back again as we have a new challenge at Cute Card Thursday, and this week's theme is Sea and Sand. I have been collecting mermaid images lately so this seemed like the perfect opportunity to use one. This image is from the Ula images by Polkadoodles, and I absolutely love her!
As you can see, there is lots of colouring space and she would also be quite easy to cut out and decoupage (a plan for another day perhaps!)

I was very brave and made the background myself by randomly scribbling Spectrum Noirs in aquas and greens, and the same with the sand.

My little shells were some tiny stamps that I already had, and proved to be most useful!

Finally, I made my seaweed using some offcuts from a large tonic foliage die.

So that's my card for today. Hope you like it and thanks for visiting!

Sharon x


Wednesday 21 June 2017

Feisty Females with Crafts and Me

Thanks for dropping in. I am back today with a new challenge from Fab N Funky, sponsored by Crafts and Me.

This is a new company to me, and I have to say that I really enjoyed colouring this image, using my Spectrum Noir pens. The theme this week is feisty females and I think this lady, called Genevieve, really fits the bill!

I also made the backing paper using Sheena Doug;ass's technique  where you mix Spectrum Aquas with glycerine and apply with a blending tool. It's a really fun and satisfying technique and, if you look closely you can see a little bit of metallic sparkle. I did this by splattering Gansai Tambi metallic paint on the paper......again, sooooooooo satisfying!!

I hope that you will come and join us at Fab n Funky this week, and remember - keep it feisty!!

Sharon x

Sunday 18 June 2017

An unlikely pair of friends

I have realised it has been quite some time since I posted......not sure why, but at least I can say I have had some lovely colouring time over the last week or two.

So here is one of the results of my labours, in the shape of the lovely Horace and Boo from Polkadoodles.
I have to say that, when I printed this out, I made it fairly large, and then had one of those 'I can't do it' moments, but, once I had tentatively kicked off with Horace's ear, I was well away and loved every minute of colouring this image!

To finish off my card, I used some pare pieces of NitWits paper that I had printed some time ago. I love it when I am able to use something that I already have to hand.  :-)

Anyway, I hope you like my card for today. I will try not to be away for so long before my next post1

Thanks for stoping by.

Sharon x


Thursday 8 June 2017

Boys or Dads at Cute Card Thursday

It's time for a new challenge at Cute Card Thursday, and this week the theme id Boys or Dads.
I decided to use this love image from Lili of the Valley.....he reminds me very much of the boy that was in the Hovis adverts, back in the day. (You would have to be of a certain age to remember those!) Anyway, with that in mind I decided to go with a vintage appearance, so I have used very muted Colorblend pencils and I have distressed all my papers before mounting them on to Kraft Card.

I hope you like my card for today and I look forward to seeing what you have made over at Cute Card Thursday.

Bye for now!

Sharon x