Sunday 22 October 2017

Something fishy is going on........

Did I mention a little while that i had a little bit of a thing about mermaids at the moment? I don't know why, but I am really drawn to them. Luckily for me, Polkadoodles brought out a whole range of digital mermaid images earlier this year, and i have to say I just love them.

I think there are about twelve all in all......I have them all, but didn't colour any for a while as I just couldn't decide which one to do first!

Anyway, I settled on this little cutie, which i coloured in with my copics, but the best part about this one is that the background is pre-coloured. I admit I was a little bit dubious about this, as I  thought it would be obvious where the colouring ended and the printing began, but actually I don't think you can really tell.

That makes me really happy as you end up with a really nice topper in half the time, and because you have coloured in the main image, it doesn't feel like you have 'cheated',

So this little lady ended up on a 7 x 7 card and I made the base paper using spectrum aquablends and glycerin, followed by a splattering of gold and pearl white paint. I was really happy with the final result. :-)

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

Sharon x


Wednesday 18 October 2017

It's all about paper piecing

Hi there, I have a couple of cards today, all based around our Fab N Funky challenge this week, which is paper piecing.

I have chosen some very simple outline images from Digi Stamp Boutique for my card, and paper pieced the petals using some NitWits digital papers.
The nice thing about this is  that I have used the same paper on the petals as some of the background, so this is a really nice and simple way to pull a card together.

I look forward to seeing you over at Fab n Funky.

Sharon x

Friday 13 October 2017

A New Challenge at Colour Crazy

 It's time for a new challenge at Colour Crazy and this week we are sponsored by Oddball Art, who have some lovely quirky images which are perfect for the Halloween season.
This little lady looks very zombiefied doesn't she? I didn't want to use girly colours on this occasion so I went for blues and greens instead, to tone in with the backing papers that I chose. I wanted everything to be a bit offset to match with her stumbling along in a zombie fashion!

I've also added some faux stitching to bring the background together with the character.

This is a really unusual image for me, but I really enjoyed colouring her. I hope that you will come and join as at Colour Crazy and share your colourful creations too.

Bye for now.

Sharon x

Thursday 5 October 2017

Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes with Whimsy Stamps

Another day, another challenge.........and today I am back for Cute Card Thursday who are sponsored by Whimsy Stamps with a theme of Anything Goes.

I am starting to feel a little bit Christmasy now, and I do love some fairy lights, so I chose this gorgeous little penguin for my card and matched him up with some very appropriate Nitwits digital papers. You probably can't see the wording on the green paper too well, but it actually has 'Deck the Halls' written al over it.
For me it was really nice to do a penguin without all the usual icy blues. We have a much warmer colour palette here, which I based around the backing papers.

My image is coloured with Spectrum Noirs and I have added some pale yellow, as opposed to the usual grey outlining, as I wanted to give impression of a glow coming from the little fairy lights.

I have to say there are lots of things I love about this image.......his little feet,,,,,,his podgy little belly.....and his ever so cute face. I will definitely be using this little guy again!

Thanks very much for visiting me today, nd I do hope that you will pay a visit to Cute Card Thursday too.

Bye for now.

Sharon x

Wednesday 4 October 2017

Fab N Funky - Pretty In Pink with All Dressed Up

It's time for another challenge over at Fab n Funky, and this week we are lucky to be sponsored by a company that I really love - All Dressed Up.

This lovely little image is one that I return to time and time again as she is so sweet, and imagine how tiny she must be to be able to sit under those flowers!
The theme this week is pretty in pink, but I didn't want to go for a monochrome effect so I have paired up my pinks with some pastel blues, and of course there is the obligatory glitter on the fairy wings!

I have kept my card clean and simple, but paired it up with a lovely piece of ribbon which I got from Polkadoodles and some gorgeous Nitwits papers.

I hope you like my card for today and I look forward to seeing you over at Fab n Funky.

Sharon x