Friday, 27 July 2018
Colour Crazy Sponsored by Polkadoodles
I have gone with a digital image from the recently reduced Little Dudes, and I have plumped for Cool Dude this time as I thought he would make a great card for a teenager.
Amazingly all the papers that you see and the sentiment all come as part of the set, so it was really easy to put this card together, and doing a little bit of colouring with water colour pencils.
Thanks so much for visiting today.
Thursday, 26 July 2018
Sheena anenome - Zig pens and white emboss - Anniversary card
How lovely to see them again, for more inspiration - and a lovely new colouring medium in the form of Startlight paints and waxes too......those are definitely on my crafty wish list!!
Here's a card I made (not for the show this time) using the lovely anemone and aqua pens.
I stamped and embossed the image in white, which not only makes a great effect but, also makes it really easy to colour the image as you can't go outside of the lines.
I think it is one of my favourite techniques for water colour application.
The fabulous large sentiment comes with the daisies set from this release, and as you can see the sentiments are all interchangeable with the various images.
Can you see the little sparkly bits? They are tiny little pearl sequins from Tonic Nuvo and I totally love them. They are like mother of pearl and they have no holes in them - the are perfect for sprinkling and for shaker cards too. I will be devastated when I use my pot up...but luckily for me, there are literaly thousands of them in there, so thy will last me a while!!
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Wednesday, 25 July 2018
Colorista note pad
I have to say, if I were to do this again, I would use wax pencils so I could emulsify and blend better - we live and learn!!
Monday, 23 July 2018
All Dressed Up New Home Heart card
I just loved this delicate little image, but even when printed for a 6 x 6 card, the detail proved to be too fine for my pens, so I decided to colour with pencils instead.
I loved the nice soft result that I got with this medium and I finished off by edging the card with some distress ink and then added texture with my ever faithful dotty stamp.
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Friday, 20 July 2018
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Thursday, 19 July 2018
No stamping today.
Bye for now.
Wednesday, 18 July 2018
Another box of cards
Tuesday, 17 July 2018
A gift for a friend
Well that was the case here, and I didn't have much time, so I was able to whip up a little box of notelets using my Crafters Companion Cattitudes CD. My friend is a lover of Cats.....and Shopping....so it is as if these designs were made for her!
I made everything from the toppers, papers or card companions from the CD Rom , including the box which I made by printing one of the design papers direct on to card.
I had forgotten that I had done this, as it was a while back, but it was a relaxing departure from colouring. I really must do it again some time!
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Monday, 16 July 2018
When life gives you lemons......
They were really popular when they came out, and looking at this card I couldn't help but think of that phrase - 'When Life gives you lemons......make lemonade!'
I really enjoyed making this card using sparkle pens as it was something quite different for me, in terms of image, and that was half of the fun of it.
I love the background as it looks like pencil sketches rather than a stamp and it is so easy to achieve by simply using a Smokey Grey Versafine pad instead of the usual black.
Anyway, I hope the only lemons in your life right now are the edible ones!
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Sunday, 15 July 2018
Creatures of the night
I made this one using the good old sparkle pen and glycerine technique for the background and painted direct with a wide brush for the main image.
One of my favourite stamps in the fern leaves which are brilliant for building up backgrounds and very easy to paint too.
Thanks for visiting today and enjoy the rest of your weekend.
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