Sunday, 24 May 2020

Sunday Crafting!

Afternoon all.
What do you all do when its a rainy Sunday afternoon??? 
I have just spent some quality time with Cameron, crafting. Her colouring in with my Polychromos and me with copics.

I had numerous emails telling me you enjoyed seeing step by step my process when colouring, so hopefully you dont find this post to photo heavy.

As you should know, I always pick paper first. This was out of my scrap bin, so dont even know what brand it is.
Next I start the image... skin first

Dress next picking up the blue from the patterned paper. Then started on the hair

There is a tiny strip of green in the paper so coloured the leaves to match


Flowers next using I think from memory 5 different colours for just the yellow, I needed glasses on top of my glasses!

Red flowers kept simple 2 colours! 

Lastly Put it all together, make a card

While I played with this card, below is what Cameron finally finished. Isn't it stunning!!
Hope it raining next weekend when she comes home and we can do it all again!!

Friday, 22 May 2020

Stamperia - Art journal

Hello! Another play in my craft room, this is one of my projects that got completed
I couldn't leave my Stamperia Sea World pad paper along and really wanted to use this guy.... so came up with an idea of him looking through a frame

I glued him on thick card and cut him out to make him a bit more sturdy

Fussy cut all the element I wanted to use, glued down with Gel Medium
Outlined elements, distress inked edges, highlights areas and look at the finished product!!!
So easy to do and looks great
Hope you all have a great weekend
Happy crafting

Tuesday, 19 May 2020

Playing with Mintay Papers

Just felt like fussy cutting today, so out comes my new Mintay Paper collections - Wilderness and Flora Book

So I have been asked by a number of crafters to break down my step by step even further... so here goes... excuse my messy workdesk!
After picking out papers I choose an image and matched my copics with the paper.

After I finished colouring, she is put to the side and this is when I work out the layout of the card and because I wanted a muted vintage look I distressed around all the edges using vintage photo 

I found an old postcard in my stash and cut out 3 frames from Wilderness Mintay paper

Once the base is all to my liking and stuck down, I fussy cut some flowers from Mintay Flora Pack

Now all thats left is flower placement

And finally added a few liquid pearls, and sentiment

The trick I tell other card makers/crafters when they ask... dont overthink it, This card took less than an hour all up to make. 
I have a short attention span, if its going to take half a day to make... then in my world it wont get finished.

Hope I have broken this card down step by step for you all that have asked.
Happy crafting

Monday, 18 May 2020

Colour of Love - Guest Designer

Afternoon crafters

So... as you know I am on Colour of Love Colourist Design team which means I get to just colour... and dont have to make anything - this is great but does have downfalls... I end up with piles of coloured up images not made into cards LOL.

So this month I was asked to join Colour of LOve Creative team as a guest designer. Of course!!!! 
So this month they are showcasing Elenor and pickles.
Arent they cute!
I enjoy doing projects and making cards for shops and teams, its always such a pleasure
Until next time... happy crafting

Wednesday, 13 May 2020

Colour of Love - Sprite

Hello.... today I am sharing this cute Sprite image from Colour of Love

Out of the many sections in the shop my all time favorite to colour is the Sprite & Briar Whimsey images

As always I pick my paper first
Then start with the skin.

After I have coloured the whole image with copics I then highlight areas with prisma pencils

I then fussy cut some images from my new Mintay Papers Flora Book... OHHH WOW if you enjoy fussy cutting then this is the pad for you, it has so many different floral elements... Im like a kid in a candy store

Happy crafting

Tuesday, 12 May 2020

Stamperia Art Journal

Hello... Today I'm excited to share my new Art Journal with you. 
Instead of my normal Ranger journal I wanted to have a selection of journals so ordered a couple Vicki Bouton journals and this one which is a Maya Road Binder

I must admit I was like a kid in a candy store, with all my Stamperia pads I ordered from Paperzone it was hard to choose which image I wanted to use.
So for this project I used paper from Mechanical Sea World , and found some rice paper with similar colours.

After using black Gesso, placing tisssue and image and sticking down, I added DecoArt Media fluid acrylic paints, Cobalt Turquoise Hue, Burnt Sienna and Raw Sienna, then used my finger to wipe DecoArt Metallic Lustre - Burnished Brass around edges

I then had some cardboard that my paper pads were between for postage which I cut a frame out, painted with black gesso, and gold lustre.

Below pictures are all the added extra bits and bobs.... some cogs I cut out from paper same paper pad and also had some chipboard laying around from years ago when I used to be on Imagine If design team. If you haven't seen their chipboard range pop on over - they have an amazing range.
They matched my project beautifully

I also used to age the project even more, Distress Ink - Vintage Photo and Gelatos - Brown

Finally I finished folder off by adding paint, paper and inks to spine and back.

Hope you enjoyed looking at this project as much as I enjoyed making it.

Monday, 4 May 2020

Polkadoodles - Tags

So I discovered a bag of fussy cut sets that I must have done years ago when I was on the Polkadoodles Design Team. I didnt feel like colouring or getting messy with art journaling so decided to whip up some tags with the left over elements

Pretty easy and quick to make these - I just used distress ink around all tags and elements, drew a border, stamped a word background from Prima and then stuck all together

Not a bad effort for a couple hours playing
Until next time
Happy crafting

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