Thursday 30 April 2020

Southern Girls - Pippa

Welcome bck to a new challenge over at  Southern Girls Challenge .... We have  3 amazing sponsors this round, so that's 3 chances to win!!! - Krafters Cart, JMC Designs and Star Jam Lines

I was lucky enough to be able to create with wonderful image called Pippa from JMC Designs... if you haven't seen them already, she has a whole set of these little bird beauties! 

Loved how Pippa turned out in these bright happy colours!

Happy crafting

Sunday 26 April 2020

Bee Arty - Live your art tags

Morning Bee Arty fans...

Today I am sharing my monthly project - 3 tags

Before i start any project, I always pick out my paper, not only does this give me a colour scheme to go off, it also tends to give me ideas depending how much of it I have.
I had left overs from Arty Farty paper range that I couldn't bear throwing out, which gave me the idea to make tags. 

After cutting out a tag shape and gluing a strip down the side and picking out a stencil called Bricked,  I then mixed in some Shimmer Dust - Velvet into some Gesso and put a layer over the stencil on 2 tags and a Shimmer Dust - Paris/Gesso mix onto the last tag.

I then set aside to dry, which didn't take that long while I gathered up what I needed for next stage.

So for Tag 1 - I picked matching flowers that were 2 different sizes. Stamped each a couple times each with Archival Ink onto watercolour paper so the black outline wouldn't run when I coloured them with Shimmer Dust - Duke
Stamp set I used for this is called Floral Delights 2. ( I actually used the flowers from this set for all 3 tags), I also stamped on the tag to cover in some spaces one of the stamps from Meridian
Got to love fussy cutting!

I repeated the process for Tag 2,  but also added the paint brushes and words from Live Your Art stamp set. Shimmer Dust colours used for these flowers are Peacock and Lollipop

Lastly Tag 3 - I stamped on background one of the stamps from Geo Grunge
Shimmer Dust colours used were Duke and Velvet
I also used for the first time in center of flowers... Shimmer Pen... OMGeeee... squeal ... this pen is so cool and leaves such a shimmer!!
And so, after assembling them all together, free hand drawing lines around the edges, hole punching and adding twine, I have ended up with 3 bright and fun tags

Hope you have enjoyed this and I have given you some inspiration to not throw out any leftover paper.
Happy Crafting

Friday 24 April 2020

Bee Arty - Let your dreams take flight

Ok - so quick post today.... Paige over at Bee Arty asked if I could colour up this Hydrangea Stamp set. OMG... it was so relaxing to colour. I used my copics to colour and used 2 Bee Arty inks for background... if you love the look of this stamp head on over to the sop... she has it on sale from $12 down to $6.... get in quick before they sell out!

Wednesday 22 April 2020

Katzelkraft - Tea and Cake

Something a little different again from me today. 

I LOVE fussy cutting, so I'm not sure why I don't do it more often.

Today I have a card where I stamped on patterned paper for both the dresses and fussy cut them and glued them down. I even did the cake!

This card seemed a bit plain to me so I just added some doodles around the edges and words.

Happy crafting

Monday 20 April 2020

Colour of Love -

Hello... today I am sharing with you an image from Heathers Stitched collection over at Colour of Love

I normally head towards people images rather than animal images, so this was s bit of a challenge for me, but also a nice change.

I actually broke out the die cutting machine... of course I had to wipe off the dust before I used it!!!. Might have to use it more often I'm thinking, I really enjoyed it!

Saturday 18 April 2020

D'Arcy's Diaries

Morning. So going through my hoards of digital images, I came across a folder called D'Arcy's Diaries. I used to adore these images and have a few, unfortunately this is one company that is no longer selling their beautiful images.

I'm so glad I bought them when I did. But kind of sad I didn't by more!, but with loads more images and other new illustrators out there you do become spoilt for choice

Thursday 16 April 2020

Southern Girls - Jenoviya Art

Hello, welcome back to another challenge over at Southern Girls Challenge .

This fortnight I am joining in the fun on Lou's team while she takes a little break. 
Today I am featuring one of the images out off Cutie Dolls book from our new sponsor - Jenoviya Art Shop
Also sponsoring us this fortnight is Auz Trinkets

Isnt she super cute?? jump on over to the challenge blog and see the other fantastic images the ladies have created with! and join in the fun, as always... anything goes.

Happy crafting

Wednesday 15 April 2020

Anna Miarczynska - Spring Image

Hello - second post for the day. This beauty took me 2 days to colour. I must say I do have sore eyes now so will definitely be taking a break from colouring for a few days now.

Below I have taken progres photos using my copics then highlighting with prisma pencils and polychromos

First the skin

Then hair, eyes and eggs

Birds, leaves and feathers

Finally finished

And because I printed out this image slightly larger because of all the detail in the nest and twigs, I decided to just mount on black cardstock then straight onto white card.

Hope you really liked this as much as I enjoyed colouring her.

Sybile - Miss Poodle

Afternoon - I wasnt going to post today, but I coloured her up a couple days ago and thought since Im sitting here avoiding the ironing I might as well post her!

She is coloured with copics and Prisma pencils

I'm off to take another photo .... will share next project shortly!!! two in one day.. on a roll

Tuesday 14 April 2020

Katzelkraft - Get your happy on!

Hello. Im not sure how many people are actually reading this,,,, I seem to have a lot of views but not many comments. Im guessing FB etc has taken over blogging, But I'm old school and enjoy my blog... plus I can see how my style has changed over the years.

Today I have played around with my Katzelkraft images. These aren't like my normal digital stamps I normally use... these are red rubber stamps!!
I used sets called Relax, Balloms, and frogs which are all coloured with water colour pens... shock horror.... nope not my copics this time!

Happy crafting

Sunday 12 April 2020

Colour of Love

Morning all. This is an image that I coloured a while ago for Heather over at Colour of Love

As a colorist, I dont always get time to make cards - so have a draw full of finished coloured images stacking up for a rainy day.... just screaming to be be made up into cards.

With this lock down happening, its the perfect excuse to make some up as I have plenty of time on my hands.... after I finish my working from home of course!!

So... this is the start of my attempt... well... just to make way for new images at least LOL

Happy crafting

Saturday 11 April 2020

Sybile Art - Strawberry Delight

Ok so today I am really excited..... I found something new to colour... an amazing artist has drawn some amazing girly images that are super fun to colour with copics

Isnt she the sweetest... this image is called Strawberry Delight and you can find her here among other images that keeps growing daily at Esty shop called Sybile Art  

Off to colour up another image
Happy Craftig

Thursday 9 April 2020

Virtual Cyber Crop - Challnge #6 - last one!

OK crafters - last one and what a struggle..... I DONT do people... in any way, shape or form, so to be asked to do this challenge had me shaking in my boots

Challenge 5  - include a baby/toddler photo of yourself....eeeekkkkk

Out of all the challenges, this one I found the hardest, and to be frank, Im glad the challenges are over. But did I enjoy my first ever Cyber Crop... hell yes... would I ever join one again... hell yes.... but the best thing of all I got to sit for 2 whole days, doiong what I love doing with other like minded lovelies and I got to do it with my long time friend Lou xxx

I hope you have enjoyed looking at what I have created over the last few days and maybe given you some inspiration also

Mwah xxxx

Wednesday 8 April 2020

Virtual Cyber Crop - Challenge #5

Hello.... second to last challenge. I'm not sure what I'm going to do once this finishes...any ideas???

Challenge 5 -  you guessed it - black and white only... wow weeee.... this was a hard one for me... dont think I want to do a challenge like this again LOL

Note to self... need a new white gel pen! didn't work to great on the leaves for some reason

Anyhoo.... one more challenge to go.... see you back again tomorrow

Tuesday 7 April 2020

Virtual Cyber Crop - Challenge #4

Morning again crafting peeps, over half way through the amazing challenges.

For Challenge 4 we were asked to scraplift someone who inspires me... easy choice for me - Vicky Papaionnou, she is an amazing artist!

I actually got out my copics to colour the figures!!! Ohhh I have missed them!

Monday 6 April 2020

Virtual Cyber Crop - Challenge #3

Morning again crafting peeps.

For Challenge 3 we had to use something in out stash that is new.....

I have had these stamps from Katzelkraft for a while now, but they are the last thing I have bought AND I hadn't cracked open the seal.

So I made this card using watercolour paper, pens, and stamp sets all from Katzelkraft called Relax, Round Bubbles and The Humanoids

Love the colours in this card

Sunday 5 April 2020

Virtual Cyber Cropping - Challenge #2

Hello crafting peeps. So, This Art Journal page is for the second challenge.

 For this challenge we had a recipe we had to follow - Paint, tissue paper, stamping, cotton thread and patterned paper.

Everything I have used on the page is just old product I had stashed away.

Loved how it turned out, the heart is an old piece of tissue paper, love love love it.

Saturday 4 April 2020

Virtual Cyber Cropping - Challenge #1

Morning crafting peeps. So, Friday, Sat and Sunday I am joining in on a virtual cyber crop, which has been organised by the lovely Kylie Tout over at Scrapping Clearly. 
We have been given two challenges a day. For this challenge we had to add the quote " You can't use up creativity. The more you use the more you have.

I haven't done an Art Journal page for probably months now, so was refreshing to have a play.
There is something satisfying about not knowing what you are creating... you just go with the flow

So for this project I have used paper from Spread Your Wings collection design by Michelle Grant, Stamp set Live Your Art by Michelle Grant which both can be found at Bee Arty

Hope you all enjoyed a little something different from me.... watch out for Challenge 2.... coming soon!!!

Thursday 2 April 2020

Southern Girls challenges - Rory's Orchids

Are you ready for another challenge over at Southern Girls Challenge .... 

As always we have the theme "Anything Goes"

We have have 3 fantastic sponsors this round, and I am featuring an image from one of the called Rory's Orchids. You can buy her as a digi image from Colour of Love

Jump on over to the challenge site and play along... happy crafting