Friday, 22 July 2016

Another Guest Designer Post!

Hi everyone
Can you believe it, I was recently luck enough to be chosen as the Guest Designer at Fussy and Fancy after submitting my Monochrome and one other colour project in to their recent challenge.
Of course, I had to say yes! 
So for this new challenge Fussy and Fancy are being sponsored by:

The very sweet and generous
Diana is offering 
 a special prize
for one lucky winner!

So I thought it only right that the card I submitted for this challenge should feature non other than little Tilda.  I haven't coloured one of these up for ages now.
I used the Christmas Tilda with Cat that I stamped up ages ago.
I love these colours for Christmas - soo pretty don't you think.
The image is coloured with my Copics for a change.

Then simply layered up on dark aqua card and then onto a piece of Stampin Up paper that I have had for a while. 
The gorgeous ribbon comes from Crafty Ribbons.

The die cut I have had in my stash for a while now.
Gosh, get me using up all my bits and bobs like this. Lol
So there you go then, my GDT card for Fussy and Fancy's current 
"Christmas in July" challenge.
Hope you like it.

I shall enter it into the following challenges too:

Monday, 18 July 2016

Doing a happy dance!!

Hi all,
Just popping in to share my exciting news.
So, why the title to my post you ask?
Go on, ask me, ask me, ask me!
Oh, alright I'll tell you.
I have been bursting to tell you all for ages now but couldn't until the challenge post went live.
Mitzi Sato Wiuff messaged me on Facebook and asked me if I would like to be a Guest Designer for a forthcoming challenge at Aurora Wings!!
Can you blimmin believe it?  No, neither could I!!
Obviously I had to give it serious thought................. for like a nano second!! Lol
Would I?? You bet I would.
I love Mitzi's images and have three of her colouring books as well as dozens of Aurora Wings images. What an honour.
So the challenge is a Bingo Grid - but it's not just any old Bingo Grid, oh no!
So, you will see that not only is there nine squares with different things in but each square is a different colour.
So, not only could you choose three, six or even 9 elements to work with you could also choose 9 different colours or  a mixture of the two or indeed every single bit of it! Hahahaha.
So I decided to go with a mix of the two and I chose:
Thread (Pinky/purple)
Die Cuts (Butterfly and leaves)
Beads (pearls)
Bow (tied in the thread)
(Mind you there is a bit of red and blue in there too!!)
I think I got a bit carried away, don't you? hehehe
So I chose to use "Harvest Elf" and you can find her here
Digital Stamp - Instant Download - Harvest Elf - Beautiful Fairy in Autumn Leaves - digistamp - Fantasy Line Art for Cards & Crafts
Isn't she gorgeous?
So, here is the card I made:
The image is coloured with my Polychromo Pencils, lots of them!!
I matted and layered the card on lilac card and then  put a layer of cheesecloth between the image and a darker piece of purple card.
The whole of that is layered on to a piece of Yellow card and I have added purple lace and pearls down the side.
The die cut butterfly is coloured with my Fleximarkers/Promarkers.
The gold flowers are from Samaflora on Facebook, the others I have had in my stash for ages.
The sentiment is one I have had for ages given to me by a very good friend.

So, there you have it.  
What do you think? 
I have to be honest I really enjoyed colouring this image.  Just when you think you have done all the bits of one colour you find another bit that should be the same colour but it is so absorbing, I just lose myself in the colouring and before I know it two hours have flown by. 
I will come back later and add a few challenges, well I feel like I should because I am actually really proud of it. xxx

Tuesday, 28 June 2016

CAS Flowers.

Hello everybody
Well, don't blog for ages and then can't keep away! Lol
So I was just browsing through the blogs I follow and saw the current challenge at Less is More which is to use a stencil.
So, I thought, why not.
Went through my stencils and came across a lovely Tulip stencil from Clarity, found the perfect sentiment to go with it and voila - a card.
So here it is then.
Now this isn't the full stencil.
The full stencil has three tulips on it and also the word Tulips.
So I masked off one of the tulips and the word and using a sponge and my Distress Ink Pads, set to work.
I honestly think it took longer to mask off the flower and word than it did to make the card. Lol
I have used Festive Berries and Barn Door on the flower heads and Bundled Sage and Peeled Paint on the leaves.  I also added a bit of bundled sage on the flower heads too for some shading.
The fabulous sentiment stamp is also from Clarity and I think it fits perfectly.
I had forgotten how much fun CAS cards can be so I think I will be making a few more of these somehow.
Anyway, I shall enter this card into the following challenges:

Monday, 27 June 2016

A hint of colour!

Hi all
Just popping in to show you my latest bit of colouring.
This was an image from Mitzi's Gardens & Goddesses Colouring Book, Vol 1.
These images are a joy to colour.
Digital Stamp - Pansy - Girl with Pansy, Lobelia, and Butterfly - Instant Download - Floral Fantasy Line Art for Cards & Crafts
This one is called Pansy and you can find the digital image in Mitzi's Aurora Wings shop on Etsy here.
Because this image is a little larger I decided to turn it in to a wall hanging for a friend. 
The current challenge at Aurora Wings is Black and White and one other colour.
I decided to go for orange, my friend's favourite colour.
So here is my creation:
I am actually really proud of this.  I am a member of Alyce's colouring classes at Kit and Clowder and before I joined I would NEVER have attempted something like this.
I have had a set of Art sketching pencils for ages but never had the courage to use them so this is a first for me.
There are four different shades of orange on those pansies and they look stunning in the flesh, so to speak!
For the skin and hair I have used a variety of different lead thicknesses ranging from 4H to 6B.

Looking at it now I think I should have gone a bit heavier on the forehead but at least I have learnt something for the next one I do.
So I am going to enter this into the following challenges:

Wednesday, 25 May 2016

In the pink!

Hi All
Now that I know this card has been received I can happily post it to my blog and enter it into the Clarity Stamp Challenge.
This is a Christening card I was asked to make by my daughter.
She had been asked to be godmother to little Lettie, oh she is so cute! and obviously needed a card for the Christening.
What to make though?
It was going to be Beatrix Potter related but then I remembered my Baby baby Groovi plates so I set to work with those.
This is what I came up with - and if I say so myself I am really pleased with how it turned out.
The mane and tail are actually not that red in real life but quite a dark pink.
I wish I had gone over the name more than once as I did with the other words - looks a bit lost there doesn't it?
I used my Distress markers to colour everything except the hearts and these were coloured with my Spectrum Noir Pencils.
I added a little highlight to each heart and I really think it makes a difference.

Bit of character building all around the hexagon - took a while!!

My only disappointment is that I can see the double sided tape where I attached it to the backing card.
 I was going to do a wrap around and clean forgot! DOH!

Anyway, good news is my daughter was thrilled to bits with it which makes me a happy bunny.

So I am going to enter it into the Clarity Stamp Challenge which this month is Anything Goes

Monday, 16 May 2016

No Designer Paper!

Hi all,
Time once again for another challenge over at Creatalicious and this time our theme is:
So, time for a little CAS creation me thinks.
Our fabulous sponsor for this challenge is:
Prize - 3 digis of winner's choice

"Hi, I'm Alicia Bel.
Since childhood, I drew all the time. I also like to make cards. I studied teaching and then Fine Arts. I learned anatomy, composition, perspective and many things to make most interesting my drawings.

 My drawings are very sweet, innocent and sometimes sexy. I'm a bit childish and I really like princess stories, and beautiful, simple, and happy things."
So, we each got to work with one of Alicia's fabulous images and I chose this one:
Faery Lollipop
called Faery Lollipop
So here is what I made for this challenge:
I sort of had an idea in my head for this card, hmmm not sure if it worked out or not??
Anyhow, I wanted it to be really CAS, wish I had made the image a bit bigger now, hey ho!

Image is coloured with my Spectrum Noir Pencils.

The stencil is from Clarity and you can find it here.

The sentiment was done on the computer and then printed directly on to the card.
Phew am glad it worked because I didn't want to colour the image twice. Lol.
So there you have it.
I look forward to seeing your fabulous creations with NO DESIGNER PAPER on them.

Thursday, 5 May 2016

Everybody's Favourite - Anything Goes!

Hi all,
Time for another challenge at TTPH and this time our theme is:
That's right, everyone loves these challenges don't they?
So our fabulous sponsor this time is:
Visit Morgan's Artworld here;

I have used Stardust Dreams for my card,
and here she is:

I deliberately chose extremely pastel colours for this one because I think she just looks so young and innocent and I wanted to keep that in the colouring.
Did I succeed do you think??

The image is coloured with my Polychromo pencils for this one, I just love usng these pencils.

The fabulous Word is from Clarity from one of their Word Chains and you can find them all here.

The flowers are mainly from Wild Orchid and I have had them in my stash now for ages.  I just don't seem to use as many flowers as I used to.

That gorgeous pin is from my very good friend Mandy, (A Sprinkling of Glitter) - she makes these and she used to sell them in her Etsy shop, must check and see if she still does. Again I have had them for ages, but they are so gorgeous I just don't want to use them. Lol

So there you go then, that's my little bit of inspiration for this challenge.
Can't wait to see what fabulous creations you all come up with.