Thursday, June 30, 2016

Outlawz Monthly Progressive Challenge

Lazy Sunday Afternoon

I thought I had posted this on my blog but for some reason I just did a draft and then forgot about it so here it is better late than Never. 
This months freebie is from Beccy at Beccy's place and she has to be one of my favourite digi artists. She has so many gorgeous images and such variety that's it hard to choose just a few. I love her rocking chair but I struggled with this image at first but now it's all done I like the relaxing feeling the card seems to evoke. At first I was just going to use the chair but thought it needed something else so I added this umbrella. I coloured the images with copics and used a warm grey for the shadow. The background was done with Tumbled Glass and Twisted Citron distress inks. The panel was mounted on blue CS, adhered to a PP panel from Kaiser's Sweet Nothings 6 1/2 in x 6 1/2 in pad then onto a card base. A nice clean and simple card that makes me want to spend a lazy afternoon just reading in this rocking chair.



Copics:

Chair: C0,1,3.White Gel Pen.
Hat: E93,95,YR61,G05,09.
Basket: E31,35,39,47.
Flowers: Y04,YR07.
Leaves: G43,YG17.
Umbrella: B00,01,02,06,N5,7.
Shadow: W0,3.



Monday, June 27, 2016

ACTSA 1-4-1 ATC Monthly Swap

Dinosaurs

This ATC is for our monthly swap so had to have it done. 
This month the theme was Origins of life - prehistoric -dinosaurs, cavemen, tribal Africa. Plenty to choose from and I finally went with dinosaurs. This triceratops, palm tree and volcano is from Gina K  designs called Dino-mite that I have had for ages and is such a versatile and cute set with great  sentiments.  It is such a shame it is no longer available. I stamped the dinosaur twice, once on watercolour paper then on a scrap piece to use for a mask. I fussy cut the one on the scrap paper, placed it over the image on the watercolour paper, then stamped the volcano and palm tree. I used my distress inks to colour the scene.


This is the second project on my to do list so just one more and I can think about getting ready for my Bali trip.

Gerda Steiner Monthly Challenge

Friends For Ever

I cant believe it has been a month since I last posted on my blog. I know I'm not the greatest at keeping it up to date but things have been in a bit of turmoil here. Just haven't had much time to craft and after three sympathy card I really didn't feel very inspired. They say things come in threes so hope that is true.
Have three projects that have to be done and this is the first.
This turned out fun and was just what I needed. This card was made with the freebie Penguin for this months Gerda Steiner challenge. There is still time if you want to purchase this image and enter the challenge. If you do you will get next months image free and add another lovely digi to your collection. Added some friends for the picnic, you can find the images here, as he looked rather lonely by himself. I coloured the scene with my copics, layered it on yellow card then onto a wood grain PP from a Cre8tiv 6 x 6 mini pad. This was then adhered to a matching yellow card base. The sentiment was computer generated and I mounted the forever for a little dimension. 


Copics:

Penguin: C0,1,3,N1,3,5,7,9,YR16,18.
Kitty: E02,12,13,17,19,R83.
Chick: Y00,04,08,17,YR18.
Basket: E13,15,31,35,55,V99.
Bread: E23,25,27,29.
Grapes: V04,09,99.
Grass: YG11,17,67.
Sky: B0000,00.