Sunday, May 29, 2016

ACTSA card and ATC swap.

Art Deco 

I cant believe it is the end of another month and time for our monthly stamp meeting. This year just seems to be flying away so fast. The theme for this month was Art Deco and I usually only do the ATC (Artist trading card) swap but since I have a few stamps for this period and some time I entered the card challenge as well. They were both coloured with copics and on the ATC I used only stamps from Docrafts Tall Urban Stamp Art Deco - Flapper and then mounted it on matching card. 

ATC Copics: 

Skin: E000,01,02,R20.
Hair: E40,41.
Dress: BG11,13,14,49,N3,7.
Gloves: BG75.
Background: G0000,000,11,13.
Feather & Sttole: N1,3,5,
Flower: YR00,12.
Corner & Panel: G000,11,YR00,12.

The stamp for the card was a freebie from Claire Coxon courtesy of image source. The background PP is left over from an old Decoupage set and the border die from Martha Stewart. The sentiment is computer generated, printed on contrasting CS and then all the elements were adhered to a black card base.

Card Copics:

Skin E000,01,02,33,R20.
Dress: E50,51,53,55,57.
Shawl: N9,10,Black 100, Gold Metalic Fine Liner.
Ground: W1,3.

Gerda Steiner Monthly Challenge


This months image from Gerda is an adorable mouse and when I first saw it my thought was having a relaxing time on a tropical island. So here is the result. The background scene is from Make it Crafty and I rotated it so the word would fit in the right hand corner and the mouse take centre stage. Coloured the scene with copics, adhered fun foam for dimension and then popped it onto a piece of white card then onto a brown card base. The word is a die from Simon Says Stamps. He looks like he is having a good time and as the temp was -1 C this morning I needed warming up.


Mouse: C0. White Gel Pen.
Glass & Straw: BG10,11,C1,YR07,R08.
Palm Trees: G24,29,94,99,Y26,28,E57,79.
Sand: E000,50,51,53,55,57,79.
Water: BG01,05,13,15,35. White Gel Pen.
Sky: BG0000,B000,002.
Clouds: C0,1.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Clean up result Card

Lets take a Spin

This card came about because I decided to clear off my work space. I found a pack with lots of home-made backgrounds that I guess I was probably going to use then they just got lost in the mess. I really like a few off them so the cleaning was relegated to later and this is the first card I made. I do a few male cards and as we belong to the Harley Owners Group I have lots of bike stamps that don't get used enough. This image is from Bombshell Stamps and is nice and easy to colour and doesn't need much added to make a quick Card. Layered the image on some torn coloured CS, adhered to background paper then black card base. The sentiments are from the same set and the metal tag is from Tim Holtz idea-ology Word Bands...The desk is not much tidier but at least I got rid of one piece of paper and had fun. More cards will be on the way.


Bike: C0,1,3,5,7,N3.5.9,R46,59. White Gel Pen
Ground: W3,5.

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Outlawz Monthly Progressive Challenge

Best Friends Forever

When I finished colouring this image I think I had one of those moments when you sit back and say I am so happy with this. Doesn't happen often but definitely with this. The image is Fifi from Ppinkydolls and it is adorable with those big expressive eyes. No planning, just printed the image (thought it was too big) but just started colouring anyway and it all fell into place. The skin tones are colours I would not normally choose but they worked. Thanks to Colleen Schaan from a Copic in the craft room for the YouTube on light skin tone colouring. Love, love the look, especially as it is such a prominent feature on the image. The cat is done with the neutral greys and matched his eyes to Fifi's green ones. The clothes are done in soft shades so they don't distract from that beautiful face and the hair light blond. These images are great to colour as the shading is already there for you to follow and makes it so easy as you don't have to worry where the light source is coming from... One thing I still struggle with. A matching strip of colour and a computer generated sentiment finishes off this CAS card.


Skin: E000,01,04,E11,RV11.
Eyes: G0000,12,21,W7,9,C0, White Gel Pen.
Hair: E40,41,42,Colourless Blender.
Dress, Wings, Shoes & Socks:  V0000,01,12,BG0000,000,02,05.
Bows: BG000,02,05.
Cat: N1,3,5,7,G12, White Gel Pen.
Shadow: BV0000.
Ground: E70.71.


Friday, May 6, 2016

Outlawz Wednesday Sketch Challege

Mermaid's Wish

With hubby away for a week I have had more time for playing in my craft room. I love the Wednesday sketch at Outlawz so here is my take on it. The image is called little mermaid from Digistamp Atelier and so easy to colour with the shading done for you. I reversed the image to fit in with the sketch and coloured her with copics. The PP is from a kaiser 61/2 x 61/2 paper pad called Sandy Toes and I choose the sentiment and shells from the matching collectables set. So easy to to co-ordinate everything as they do the hard work for you. Used circle dies from spellbinders to cut the image out and adhered it to the wood panel. This was them mounted onto the card base with 
dimensional tape over the twine. Decided it need something else so added a strip of pp next to the wood panel.


Skin: E000,00,01,02,R21.
Hair: N1,3,7,white gel pen.
Flowers & Leaves: Y13,18,YR15,G05,28.
Tail: BG10,11,13,15.
Rock: E50,53,55.
The background was coloured with broken china distress ink.

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Outlawz Sunday CAS Challenge

Last of Spring

Haven't used watercolours for a while so dragged them out for this corner flower garden from SU. I distress inked a background, placed a stencil over it and sprayed it with some water that had perfect pearls added. Gives it a lovely soft pattern that doesn't distract from the flowers. Used my Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolours for the flowers then spent ages fussy cutting them out and used liquid glue to adhere them to the background. Won't be doing that again any time soon but love the finished look so it was worth it. Stamped a greeting with Versamark ink on some black card and heat embossed it with white embossing powder. Wasn't sure if I liked it so did another one on white card with black embossing but went with the black.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Just having fun Colouring

Girl with the red Hair

Had this image from Jenlee at Digistamps4Joy sitting in my images to colour box for awhile and decided to have a play. I admire those ladies that seem to do the most fantastic hair with copics and tired some new colours. Realise I still need a lot of practise but it was fun.  Have a dear friend that is not looking forward to her birthday this month as she thinks she is getting old so this will be for her and hope it will cheer her up. She is younger than me and awesome so I should be the one worrying. The PP is a Stamin Up piece left over from a project, (think it was from a Christmas collection) and the awesome die from Verve was cut from the same colour CS as one of the card mounts. The image is mounted on purple card to match the card base and I added some purple twine, Glossy accents for some shine on the awesome and Wink of Stella on the flowers.


Skin: E01,02,11,R08,20.
Hair: YR14,18,21,E08.
Eyes: YG11,13,17.
Flowers: BV0000,02,04,08,25,29.V01,E21.
Leaves: YG: 63,67.
Background: G0000,000,00.