Saturday, 23 April 2016

Ricky Hanging Around - Tiddly Inks

Hi, I'm here again with another 'Tiddly Inks' card, I think I might have an addiction lol.

This is Ricky Hanging Around isn't he adorable! I will be entering this card into the latest challenge at Tiddly Inks Challenge Blog, Challenge 180 - Creature Features. 

The background is inspired by Make it Crafty's latest E-Book 'Fun Techniques for Colouring Skies' 

Coloured with Copic Markers - Sky - B01, 00, 000, 0000. Hills - YG61, 63, 67. Branch - E43, 44, 47.  Leaves - YG03, 17.  Birds - Y13, 15. Ricky - Skin - YR0000, 000, 00. Hair - Y23, E15, 17, 18. Shorts - B91, 93, 95, 97. Top - Y11, 13, 15, 17. Belt - E25, 27. 

I hope you are having a lovely day/evening, bye for now

Andrea xx 

Friday, 22 April 2016

Annie's Puppy Love.

Hello :)

I had a lovely afternoon today spending time in my craft room, I even tidy up a little.

I've had this image printed for awhile and thought I'd colour it up and enter it in Tiddly Inks latest challenge 180 - Creature Feature, wish me luck.

I coloured this with Copic Markers - Skin - YR0000, 000, 00. Hair - E35, 08, R59. Dress - B91, 93, 95, 97. Shoes - B93, 97. Heart - R24, 27, 29, 39. Bowl - C1, 4. Dog - W0, 1, 2, 4. Shadows - BV23, 25. 

I used two Square Dies and a Scalloped Square Die from C.C. Designs, sentiment is from WPlus9 Hand Lettered Hello Set. 

Bye for now

Andrea xx

Wednesday, 20 April 2016

Happy Birthday Nicole


Yesterday's make is a card I have made for one of  my bestie's Nicole who's having her birthday today, nothing like leaving it to the last minute :)
I purchased this stunning digital image early last year for the purpose of making a card for Nicole, the image is perfect for my beautiful friend. Someone had used this image on a card in one of the facebook groups I frequent and thankfully shared a link to this Esty store so I could purchase this and an other one that's perfect for different good friend so here's the link for you to follow if you want to see more of this artist work - Small and Round, Jeremiah Ketner.

These images are lovely to colour with most of the shading already done for you. 

I coloured this with Copic Markers - Skin - YR0000, 000, 00, E93, 04. Hair - E41, 42, 43. Cherry Blossom - Rv00, 52, E70, 71. Frangipani - Y11, 13. Dove - W0, 1. YR02. 
Colourless Blender solution using a 'water' fill brush filled with the colourless blender solution, putting the G12 onto some plastic then picking up the colour with the brush like 'water colouring' to achieve the 'haze' around her. 

I used the Happy Birthday to you boarder from Lawn Fawn cutting off the 'to you' for this card. 

Till next time, have a great day :)

Andrea xx

Tuesday, 19 April 2016

Adventure Girl Scene

Hi, I'm back again :)

This time with a fun scene I created using some of the April Oldies from Make it Crafty, Leafy Tree Branch and Little Fence. I have also used Adventure Girl and Country Sunset for the background.

April Oldies '16_result

April Oldies '16_result.

My middle daughter is currently employed as an outdoor education trainee and is doing plenty of hiking so I think I'll put this card aside for her birthday :)

The whole scene is coloured with Copic Markers - Adventure Girl - Skin - YR0000, 000, 00. Hair - W3, 4, 5. Backpack and Pants - B93, 95, 99. Top and Socks - G12, 14, 17. Shoes - W2, 4.  Sky - B14, 12, 01, 00, 000. Sun - Y11, 13, 15. Hills - G00, 40, 21, BG70. Path - E41, 42, 43. Fence - E43, 44, 47, 49. Shadows - E43. Tree Branches - E23, 25, 27, 29. Foliage - BG70, 72, 75, 78, 90, 93, 96. YG63, 93, 95, 97. G28, 46. Colourles Blender for the texture on the tree.

Till next time, have a great day :)

Andrea xx

Monday, 18 April 2016

Not Just a Pocket!

Hi, I'm back again :)

This time I'm sharing this fun 'thank you' card using the very versatile 'Pocket' stamp from DoveArt Studios.

This pocket could be used for males and females young or old because almost everyone has worn denim jeans at sometime in their lives, it can be used to hold a gift card or money or just a little note, for Birthdays or Christmas really the possibilities are endless.

I used four Copic Markers to colour this stamp - B34, 37, W3, 5. and a Gold Gel Pen for the stitches. 

I made the little 'Levi's' tag using some scrap red card, a white opaque pen and a small circle punch. 

The 'Cheers' die is from Lawn Fawn, The studs are split pins I have had for awhile and can't remember where they are from sorry. 

I stamped the 'Pocket'  twice colouring the bottom one around the pocket then only colouring the pocket on the other, I then hand cut the coloured pocket and cut the word die out, then cut six extra 'cheers' words to use to build up the word finishing with the coloured word for this fun effect. 

Thanks for stopping by

Andrea xx

Saturday, 16 April 2016

Hello from Australia

Hello everyone :)

I'm here today to show you this card featuring the beautiful Australian Waratah flower they are truly magnificent when in full bloom!

Waratah Hello Card_result

I wanted to show you a zoomed in photo of the 'hello' word technique I have used again, I love the effect it makes. If your interested I explained in an earlier post how I achieved this effect. You can view it HERE if you like :)

Waratah Hello Card_result..

I positioned the Waratha Flower on an angle and typed the 'from Australia' words in Microsoft Word before printing and colouring with my Copic Markers.

Flower - RV23, 25, R24, 35, 37, 39. Leaves - YG61, 63, 67. Shadows - W3, 4, 5, 6. Background - B01, 04 & Colourless Blender solution using a 'water' fill brush filled with the colourless blender, putting the B01 & B04 onto some plastic then picking up the colour with the brush like 'water colouring'.

I really enjoyed creating this card and I'm quite proud of it :)

Thanks for stopping by

Andrea xx

Friday, 15 April 2016

Ahhh Beach Serenity

Hello friends :)

Today I have coloured up this beautiful scene from DoveArt Studios, I stamped it 5 times so I could fussy cut the chair so it would stand out, at that stage I really didn't know how this card would turn out, maybe another sunny beach scene? But then I decided the 'sun' will be a 'moon' and I'll create a night scene with a beautiful full moon. I'm happy with how it turn out, I hope you like it :)

I coloured this stamped image with Copic Markers - Sky - B69, 66, 63, 60. Water - BV04, B34, 60. Sand - E31, 34, B66. Timber & Chair - E71, 74, 77, 79. Towel & Umbrella - BG11, 13, 15, 18. Sail Boat - E47, BV23, 25, 29. Seagull - C1, 2, 3, W2, YR02. Frame - N7.

Thanks for stopping by

Andrea xx

Wednesday, 13 April 2016

Mermaid Cleodora - Make it Crafty

Hello friends :)

I'm here today with my second mermaid card this time using Mermaid Cleodora, isn't she beautiful? Well all the New Mermaids are beautiful but this one is my favorite.

Cleodora Card_result

I coloured Cleodora for the Shop before I fussy cut her for the card.

Cleodora Mermaid 3 Shop_result

I created the card using a variety of inks - Antique Linen Distress Ink for the sand, Turquoise Versa Colour and Seaglass Color Box for the water and Summer Sky Memento for the sky. I used a mini ink blending tool and a wavy die from Lawn Fawn to create the scene. The sentiment and sea stars from WPlus9 was stamped using Memento Rich Cocoa.

Beach Background_result

I coloured Cleodora with Copic Markers.

Skin - YR0000, 000, 00. Hair - RV63, 55, 17, 19. Scales - YG01, 03, 17. Foliage - G46, 28, Y11, 15, E24. Shells & Mirror E93, 95, 97. Shadows - BV23, 25, W1, 4.

Thanks for stopping by, have a great day :)

Andrea xx

Saturday, 9 April 2016

Sunset in Egypt

Hello lovelies :)

It's challenge time again over at Make it Colourful and this time it's all about the sky! Any kind of sky you like!
I had tried a few different skies before I was finally happy with this one, I'm not going to tell you this was easy because it wasn't, it was challenging!! I wish Zoe had released her New SKIES tutorial before I did this one. But that's what it's all about, getting us colourists/crafters out of our comfort zones and stretching our colouring skills!

Pyramids Card_result

I printed the digi image at 25% Grey scale to achieve an almost 'no line' effect and found a photo on Google by typing in 'Egyptian Pyramid Sunset' and looking through all the photos to find one for inspiration. Then proceeded to colour!

I used Copic Markers - Pyramids - E31, 34, 35, 37, YR01. Trees - YG97. Clouds - W1, 3. Sunset - Y11, 21, YR01, 02, 04, 16, 18. there was lots of back and forth over the sky blending then adding then blending some more and to be honest I still think a little more blending is needed but I had to stop somewhere lol. I sponged some pumice stone distressed ink around the edges to add a soften effect.

I really hope to see you all have a go at this challenge, push yourselves and practice practice practice, don't give up if I can do it so can you :)

Bye for now

Andrea xx

Friday, 8 April 2016

Hello Beautiful

Hi everyone,
Just popping in to share my latest card, I had some spare time (well it was colour or do housework lol) so I chose to have a good look and read of Zoe's latest e-book 'Fun Techniques for Colouring Skies' and was so inspired to colour I did just that.

Tress Joyful Card_result

I started the project by colouring the hills I found in the e-book then I coloured the sky following the smooth skies section of the e-book but then I wanted to add a little texture so I got out my polychromos pencils and added a few layers of different shades of blue until I was happy with it. I decided to use my brand new 'Hello' die from WPlus9 and wanted to try a technique I'd see on instagram I think, using the die you cut through the image (scary I know) and put to one side then cut out the die again on plain white card stock about 6 times. Use some card stock on the back of the image to 'fill' the void left by the die on the image then using glue layer the six white words in the void finishing by gluing the coloured word on top, too easy and such a great effect.


Then the task of choosing the perfect character to put on this scene, with so many wonderful images in the Make it Crafty Store it was hard to choose but in the end choosing Tress Joyful was perfect for this scene :)

Tress Joyful._result

I coloured her with Copic Markers - Skin - YR0000, 000, 00. Hair - E42, 43, 44. Eyes - YG01, 03, 17, B63. Top - YG01, 03, 17, R24, 27, 29. Jeans - B91, 93, 95, 97. Shoes - E70, 71, 77. Accessories - B00, 01, BG02. Then I fussy cut her and mounted her on the scene :)

That it for me today, I hope you are having a wonderful day/evening.

Andrea xx

Tuesday, 5 April 2016

Wryn - Happy Thoughts


How's your day been? I achieved a mini goal today by walking 5kms to the next town and back again 10kms all up and I'm feeling pretty proud of myself :) having lost 20kgs over the last 9 months I am finding an abundance of energy so I went for another walk with hubby when he got home bringing the total kilometers for the day to 15.19km, boy am I going to hurt tomorrow!

So this evening I decided to relax and make a card, this is what I came up with :)

I had Wryn printed and was trying to decide just what to do with her when I came up with the idea of using an old Victoria's Secret Stamp called 'Happy Birthday Line' vertically around Wryn alternating ink colours and I'm really happy with the results. I then coloured Wryn with colours to match the stamped sentiment. 

Copic Markers used - Skin - YR0000, 000, 00, E04. Hair - E42, 43, 44. Dress & Shoes - RV00, 52, 63 V01. Leggins & Top - BG11, 32, 34. 

I have entered this card into the Tiddly Inks Challenge 179 Gentle Spring Colours

Have a great day/evening

Andrea xx

Sunday, 3 April 2016

Mermaid Nerida - Make it Crafty

Hi everyone, did you see all the NEW Mermaids in the Store? I recommend you take a look they are gorgeous!

I'm sharing this card I made using Mermaid Nerida, she is so beautiful I decided to keep the card very CAS I cropped the digital image and added a digital sentiment, coloured the image and coloured the ocean with some bubbles.

Mermaid Nerida_result

I used Copic Markers for this card.

Skin - YR0000, 000, 00, 01. Hair - RV55, 17, 19. Eyes - BG02, 05, B63. Scales - C4, 6, BG07. Flowers - T13, 17, YR04, 09, YG03, 17. Fish - Y13, 17, 38, YR04. Water - BG02, 05, 07, 09. Bubbles - White Polychromos pencil.

Thanks for stopping by

Andrea xx

April Challenge @ Make it Colourful

Beautiful Skies

Come and join the challenge and extend your colouring skills - HERE