Friday, 30 September 2011

PHINDY'S PLACE CHALLENGE #75


Welcome to another challenge week at Phindy's Place and this week's challenge theme is AUTUMN.  I have choosen to use this fabulous image called BAKING BEDLAM and how true is this!  No matter how much room you have you always manage to use it all and turn the kitchen into a complete mess.

Techniques:
USED:
Stamps: Phindys Place digi stamp
Papers:  The Paper Company
Medium:
Copics
Prisma pencils
PVA glue - faux pearls
Black roller ball pen
White gel pen
Sukura pens

Papers:
As above
All others Crafters Companion

Embellishments:
Faux brads
Stickers - 3d butterflies
Flowers
Sentiment
Best wishes, 
Challenges I'm entering this into  
4 Crazy Chicks - Anything goes
Delightful Challenges - Pearls and Swirls
Southern Girls - Anything goes
Crafting for all Seasons - Fall colours
Digi stamps 4 joy - Anything goes

Sunday, 25 September 2011

STEAM PUNK!

I've been busy experimenting with more skin tone colours and so have not posted much for a while.  This one is one I coloured a while ago and just needed to mount on a card.
Techniques:
USED:
Stamps: KENNY K DIGI IMAGE
Papers: KANBAN


Medium:
Copics
Prisma pencils
Black roller ball pen
White gel pen
Sukura pens

Papers:
As above
Black - WHSmith
All others Crafters Companion

Dies used:
All Spellbinders
Embellishments:
Faux brads
Flowers
Best wishes,
Challenges I'm entering this into  
Corrosive Challenge - Die Cuts
LMLC - Frames and Flowers
Paper Sundaes - Anything goes
Stamp, Scrap and Create - Favourite colour - TEAL
Our Craft Lounge - Pattern papers

SWEETPEA - GUEST DESIGNER - SEPT 3rd project

I am so pleased to have been asked to Guest Design for Sweetpea as I love their stamps so much.  I love the difference styles each of the Artists bring to Sweetpea and there's always a style to suit any person. 

Although I haven't tried to vivid fantasy stamps (the ones that remind me of the pictures in the 60's and 70's) I am looking forward to broadening my scope and venturing into this field as I find this has to be the hardest technique to master as it still has to look realistic and good.


This is my 3rd and final Guest project and I must admit my favourite.  I have so enjoyed using these stamps and can see how my confident has grown.  I am so pleased with the way this project turned out and personally I believe it to be my best yet!

Techniques:
USED - no special techniques for this project although I have tried to create a realistic skin tone.
Medium:
Colours Used  
Hair:  CopicsE- 49,59,47, 57,74  
Prisma pencil -burnt omber
Skin: Copics E - 00, 42, 41, 40, 50, 000
Cheeks ?R11, R00, R20
Prima - Clay rose, ginger root, beige
cheeks - Med flesh
Coat: Copics BG -99, 96,93
Prisma: Warm grey iv
Dress: Copics G- 85, 82, 40, 20
Prisma: Warm Grey iv





Papers:
The Paper Company - Morroccan market/plain colour
Embellishments:
Various flowers
Faux brads
Ribbon

Stamp Used:  Anna marine's Franceska
Best wishes,
Challenges I'm entering this into
Just some lines - Autumn colours
Sweet Stampin - Anything goes
Crafty Purple Frog - Fall into Fall
Crafty Ribbon - Anything goes
Digi Doodles - Autumn colours

Friday, 23 September 2011

PHINDY'S PLACE

CHALLENGE #74 - OPPOSITES ON THE COLOUR WHEEL!
I Adore this image MUMMY'S PURSE and it works so well with our challenge this week!

Techniques:
USED:
Stamps: Digi stamp - Phindy's Place
Whimsy postage stamps
Papers: QVC
Cardstock - Crafters Companion
Medium:
Copics
Prisma and Polychromos
Roller ball pen

Papers:
Pattern - Birds song

Dies used:
Whimsy postage dies
Embellishments:
Petaloo flowers and centre
Faux brads
Feathers
Best wishes,
Challenges I'm entering this into  
Crafty Ribbons - Anything goes
Southern Girls - Anything goes
Digi stamps 4 joy - Anything goes
Papershelter - Anything goes
DigitalTuesday - people

Monday, 19 September 2011

STEAM PUNK?


This is another of the Kenny K digi stamps based on the Steam Punk theme.  This one is called LADY VICTORIA.  Not having any steam punk themed embellishments or stamps I hope I have still managed to create a feeling of steam punk!
Techniques:
USED:
Stamps: Kenny K digi stamp
Whismy Postage stamp

Papers: Kanban

Medium:
Copics
Primsa
Black roller ball pen
White gel pen
Sukura pens

Papers:
As above
Black - WH Smith
All others Crafters Companion

Dies used:
Spellbinders
Whimsy Postage dies
Embellishments:
Buttons
Spacers
Metal brads
Bow
Faux brads
Best wishes,
Challenges I'm entering this into  
Addicted to stamps - Faux stitching
The Corrosive - die cuts
Dream Valley - buttons
Bloggers challenge - buttons

KENNYS GIRLS


Today I felt like using one of the Kenny K images - this one is called MADSKILLZ.  She was very easy to colour and a fun image to use.
Techniques:
USED: Stamps: Kenny K digital stamp
Whimsy Postage stamps

Papers: Dies to die for
Medium:
Copics
Primsa Pencils
White gel pen
Sukura gel pen

Papers:
As above
All others Crafters Companion

Dies used:
Whimsy postage dies
Embellishments:
Bow
Faux brads
Petaloo flowers
Metal brads
Best wishes,
Challenges I'm entering this into  
Card cupids - Anything goes
Kenny K - favourite KK image
The Squirrel Fox - Anything goes
Di's Digi's design - Anything goes
Inspire me Mondays - Anything goes 

Sunday, 18 September 2011

SWEETPEA - GUEST DESIGNER - SEPT PROJECT 1

Spread The Word!!!

This is my first post as a Guest Designer for Sweetpea stamps and I am so proud and pleased to be joining the team this month.



There are so many wonderful stamps to choose from that if was difficult to decide which stamp to use.  I eventually chose this one by Anna Marine called Keep My Secret Well.

I had a good play with different combinations of colours trying to achieve a realistic skin tone and am for once pleased with the effect. (Pity I never made a note of the colours used but I will say I used more than one brand of alcohol pen.)
Techniques:
USED
Faux pearls - cosmic pva pearl glue
Distressing - inking edges
                                                            
Medium:
Copics and Promarkers
Prisma and Polychromo pencils (didn't keep a note of colours used but will try to for future projects)
Distressing ink
  





Papers:
Crafters Companions (Fairyopolis)
and Create and Craft

Embellishments:
Various flowers

STAMPS:  Sweetpea - Main image (details as above)
Bo Bunny corner stamp
Best wishes,
Challenges I'm entering this into
Ellephantastic - Here comes the girls
My Sheri Crafts - Sew simple
One stop craft - Girls
Our Daily Bread - Falls colours
Sweet stampin - flowers

Friday, 16 September 2011

PHINDY'S PLACE

CHALLENGE #73    Christmas is approaching



It's Friday and another challenge at Phindy's Place.  This week's challenge is Christmas is CREEPING UP ON US and I chosen this gorgeous image called MISS CHRISSY TRESS. To cute for words!
IMAGES

Techniques:
USED:
Stamps: Phindy's Place
Papers: Fairyopolis - Crafters Companion
Plain papers: Bazzill
All other cardstock - Crafters Companion


Medium:
Copics and Spectrum Noir
Prisma and Polychromo pencils
Stickles glitter glue - Star Dust
White gel pen
Sukura glitter pen

Papers:
Fairyopolis
Dies used:
Marianne die
Embellishments:
Faux brads
Bow
MCS die cut flowers
Best wishes,
Challenges I'm entering this into  
Cooking It Up with Kate - Girl, Green/group of items

Decorate to Celebrate - Party decoration
Digital Tuesday - Celebrate a Season
Squigglefly - red or orange
Woodware USA - Christmas

Thursday, 15 September 2011

ANNA MARINE

Just received my new Sweetpea stamps and the first one I chose to colour was this one by ANNA MARINE  and is called Mystery. 


Techniques:
USED:
Stamps: Sweetpea as above
Papers:  Bo Bunny



Medium:
Copics
Grey pencil
White gel pen
Spica black pen
PVA glue - faux pearls

Papers:
As above
Black - WH Smith
All other - Crafters Companion

Embellishments:
Stickers - Butterflies
Faux brads
Best wishes,
Challenges I'm entering this into  
Digistamp4joy - Autumn colours  (reds and blacks from photo inspiration)
Flutterby Wednesday - Butterflies
Papercraft Star - Anything goes
Shopping our stash - Vintage/Shabby/Distressed
Tuesday Throwdown - pearls
Crafty Boots - Anything goes

Tuesday, 13 September 2011

JAYNE


I have to admit I'm loving these new images from Kenny K.  The newest stamps are based around Steam punk which seems to be growing at the moment. 
I haven't conquered Steam Punk yet, one you have to use what you have and adapt and two I don't like anything too dark or gothic.

Techniques:
USED:
Stamps: Kenny K digi - Jayne Jettpack, Whimsy Postage stamps
Papers:  Kanban
Medium:
Copics
Prisma
White gel pen
Black roller ball pen
Sukura pens
PVA glue for faux pearls

Papers:
As above
Black - WH Smith
All other - Crafters Companion

Dies used:
Spellbinders
Whimsy Postage stamps
Embellishments:
Faux brads
Sticker - Butterfly
Best wishes,
Challenges I'm entering this into  
Heart to Heart - Die cuts
Magical Monday - mystical/fantasy image
Make My Monday - Steam punk
Simon Says Stamp and Show - Steam punk
Lia Stampz - Birthdays
Simply Stampin' - Butterfly

LACIE


This is one of my favourite Mo images - just love this cute little girl and brings back memories of my son and ice-creams.  At that age they just look soooo big!


Techniques:
USED:
Stamps: Mo's Digital Pencil, Whimsy Postage stamps
Papers:  Papermania
Medium:
Copics and SNoir
Prisma
white gel pen
sukura pens
black roller ball pen
stickles
pva glue for faux pearls

Papers:
As above
Black - WHSmith
All others - Crafters Companion

Dies used:
Whimsy postage stamps
Embellishments:
Flowers
Faux Brads
Bow
Butterfly
Best wishes,
Challenges I'm entering this into  
Crafty Card Makers - Summer Memories
Crafting when we can - Anything goes
Allsorts - Flowers and swirls
Make it Colourful - Purple
Clearly Inspired - Patterned papers

BRIANNA



Thought I'd try out these new images from Kenny K digital stamps.  The theme is STEAM PUNK but I'm not sure I have quite got the hang of it yet!

Techniques:
USED: Distressing - edges
Stamps: Kenny K - Brianna Blaster, Bo Bunny, Whimsy Postage stamps
Papers : Kanban

Medium:
Copics
Grey pencil
Sukura pens
White gel pen
Black roller ball pen

Papers:
As above
Black - WH Smith
All others - Crafters Companion

Embossing
Silver embossing power (heat)
Dies used:
Whimsy postage dies
Spellbinders
Embellishments:
Ribbon
Bows
Faux brads
Metal brads
Sticker (My Minds Eye)
Best wishes,
Challenges I'm entering this into  
Crafty Boots - Anything goes
Daisy Doodle - Embossing
House of Gilli - Embossing
The Crazy Challenge - Birthdays
Alys Sunday Challenge - Bows
Creative Inspirations Paint - Ribbons
Lollipop Crafts - Brads

The Crazy Challenge