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Grew up in the era of make and mend so have always been crafty. Love trying new things and in particularly love Art and Crafts. My favourite techniques are colouring with different mediums and altered art. Always happy to try new things.

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COPYRIGHT NOTICE Please take a look at my work, you are more than welcome to take inspiration from designs but please do not copy any of my cards or use any of the ideas as your own.


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Monday, 31 January 2011

DIGITAL TUESDAY (Shades of grey)

Welcome to this week's challenge which has been chosen by me - Shades of grey plus one accent colour (skin tones allowed).  Two things to share with you.  Firstly this is my first challenge as such and secondly the theme came about a couple of weeks ago when I was colouring and liked the look of the grey tones with a bright blue.



For this challenge I'm using one of the Sweetpea stamps by Caron Vinson.  I've coloured her with copics and polychromos pencils.



Backing papers:  Grey (Crafters Companion), Mirri Silver (Create and Craft), Black (WHS)

Embellishments:  Flowers (Wildorchid), gems (Quitoxic Paperie), Leaves and gems (large) (QVC), Tiny gems (Glitter Girls), Ribbon (Crafting stash)


Dies:  Swirls (Marianne Collection)
Sentiment:  digital
Thanks for looking and please visit the other DT for more inspiration.  Have fun.
Best wishes,

Challenges I entering this card into
Basic Grey - flower power
Crafty Catz Weekly - flowers
Crafty sentiments - my favourite things (Polychromos pencils, new stamp)
Pixie Cottage - sketch and/or flowers
Everybody art challenge - my favourite thing (Polychromos pencils, new stamp)




CREATIVE CARD CREW CHALLENGE (pink and purple)

This week's theme at Creative Card Crew is "Pink and Purple" - such a great combination and some many shades of those two colours to use! 

I used Blue/Violet (Purple) and very pale red to create (Pink)

The stamp used for this creation is a digi stamp from The Stitchy Bear and I did it Creations Crafting Boutique by Bonne Kelly and although she is "Libra - zodiac" and I'm not a believer of zodiac signs I think this works so well for so many occasions.  Great for Men's and Women's cards.

I used copics and polychromos pencils to colour this image and highlight with gouache.  I used a fine black liner for the border around the image.


The pattern paper was from a paper pack from Quitoxic Paperie and the other cardstock was all from Crafters Companion.

Dies:  Nesties for the aperature (under the flowers)

Embellishments:  Faux brads, Flowers and clear gem flourish.

I've enjoyed this challenge and I hope you do too!



Challenges I'm entering this card into

Do it with digis - pink and girly- digis only
Fab n Funky - Delight in your digi
Pixie Cottage - sketch and/or flowers
Totally Stampalicious - No reason at all

PASTEL MERMAID



I coloured this image yesterday but couldn't make up my mind about her face - I thought it was over-worked!  Anyhow thought I'd use my Schulz ink spray (pearl) to see if this would recified her face - I just thought it looked flat!  Hence the photo's - I have tried to show the pearlised effect in the light and the look you'd get when the light wasn't catching the pearl sparkle.


I liked this image from Bonna Kelly although it was labelled "Pisces" it did put me off a little, am I do not have anything to do with horoscopes, fortune telling etc. I thought it was just a gorgeous Mermaid image and probably if I was using again I would possibly remove the tatoo on her bottom - have no idea what it says!  Hopefully just PISCES.

Moving on - I coloured with copics and polychromos pencils.  I used a fine liner pen to create the border giving it more of a swiggle to reflect waves (of the sea).



Papers:  Pattern papers were either from QVC or Quitoxic Paperie.  Plain cardstock - Crafters Companion.
Dies used: Magnolia Swirl, Cuttlebug corner
Embellishments: Flat back pearls (Quitoxic Paperie), Button (from my Soft Furnishing Chair I covered), Flower (Petaloo - from QVC)

Hope like me you like this image and what I've done with it - my favourite bit has to be, the left over button from my bedroom chair.  Just loved  the Mother-of-pearl effect - perfect for a Mermaid!

Best wishes,

Challenges I'm entering this into:

Corrosive - button it up
Crafty Sentiments - my favourite things
Stamptacular Sunday - Whateva
Allsorts - recyling
Everybody Art  - my favourite thing
Crafty Our Passion - 2 design papers