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)


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


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