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Sunday, 25 September 2016

Bessie Lulu - Stamping Bella



Hello :)
Oooolala, look at this gorgeous little petal from Stamping Bell. Her name is Bessie Lulu and she is a digital image.
I love soooooooo many of the Stamping Bella rubber stamps but I have to save my pennies for my trip to America in November so my desire for some rubber will have to wait :(




She's such a delicate little petal I chose to colour her in soft pastels, using Copic Markers and Polchromos Pencils. 

Skin - E000, 00, 01, 11, 93. Eyes - Brown 179 pencil. Hair - E41, 42, 43, Brown Ochre 182 pencil,
Dress - C1, 2, 4, RV52, 63,. Flowers - RV52, 63, 55, C2, Cold Grey V 234, Warm GreyII 271, Stem - Pine Green 267 pencil, Shadows - BV20. 

The sentiment is a digital image from Make it Crafty. 

Thanks for spending some time in my Happy Place 

Andrea xx

Friday, 23 September 2016

Flower Lily Thank You Card - DoveArt Studios.

Hi there :)

Dropping in today to share with you this quick CAS thank you card I've made, I love having some thank you cards in my stash for when someone does something special and needs thanking.

Flower Lily


I used this image as inspiration for the colours


Mini Pictorial 


Copic Markers used - YR02, 04, V05, 06, 09, YG01, 03, 25, 17, W4, 6. 

Thanks for stopping by

Andrea xx




Thursday, 22 September 2016

Tea and a Book - Saturated Canary



Hi all :)

Todays card is 'Tea and a Book' from Saturated Canary I thought she was perfect for my sister-in-law's birthday card and she loved it.


I printed her using no line technique and coloured her with Copic Markers. 

Skin - E000, 00, 01, 11, 93. Lips - E04, 93. Hair - E41, 42, 43. Eyes - Polychromos Pencils, 280, 175, 179. Top - RV52, 63, 55. Book - C0, 1. Tea Cup - E42, 43, White Gel pen, Black fine liner. Background - BG11, 13 Island pigment ink.

Andrea xx

Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Spookalicious Esmeralda



Hello :)

Today I am sharing a CAS card I made using the gorgeous Esmeralda from Make it Crafty.
I have been teaching a friend of mine some different colouring techniques over the last couple of weeks and she asked how to do monochromatic colouring so I thought I would use Esmeralda to show her how I do monochromatic colouring and how I do the no line technique.




I used the Copic Neutral Tones N1 through N10 to colour her with the addition of 4 polychromos pencils - White 101, Cold Grey 255, Paynes Grey 181 & Black 199 and Copic YR18 for the background along with Memento 'Potters Clay' Dye Ink. For the Magic Swirl (my second attempt) I laid down the pattern with White pencil then started by dotting several dots with white gel pen then adding black spica pen dots then clear spica pen dots to complete the effect. I think I will need to practice this technique a few more times. 

The sentiment I used was a freebie I got from the Make it Crafty Facebook group last year. 

I was totally inspired to attempt the magic swirls after watching the youtube video Zoe (from Make it Crafty) created. 

Thank for stopping by

Andrea xx 






Sunday, 11 September 2016

Alwina the Good Witch - Make it Carfty

Hi friends, it feels like ages in-between posts I've been busy with family stuff and haven't had much time for crafting, although I did get enough time to create this CAS card using one of the fabulous New Images from Make it Crafty. 



Zoe from Make it Crafty has created a fabulous you tube video  coloring one of the new images and explaining how to do the sparkly swirl, I recommend sitting down with a cuppa, watching and learning from this very talented lady. 

Colours used - Skin - E000, 00, 01, 11, 04. Eyes - B60, 63, N6. Hair - B60, 63, 66. Dress - C00, 0, 1, 2, 4. White Gel pen, Clear Spica pen. The Swirl was done with a white pencil, white gel pen, clear and black Spica pens. I did struggle to get a photo that shows the sparkle unfortunately. 

Background - C9 and Black pigment ink. I carefully coloured around the image then roughly to the edges of the card with the Copic C9 then using the ink and a dauber smudged around the edges. 

The sentiment is from LDRS - Fairytale Sentiments.  I stamped onto black cardstock with a white pigment ink and heat embossed with a white embossing powder. 

I am entering this card in the following challenges - 





Hoping to get some more creative time this week :) Thanks for stopping by.

Andrea xx 

Sunday, 28 August 2016

Arctic Friends - Saturated Canary

Hi again,

Back today to share the second card I made yesterday using 'Arctic Friends' from 'Saturated Canary'.
As you can see I chose to crop the image and only use top have of the character, I thought this would make a nice card to invite a friend over for a cuppa :) I really enjoyed colouring monochromatically with a pop of colour last week so I tried it again this week.


Coloured with Copic Markers - Skin - C0, 1. Lips - C2, 4. Eyes - C2, 4, black fine liner 0.3. Hair - C4, 5, 6. Hat - C0, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7. Cup - C2, 4, 8, 10. Clothing - C2, 4, 6, 8. Background - B32. 

Doodle Girlfriend Words Chipboard from Make it Crafty, inked with black pigment ink and heat embossed with black embossing powder. 

I'm entering this card into a few challenges - 





Fingers Crossed :)

Thanks for taking the time to visit my Happy Place,

Andrea xx 




Saturday, 27 August 2016

Leah goes swimming - Make it Crafty

Hey there :)

I decided the housework would wait today and instead spent some time colouring a couple of images, this one is 'Leah goes Swimming' from Make it Crafty and the other one I did is from Saturated Canary which I will share with you tomorrow when I can get a daylight photo of it.



Coloured with Copic Markers - Skin - E000, 00, 01, 11, 04. Eyes - B00, 02, 04, 60, 63, N6. Hair - W4, 5, 6, 8. Bikini's & Sunglasses - RV55, 17, 19, N6, White Gel Pen. Shadows - BV20. Background - BG04.

Hello base - White Pigment Ink & White Embossing Powder, Hello top - Pink Pigment Ink, Clear Embossing Powder & Pink Smooch. 

I am going to enter this card in a few challenges, wish me luck :)





Thanks for stopping by

Andrea xx