Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Let's Go Gothic

My make for the Gothic Challenge at Tiddly Inks this week.  This is Owlette who comes with a freebie digi - this twisty tree.  The suitcases are also free, you can get them here.  They seem to go very well with the Gothic ladies, who always look like they're off on an adventure! 

I've used Copics and promarkers to colour my images.  I made a shadow box type affair from Santoro papers, which turned out pretty well considering I made it up as I went along!  It even folds flat so I am feeling fairly impressed with myself ... ;)

Skin: E000 E00 E21 E04 
Hair: E71 Tawny Owl E77
Dress: Pastel Pink, Dusky Pink, E04 Shale E77 E79;  E71 Tawny Owl E77 
Tree, Owl: Sandstone Caramel E57

I coloured the outline of the  images in Grey Green and Olive Green, which looks a bit green in the photos, but actually blends quite well with the background papers in RL.  

I used my blender pen on a scrap of fabric and pressed it over the outer and inner skirt pieces to create some texture, then darkened up the shadows in the areas that looked too bleached out.

Don't forget to enter your Gothic makes into the Challenge!

Friday, 19 June 2015

I will Owl-ways love you.

Wryn - Owl Will Always Love You
Here's this weeks make with the GORGEOUS newly released Wryn, I have been waiting for ages to post this for you xx.  I've used the lovely Docrafts Owl Folk papers and embellishments, such good value for money and widely available in the UK.  I've coloured her with Copics and Promarkers to match :)

3-step Card 

I used my Silhouette .studio3 file to cut the 3-step insert.  I designed it myself, which is good news as it means you can download it for free using the link on the right.  The insert is cut using Spellbinders scalloped ovals.

Happy Crafting, everyone!! Enjoy xx

Thursday, 18 June 2015

Ricky - Hanging Around

Ricky - Hanging Around

Okay, I'm a bit late posting this week, and I'll be posting again tomorrow with my Fabby Friday make, but I thought I'd just sneak this one in!

I Love, Love, Love this set.  It has LOADS of extras, just have a look! There's these little birds and some sentiments, a sweet puppy, it's all too cute!  I've seen the birds used on a card on their own, I'm gonna have to copy that idea :)

I made this card for Father's Day here in the UK , so my littlun can give it to his Dad :)

I've used Stampin Up Crushed Curry Chevron Ribbon and "Just Sayin'" sentiments and dies.  The little birdie sentiment is from the SU "Hello Love" set.

Such fun to colour, too :)  
I used Copics as follows 
Skin : E51 E00 E21 E11 E04
Hair : E53 E43 E57
Shorts : B93 B95 B97 B99
Branch : E31 E33 E35
Sky : BG000 BG01 B12 B60 B93
Greens : YG00 YG03 YG17 YG67 G99
Yellows : YG11 Y15 Y17

Tuesday, 9 June 2015

Super Hero - Perfect for Father's Day

Here's my make for the next Tiddly Inks Challenge, Super-Heroes!  This one is perfect for Father's Day, which is coming up in a few weeks here in the UK.  It's called Daddy's Girl, so sweet!

My sentiment was cut on my Silhouette, if you like it, you can grab the .studio3 file from my links on the right.  I finished with a few enamel dots - you can see how to make them in my post below.

I paper-pieced the shirt and coloured it using Spectrum Noirs and Copics.

Please join in the challenge, it may be a little outside your comfort zone, but any image can be turned into a super image, check out Becky's Super Shopper!

Most of all have fun!!

Friday, 5 June 2015

Yay! Graduation Wryn

Graduation Wryn
Happy Fabby Friday to you all!! I am loving happy littleWryn at the moment!  She is a joy to colour.  This is the latest release and you can find her here.

I really like colour palette of the DoCrafts May release 'Owl Folk'.  I made this card with the owl papers. The background is from First Edition papers 'Boho Chic'.  It's a lovely encapsulated glitter, but you can't see it very well in the pic. 

Docrafts and First Edition are so reasonably priced and easy to get hold of in the UK, I should use them more.  But I am such a magpie when it comes to crafty goodies, I always end up buying expensive stuff on Create and Craft or I crave somthing shiny I've seen on Pinterest or Facebook!

Anyway, back to little Wryn.  I've coloured her with my copics as follows :

Hair : E51 E53 E43 E57
Skin : E51 E00 E21 E11 E04 R20
Lilac: B60 BV000 BV00 BV02 BV13 BV08
Orange : E93 E95 YR02 E08

I bought my latest little batch of Copic Ciao from Artifolk, which worked out at £1.95 each. Bargain! They had a sale in May, but the prices are still amongst the cheapest for Copics even without sale prices.   Happy Colouring x

Tuesday, 2 June 2015

Pearl the Mermaid

Here's my project from Kit and Clowder's monthly pencil class.  I'm really pleased with how it turned out.  I used my Spectrum Noir pencils. The fab thing about this month's class, is that it's a monochrome piece so I only needed 6 pencils.  White, black, 46, 49 54 and 63. 

Alyce (our instructor) provides colour combos for different brands, a printable tutorial leaflet and a video. And, of course, a discount on this month's digi which is Pearl from Saturated Canary. 

This is my first try at colouring in this way purely with pencils, and using a 'no lines' technique.

My project turned out slightly differently to Alyce's, but I am okay with that.  When I'm working, I go into 'the zone' and don't tend to copy exactly what I'm seeing.  I just go into my happy colouring space and tune out!  But at the same time I am practising all the techniques and thinking about shadows, light source and texture and all the other bits and pieces that I'm learning from the class.  

I now have the best of both worlds, since joining the class I am still enjoying my hobby and it still has the same therapeutic effect, but I am also creating something I can be really pleased with :)

Here's a close up :