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Tuesday, 28 June 2016

CAS Flowers.

Hello everybody
Well, don't blog for ages and then can't keep away! Lol
So I was just browsing through the blogs I follow and saw the current challenge at Less is More which is to use a stencil.
So, I thought, why not.
Went through my stencils and came across a lovely Tulip stencil from Clarity, found the perfect sentiment to go with it and voila - a card.
So here it is then.
Now this isn't the full stencil.
The full stencil has three tulips on it and also the word Tulips.
So I masked off one of the tulips and the word and using a sponge and my Distress Ink Pads, set to work.
I honestly think it took longer to mask off the flower and word than it did to make the card. Lol
I have used Festive Berries and Barn Door on the flower heads and Bundled Sage and Peeled Paint on the leaves.  I also added a bit of bundled sage on the flower heads too for some shading.
The fabulous sentiment stamp is also from Clarity and I think it fits perfectly.
I had forgotten how much fun CAS cards can be so I think I will be making a few more of these somehow.
Anyway, I shall enter this card into the following challenges:

Monday, 27 June 2016

A hint of colour!

Hi all
Just popping in to show you my latest bit of colouring.
This was an image from Mitzi's Gardens & Goddesses Colouring Book, Vol 1.
These images are a joy to colour.
Digital Stamp - Pansy - Girl with Pansy, Lobelia, and Butterfly - Instant Download - Floral Fantasy Line Art for Cards & Crafts
This one is called Pansy and you can find the digital image in Mitzi's Aurora Wings shop on Etsy here.
Because this image is a little larger I decided to turn it in to a wall hanging for a friend. 
The current challenge at Aurora Wings is Black and White and one other colour.
I decided to go for orange, my friend's favourite colour.
So here is my creation:
I am actually really proud of this.  I am a member of Alyce's colouring classes at Kit and Clowder and before I joined I would NEVER have attempted something like this.
I have had a set of Art sketching pencils for ages but never had the courage to use them so this is a first for me.
There are four different shades of orange on those pansies and they look stunning in the flesh, so to speak!
For the skin and hair I have used a variety of different lead thicknesses ranging from 4H to 6B.

Looking at it now I think I should have gone a bit heavier on the forehead but at least I have learnt something for the next one I do.
So I am going to enter this into the following challenges:

Wednesday, 25 May 2016

In the pink!

Hi All
Now that I know this card has been received I can happily post it to my blog and enter it into the Clarity Stamp Challenge.
This is a Christening card I was asked to make by my daughter.
She had been asked to be godmother to little Lettie, oh she is so cute! and obviously needed a card for the Christening.
What to make though?
It was going to be Beatrix Potter related but then I remembered my Baby baby Groovi plates so I set to work with those.
This is what I came up with - and if I say so myself I am really pleased with how it turned out.
The mane and tail are actually not that red in real life but quite a dark pink.
I wish I had gone over the name more than once as I did with the other words - looks a bit lost there doesn't it?
I used my Distress markers to colour everything except the hearts and these were coloured with my Spectrum Noir Pencils.
I added a little highlight to each heart and I really think it makes a difference.

Bit of character building all around the hexagon - took a while!!



My only disappointment is that I can see the double sided tape where I attached it to the backing card.
 I was going to do a wrap around and clean forgot! DOH!

Anyway, good news is my daughter was thrilled to bits with it which makes me a happy bunny.

So I am going to enter it into the Clarity Stamp Challenge which this month is Anything Goes

Monday, 16 May 2016

No Designer Paper!

Hi all,
Time once again for another challenge over at Creatalicious and this time our theme is:
NO DESIGNER PAPER!
So, time for a little CAS creation me thinks.
Our fabulous sponsor for this challenge is:
Prize - 3 digis of winner's choice

"Hi, I'm Alicia Bel.
Since childhood, I drew all the time. I also like to make cards. I studied teaching and then Fine Arts. I learned anatomy, composition, perspective and many things to make most interesting my drawings.

 My drawings are very sweet, innocent and sometimes sexy. I'm a bit childish and I really like princess stories, and beautiful, simple, and happy things."
So, we each got to work with one of Alicia's fabulous images and I chose this one:
Faery Lollipop
called Faery Lollipop
So here is what I made for this challenge:
I sort of had an idea in my head for this card, hmmm not sure if it worked out or not??
Anyhow, I wanted it to be really CAS, wish I had made the image a bit bigger now, hey ho!

Image is coloured with my Spectrum Noir Pencils.

The stencil is from Clarity and you can find it here.

The sentiment was done on the computer and then printed directly on to the card.
Phew am glad it worked because I didn't want to colour the image twice. Lol.
So there you have it.
I look forward to seeing your fabulous creations with NO DESIGNER PAPER on them.
Challenges:

Thursday, 5 May 2016

Everybody's Favourite - Anything Goes!

Hi all,
Time for another challenge at TTPH and this time our theme is:
ANYTHING GOES
That's right, everyone loves these challenges don't they?
So our fabulous sponsor this time is:
MORGAN'S ARTWORLD
Visit Morgan's Artworld here;

I have used Stardust Dreams for my card,
and here she is:

I deliberately chose extremely pastel colours for this one because I think she just looks so young and innocent and I wanted to keep that in the colouring.
Did I succeed do you think??

The image is coloured with my Polychromo pencils for this one, I just love usng these pencils.

The fabulous Word is from Clarity from one of their Word Chains and you can find them all here.

The flowers are mainly from Wild Orchid and I have had them in my stash now for ages.  I just don't seem to use as many flowers as I used to.

That gorgeous pin is from my very good friend Mandy, (A Sprinkling of Glitter) - she makes these and she used to sell them in her Etsy shop, must check and see if she still does. Again I have had them for ages, but they are so gorgeous I just don't want to use them. Lol

So there you go then, that's my little bit of inspiration for this challenge.
Can't wait to see what fabulous creations you all come up with.

Challenges:

Saturday, 23 April 2016

Oooh I is so chuffed!!

Hi all,
I just had to pop in and show you all, I got a top 5 place at the Aurora Wings Loris Fundraiser challenge over on Facebook the other week.
I have been so busy just lately, I just don't know where the time goes to and I meant to pop in and tell you before now.
So Mitzi Sato-Wiuff held a fundraiser for the Slow Loris campaign on her Facebook page recently.  If you made a donation you got a free image, and if it was over a certain amount you got two free images.
How cool is that?
So, I got two images and just had to colour them up, cos they is just too stinkin cute not to.
So here you go, the first one is the one that got me the Top 5 place:

and the other one is the extra entry I did.

I love them both and am really chuffed because I would never have done fur like this until I took Alyce's colouring classes over at Kit and Clowder.
Please leave me a comment and let me know what you think.
It means a lot you know! *Smile*

Friday, 22 April 2016

Add a number!

Honestly all I seem to do just lately is chase my bloomin tail!!
Anyhoo, sorry this is a day late but I go there eventually. Lol
Time for another new challenge over at Through the Purple Haze challenges and our theme this time is:
ADD A NUMBER
There are some fabulous creations on the challenge blog so please stop by and have a look if you haven't been already.
So our Sponsor this time is:

For my project I have used this fabulous image:
Fairy Digital Digi Stamps -Shaylee, Fantasy digi stamp, Big Eye Doll Coloring Page,  Instant Download Line Art for Card
and here is what I did with her.
The image is coloured with my Faber Castell Polychromos and I am really pleased with how it turned out. What do you think?
I was going to add some flowers and ribbon but to be honest I didn't want to detract from the fabulous image.
So here are a couple of close ups:
I love how her hair turned out.

I even added a few extra details to the tree!

And will you look at the highlights I added to her dress.
My colouring has changed so much since I signed up for Alyce Keegan's colouring classes over at Kit and Clowder and I still have so much to catch up on and learn.
Well, there you have it, my card for the add a number challenge, hope you like it?
I'm gonna add this card to the following challenges:
Until next time!!
Tara! xx