Sunday 6 October 2013

Stencil Storage Project

Sharing my latest You Tube Video.

Thursday 19 September 2013

Coloured Pencil Sketch - Pink Flamingo

Created using Prisma Premier pencils on Derwent pastel Paper.

Friday 6 September 2013

Coloured Pencil Sketch - Peacock Butterfly

Created using Prisma Coloured Pencils on Daler Rowney Bristol Board.

I took a few stills along the way showing the process, so thought I'd share those too:

Colours used:
Yellowed Orange
Poppy Red
Scarlet Lake
Tuscan Red
Process Red
Parma Violet
Indigo Blue
Ginger Root
Green Ocre
Sandbar Brown
Cool Grey 90%

Sunday 1 September 2013

Coloured Pencil Sketch - Marble

Created using Prisma Premier Pencils just for practice and fun.  I didn't have any tinted paper designed for coloured pencil, so used the reverse side of some grey pastel paper.  It was still a little too grainy for a smooth finish, but the results were not too bad.

Monday 26 August 2013

Card - Washi Tape

Created for the Less Is More Challenge where the theme is to use Washi Tape.  Since I don't own any, I made my own using Micropore Medical Tape, Distress Inks and Stamps.

Cardstock - Southfield Ivory Linen
Handmade Paper - Cream (for the flower)
Micropore Medical Tape
Distress Inks - Gathered Twigs, Peeled Paint, Broken China
Stamp - Stampers Anonymous (Text on Tape); Stampin' Up (ink splatter); LOTV (Tag)
Flower Dies - Spellbinders & Crealies
Fabric flower centre - From stash
Brown Pearl - Wild Orchid Crafts
Glimmer Mist - Irridescent Gold

Card - Autumn Blessings

Created for the CAS(E) This Sketch Challenge.  I used a handmade background paper that was gifted to me, as well as a new stamp set by Whimsy stamps.

Cardstock - Southfield: Ivory Linen, Bazzill: Brown
Paper - Handmade Gift
Stamp - Whimsy Stamps
Dies - Cheery Lynn: Flourish; Spellbinders: Circles; DieNamics: Fishtail Stax

Thursday 22 August 2013

Butterfly Tag

Created for the Pin-Spirational Challenge where an image is provided as inspiration.  I decided to focus on the colours of the image for my challenge piece.
Size 8 Manilla Tag
Fresco Finish Paint: Inky Pool, Ice Blue, Mermaid
Crackle Medium
Rock Candy Crackle Paint
Distress Paint - Picket Fence
Background stamp - Creative Text (manufacturer unknown)
Stencil - Creative Imaginations
Ferro Paint - Gold
Frantage Embossing Powders - Shabby White, Aged Teal
Butterfly Ephemera - K & Co
Treasure Gold - White Fire

Friday 16 August 2013

Card - Snow Is Falling

Created for the Christmas Stampin' All Year Long Challenge where the theme is to use stitching on your project.

Cardstock - Bazzill Kraft, Taffetta Smooth White
Inks - Gathered Twigs Distress Ink, Brilliance Ink - Moonlight White, Versafine Black
Stamps - Lily Of The Valley (text tag), Stampin' Up (snow background)
Die - Marienne Designs (Large Snowflake), Cheery Lynn (Small Snowflakes)
Twine - Beadsmith

Card - Butterflies

A quick card created for the Stampin' For the Weekend Challenge, where the theme is butterflies.
Cardstock - Southfield Ivory Linen
Distress Ink - Dusty Concord & Chipped Sapphire
Stamps - Darkroom Door (Flowers & Butterflies);  Stampin' Up (Text background)

Sunday 14 July 2013

Postcard - The Secrets of The Sea

Created for the Sunday Postcard Art Challenge where the theme is Fairies of the Sea.

Cardstock - Taffeta Smooth White
Chipboard (Greyboard)
Paint - Golden Fluid Acrylics: Teal, Titan Buff; Distress Paint: Spun Sugar, Lumiere Pearl Turquoise
Ink - Archival Aquamarine, Magenta; StazOn: Cactus Green
Stamps - Designs By Ryn; Stampscapes; Oxford Imprressions
Digital Collage Image - Itkupilli (Etsy)
Textural Embellishments - Fusible film, fusible fibres, Ranger Beadazzles, Stickles Glitter Glue, Stewart Gill Byzantia Guilding Chips, Liquid Pearls

Monday 8 July 2013

Postcard - Sing your Heart's Song

Created for this week's Sunday Postcard Art Challenge

Cardstock - Tafetta Smooth White
Dylusions Colour Wash Sprays - (discontinued colours) Vanilla Custard, Pomegranate, Aubergine
Ink - Archival: Manganese Blue; Versafine Black
Stamps - Prima (Music script); Autumn Leaves (large font); Studio G (small font)
Cosmic Shimmer Watercolours
Golden Gesso
Posca Paint Pens - Black, Violet, Pearl Blue
Die - Sizzix Primitive Hearts
Heart shaped sequin mesh
Old Sheet Music

Sunday 7 July 2013

ATC - Distressed Stars

Created for the Wicked Wednesday ATC Challenge where the theme is red, white & blue.

Cardstock - Ranger Kraft
Patterned Paper - from stash
Stencil - Crafter's Workshop: Star Shower
Stamps - Sam Poole: Chicken Wire; Impression Obsession: Beauty Text
Paint - Golden Heavy Body Acrylic: Light UltraMarine
Golden - Gesso
Liquitex - Light Moulding Paste
PanPastels - Permanent Red Shade , Ultramarine Shade, Black
Distress Crackle Paint - Picket Fence, Rock Candy

Saturday 6 July 2013

Card - Christmas In July

Created for the Cheery Lynn Challenge where the theme is Christmas in July.  The background was created on glossy cardstock by stamping the Holly stamp with Versamark, then placing the cardstock facedown onto Distress ink that had been placed onto a craft sheet and spritzed with water.  Additional ink was sponged onto the card, then it was spritzed again with water before being stamped a different Holly Stamp in Distress Ink, and then with a snow effect texture stamp.

Cardstock - Southfield Ivory Linen; Bazzill Canvas Texture: Maraschino; Astralux Glossy White
Cheery Lynn Dies - Holly Flourish, Mini Pearl Coved Rectangle (for the sentiment label)
Ink - Distress Frayed Burlap; Versamark
Digital Collage Sheet - Etsy
Stamps - Tapestry (Holly); DieNamics (Sentiment), Stampin' Up (Snow Texture)
Flowers - Recollections
Liquid Pearls - White, gold
Stickles - Stardust

Wednesday 3 July 2013

Card - Girl in Lilac & Aqua

Created for the Sunday Sketch & Stamp Challenge

I recently bought a Wacom Tablet and this is the first digital image I have drawn on it.  Not perfect, but I couldn't wait to print her out and make her into a card, and these are the results.  I'll probably make a few changes to her before using her again, but I like the fact that I can print out my sketches more than once, and at any size, so I can make anything from ATC's to large mixed media art canvases. It will also make me learn how to show Photoshop more proficiently too!

Cardstock - Southfield ivory Linen, Bazzill Canvas: Angel
Patterned Paper - Pion Design
Digital Stamp - My Own Design
Copic Markers -
Hair: E43, E42, E41, E40
Clothes: BG70, BG72, V000, V91, V93, V95, W0, W1, W3
Skin: E13, E11, E00, E000, E0000, R20, R00
Background: W3, W2, W1, W0, W00, Blender
Dies: Cheery Lynn - Oval Stackers; Dienamics - Scallop Ribbon Border
Stickles - Stardust
Liquid Pearls - White, Mint
Flowers - Prima E-Line
Fabric Flower Centres - Ebay
Rhinestones - Wild Orchid Crafts
Stewart Gill Pearlised Paint - Pearl White, Abalone, Mermaid
Flatback Pearls - Ebay
Metal Corners - From Stash

Sunday 30 June 2013

Postcard - Once Upon A Time

Created for the Sunday Postcard Art Challenge where the theme is Once Upon a Time.  I used a background I had prepared some time ago, (that was I think painted with Golden Fluid acrylics in blues and purples) for the base of my postcard.  Then added stamping, torn patterned paper, stencilling, and embossing.

Taffetta Smooth Cardstock
Patterned Paper - Papermania Chatsworth Collection
Tissue Paper
Crafter's Workshop Stencils - Mini Demask, Mini Punchinella
Stamps - Lost Coast Designs (Princess); Impression Obsession (background - Beauty text); Cat's Life Press - Once Upon A Time Text
Frantage Embossing Powders - Shabby White, Shabby Pink, Shabby Blue
Paint - Ranger Dabbers: Blue Sky, Cool Peri; Distress Paint - Spun Sugar, Golden Fluid: Titanium White, Quinacridone Nickel Azo Gold
Ink - Archival:Magenta; Versafine: Black
Posca Paint Pens - Pink, Purple, Black

Friday 28 June 2013

Card - Watercolour Christmas Tree

Created for the Christmas Challenges Blog (which FYI says there are only 180 days until Christmas).  The challenge this week is a sketch challenge.  I might try harder to follow the Christmas challenge blogs, then people might actually get a card this year! lol  I bought the little Christmas tree stamp in a January sale & it is my first time using it.   I really liked how it stamped and responded to watercolouring!

Cardstock - Southfield: Ivory Linen; Bazzill Canvas: Lily Pad
Watercolour Paper - Langton Hot Press
Pattened Paper - Creative Imaginations
Dies - Die-namics: Scallop Ribbon
Stamps - Fun Stamps: Star Topped Tree; Stampin' Up: Itty Bitty Backgrounds; Tapestry Stamps: Piney Hollow Christmas; PaperTrey Ink: Signature Christmas
Distress Markers & Ink Pads - Walnut Stain, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss
Decoart - Snow Writer
Liquid Pearls - Gold, Watermelon
Eyelash Fibres - From Stash
Holly Charm - Ebay

Card - Dreamy Flowers

Created for the Incy Wincy Designs Challenge where the theme is tic-tac-toe.  From the game board I chose "No Pattern Paper, Emboss It & Flowers".  I always find these kind of challenges fun with lots of possibilities :-)  Here's what I came up with:

Cardstock - Generic Kraft, Southfield Ivory Linen
Die - Whimsy Designs
Stamps - Heart Felt Creations: Daisy patch Flowers; Stampin' Up: Itty Bitty Backgrounds
Distress Markers - Milled Lavender, Dusty Concord, Victorian Velvet, Aged Mahogany, Weathered Wood, Chipped Sapphire
Stamping Ink - Brilliance: Moonlight White; Distress Ink: Dusty Concord
Embossing Powder - White Detail
Stickles - Stardust

Card - Bird On A Branch

Created for the "Less Is More Challenge" using distress markers & stamping onto textured card.

Cardstock - Creative Cover White Linen Effect
Distress Markers - Peeled Paint, Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain
Stamps - Bird: Katy's Corner (Now closed for business), Sentiment: Personal Impressions

Wednesday 26 June 2013

Card - Fly Away

Created for the CASology Challenge where the theme is free.
Cardstock - Southfield Ivory Linen
Stamps - 7-Gypsies, Stampin' Up, PaperArtsy
Ink - Frayed Burlap Distress Ink, Versafine Black