Monday 26 September 2016

Squirrel and Toadstool stamp by Ching-Chou Kuik

Today was a public holiday and what better way to spend a bit of time other than playing in the craft room.  I was wanting to use up some papers and as I have a limited supply of copic markers its back to the good old green and pink combo.  Sentiment by Lilyofthevalley, glitter glue used to add a touch of sparkle and glossy accents.  Hope you like her x

Entered into the following challenges:
Ching-Chou Kuik - Halloween/something spooky
SOSS #69 - P is for Pink Halloween
Week 385 - Pink October

Saturday 24 September 2016

LOTV Little mermaid

I love this little mermaid and was one of my first images coloured with copic markers.  Stampin up paper and ribbon used and the shells are from our garden

Entered in the following challenges:

Kraftin Jimmie - Wonderful Wednesday
Hello everyone, this is a little card we made in our class to practice our colouring.

Fairy ink free stamp from when you sign up and she is lovely.

Coloured with copic markers and kaiserkraft papers, Im going through all my old supplies at the moment so I think the border is kaszazz and the gold love hearts are confetti.  

Entered into the following challenges:

Kraftin Kimmi - Challenge #350, Use Black

Thursday 15 September 2016

The last card I designed using this stamp was very autumny, was as in oz were heading into spring thought I would do one to reflect our seasons.

The stamp used is tiny hedgehog by Torytale and is a digi stamp.  

Coloured in copic markers and mounted on stampin up card stock with some free patterned paper from a craft magazine (probably a few years old)

I like to match my copic colours best as possible to my card and papers colours 

For the finishing touches I added some crystal effects to the little guys eyes and nose and went a tiny bit overboard with the wink of stella pen, therefore added lots of buttons and bling, finally ribbon and sentiment.  Hope you like the finished result. 

Entered into the following challenges:
Glitter and Sparkle Challenge #206

Tuesday 13 September 2016

Aurora Wings

Aurora Wings - what a great artist.  I have coloured this lovely lady in copic markers and will enter her into some online challenges.  These are very pretty stamps and the owls were great practice for texture.  

Challenges entered:

Aurora Wings, september 2016, fantasy
Glitter and Sparkle Challenge #208

Saturday 10 September 2016

I am discovering very quickly how big the world of craft is, today I discovered a new face book group and downloaded the stamp.  

Copic markers used for all colouring:

Face: E00, E51, E02, E04
Hair: E33, E38, E37, E39
Dress: BG10, BG15, BG37, BG39
Scarf: R81, R83, R85, E33, E39

Stamps and punches Stampin up 
Paper, stampin up and kaiserkraft,
Pearls and embellishments just found hiding away in craft room - no labels 

Entered into the following challenges:
 ArtbyMiram Facebook challenge - September 2016 Progressive Challenge.

Wednesday 7 September 2016

Hi there, what a busy week, from putting up my first blog post to joining lots of challenges on other blogs

I started off with my printed images and decided on what colour Copic markers I would use along with what papers I would use.

The digi stamp is toritales cute hedgehog

The pens used are:
Fur E33, E35, E37
body E00, E51, E04, R81 and R83
Leaf E29, BG93, BG96, BG99
Lady bird R46 and black faber Castell Pen 199

I started in the middle of the image colouring the body first starting light to dark, and then worked my way out, the hedgehog was coloured in the lighter colours and I used the darker browns to fill in some of the gaps giving the look of some texture

When I had finished colouring I cut out the image and the backing in oval framlets, I started to play with the papers and embellishments thinking where I would like them to be placed, I then inked the edge of the picture and started to put all together.

The inks used are moment black, stampin up, cajun craze and choc chip.  Cardstock and leaf paper paper are Kmart along with the lady bug, and leaves.  (Got to work to that budget) the paper is very flimsy so its backed onto stampin up choc chip and the main card is crumb cake, again stampin up supplies

After I had cut out the memory box dies in mixed leaves on Stampin up cards in garden green (R), cherry cobbler, more mustard (R) and choc chip I stuck them all together using dimensionals.  The finishing touches was using crystal effects to make it look like there was dew on the leaf and on the little guys nose.

Thanks for viewing :)

Tuesday 6 September 2016

Most months I attend a local photography club and we submit pictures for review and if were lucky we get awarded a gold, silver or bronze.  I entered this picture a while ago and was lucky to get a silver, i then decided i had nothing to loose and entered into the inter club competition for western Australia.  I have been selected as a finalist so will soon see it mounted and hung for the inter club weekend away.

Only problem...I can't spell Tolkien lol and got my i and e mixed up...wonder if anyone will notice 
This is a free digi stamp form scrappers delight for freebie friday, I love this stamp as reminds me of when we (mum and me) took my 2 children to see the mummy exhibit in Perth and little miss was about 6 at the time, she was looking at us then at the mummy, pointed to me said "Mummy" pointed to the mummy arms out straight legs out straight and said "mmmuuuummmmyyyyy" one of those had to be there moments but I soon as I saw this stamp I knew it would be mums birthday card.

Stampin up card used in very vanilla and always artichoke (retired).
Background stamp, stampin up the open sea (retired) stamped and distressed in crumb cake and soft suede. Stamping up bring embossing folder used, highlighted with gold ink. Coloured in copics

skin - BG 93, BG96, BG99
Bandages - W1, W3, W5
Hair, eyes and nails - E35, E37

Hope you like it I will put putting it into some challenges and will update as done :)

Challenges entered into:

August -

I have just discovered this amazing artist on Etzy, Ching-Chou Kuik and have entered this into her monthly challenge on Facebook and her blog.

The theme was Sympathy, thinking of you or thank you. Mine speaks of itself I think ;)

Coloured in copic markers:
Hair V09,12,15,17
Skin E000, 00, 04, R83
Tail BG10,15,23,09, and V09, 12,15,17
Star Fish E02, RV14
Sand E70, 71,74
Bottle and note, C5, C7, BV31,
Ocean BG10, 23
Sky BG23 and spectrum noir B1, 2

Stampin up paper in Perfect Plum, bottle from local craft shop and shells from my garden