Sunday, July 26, 2015

Rose heart bouquet colouring page

This is my second adult colouring page that I have drawn for Digistamps4Joy called "Rose heart Bouquet". I actually had a lot of fun colouring this in! The image is sized for an A4 page.
I coloured it in with a combination of Copic pens and Spectrum Noire pens, then added highlights with a white pencil.

New items used - digital colouring page image


Rose lady

Our new artist at Digistamps4Joy is Tanya O'Connor and she drew this gorgeous digi called "Strong Lady 3". What a gorgeous image - I love all those roses around this lady! If you purchase this digistamp, both Tanya and I will donate part of the proceeds to the Cancer Association of South Africa, so indirectly you are also donating to CANSA. 
I coloured her in with a combination of Copic pens and Spectrum Noire pens, added the requisite bling (of course!), mounted it on 2 papers that I found in my stash, and added some ribbon and a gem.

New items used - digistamp
Old items used - BP, green cardstock, patterned papers, white pastel pencil for highlights.



African Queen

Our new artist at Digistamps4Joy is Tanya O'Connor and she drew this gorgeous digi called "Strong Lady 1". When I first saw it I saw an African lady so have attempted to colour a darker skin - not easy! If you purchase this digistamp, both Tanya and I will donate part of the proceeds to the Cancer Association of South Africa, so indirectly you are also donating to CANSA. Cancer affects anyone, no matter your skin colour, and I thought by colouring this digi in with an African skin, it would pay tribute to all our African sisters who also have been battling this disease.
I coloured her in with a combination of Copic pens and Spectrum Noire pens, added the requisite bling (of course!), and mounted it on 2 papers that I found in my stash that I thought have a slight African feel to them.

New items used - digistamp
Old items used - BP, brown cardstock, white pastel pencil for highlights.



Wednesday, July 15, 2015

A Gift For You

Make It Crafty has a challenge running for  a CAS Skaker card. My first thought was .... a shaker card simple/plain? Making a shaker card requires quite a bit of work. BUT, after looking at the fabulous samples of the DT I realised OK, not too difficult. My problem of course is that I really battle to make CAS cards! It always feels to me as if something is missing.

This is MY version of the CAS Shaker card - I love making shaker cards btw. Perhaps not as CAS as it could be, but the best I could do without adding too much. I used the MIC image "Little girl decorating" image and coloured her in with Copics and SN pens. The tree was cut from green cardstock and 3 separate shaker areas were made. Bit tricky getting the tiny shaker bits into the small area, and I probably have quite a few on the floor now, but eventually I managed. Only one BP used - I tried using the white background but the card looked really empty to me. A little glitter glue and sequins added as baubles, a peel-off sentiment, vase and ribbon, and the card is finished.


New items used - vase
Old items used - BP, green cardstock, white gel pen, chalk, alcohol pens, glitter glue, sequins, peel offs.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Make It Crafty - CAS shaker challenge


Happy Birthday Abby

Let's Scrap Sketches challenge 7-1-15 is to use this sketch...
My daughter and I are still catching up on her 2012 album, but at last making progress! Thanks are due to Let's Scrap for all their inspirational sketches!

Sketch 7-1-15 fits in nicely with a layout of photos of my grand daughter's 9th birthday party.  I picked up the bright pink top she was wearing and carried the pink over into the layout, so it is very bright! The lemon green hopefully breaks the pink a little. All the daisy flowers are from a punch that creates a border, and these are the bits that fall out. The lemon green squares are from a die. Here theme was "Hello Kitty" but was basically only picked up in the cake decoration by her mom. Instead of making a Hello Kitty layout, I decided to go with the flower theme to match those on the cake.

I entering this layout into the current Let's Scrap Sketches challenge 7-1-15.

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Let God be your guiding light

I drew this digi for Digistamps4Joy and called it "Coral Corner".  
I love my aquariums (I have 3!). I would love to be able to own a marine tank as the fish are just so beautiful and the anemone and corals absolutely amazing, but it is so expensive and a lot more difficult to maintain. Instead I always admire the marine tanks in my local pet shop. But, I "can" draw a coral scene and create my own marine card!

This is a centre-stepper card shape. I used left over Graphics 45 (By the Sea) papers as the backing, and die cut some leaves and swirls as well. The digistamp is coloured with my Inktense pencils and OMS, and highlights added with white gel pen. I used strips of paper and different blue TH chalks to create the sunrays coming through the water.

New items used - digistamp
Old items used - BP, white cardstock, white gel pen, chalks.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Kraftin Kimmie - Anything Goes
Outlawz challenges - Anything Goes + twist use die cuts
Art by Miran challenge36 - anything goes
TTCRD - anything goes