Monday, 12 February 2018

Time to face the music.

I'm back today with a little sneak peak as Sheena Douglass is going to be back on our screens this Wednesday from 6pm, featuring a fabulous new set of musical themed stamps, drawn by our DT chief, Donna Ratcliff.

Here's my first sneak peak featuring a saxaphone image, which is quite sizeable as this is an 8 x 8 card!

I have coloured my card using Aqua pens and included a bit of the glycerin technique on the side there, plus you can get to see a peak of one of the other stamps being released there too.

Set buttons to record - you are going to love this one!!

Sharon x

Friday, 9 February 2018

Colour Crazy Challenge with Oddball Art

We have a new challenge at Colour Crazy this week where we are sponsored by one of our regular sponsor - Oddball Art.

Those of you who know this company will be with their quirky, slightly 'zombie' style of art, so I thought that this particular image was slightly different to the kind of thing that we normally see (and love!) from them.

I really love this image as I thought it was perfect for a new home card, but could also be good for someone leaving home...perhaps going to university?

I particularly like the sketchy style of this image as it means you don't have to be too perfect with your colouring...if you go over the line a bit, it just fits with the general feel of the composition, and as such it is really relaxing to colour.
I used my Copics on this occasion but I think this image would work well with any colouring medium that you have to hand. :-)

So that's my card today. Hope you like it and will pop on over to Colour Crazy to share whatever you have been colouring this week.

Thanks for stopping by.

Sharon x

Wednesday, 7 February 2018

Valentines with Fab n Funky

We have a new challenge over at Fab n Funky, and also a brand new sponsor - Mama Makes, who you can find right here.

Loti, the owner and designer, gave us this lovely image to work with, and I decided to go for a soft look, using my Spectrum blendable pencils and blending fluid.

I stuck to three shades of grey and 2 shades of red to get this look, so sometimes less really is more!

I also used a red pencil and blending fluid to create the red border around the sentiment banner to.

So - it's a very clean and simple look for me today.

I hope you will join us over at Fab n Funky, and share your Valentine makes.

Bye for now.

Sharon x

Sunday, 4 February 2018

Sheena Douglas - beautiful poppies

Hi all. Did you manage to catch Sheena's Sketchies slows last week on Hochanda? The shows were fabulous as always, with loads of techniques and ideas for all of you Sparkle Pens and Aqua Pens fans out there.

Here is one of my cards for the show, featuring the fabulous poppies which I absolutely love!

I created an easel card, using some of my existing dies, and stamped the main Poppy image, using versafine, and coloured in with a combination of aqua pens and sparkles.

For the base I stamped and embossed the same image using white embossing powder, and then I stamped a couple of the flowers again, so that I could cut them out and decoupage them as stoppers.

I really loved making this card. I have a feeling that this stamp will be seeing a lot more ink in the near future!

Thanks for visiting today.

Sharon x


Thursday, 1 February 2018

SWALK Sorry You're leaving card with Spectrum Noir

It's time for a new challenge at Cute Card Thursday, and this week the theme is Anything Goes, sponsored by Whimsy Stamps.

For my card this week I have delved in to my old stash and pulled out some of my lovely old SwALK stamps. They seem to have a stamp to cover every occasion, so I managed to find just what I needed for a leaving card.
I found some nice cheery paper and coloured my characters to match, using my Spectrum Noir pens.

Finally I embossed the central panel to add a bit of interest.....

Hope you like my card today, and thanks for visiting!

Sharon x

Wednesday, 17 January 2018

Getting Girly at Fab n Funky

It's time for a new challenge at Fab n Funky and this time we are going 'girly' with one of our lovely new sponsors Whoopsi Daisy who create lots of lovely digital stamps, which you can find our their Etsy store right here.

I have used this lovely parasol, which I coloured with Prismacolour pencils and paired up with some girly delicate papers.

I hope you will come and join us over at Fab n Funky this week.

Bye for now.

Sharon x

Friday, 12 January 2018

New Year New Challenge at Colour Crazy

Well we have our first challenge of the year for Colour Crazy and, as always our theme is Anything Goes.

I decided to delve right back in to the past with a gorgeous SWALK image for my colouring, and I am glad I did as I loved every minute of colouring this little cutie.

I used my Spectrum Noirs to colour her, and they are just perfect for the job, as the style of these stamps gives to lots of opportunities from blending and shading.

My paper was something I had found in my stash, and I picked that first so that I could get the best match colourwise.

And finally - I love the sentiment - just perfect for someone who is down on their luck and needs a little boost.

So that's my card for today. I hope you will come and join us over at Colour Crazy this week - we always love to see your creations.

Bye for now!

Sharon x