Friday, 18 August 2017

Colour Crazy Challenge - sponsored by Crafty Ribbons

Hi there - it's time for an new challenge at Colour Crazy where the theme, as always is Anything Goes.

We are sponsored by Crafty Ribbons this week, so I have added a delicate accent to my card using some 5mm silk ribbon with a lovely picot edging ( at least I think that's what you call it!)

For my image I have gone with a beautiful LOTV design which I have coloured with Distress Markers and Zig Real Colour Pens.
Finally I teamed the image up with some beautiful papers from Wild Rose Studio - the Blackberry Lane 6x6 paper pad, and I made some die cut dailies to match the theme.

This was one of those cards where I was just able to relax and enjoy the process. Hope you like it as much as I enjoyed making it!

Bye for now.

Sharon x

Thursday, 10 August 2017

Embossing at Cute Card Thursday

It's time for a new challenge at Cute Card Thursday and this week we are sponsored by onw of our regular sponsors - All Dressed Up.

The theme this week is embossing so I chose to use an embossing folder and I found this beautiful one with dandelion seeds which i think is a perfect match to the lovely image.

I have coloured my image with Spectrum Noirs and I used Spectrum Aquas and glycerine to colour my embossed background.

Finally I added a little bit of magic in the form of glitter on the seed heads.  :-)

Thanks for visiting today, and don't forget to some and join in the fun at Cute Card Thursday!

Sharon

Thursday, 27 July 2017

Cute Card Thursday sponsored by Bugaboo

Hi there,

We have a new challenge over at Cute Card Thursday, and this week we are sponsored by Bugaboo stamps. Our theme is anything goes, so this week I decided to do a little Christmas preparation, using this lovely Christmas tree image for Bugaboo.

I love how all the tress are in a row, and they are really fun to colour as each one is just a little different. I used my Spectrum Noirs to colour these in, and you can see the list below.

Look forward to seeing you over at Cute Card Thursday.

Sharon x

Spectrum Noir Colours used: BT1, BT2, CR7, DR6, CT2, CT4, CG2, CG4, JG6, EB6, EB8

Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Delighted to be a Guest DT at Christmas with the Cuties this month!

 Hi there. I was absolutely delighted to be asked to join the Christmas with the Cuties team as a guest DT this month. As you can imagine Cuteness and Christmas tick all my boxes so I felt like a kid in a sweet shop!!
I was given this lovely image from Papernest Dolls  to play with and I had a lovely time colouring it in with my Spectrum Noirs, plus a little help from my Faber Castell pencils for the hair.

Unusually for me I went with fairly traditional colours, and the old die cutting machine got a good work out too. The card based and mats were all made from the a Spellbinders giant nesting die and the holly comes from  the new White Christmas range at Tattered Lace.

So, my final world is to say thank you very much to Lisa and the rest of the Cuties DT for making me so welcome this month, and letting me join in the fun on both the Cutie Pie and the Christmas with Cuties challenges this month!

Bye for now.

Sharon

Friday, 21 July 2017

Surfing on the Net


It's challenge time once again at Colour Crazy and this time we are sponsored by the wonderful Lemon Shortbread company.

Whilst the theme is always 'Anything Goes' for our participants, here on the DT we are adopting a Surfer theme this week, and between us we have been playing with boy and girl surfer images.

I picked the little girl, as I thought that would be a little out of the ordinary!

This image comes with the lovely background that you see, so I set to work colouring everything in, in flat colour, using my Spectrum Noir pens. But then I thought it looked a little too flat, so I went over the top with my Faber Castell pencils to add some depth, and also to make the surfboard look like it had some wood grain showing through (even though it is red!).

I then created a frame for my card using teal card, and this frame actually sits over the top of the design paper for a change so it is a little different.

I also decoupaged the little girl and her board, to make her a bit more prominent. If you look closely you might be able to see the shadows.  :-)

Thanks very much for visiting today, and I look forward to seeing you over at Colour Crazy this week.

Bye for now.

Sharon x

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Patterned papers at Fab n Funky

 Hi there. It's my turn to host the challenge over at Fab n Funky this week, and I have chosen a nice easy theme - use a patterned paper.

We are sponsored by Lia Stamps this week, who kindly provided us with this gorgeous little girl to play with. I think she is just adorable.
I coloured my little girl in with my Spectrum Noir pens and then added Polychromos pencil over the top to add some shading. This is a technique that I have only recently started to use, and I really like it. For examples the deep shadows in the folds of the skirt are made with a grey pencil and the highlights in her hair are with white pencil.

I found some lovely papers in my stash - they are Tilly Daydream by Do Crafts, and, as you can see they have some beautiful patchwork papers and a coordinating apple paper - so I made sure to colour my little girl to match. In the end I am feeling like it is a little bit of a harvest festival type theme.

So that's my card for today. Hope you like it and that you will come and share some of your much loved patterned papers over at Fab n Funky this week.

Bye for now.

Sharon x

Monday, 17 July 2017

Guest DT at The Cutie Pies


I am delighted that I was recently asked, by the lovely Lisa, to be a guest DT at The Cutie Pies challenge!

They are midway through their challenge this week, which has a theme of 'Here Come the Girls' and is sponsored by Crafty Sentiments who do indeed have the cutest little images.

So here is what I created for the challenge:


I wanted my little cutie to be relaxing in her beautiful bathroom and feeling pampered, so I have created this 3d card to give that effect. I'm not sure what you call this style of card, but I had seen some examples made this way recently, and thought I would give it a go.
For my little girl, I printed her twice and coloured her with Spectrum Noirs, before decoupaging the shower cap , the bath and some of the bubbles to add some lift. The towels and loofah were also part of the image, and make some nice accessories.

So - I hope you like my card today and that you will join in with the fun over at The Cutie Pies.

Thanks very much to Lisa and the team for letting me join in with the fun!

Sharon x