Sunday, 27 May 2018

Adventure

I'm sharing a little inspiration with you today using Bryan's Baby.  This is only the second time I've coloured it.  You can get 10% off any of my images by quoting code SKIANDREA10 at checkout on Etsy.
I've used Copics to colour the image.  The background was created using a stencil Faye gave me as part of a recent colouring class.  I still need to improve the technique she showed us by the effect is fantastic and I love it.  You can find Faye's classes on here blog here

I've used Kraft card for my background, on top of that some design paper from Docrafts.  The birds were doodled on after I thought they added a nice touch to the sky.
The sentiment stickers are Tim Holtz ones.

Thanks for taking a look today.
Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Crafty Calendar Challenge - Things with Wings
The Corrosive Challenge - Anything Goes
A Snowflakes Promise - Anything Goes
Create & Inspire - Anything Goes
Crafty Cardmakers - Things with Wings
QKR Stampede - Anything Goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes

Friday, 25 May 2018

Loving the stripes!



This is the prize they're offering



For my inspiration I've used an image I've coloured which which is part of the Kit & Clowder colouring classes.  I so enjoyed colouring this, thank you Alyce <3. She's one of Ching Chou Kuik's images
The image was coloured with Copics the full listing of colours can be found in the class.

I have a couple of lots of dots on the cards.  The white ones around the image with the gel pen and also my black gems.

My design papers have the stripes in them and are from Maja Design.  I've also used some black card and a sentiment from Lili of the Valley coloured with Copic.

Hope you like my inspiration for today and you join the challenge <3
Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Ching Chou Kuik - Pearls / Gems
Love to Scrap - Anything Goes
Crafting with an Attitude - Anything Goes
Stamping Sensations - Close to Nature
Artistic Inspiration - Anything Goes
The Creative Crafters - Challenge Anything Goes
The Crafter's Cafe - All Creatures Great and Small
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes


Wednesday, 23 May 2018

Embellies & Papers

We're sponsored by We Are 3 this month at Outlaws Sketch.  I've had a play around with papers and embellishments for this weeks sketch below


I've used some Tones of Gray paper from the We Are 3 shop.  I've used two re-inkers and a sponge for the blue and lilac on the paper.  Behind this you can see two design papers from Lili fo the Valley to compliment the colours I picked.  All my design papers have been distressed with a Tonic Solutions tool.
There are two layers of lace, three chip board embellishments, a mixture of papers flowers and a tiny ribbon of purple ribbon.

Hope you like my inspiration for today and we see you at the challenge
Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Craftyhazelnuts Pattered Paper - May
Your Scrapbook Place - May
The Sketchy Challenges - Ribbon, Lace or Twine
Creative Inspiration - Clean & Simple or Fussy & Fancy
Craft Rocket - Use Embellishments
Scrap and Craft - Use Three Chipboard Pieces
Get Creative - Lots of Flowers


Saturday, 19 May 2018

Blue Blossoms

Today I'm guest designing for Crafty Friends.  I'm sponsoring them for the next fortnight.  The theme is B's, as many as you can think of :)
For my inspiration I'm using Bumble Bee Blossom (3 B's right there to start you off!) . You can find this image in my Etsy shop.  I've coloured the image with Copics making the flowers blue (another B).  I've also used a white gel pen.

The design paper behind the image creating a border had browns in it like the brown of the bee (more B's) is from Maja Design.  Two brass corners (another B) finish the card off.
OK lost count ROLF!!

Hope you like my inspiration for this challenge :)
Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Create & Makes - Anything Goes
A Perfect Time to Craft - Challenge 5
DigiStamps4 Joy - Anything Goes
Fabrika Fantasy - Flowers
2 Crafty Critter Crazies - Challenge 14
Love to Craft - Anything Goes
The Crafter's Cafe - All Creatures Great and Small
CCC Digi Creations - Flower Power
Sasayaki Glitter - Flowers
Stamping Sensations - Close to Nature


Wednesday, 16 May 2018

Pop of pink ;)

Today I'm sharing a creation made for Outlawz Sketch using We Are 3 Tones of Gray design papers.  We Are 3 are sponsoring us this month.  To go with the papers I've coloured one of my own images, Faye, in monochrome using Copics.

To add a little interest I've coloured only her wings in pink.  I've fussy cut the image and mounted it onto a die cut circle of the Tones of Gray papers.  The edges of all the design papers have been distressed with a Tonic Solutions tool.  Behind the image is a piece of black card cut with a Spellbinders die.  I've added a little magic label from Tim Holtz.

Here's our sketch for this week


Apart from the We Are 3 design papers I've also used some Studio Light paper to give a fence effect in the background.  To frame the card I've used some black card.  Across the middle of the design papers is a strip of gingham ribbon.

You can probably see the image has been mounted onto a doily to keep with the theme of the sketch.

The piano key ribbon down the left and the hand tied musical noted ribbon I've picked to go with the musical paper design.

Along the bottom I've used a mushroom die from Joy Crafts which I've cut into sections so the image is left clear.

My final touch a few black gems.

Hope you like my inspiration for today and we see you at the challenge
Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Simply Papercraft - Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations - Clean & Simple or Fussy & Fancy
Crafty Calendar Challenge - Things with Wings
Pearly Sparkles - Things with Wings
Addicted to Stamps - Ribbons
Dragonfly Dreams - Here Come the Girls
Incy Wincy - Things that Fly
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Magical Fairy Garden
Sweet Stampin - Magical / Myth / Fantasy
Lemon Shortbread - Anything Goes


Sunday, 13 May 2018

Taking Pics

 This image was released last week - I think (I've had a lot on recently and I'm having a bit of a time blur LOL!)


I sell this image with and without the little scene in the camera.  That way if you want to have a go at putting something into the lens you can.  This one with the tree I've just sketched in with my Copics.  When I was taking the close up photo I had the weird sensation of being drawn into the centre of the camera image (so I think I may have finally got something right with my art ha ha!)

I've coloured the image with Copics and also sketched in a background scene.  I've coloured that in lighter colours to make the image stand out more.

A couple of doodled birds finish off the scene.  I've then framed the image with black card.  Added some bright green design paper from Lemoncraft.  The final addition to add some depth I've added a wood chip embellishments which a I got at Scrap and Craft.

Hope you like my inspiration with my new image
Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Pile It on - Sports / Hobbies
Cardz 4 Guys - Men's Hobbies
QKR Stampede - Anything Goes
Love to Craft - Anything Goes
Crafting by Designs - Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Crafting with Friends - Anything Goes

Playing with Clouds

It's been a while since I coloured this one.  It's called Seraphina's Heart you can find it here in my shop on Etsy.  I'm offering 20% discount for a week only use SPRINGSHOP20 at checkout ;)

I've coloured the image with Copics, then added a little black polychromos for that little bit extra depth in the scales.


I've just added some purple design paper to compliment the image and black card to frame it, doodles a little in two corners and added a LOVE sentiment (you can find these in the wedding section in Hobby Craft.

Thanks for taking a look today :)
Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Sparkles - The Weather
2 Crafty Critter Crazies - Challenge 14
Try It on Tuesdays - Stencils / Die Cuts or Both
Crafty Friends - Animals
Crafty Calendar Challenge - Things with Wings
Pearly Sparkles - Things with Wings
Incy Wincy - Things that Fly
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Magical Fairy Garden
Sweet Stampin - Magic / Myth / Fantasy 
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes