Friday, February 24, 2012

Lily Calendar Page

Happy Friday everyone...time for a new challenge at The Outlawz Copic/Promarker group. Our theme this week is Anything Goes...and of course we have a new calendar page file ready for you to download, so hope you'll come and join us :)

I've made another calendar page...going great guns with this project so let's hope it continues right through the year!!

This is the very beautiful Lily from Michelle Perkett. I LOVE this image, it's one of my favourites from Michelle. I started with a basic calendar page and cut a circle in JAC paper so I could glitter it with SU Dazzling Diamonds, to make a sparkly moon.....

Then I coloured Lily with Copics and cut her out. I placed her over the moon with foam dots. I've been keeping the pages to only one or two layers but this image needed to sit over the moon to achieve the effect I fat page probably won't hurt lol

Here's a CU of Lily in all her splendour:

She's VERY, VERY SPARKLY!!!!!  I had a bit of a disaster with her wings :(  I had them coloured and blended nicely, using 2 different colour families and decided to try out my new tub of SU Champagne Shimmer Paint...BAD MOVE!!!!....made her wings look all muddy...GRRRRRRR...was supposed to make them all beautiful and shiny!  This was the last touch to finish the image and I thought I was going to have to bin her and start again...not happy Jan!!!  My wonderfully inventive friend, Helen was here and suggested I try the new iridescent SU embossing powder to see if it would fix's definitely IRIDESCENT lol  (I love it and will get some next time I order)  It helped but I'm still not 100% happy with it as it's not what I envisioned :(...and they looked so lovely before I stuffed them up!! Oh well, you live and learn...and that's one thing about me, I won't make the same mistake twice!! The leaves wrapped around her dress are finished with SU Crystal Effects.

Copic Colours:

Thanks for looking....have a wonderful day :)
CS:  X-Press It blending card, SU Very Vanilla
DP:  Digi from My Memories
Stamp:  Lily from Michelle Perkett
Colouring:  Copics, glitter pens
Other:  JAC paper, SU Dazzling Diamonds, Champagne Shimmer Paint, Iridescent EP & Crystal Effects, foam dots

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Twisted Thursday - Lots of Layers

Hello, I'm back already with another post!  I spent a lovely day with a friend today, playing in her craft room...*waving to you Heather* :)  I could have spent all week rummaging through Heather's stash and not been one bit bored lol  It's always fun to explore someone else's hoard of craft stuff and try out different techniques. I came home all inspired to dabble in a few new things and get out of my comfort zone.

I'm not much of a stamper but Heather had some lovely Dark Room Door stamps that I took a shine to...for colouring of course lol  So I stamped one of the lovely ladies from the 1920s Chic set and sat and coloured her with Heather's pencils...most of the ones I chose were Crayola pencils, they have a nice, soft lead.  I'm still very much at the practising stage of pencil colouring but I would like to get better at it, for a change from using my Copics...I like the different look of the pencils.

Anyhow, I came home and was determined to put her on something, not in the drawer and forget about her, so I made a card (which has taken me ALL night!!) to put in the Twisted Thursday challenge at The Outlawz.  The theme this week is Lots of Layers. Of all the challenges to decide I was going to play in for fun, I had to pick this one...I'm not very good with lots of layers lol  I usually keep my cards fairly simple. I think this card has more layers than I've ever done on anything so far! Here it is:

The gorgeous DP is all from Graphic 45 Fashionista collection. I've had this for quite a while and haven't used it cos I'm a bit scared of vintage :)  Thought it went well with this stamp. I didn't have the perfect colour CS for the light matting so inked up some SU Very Vanilla with Old Paper Distress Ink to give it an aged look. Then the panels were matted with black and layered on to the vanilla. The card base is SU Soft Suede.

I made the rosette the same way...inked Very Vanilla before folding, etc. The centre of the rosette is an antique-y looking shank button from my sewing stash.

PS  LOOK Helen...I have a skewed panel...bwaahaahaaahaaaa...never say never lol

Thanks for looking.....have a wonderful day :)

Friday, February 17, 2012

Mo's Digital Pencil Toddler Taming :)

Hello everyone...another week has flown by! We have our new challenge up and running for the Copic/Promarker group at The Outlawz. This week we'd like you to make a project that's inspired by a Book, Movie or Song...lots of ways to interpret this, so come on over and play along with us, we'd love to see what you come up with.

This week I have a card to show you:

This is Jill Two from Mo's Digital Pencil. I bought the set of cute 2 year olds quite a while back and they've just been biding their grumpy time waiting for me to pull them out and colour them up :) Isn't she just sooooo cute with her little attitude and those crossed arms. I was going to make a tag that said Little Miss Grumpy but then wasn't sure who would want a card with that on it lol so changed it to Hey Cutie.  This so reminds me of my little granddaughters when they get stroppy :)

The inspiration for this card came from the book Toddler Taming by Dr Christopher Green...a best seller I've never read!!! I was trawling through my digis looking for inspiration when this idea came to it was a good reason to break out one of these cuties.

I love pink & green together and immediately thought of using this cute 6" paper pad by Imaginisce called Enchanted...another thing from my stash that's been waiting to get used. I think I have too much stuff!!!  Jill's little dress has crowns on it so the princess theme is very fitting...and doesn't she just look like a temperamental little princess?! :)

Unfortunately I forgot to photograph the Copic colours for this project :(  The hair is done with E30s, the dress with R80s, the top with the pale RVs and the green on the tights are the paler YGs. I used the Ns for the shoes...hope that helps...sorry!

Thanks for looking...have a wonderful day :)

CS:  X-Press It blending card, SU Rose Red
DP:  Imaginisce  Enchanted 6" paper pad
Stamp:  Jill Two from Mo's Digital Pencil, Sentiment from Amy R
Colouring:  Copics, glitter pens
Other:  SU Crystal Effects, foam dots, Kaiser rhinestone, SU Jewellry Tag Punch

Friday, February 10, 2012

Saturated Canary Queen of Hearts

It's Friday again and I'm back with a new challenge for our Copic/Promarker group at The Outlawz. Our theme this week is Valentines/Anniversary/Friendship...any form of love will do lol  Hope you'll come and play along with us this week and show us some LOVE-ly projects :)

From this month we will be offering a tutorial as part of our challenge in the middle of the month....the first one up is a fabulous Copic/Promarker technique tutorial by our very own Dawn. This is such an easy technique and lots of fun to play around with, so come on over and have a look at it (and download the free PDF).  The technique is OPTIONAL for the challenge, so if you'd rather not use it, you don't have to...we'd still love to see your LOVE projects!!

Here's mine...I've done another calendar page:

The colour blocking technique is lots of fun and because our theme is Valentines, etc, I decided to make a heart with it. I started off with a solid heart but wasn't happy with it...thought it was a bit cut the middle out to give me a frame. You can't really go wrong with this technique, it's very free-form. A bit out of my oh-so-balanced comfort zone lol but I really enjoyed playing with it.

The gorgeous image is Queen of Hearts from Saturated Canary. I'm loving colouring Krista's images, their faces are sooo pretty, and for me it's often the face that makes or breaks an image.

She's been matted with Swiss Dots embossed SU Bashful Blue and SU Night of Navy. I've coloured her with my trusty Copics and glitter pens then glazed her boots with SU Crystal Effects.

Copic Colours:

Thanks for looking.........have a wonderful day :)
CS:   X-Press It blending card, SU Bashful Blue, Night of Navy & Very Vanilla
DP:   Digi from My Memories (layered on V.Vanilla for calendar page)
Stamp:   Queen of Hearts from Saturated Canary
Colouring:  Copics, glitter pens
Other:  Swiss Dots embossing folder, Su Crystal Effects, SU Dazzling Diamonds, Diamond Stickles, foam dots

Friday, February 3, 2012

Sureya Bookmark

Happy Friday everyone :)  We have a new challenge at our Copic/Promarker group on The Outlawz. The theme this week is Mardi Gras...purple, green & gold.  I had to Google this festival as I had no idea what it was all about!  As far as I know, it's not something we have in Aus. Green & Purple being my favourite colours, I loved making this project.

I made a bookmark using a Sureya drawing. I've had a hoard of these for quite a while but hadn't coloured any...was a bit scared of the manga/anime eyes lol so I kept putting off trying one out.  (They really aren't any harder than ordinary eyes now that I've tried!!)

I've coloured her with Copics and glitter pens. Her headband, gloves, gold dress band and eyeshadow have been clear Spica'd...her green bow, glove trim and boot trims have been coated with a glaze pen, as have the coloured sections of her eyes. Her skirt has been coated with SU Crystal Effects & glaze pen and her boots were embossed with Polysparkle embossing powder. She looks sooooo pretty IRL! I'm really happy with how this turned out...might have something to do with it being green & purple lol

I coloured her hair with Copics and then added some hair strands and highlight with a couple of Prismas. I wanted her hair to look spiky and sharp...I find it hard to get the exact effect with the Copic brush nib so add a little detail with the sharp pencils :)

If you click on the picture to enlarge you will see I actually managed to capture some of the gloss and sparkle this time...YAY...let's hope I can repeat the process again!

Here's a CU of the image before I put the bookmark together:

Copic Colours:

Missing colour # YG11, Y17

Thanks for looking...........have a wonderful day :)
CS:   X-Press It blending card
DP:   Digi from My Memories
Image:   Sureya
Colouring:   Copics, glitter pens, prisma pencils for hair highlights
Other:   SU Crystal effects, glaze pen, Polysparkle EP, Kaiser rhinestone,  SU Ticket & Circle Punches, ribbon from stash


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