Thursday, January 26, 2012

Saturated Canary Frog Princess

Hello everyone, it's Friday again! They certainly come around fast. Time for a new challenge at our Copic/Promarker group on The Outlawz. Our theme this week is everyone's favourite I think lol...Anything Goes...and we have our optional calendar page twist. If you'd like to make one of these calendars, head on over to our challenge and pick up the template. There is also a PDF with instructions on printing. We'd love to see what you make with this, then at the end of the year we'll be having a random draw for a prize from all the completed calendar entries, so come and play along with us :)

Here's my February page:

I've used a gorgeous Saturated Canary image for this page. I love these images by Krista, they have such pretty faces :)  I've had some of these for a while and haven't managed to colour any until now. I thought this little sweetheart was perfect for February, being Valentine's month. I've layered her with PSE onto some digi paper from Misses Bee Haven...thought this paper was just perfect for this project. She's been coloured with Copics, with a little glitter pen detail on her eyeshadow. Her gloves and dress drape have been painted with some gold shimmer mist.

Here's a close up of the lovely princess:

For some reason this photo looks a bit hazy...maybe it's just my eyes lol, they seem to be getting worse by the day :(

Copic colours:

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

CS:  X-Press It blending card, SU Purely Pomegranate
DP:  Digi from MBH
Stamp:   Frog Priincess from Saturated Canary
Colouring:  Copics, glitter pen
Other:   SU Crystal Effects

Friday, January 20, 2012

Mo's Digital Pencil Housework Fairy

Hello all, happy Friday to you :)  We went back to work this week after our lovely, long 3 weeks off...I so enjoyed the time off and wish it could be longer...oh well!!

This week's challenge theme for our Copic/Promarker group at The Outlawz is GIRLS ONLY...a really easy challenge, so hope you'll come on over and play along with us.

For this challenge I've made a large, hanging tag:

The tag measures 3 3/4" x 5 3/4". I've used the Housework Fairy from Mo's Digital Pencil and coloured her with Copics and glitter pens. The tag has been cut with my trusty KNK Maxx from a free cut file by Birds Cards. The backing mat is heavy weight Antique Gold metallic CS...the tag is cut from a tealy coloured CM CS from my stash.  I matted the image panel with SU Perfect Plum.

There's a bit of a story to this.....for the last couple of years one of my BFF, Helen, and I have had a bit of a joke going backwards and forwards...we have both promised that if we ever found a housework fairy (housework not being our favourite pastime lol) that we'd share her :)  Imagine my delight when I found one at Mo's while browsing!!!  I just HAD to buy her and colour her up for Helen.

I chose to do the tag so I could send a little note with instructions on how to use it..."Hang on the door of whichever room you want cleaned and the fairy will work her magic"....BWAAHAAHAAHAA to make one for myself and hope it works LOL

Unfortunately the photo doesn't show all the sparkly bits :(  The teal has been liberally spritzed with shimmer mist and the image details, such as the spots on her dress, have been coloured with glitter pens.  I wish I knew the secret to getting it to show in the photos!!  Looks really pretty IRL:)

Copic Colours

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

CS:  X-Press It blending card, Antique Gold metallic CS, CM Teal Blue, SU Perfect Plum
Stamp:  Housework Fairy from Mo's Digital Pencil
Colouring:  Copics, glitter pens
Other:  KNK Maxx, tag file from Birds Cards, shimmer mist, foam dots, Versa Copper metallic ink

Thursday, January 19, 2012

A "Nothing" Challenge lol

Hello everyone...don't fall off your seats, this is my second post this week!!!  I actually found a little time to play in The Outlawz Greeting challenge, which is to honour National Nothing Day! by using nothing on your project but your sentiment and an embellishment. Not that easy for me lol

Here's what I came up with:

And LOOK...NO colouring to be seen LOL!!!  I've used heavy weight Antique Gold CS for the base card and a gorgeous specialty DP from a Kaiser 6" paper pad for the background. Can't see it in the photo but the 'lace' across the top is pretty IRL. My embellie is a Spellbinders die cut frame with a handmade paper flower. The sentiment is an SU stamp from my favourite sentiment set.

I'm addicted to these handmade flowers now lol  I have to stop myself putting one on every project :) This one was made from Penny Duncan's grungy Rose cut file and the spiky flower from SU Boho Blossoms punch for the centre. I've inked the edges before assembling, then liberally sprayed with gold shimmer mist when finished.

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

Friday, January 13, 2012

Life's a Beach

Hello everyone....time for another new challenge at our Copic/Promarker group on The Outlawz. This week we have a colour theme for you....Blue, Aqua, Turquoise & Sand...with an optional twist of a beach/ocean theme. Perfect for us southerners who are in the middle of summer :)

I chose to do another calendar page for this theme....thought it was perfect for January here...

For this page I used a cute Sonny Honeycloud from Pollycraft called Life's a Beach...isn't she cute! I'm a big fan of Paula's art and have quite a stash, which I'm working my way through slowly. The quote is included in the set of Sonnys I bought.

I created a little beach scene for her with my Copics. I'm sort of happy with the result...wish I was more artistic-ly (is that actually a word??!!) talented lol I would SO love to be able to draw, etc. I used some SU Crystal Effects, brushed on, along the water line to represent the wet area of sand and some puff paint to create the little foamy waves.

I'm keeping the calendar pages fairly simple...the image panel and maybe one mat...and no bulky that the calendar isn't too bulky when finished.

Here's a CU of cute Miss Sonny:

Copic Colours:

Sheesh...there's a lot of colours here lol And silly me didn't check that the numbers on the Ciao markers were all showing before I photo'd the stack :( Here's a list of all the missing numbers for anyone that's interested:  BG01, BG10, BG15, BG23
BV00, BV02, BV04
E33, E35

I'm also entering this in:       Pollycraft Challenge - Anything but a Card
                                            Copic Oz - Summertime Challenge

Thanks for looking............have a wonderful day :)
CS:  X-Press It blending card, SU Very Vanilla
DP:  Digi from Story Rock
Stamp:  Sonny Honeycloud...with quote from Pollycraft
Colouring:  Copics
Other:  SU Crystal Effects, puff paint, glitter pen


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