Monday, 31 August 2015

Vintage at Crafts & Me

Afternoon all!  Long time no blog!  Been busy, job changes and just life in general.  I've been colouring here and there and finally getting round to making some cards up.

Just a reminder you can enter the Vintage challenge over at Crafts and Me up until 3rd Sept before we have a brand new challenge on Friday.

For this challenge I used a Hannah Lynn called Punch of Color girls 7.  This one reminded me of Katy Perry :)

I've used promarkers then added distress ink to the edges and distressed the background paper with scissors and ink.  Most of the flowers have been dyed with moonshadow ink and starburst stains.

Thanks for looking and I'll be back soon as just finishing off a few more :)

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Sunday, 17 May 2015

Hannah Lynn quick make

Morning all!  I'm on the move again, start another new job on Tuesday which will hopefully lead to where I want to go ultimately.  I'm actually looking forward to it and have got over the "meeting new people" nerves as everyone in Denbighshire was lovely so moving around isn't so traumatic afterall :)
Off to sunny Wirral this time to do safeguarding and DoLS so I'm happy with that.

Today I have a really quick make for you.  I know some of you see other people's colouring and think I could never do that or are afraid to show your creations then this is a really quick and easy one that looks good and you don't have to be the best colourist on the block to do it.

The image I used is by my favourite Hannah Lynn and is called Punch of colour girls 8 available along with loads of other fab designs from Hannah at Crafts and Me

For the hair I used  light and a mid colour promarkers in pink, blue, purple, yellow and green.  Dot around randomly with your lighter colours to fill in the hair area and then use the darker shades on top but add less than the lighter ones.  Fill it in until you're happy with it and colour the face in as normal.  I would normally be a lot more detailled on the face but this is a quick make so only has a couple of layers.  I used purple, pink and yellow on the fan then distress ink around the edges and a gold dauber quite roughly to finish.

The background is also Crafts and Me, its from the Floral Fantasy 6x6 set and I used a program to turn it greyscale.  Try something free online if you don't have one like Pixlr Editor which you can use online and don't have to download anything.

Hope its been useful and you give it a try!

I'd like to enter into

Sister Act card challenge - Anything goes
Party time tuesdays - Anything goes
Crafting from the heart - Anything goes
Craft your passion - Anything goes

Saturday, 9 May 2015

Circes at Crafts & Me

Morning all!  Where has this last month gone?  As usual been a busy bee, spending time on the boatervan and having adventures and wooooooork!

Consequently I'm running a little late to the party and have a new card for the Crafts and Me challenge which this month is Circles.  Pop on over for some lovely inspiration from my teamies too, they've really stepped up to the plate on this one.

I've used Willow digi by Hannah Lynn  coloured with promarkers.  The background is handmade, if you scroll down I'll walk you through it.  The clock die has been altered with Viva croco cracking paint in silver, just slap it on nice and thick and let it dry for about a day.  I put mine on my fishtank hood to dry it from underneath.

Background walk through.  First take a piece of card stock (250gsm and above) and paint on some walnut ink.  I've used Moonshadow Ink which is a walnut stain tinted with colour which is gorgeous.  Next, whilst it's wet, drop on some ROCK SALT. Yep rock salt.  They make the pitted dots you can see on the pic.  Set it aside to dry and then brush the salt right off.

Next have a rummage around the house for something circular.  I used the lid off a roll on deodorant I'd just finished.  Have another rummage for anything "painty" - Acrylic paint, liquid pearls, distress dabbers, what you fancy.  I used pink liquid pearls and dabbed around my circle lid and stamped straight on.  I'm throwing it out anyhow but if you needed to clean set some baby wipes aside.  I then used some green distress pain dauber and did the same and finally my gold distress dauber and just splatted that right on as its circular afterall.
Easy peasy!

Here's a close up of my hair.  I used the fine tips on promarkers and just intermingled frency navy, lush green and mulberry and blended in with powder blue, apple and baby pink.  The lighter colours I only used one or two on each strand so you get a dominant colour giving a more rainbow look. Flick the darker shades in from each corner at varying lengths and combinations so blue and pink, blue and green, pink blue and green mix them right up.

Thanks for stopping by and hope I've been useful!

I'd like to enter into...

Crafty Cardmakers - Make your own background
One crazy stamper - Anything goes
Rosey hearts - Things with wings
Crafting Muskateers - Use a diecut
Crafting from the heart - Anything goes
Craft your passion - Anything goes
Crafty Boots - Things with wings


Sunday, 5 April 2015

Photo Inspiration at Crafts & Me

Evening all!  I have a great challenge for you tonight from Crafts & Me.  The winner for April will receive the full set of the first release of Art by MiRan stamps so as they say you have to be innit to winnit!

For this challenge we are using a photo inspiration which was kindly supplied by Karen Marshall and is a view from Anglesey, isn't it just a beautiful pic.

I've coloured up Aurora 11 by The East Wind digi stamp from Crafts & Me.  There's some stunning stamps in stock in digi and rubber there and also 20% off at the minute.

I interpreted the image as a Spring sunrise so picked out the sun in the centre and coloured the centre flower in the red/orage/yellow from the pic with promarkers.
The photo has every colour of the rainbow in, red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet as well as brown and black so you really can use almost anything.
I originally coloured her blonde but felt she disappeared somewhat when I added the yellow around the edge so went with brown to represent the trees in the pic.

I stamped the word Spirit and added some glittery flowers.  Image coloured with promarkers and a little coloursoft pencil to the hair.

Thanks for looking!

I'd like to enter into...

Crafty Catz - Anything goes
Fairy Tales - Many colours
Simply papercraft - Anything goes
Stemplesonnen challenge - Image as main focus

Saturday, 4 April 2015

A pair of Blues

Evening all, I'm back again, bit like a bus me really hey?  Hope you're enjoying a few extra days off, thats if you're lucky enough to and thinking of those in the 24/7 services.

Well what's new?  I'm learning knitting!  I'm actually doing ok!  Several have tried to teach me but it just didn't click.  The ladies at a dementia day centre tried and laughed lots that I just couldn't get it, my Nan has attempted a few times without success but Miss Mookins started knitting club at home and she could do it I thought I'd better learn so I can actually help her.  Had a mooch round you tube and what I found is that there are lots of different ways and I had too search around until I found one I could follow, I think its very much each to their own and you'll find one that suits you.  I'm currently making a headband/ear warmers, only a couple of holes so far so I'm getting better!

Anyway I have 2 cards for you tonight.  Yes I'm joined again by Miss Moo who loves colouring in all my images, stash raider!

The first one is a new image called Mornings by Jeremiah Ketner available as a digi from Crafts & Me.  I LOVED colouring this one in, I could see her as a monotone but she looks awesome in any colour combo, have fun with this one as she is a pleasure to colour. I did this one with promarkers.
I asked on the Facebook group how I should put the card together, lots of bitty bobs or keep it simple and the latter was the consensus.  The white card I just doodled on with an acrylic pen.  The stars I filled in with a sakura glue pen and added glamour dust crystal glitter, I also added to the flowers.  I went round the edges with distress inks as this makes the image pop out.  I use the distress ink tool and pads and pull from the outside in starting with the lightest colour (broken china) and ending with black, I don't have a black distress so just use the brilliance ink.

I'd like to enter into....

Next up is one from Miss Moo who has informed me she is now 6 and 3/4!  She loves entering challenges, she gets so excited reading her comments.  She was let loose with some flexmarkers, think she did a great job, she's very funny about going over the lines and tuts at me when I do haha!  This one is Glowing Love Boy by Sara Burrier from Crafts & Me.  The background is a fab set also from Crafts & Me here.  They're lovely printables, this one was coloured a different way so I use an online editor like Pixlr and change the colour settings then save a new version.  That way the papers go much further and you will always have something that matches your project as if you're anything like me you always colour first then rummage round trying to find things to match!

Molly would like to enter into....

Thanks for stopping by x