Monday, 8 February 2016

Flutterby Butterfly

Ack I'm pooped tonight, a looooong day at work!  So it's a wee CAS card from me tonight.  I used this oldie butterfly stamp from Stamps by Judith - got them all coloured in with my watercolour pencils and then managed to stamp my sentiment wonky.  Grrr.



Day 8 of the colouring challenge at the Daily Marker

Sunday, 7 February 2016

Alexandra's Birthday card

I struggled with this card for aaaages today.  I still think it needs 'something' .... any ideas welcome!

This is for my wee niece who's already turning 6! Shocking how fast she's growing!  I've used this stamp from Eat Cake Graphics ... it kinda looks like her and their labrador pup (who's also growing at a terrible rate of knots!!)
1137-M Unselfishness (MMM-ice cream)
Coloured with watercolour pencils.
I also added a heart border as she's a wee Valentine's Day baby.
Sparkly silver 6 and little butterfly peel offs from stash.  Dienamics embroidered frame and wonky stitched circle dies.  Taylored Expressions heart border die.

Day 7 of the Daily Marker colouring month.

Saturday, 6 February 2016

Hearts and flowers

I missed uploading my card for the Daily Marker challenge yesterday, so I've a two-fer you this evening.  Need to get a move on though, it's movie night here and I'm getting that 'hurry up' look!

Card 1
My first card uses my new stamps from Power Poppy and the lovely sentiment from Clearly Besotted too.  I've coloured them with watercolour pencils and added a bit of bling for some sparkle.

Card 2
This card is inspired by Laura's tutorial over at Simon Says Stamp blog.  I got my one-and-only coloured ink pad out for some blending on the base and also used it to colour the pink hearts, a new first for me!.  If I had more ink pads I reckon this might be my colouring method of choice!  Oh for a bigger crafty budget ;)
My hearts are cut from funky foam and then I added some glossy accents and lots of glitter.  I also used some of the cut out hearts as little accents.
Whipper Snapper image - body coloured with watercolour pencils.  Clear gloss added to his hearts.  

Thursday, 4 February 2016

My stamp record

No card from me tonight, but for Day 4 of the Daily Marker challenge  I thought I'd share my stamp record that I've been colouring.  I'm on the Eat Cake Graphics design team, so I keep a wee book and stamp all my images in it.  Best idea I ever had ... it just makes it so easy to have a quick scan to see which stamp I fancy using! I normally write down the name of the stamp, but haven't quite got round to it on these pages.  These are all coloured just with ordinary pencils.  (looks brighter in real life but I was too lazy to get out my daylight lamp and take a proper pic!)

Wednesday, 3 February 2016

Floral Sympathy

Day 3 of the Daily Marker colouring challenge and I've been playing with some new goodies from Simon Says Stamp.

I did try my best to resist the pretty flower stamps from Power Poppy but to no avail, aren't they gorgeous!  And I'm loving the sentiment from Clearly Besotted, I think I'll get loads of use from this set too.  This is most definitely the last of my spending sprees for a while, so under no circumstances is anyone to put temptation in my way ... you know who you are!!! ;)

Image coloured with watercolour pencils, and then the mauve used to splatter the background, though I kinda wish I'd just left it white.
Die-namics embroidered frame die.
Clear bling from stash.

Tuesday, 2 February 2016

A Tiddly Inks cutie

LOL it's only day 2 of Kathy's colouring challenge at The Daily Marker and I almost didn't make it already ;)  I know that it doesn't necessarily have to be a finished card for her challenge, but I'd rather make them up as I colour them.  I've a feeling there's going to be quite a few CAS cards this month!

This card uses an older image from Tiddly Inks - I wasn't overly happy with my colouring job on her hair or skin, but hey ho, it will do!  Coloured with watercolour pencils; clear gloss added to the balloons; wink of stella added to her bows and dress.  Background stamped with a little heart from The Alley Way Stamps.

Monday, 1 February 2016

Pretty pink posy

I had a wee day off today for my other half's birthday, so after recovering from a lovely lunch out, I decided to get my pencils out and play along with Kathy's colouring challenge over at the Daily Marker.

I used my favourite floral image from Whipper Snapper - coloured with watercolour pencils.  I added some Wink of Stella to the pink flowers ... I'm getting a bit mean and sparing with using it now as it's nearly empty :(
DP from Lili of the Valley, though I think they've discontinued it now.  Dienamics scribble die and embroidered frame.
I haven't added a sentiment as I couldn't figure out where to put it, so I decided it didn't need one at all!