Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Sketch Challenge from Here Come The Boys

Hi a very quick post from me today, off to visit my folks for the rest of the week with the kids but wanted to share my card I worked on last night until 2.30am lol. I did this card based on a Sketch Challenge from Here Come The Boys.
Without further ado here is my entry: 

I hand drew the skeleton in a circle for the corner instead of using a star as I wanted something to match the papers I used, which where Base and Matts were the Brown 6x6 sheets from Bayberry Cottage and some papers from Kaisercrafts  Skull Boi Collection. I used a Walnut Promarker to colour in the inside of the Circle. 

I Used  Seer drawn by Sureya and Darknessunderthemoon and I used Grass, Sky Blue and cool Grey 3 for clothes and shoes, the same colours for the books and then Yellow and Gold for the hair. And the usual Blush, Ivory and Dusky Pink for skin.

Well love to know what you all think so please feel free to leave comments :) 

Tuesday, 14 August 2012

So here is my last journal page I did and my cards I said I would share. First up a fiery page and I have to say I love it even if it wasn't quite how I planned the page. I was rather upset with a comment made to me during that day and this is how my page came about. My journalling for the page was " Don't Judge Me 'til You Have Walked In My Shoes & Experienced What I Have!" I think most people can relate to this at some point in their life. And I really do believe people shouldn't be judged with out knowing the full facts of that persons life. Loved how the flames turned out. I first used Dylusions Burnt Orange, Pomegranite and a hint of Lime Ink spray and using the Crafters Workshop 6x6 Flames Template I did some ghosting. I ten off setted the stencil on the ghosting and with some Dark Red Paint I dabbed through the stencil, I did the same again with a Lighter Red and then Yellow Paint.

 And thought this Digi Image I coloured a while back seemed fitting. She is from Deviant Art. This is Penelope drawn by Sureya and l-Jaycee-l I used Black, Poppy, Sky Blue and blender for the clothing. Black and Cool Grey 3 for the shoes and Poppy, Cocoa and gold for the hair and then the weopens were Cocoa and Cool Grey 3 again. I used blush, Ivory and Dusky Pink for the skin.

 Next up are my two cards. Please let me know what you think as not really got into card making before but as I have really got in to colouring images with my Promarkers I felt I needed to make use of them. The first card I used a Sweet Peas Image stamped Dryad Bride. I used: Yellow, Gold, Orange, Magenta, Pine, Terracotta, Grass, Pastel Blue and Powder Blue and also a Blender Pen ages ago and then some papers from a 6x6 paper pad I won in a good bag a while back called Bayberry Cottage. And then I used some paper flowers down the side.

The second card is here, not sure the name of the image I'm afraid but if I find out I will let you know. And again I used Bayberry Papers again and Paper Flowers and some Rhinestones this time.
 Really proud of my attempt at the hair in this image to. I used a tutorial by Kimberly Brown.

 Well that's it from me for the moment Hopefully get some more projects done real soon to share. Till then thanks for taking a look and look forward to reading your comments.

Sunday, 12 August 2012

Hi Peeps, Lets try updating my blog for the second time this evening, anyone else hate the set up for writing new posts? I really don't understand why they have to change it thinking it will make it easier too use when it is certainly not. And I'm no novice when it comes to most computer related things lol. I think I may have to start looking for a new blog home at this rate. So any how, Sorry for being Awol for so long. I had an accident at the end of May and have a broken wrist and bad tissue damage but have to wait till September to see the specialist. I was supposed to be on an emergency waiting list lol. But I have not let the fact of a broken wrist stop me crafting. So here are some Art Journal Pages I have been working on. First up is my page one of my new Moleskin that I treated myself too and I have to say I wish I had bought one sooner. I have know Quote or thoughts as of yet for the page but just wanted to get playing. I used Dylusions Burnt Orange, Hot Pink and Lime inks and used Crafters Workshop Circle Explosion 6x6 template to create ghosting and then I used the Mushrooms and leaves from the Dylusions Doodle Parts and the Birds and Hats from the Dylusions Bits and Bats Stamps I used a Green ink pad to do the leaves and then an Black ink pad to do more leaves and to stamp the rest of the images. I then used a White Paint Pen and Poppy coloured Promarker to colour the Mushrooms.

Second Page is "Stop Dwelling in the past & focus on the Future"
Desperate to play with my new stamps I won I got started by using Dylusions Jade and Lime Spray which I blotted by closing the journal and letting the opposite page soak up the ink. I then used Crafters Workshop Cubist Template to do ghosting. Then finally it was on to using my prizes I stamped Octopode Factory clock backgrounds all over the page (I'm not sure the proper name for the stamp sorry and I'm feeling to lazy to dig it out lol).I then used the Hats from the Dylusions Bits and Bats stamps to create a banner.

I then Gessoed some Bubble wrap and stamped it on to the page. Next up was to colour in Nipper Alfie with my Promarkers.

Third Page - "Do I Look Like An Octopus?!" I was having one of those days where I just felt I was being constantly asked for things all at once days, hence the questions.
For the background I already had the layer of Lime and Jade ink and so I only wanted to give the page a little more colour so I sprayed Hot pink and Burnt Orange through the Crafters Workshop Circle Explosion 6x6 template.
I wanted to add more texture so I used the circle strip of stamps from the Dylusions Around the Edge stamps and using a black Sukura Glaze Pen I went round some of the circles from the Circle Explosion 6x6 template and used my white paint pen through the template too.
 I used the wavey shapes from Dylusions Doodle Parts to create Octopus Arms. And coloured them with Promarkers. I have another Art Journal Page and a couple of cards to share but will try and upload them hopefully tomorrow.