Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Teapot Flowers

Its the final week of our sponsorship by Bugaboo at Outlawz Sketch.  We've a lovely simple sketch for you today. BUT before I show you that I'll show you the image I've decided to use for this weeks inspiration.

It's called Flower TeaPot.  I've coloured the image with ProMarkers and added a little black polychroms pencil for extra depth in the shading.

The image was hand cut so the oval it inside the die cut design paper.  I've also edged it with a few pearls.  Oh and the actual die cut with distressed with Tim Holtz Vinage photo ink.

Here's the sketch for this week

My spring green design papers come from Studio Light and have been distressed.  I've used some lace that I've had in my stash for ages and finished that with a BIG daisy to keep with the them eof the image.

My other embellishments are some pearls and a wood chip butterfly.

Hope you like my inspiration fro today and see you at the challenge
Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper - March 2017
Paradise of Stamps - Spring
Simply Create Too - Lots of Green
Sparkles - Lets Go Green
Crafting with Friends - Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

MILs Shabby Bag

I've been sneaky and joined another DT LOL!!  Did you know? ;)

For this one I need LOTS of practice with embellishments, so I've got a bit of practice on making a gift bag for my mother in law.  This bag was plain white when I started out :D

The distressed design papers I've used are from Lemoncraft.  On the edges of these I've used some Vintage Photo ink from Tim Holtz to break up the layers.

Around the edge of the centre layer I've used some tiny flat back pearl string to create a border.

Inside this the the left are two resin corners.  By the way if anyone knows where you can get these from now in the UK please give me a shout I've been trying to find some more without success!

Ok onto the centre piece.  I've used some wood chip elements from Scrapienic.  These have also been treated with some vintage photo ink.  The mum has been cut out from some scraps of pink design paper with my Sizzix letter dies.  With this I've added a tiny wooden heart.

Onto the central panel I've added some flowers, twine and some tiny silver dragonfly charms.  To finish off I've tied some vintage seam binding in a double bow around the handle.

Hope my mother in law loves it!

Andrea x

Supplies of embellishments came from Noor Design, The Ribbon Girl, Scrap & Craft and Wild Orchid Crafts

I'd like to enter this bad into the following challenges
Paper Creator Crafts - All About Mum
Noor Design - Spring
Scrap and Craft - Celebrations
Lets Craft & Create - Entwined
Create & Inspire - Anything Goes
Inky Chics - Flowers
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
Deep Ocean - Flowers Everywhere

Sunday, 26 March 2017

Book of Little Monsters

Ok so that may seem backwards way round when you read it, but when you see my image it actually makes sense.

It's a Book of Little Monsters rather than a Little Book of Monsters.  My monsters are alive and coming out of the book, they cute and miniature :D

I've coloured up both versions of the image here so you can see what it looks like for some inspiration.  I'm only entering the first card into the challenges though :)

Coloured with Copics, ProMarkers and polychromos pencils I've tried to give the book an aged look. 

The design papers for this card are from Studio Light.  I've also used some black and red card to break up the papers.

The edges of the image have been distressed, with with a Tonic solutions tool and with Vintage Photo ink from Tim Holtz.  Around the edges I've then doodles a border with pen.

To finish off I've added a sentiment from Scrapienic coloured with black Copic and then a few silver star charms for magic!

Here's the version with the boy.

Once I'd finished himI got out my Sizzix die letters to cut the work surprise into the card.  I've then mounted it onto some red card so the words pop and keeping in the the colour of the book.

The design paper is again from Studio Light.

I've again used the same inks to distress and doodled a border.  A few rhine stones and star charms finishing off the card for magic.

Hope you love my new image

Andrea x

I'd like to enter the first card into the following challenges
Crafty Friends - B is For.... (Book, border, bat)
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
A Gem of a Challenge - Boys Birthday
CRAFT - Add a Charm
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Dream Valley - Fantasy
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations - Anything Goes

Thursday, 23 March 2017

Kamsin & a New Blog Challenge

Finally had a little time (mainly due to internet problems ha ha) to get this little beauty coloured up.

I created Kamsin for the Crafting Circle Artists Challenge for March.  The idea was to create an image where people could practice their colouring skills on a portrait etc.  I created Kamsin with lots of movement in her hair.

The first time I coloured her I did her with Ombre and although I liked the look I decided to try my original colour choice which I was a bit nervous of doing.  No idea why if you do it wrong just print it again and have another go!

She's been coloured with Copics to a certain extent.  I've yet to learn how to get this full effect using them.  I've also used polychromos pencils to finish off with.  Her hair is of firey colours red and orange and her eyes a luminous green.  You could colour her in with ordinary glasses but I've chosen to do her with sunglasses as a chic with a bit of attitude :)

I showed Katrina my colouring at work today who says its me!  I want a card with that for my birthday :D

I used some Sizzix letters to cut the sentiment into the card.  Underneath this is some black card and then some orange design paper from Joy Craft.

Finally I did some doodling with a pen to add a bit more of a border.

Hope you love my creation
Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
A Perfect Time to Craft - Challenge 3
Fabrika Fantasy - For the Girls
The Crafty Addicts - Anything Goes / Clean and Simple
Julia Spiri - Anything Goes
Try it on Tuesday - Lady in Red (hoping red hair counts)
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
Come and Get It - Anything Goes
Glitter n Sparkle - Anything Goes
Creative Crafty Cottage - For the Girls
Creative Inspirations - Anything Goes

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Flowering Watering Can

Today it's my turn to share some inspiration for the new release images from All Dressed Up.

I've made it in the theme of the current Facebook challenge to give you some more inspiration.  The theme is 1-2-3 - Use 1 of something 2 of something and 3 of something.
I've used
1 image
2 colours 
3 embellishments

This beautiful image Flowers for Mum is perfect for Mother's Day.  In the UK we have this on Sunday.  I've made this in colours that I know my mother in law will love.

I've coloured the image with ProMarkers and a little black polychromos pencil for extra depth in the shading.

I've doodled a border with a pen to frame the image.

Using one of my favourite layouts (having said that I've not used it for a while) I've used design papers from Maja Design and Joy Crafts.  All of these have been distressed.  My only embellishment are some pearl gems

Hope you love my inspiration for today.  You can join us at the Facebook Group challenge themed 1-2-3 or the Blog Challenge themed Anything Goes (as long as you use one of Wendy's images)

Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Card Mania - Pastel Colours
Craft Calendar Challenges - Mum's Day / Special Friend
Morgan's ArtWorld - Include a Sentiment
Crafty Cardmakers - For a Special Woman
Inky Chics - Flowers
Wordwide Open Design Team - Challenge 20
Craft Rocket - Make It Feminine

Crazy Red

We're being sponsored by Bugaboo at Outlawz Sketch this month.

The image I've chosen to use for my inspiration this week is called Birthday Balloons.

I've coloured the image with Copics and a little black polychromos pencil for extra depth in the shading.

Here's our sketch for this week

I've used design papers from Maja Design and a left over scrap of flowered paper (I'm a terrible hoarder and try not to throw any scraps away!)

I've also used some red card stock

My only embellishments are a Smile sentiment which is from Scrapienic and some black gems


Monday, 20 March 2017


For my inspiration today I've used Cherry Duo.  It's a very new image and this is the first time I've had chance to make something with it myself.

I've coloured this image using ProMarkers, Copics and polychromos pencils.  Hoping to give the image some depth I've also tried to add a little cherry shine as well.

I've cut the image out using a Spellbinders die then another one to cut the black card to mount the image onto to frame it.

The design papers are from Lili of the Valley.  The ones in a strip in the middle have all been torn.

I've added a doodled border with a pen, added a couple of tiny wooden hearts and my final touch is an XOX sentiment cut from black card using Sizzix Thinlets.

Hope you like my inspiration for today and we see you at the new challenge

Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
A Perfect Time to Craft - Anything Goes
Crafting by Designs - Anything Goes
Creative Ladybirds - Anything Goes
Stamping Sensations - Close to Nature
Create & Inspire - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Penny's Challenge - Anything Goes
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes
Crafting with Friends - Anything Goes
Come and Get It - Anything Goes