Wednesday, 20 September 2017

When something looks better in real life

For some reason this looks so much better in real life that in these pictures!  Maybe its something to do with the lighting.  Anyway..... I'm sharing it even though it looks a bit pants in the photos.

Today we're at Outlawz Sketch again sharing our favourite sketches from 2016.  We're sponsored by Sami stamps this month how has some fantastic cute images.  Check the shop out here.

This is actually one of my own images that was just hanging around all coloured up.  It was the perfect share for this sketch.  The image is called Fuchsias and you can find it here

I've coloured it using ProMarkers and polychromos pencils, the edges have been distressed with black soot ink from Tim Holtz and a distressing tool.  I've also scattered a little embossing enamel to add some interest.  The backing paper (also distressed) from First Edition and has been cut with a Spellbinders die.

Here's one of my favourite sketches from last year.



I've used two more distressed design papers from First Edition and 13 Arts.  The top right instead of a gem I've curled the paper and added the gem higher on the paper behind.

To the bottom right instead of a swirl and flowers I've used and swirly wood chip embellishment from Scrapienic.

Two gems and a wood chip butterfly finish off the card.

Andrea x

Sunday, 17 September 2017

Hope

The normal for lab techs appears to be with glasses and  / or looking geeky.  As I know working at a company with labs and as Rijacki (one of my DT ladies who requested this image) is certainly not the case.



I've coloured Hope with ProMarkers and polychromos pencils.  I've done a CAS card showcasing the image and in case anyone wants me to tailor it to their requirements.

She's been framed with back card and I've not even doodled this time I must be getting braver at the white space thing ;)

Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Love to Craft - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Crafting with Friends - Anything Goes
Morgan's ArtWorld - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Penny's Challenge - Anything Goes
QKR Stampede - Anything Goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes



Poppies

I'm not sure if drawing flowers are my favourite images to do.  I know Remembrance Sunday is coming up.  So this is part of the reason I've drawn there but also I've had a thing about drawing them since I saw a large variety growing in my parents garden earlier this year.

The poppies were coloured with Copcs and then I added a little black polychromos for depth.  The buds and stems were done with ProMarkers and black polychromos.

I then ventured into doing a abstract background using Copics and a blender pen painting watercolours like distress inks (a trick learned from Alyce in her Markers 101 class).  Love the effect and I shall certainly try this again.

I didn't want to do a completely CAS card this time.  For some reason the poppies seemed to work really well with this design paper from Lemoncraft.

Mounted onto some black card, I've added some tiny strips of navy blue ribbon, a few black gems and then a woodchip love sentiment from Scrapienic.

Hope you love my inspiration
Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Scrapping4Fun - Techniques
Paradise of Stamps - Your Favourite Things
Love to Scrap - Anything Goes
Just Keep on Creating - Anything Goes
Creative Moments - Anything Goes
Crafting with An Attitude - Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes

Friday, 15 September 2017

A little autumn


I won this Hannah Lynn image a while ago from Crafts and Me and decided it would be perfect to do some red hair.  Mixed with green clothes and eyes she make a perfect autumn colour combination.
I achieved this look by using ProMarkers, Copics and polychromos pencils.

Here's a close up of some of the flowers I've used.  This is a combination from Noor Design  and Wild Orchid Crafts.

The top right arrangement I added some of the leaves I cut off the brown roses form the bottom left arrangement.

The design papers are all different green shades from Maja Design.  All the design paper and the black card the image was mounted onto to frame it were distressed.

My final embellishments were two wooden hearts from the wedding section in Hobby Craft, table confetti :)

Hope you like my inspiration for today.  Thanks for taking the time to visit
Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Do-Al(l) Kreatives - Autumn Equinox
Emerald City Crafts - Anything Goes
Love to Craft - Anything Goes
Your Scrapbook Place - Fall into Fall
Scrap and Craft - Autumnal Colours
Get Creative - Autumn / Fall
Dream Valley - Autumn Colours
The Crazy Challenge - Autumn

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Enjoy

This month at Outlawz Sketch we're using our favourite sketches from the 2016.  This weeks was picked by Pat :D

We're sponsored this month by Sami Stamps who have some gorgeous images.  The one I've used for my inspiration this week is Sunny Spot.

The image was coloured with ProMarkers and polychromos pencils.  It,s been cut out with a Spellbinders die and then mounted onto some black card to frame it, this was also cut with a Spellbinders die.

Here's Pat favourite sketch


I've used some more black card and design papers from Studio Lite and 13 Arts.

I've designed this card for my dad for his birthday this week :)  The black ribbon is from Crafty Ribbons and I've added a simple woodchip sentiment from Scrapienic to finish it off

Hope you love my inspiration for today and we see you at the challenge
Andrea x
I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Crafting by Designs - Anything Goes
Creates and Makes - Anything Goes
Pearly Sparkles - Fur and Paws
2 Crafty Critter Crazies - Challenge 6
Aud Sentiments - Anything Goes
Crafty Friends - Use Dies and / or Punches
Try It On Tuesday - My Friend




Sunday, 10 September 2017

Got a pink thing goin on

Originally when I made this digi I was using black sandals as my idea.  Obviously my head thinks pink a lot (favourite colour)

The image was coloured with ProMarkers and plychromos pencils.  I've cut it with a Spellbinders die, distressed the edges with vintage photo ink from Tim Holtz and then sprinkled two types of Stampendous embossing enamel onto it before heating.  There's some back card behind cut with a Spellbinders die to frame it.

I've just recently stocked up my pink flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts - here a close up of the arrangement on my card.  here are also a few twigs (laser cut wood chip from Scrapienic).  The white you can see to give it a shabby look is actually snowtex (an experiment hee hee).

Below is the finished shaped card.  The base was covered with black card (hand cut to fit).  The papers used are from Maya Designs and Studio Lite.  There are also some left over off cuts.  The the design papers were distressed.

My final embellishments to the card are a birthday sentiment from Scrapiniec, a tiny wooden heart which I got off eBay, some pearl gems and a wooden heart (table confetti from the wedding section in Hobby Craft).

Hope you like my inspiration for today
Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Tuesday Throwdown - Punches and / or Dies
Card Mania - Shabby Chic / Rustic
Noor Design - Layers
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes / Distress It
The Ribbon Girl - September Card Challenge
Crafty Carmakers - Monochrome

Wednesday, 6 September 2017

Pastel pink

This month at Outlawz Sketch we're using our favourite sketches from the 2016.  This weeks was picked by Darcy :D

We're sponsored this month by Sami Stamps who have some gorgeous images.  The one I've used for my inspiration this week is Floral Girl.
This image was coloured in soft pastel shades using ProMarkers and polychromos pencils.  Once I'd cut the image down to size I sprinkled two lots of embossing enamel onto it to add some interest.

Here's Darcy's favourite sketch

I've used design papers from Maja Designs and Lemoncraft.


The For You sentiment is a wood chip one from Scrapienic.  I've also used some Lilies which I got from Wild Orchid Crafts.

Hope you love my inspiration for today and we see you at the challenge
Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Anything Goes
Sweet Stampin - Heat Embossing
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
The Ribbon Girl - September Card Challenge
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes
Dream Valley - Use a Stamps or a Digi
Lemon Shortbread - Anything Goes
Create & Makes - Anything Goes

Saturday, 2 September 2017

Ice Queen Freebie

Christmas is sneaking up and I got pondering about what I could create with a wintery theme.  I decided to do an Ice Queen.  You can find her in my Etsy shop.  BUT if you're lucky enough you'll be able to grab her as a FREEBIE if you follow Alyce's instructions over at Kit and Clowder :D
I've created a card with lots of my favourite elements for your inspiration.

The image was coloured with ProMarers and polychromos pencils to get the extra detail.

After colouring her I cut her out with a Spellbinders die. The edges were distressed with Vintage photo ink from Tim Holtz.  I then scattered two colours of embossing enamel onto the background around the image and applied my heat gun.

I've used a shaped card as my base and cut some Maja Design paper to overlay it.

On top of this are design papers from First Edition.  All the design papers were distressed.

There's a mixture of white flowers to add to the wintery feel and some pearl embellishments which are actually from the wedding section in Hobby Craft.
I've added a love sentiment from Scrapiniec simply because I love hearts.

You may be able to see some tiny stars scattered all over the card / image.  These are left overs from a Spellbinders label die.

And my final embellishment a few pearl gems.

Hope you like my inspiration and thanks for visiting, hope you manage to grab her as a freebie
Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Love to Scrap - Anything Goes
Paradise of Stamps - Your Favourite Things - Distressing / Woodchip Embellisments / Flowers
Emerald City Crafts - Challenge 3
Card Mania - Shabby Chic or Rustic
Fabrika Fantasy - Add Pearls / Gems
Dream Valley - Use a Stamp or Digi
Inky Chics - Stars
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Classic Design Team - Challenge 17



Friday, 1 September 2017

Dear Little One




Carina has been coloured with Copics, ProMarkers and polychromos pencils.

To showcase the image for you I've mounted her onto some black card to frame it.  Both the image and the card have been gently distressed.  I've also doodled a border to add to the framing.

Added to the card are some tiny hearts which I've made into butterflies and three hearts to the bottom right (laser cut wood chip from Scrapienic)

The fairy also has some DecoArt glitter on her wings.  She can't be a fairy without a bit of magic dust  and sparkle ;)

Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
The Unicorn Challenge - Mythical & Magical
A Snowflakes Promise - Anything Goes
Creative Craft Cottage - Lets Get Sparkly
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Crafting by Designs  Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner - Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Simply Papercraft - Anything Goes
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Anything Goes

Birthday Celbration

This gorgeous image is one of Wendy's recent additions.  I'd not had change to have a play with her so I thought I'd use her for the new Facebook challenge over at All Dressed Up.



I've coloured her with ProMarkers.

I've cut her out and left plenty of room to add a sentiment from wood chip elements form Scrapienic, which have been coloured with black ProMarker,


The design paper if from Lemoncraft.  I've also used some black card.

My final touch are a few pink sequins

Hope you love my inspiration and we see you at the challenge.  Don't forget we also have the challenge blog :D

Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Worldwide Open Design Team - Challenge 25
Sparkles - Birthday
Creative Craft Cottage - Lets Get Sparkly
Di's Digi Designs - Bright Colours
Crafty Friends - Birthdays
Passion For ProMarkers - Make It Digital

Wednesday, 30 August 2017

Bubble Hair

Sketch day - this is my latest inspiration for Outlawz Sketch using images from our sponsor DigiStamps4Joy this month.  I've used Phantasi 1 for my inspiration this week.

She's been coloured with Copics, ProMarkers and polychromos pencils.  she's been cut out with a Spellbinders die and mounted onto some black card, also cut with a Spellbinders die.

Here's our sketch for today


I've used some back and red card and design papers from Lili of the Valley.

She's embellished with black spotty ribbon and bow from Docraft and a burgundy heart button.

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

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
A Snowflakes Promise - Anything Goes
Createful Heart - Anything Goes
Creative Sketchy Girls - Ribbon Rope Lace or Pearls
Creative Moments - Anything Goes
Morgan's ArtWorld - Anything Goes
Simply Papercraft - Anything Goes 
Glitter 'N' Sparkle - Anything Goes


Monday, 28 August 2017

My Music

Just sharing a very simple card with you today, design this way to showcase the image and also if anyone wants me to customise it I can :)

The image is a new release from SheepSki Designs called My Music showing a teenage girl listening to her music on a summer day.

I've coloured the image with ProMarkers and polychromos pencils.  Doodled a border and Kraft seemed the perfect way to go to frame her,  I've also added a few rhine stones for a bit of interest and bling.

Hope you love my new creations
Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Love to Scrap - Kidz Rule
Sweet Stampers - Clean and Simple
My Time to Craft - Krafty
Glitter 'N' Sparkle - Anything Goes
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Anything Goes
Creative Moments - Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes 


Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Special Friend


We're using images from DigiStamps4Joy this month.  I've decorated the inside and outside of my card this time using two of their images.



The first you can see here is Daffodil.  I've used a very clean design for the front of my card just using some black card to create a frame.
Added to the front are some tiny wooden hearts made into butterflies, there are a few rhine stones for bling and interest.

On the opposite side is a laser wood chip embellishment from Miszmasz and also a sentiment.

The second image is Juliette, inside the image at the time of printing I added a Happy Birthday sentiment.  She's also been framed with some black card.


All my colouring was done with ProMarkers, Copics and polychromos pencils.

Here's one of the sketches for today.


As you can see Juliette makes up the centre panel.  For the side openings I've used two doilies.  Behind this are two sections of the same design paper from 



Here's a close up of the panel with Juliette.  I've chosen to use hot colours to contrast with the black.


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

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Simply Create Too - Use Flowers
Stamping Sensations - Anything Goes
Worldwide Open Designs Team - Challenge 25
Sparkles - Birthday
Moving Along with the Times - Things Beginning with the letter B (butterflies, blooms, borders & birthday)
Createful Heart - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Anything goes

Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Surfs Up

For the second half of the All Dressed Up inspiration for Wendy's new release images I've got to play with Surfs Up

The image was coloured with ProMarkers and polychromos pencils.  Originally I coloured some water in the background, then changes my mind because I wanted to do the shark surfing the waves.  So I ended up fussy cutting him.

The design papers are from Studio Light and I've also used some plain red card.  I've used a Spellbinders die to cut the waves and then distressed them so they stand our more.

The sentiment is from two different word sets from Scrapienic.  I've doodles a few seagulls into the background.

And added a fish from Little B 3D Stickers (I found these in Hobbycraft) 

Check out the Facebook group and the main challenge blog for the rest of the Dressy Girls inspirations today
Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Paper Creator - Something for the Kids
Love to Scrap - Kidz Rule
Glitter n Sparkle - Summer Holidays
Pile It On - Recycle / For a Child
Crafty Cardmakers - Under the Sea or At the Beach
Die Cuttin Diva's - Birthday Celebration
Sweet Stampin - Doodling
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes
Create & Inspire - Anything Goes optional Sumer Days 


Friday, 18 August 2017

Things with Wings


I've used Bumble Bee Blossom from SheepSki Designs for my inspiration.  I've coloured it with a combination of Copics, ProMarkers and polychromos pencils.
Cut with a Spellbinders die, the edges have been distressed with Vintage Photo ink from Tim Holtz.  I've then scattered two types of embossing enamel onto it.

The shaped card has been covered with black card.  Two square cut design papers from Lemoncraft and Joy Crafts have been distressed before adding then to the card base.

My finishing touches are some apple blossoms and lilies.  There are also some laser cut wood chip elements from Scrapienic and a "Made with Love" sentiment.

Hope you love my inspiration and we see you at the challenge

Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Fabrika Fantasy - Anything Goes
Noor Design - Anything Goes
Craft Rocket - Animal Kingdom
Simply Create Too - Use Flowers
Dragonfly Dreams - Animals
Deep Ocean - Shabby Chic / Vintage
Sweet Stampin - Flowers 
Classic Design Team - Challenge 16
Try It On Tuesdays - In My Garden

Thursday, 17 August 2017

Breezy Beach Walk


To get this look I've used a combination of ProMarkers, Copics, polychromos pencils and a white gel pen.

I've just framed it with some back card and added a "Summer" sentiment.

Just plain and simple to show the image off
Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Your Scrapbook Place - End Summer In Style August challenge
Open Minded Crafting Challenge - Airy in August
World Wide Open Design Team - Challenge 25
Fab n Funky - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
Crafting by Designs - Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown - Anything Goes
Penny's Challenge - Anything Goes

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Happy flowers

Did anyone notice, I was sneaky and added an extra image into my shop at the weekend :)

The image was coloured mainly with Copics (maybe I'm starting to get used to them a bit) I only used my ProMarkers on the stems and polchromos pencils on the stems and to create the petal detail.  What do you call the tiny thin lines that run along the petals that look like tiny veins?

Anyway I'm rambling on.  The background was also done with Copics.  I've doodled a border, framed it with some black card and added a Birthday sentiment from Scrapiniec.
Now who to give it to........

Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Love to Craft - Anything Goes
Your Scrapbook Place - End Summer In Style August
Emerald City Crafts - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Simply Create Too - Use Flowers
Sweet Stampin - Flowers
Sparkles Monthly - Birthday
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Try It On Tuesday - In My Garden
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes

Purple and blue just for you

It's Wednesday, Sketch day over at Outlawz.  We're sponsored this month by DigiStamps4Joy.
My inspiration for this week is using Happy Birthday 2 U.  I've coloured it with ProMarkers and polychromos pencils leaving some parts completely uncoloured and white to give a contrast.

Here's our sketch for this week


The image was fussy cut to give the internal square shape n the sketch.

Behind the image is some purple design paper from Lili of the Valley to frame it.

The only thing I've done is a little doodling to frame the whole card making it a very plain and simple card.

Hope you like my inspiration for this week and we see you at the challenge
Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Fabrika Fantasy - Anything Goes
Pearly Sparkles - Happy Anything
Crafting with an Attitude - Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
A Bit More Time to Craft Extra - Anything Goes
Digi Choosday - Anything Goes
Not Just Cards - Anything Goes