Thursday, 16 July 2015

Busy again!!

Hi again

I've been busy again with a few different challenges.

This one is for the blog challenge at Sparkle and Glitter, Rick St Dennis' designs are really different but very useable and they also make stunning works of art. I can see me making a lot of cards using these when my colouring improves.

The next one is for the Sprite challenge at Aurora Wings. This is the first sprite I've coloured but won't be the last!!!!

This next one really was a challenge...but thats good. Its heading for the monthly challenge at the Outlawz

My final one for now is for From the heart stamps, I love this little birdie!!!!

I'll be back in a week or two, until then....happy crafting!!!

Sunday, 28 June 2015

One single challenge


For reason unknown to me I need to do this post again!!!!
I love this image...I also love blue poppies. This is for the progressive challenge and was again coloured with copics and promarkers.
 Regards all!

A month of challenges.

Hi all

Well, we've come to the end of the month during which I decided to enter a load of challenges both through blogs and Facebook. It probably wasn't the wisest month to pick as my weekends were taken up with my kids social lives!!! However, I've entered all that I had planned to do and this are the last few just intime for the 30th.  I'm tempted to do it again as the kids are now off school and they can colour along with me, I'm also finding that my colouring is getting a lot better as I find I'm doing images that I wouldn't normally choose. I will admit though my classes are being a bit neglected!!!

So here are the last few...
These two are heading into the Outlawz for the progressive challenge and the Friday colouring challenge.

This is coloured with a mix of copics and promarkers, the image is from Aurora Wings and the little holly leaves are from My Craft Studio. This is for the Friday challenge.

I love this image...I also love blue poppies. This is for the progressive challenge and was again coloured with copics and promarkers.

My final one is for From the heart stamps progressive challenge. This little fellow is gorgeous!!!! Coloured with copics and promarkers.

This brings to an end a busy month of colouring fun......what up for July!!!!

Thursday, 11 June 2015

More challenges!!!!


I'm back again with some more cards for challenges, I'm going to have to get back to my colouring classes soon so the challenges will have to be curtailed but for now here they are.....

This one stumped me for a while as I knew I could turn it into a Father's Day card but it needed the right sentiment...still not sure if its right. This one is heading to The East Wind's Facebook challenge.

Black next to white was scary here, my shaky hand nearly had it ruined but I turned this into a big A4 card for a lucky couple. The image is from AuroraWings and is heading to their challenge blog.

 Rick St Dennis' blog is where this one is going. This is the first of his designs that I have coloured but I love his work...its dark and twisted, like me!!!! I plan on doing more as my colouring skills get better.

 The final one is this little cutie from  2 Cute Ink his was the most recent freebie and is adorable, this is going into their Facebook challenge.

That all for now


Thursday, 4 June 2015

Fun, fun, fun!!!

Hi all,

Since my last last post I've been having great fun colouring, entering competitions and playing on facebook parties!!
Firstly, I was selected as the winner for the pencil Create and Learn class for April, photos are on my previous post, not only did I get to spend at Polkadoodles but I also won a piece of Alyce Keegan artwork too!!!!
Alyce also hosted a party at Kit and Clowder for reaching 6000 group members and we were all raising money for the Clearwater Aquarium. We also have a few colouring competitions. I won the wax crayon category and got to go shopping again so I now have loads of new digis to play with.

These are my entries to the colouring competitions for the party, the winning one is the last one.

  May also saw the new Create and Learn class from Kit and Clowder. These I'm finding challenging, there is a lot of flicking which I find quite hard with promarkers. Speaking of flicking I've also bought my first copics!!! I chose skin and hair colours and I have to say they are amazing, they blend well and flick well. I can now make a reasonable effort at doing hair!

I've decided to enter a few more challenges lately, I find this is a good way to push my boundaries and develop my colouring, if I don't I'll only colour images that look easy to do and that won't get me anywhere! With that said, the following two have been entered into a challenge with Polkadoodles and the final one into the colouring challenge at Outlawz.

 This image is from Polkadoodles Rose Budd Collection, I'm really pleased with how the hair came out, this is the best I've ever done!!!!

And this little cutie is by Conie Fong and is available from Sweet Pea Stamps and is to be entered into the Friday colouring challenge at Outlawz Challenges.

Thats all from me for now, there will be more coming soooooooon!

Monday, 11 May 2015

Keeping busy

Hi all,

I've been a bit quiet lately but I've still been colouring. I've completed the two April classes over at Kit and Clowder. I really enjoyed doing the pencil class in particular, so much so that I did one picture with the alternative colour combo suggested and then decided to try the technique but with different images. I even tried with dry pastels, it worked well although a bit messy!!!

 This is Wendy's little friends from Disdigidesigns

This is Adam from Crafters companion's Angelica and Adam collection and the following two are Octavia Friendly hugs from Polkadoodles. These were coloured with my Spectrum Noir pencils

The marker class I found to be a bit tricker! I found the hair to be quite hard but hopefully soon I'll be able to start the skin and hair class and that should solve the problem. I'm now eagerly awaiting the arrival of the May classes!
This was coloured using my promarkers and is Polkadoodles' Octavia Moonfly.

I've also been entering a few challenges over at Sweetpea Stamps and Sassy studios, They are progressive challenges and are good at pushing boundaries as I've had to use images I wouldn't have picked myself.

These ones are being entered to the corresponding challenges.

This is my entry to the flowers challenges over at aurorawingschallenge.blogspot 
I know it is a little out of season but it does have flowers on it!!!
IT is coloured with SN pencils, the image is Christmas tree sprite

This is my entry to the May stamp of the month challenge at 
using Apple Blossom Birds coloured with promarkers.

And finally, my entry to theeastwindchallenge.blogspot
using Aurora 'Cabage Flowers and Derwent pencils

Take Care.

Friday, 17 April 2015

Lost mojo!!!

Hi everyone,

I haven't posted for a while as I haven't done any colouring really for a week or two. I have been finding it really difficult to get the flicking technique right and in the end it got the better of me foe a while. Inbetween time I started my pencil class and came to a halt with that to as I couldn't get the finish I wanted. This is probably related to the paper so I'll have to get my hands on the right stuff before resuming that!
I did start the clothing class too, this has found my enthusiasm again and I am enjoying it so far, which is the aim of the game!
I recently bought a blister pack of Derwent's Graphitints and Coloursofts.......OMG.....I have to get my hands on the full sets! I love the 'darkness' of the graphitints and they are watersoluble too. The Coloursofts....beautiful, blend well, go on well, soooo much nicer to use than the Spectrum Noir pencils.  There is a very fine line as to what to but first...Inktense or Coloursoft!!!!
This month saw the launch of Kit and Clowder's new monthly subscription classes, which, of course, I HAD to sign up for, not sure if I'll wait before attempting them or not.
I haven't made a huge amount of cards this month but I did this one for the stamp of the month over at From the Heart Stamps

I'll try and get some of my colouring done with pencils photographed and up on the next post, you can chose to laugh at them if you'd like!

This is short but sweet...till next time...