Monday, 28 April 2014

Delicious little picture for Through the Purple Haze Challenge #39

Ahhhhh, I could get used to this. I am now off work for a week and planning a wonderfully crafty week! First job......write blog, second job.......finish G45ing Stamps Away shelf (blog to follow at some point), third job.....craft shopping on Wednesday with mum, whoop whoop!
This week for Through the Purple Haze, we have two wonderful sponsors, Delicious Doodles and Aurora Wings. Both sponsors have some absolutely gorgeous image and very different to the type of thing I usually colour and the theme this week is also a bit of challenge for me, it's sketch week and I always struggle with this, my horoscopes say I'm not a conformist so that's must explain why I find sketch week hard!

On the plus side though, the image did seem to lend itself to being coloured with Spectrum Noir pencils and as I haven't had much chance to play with them yet, I thought I'd take the opportunity.

And here's the sketch and sponsor links.

If you fancy having a play, why not join us, you could win some fab digistamps too.

Image - Delicious Doodles
C5 Card blank
Backing Paper - Craftwork cards Country Garden 6x6 paper pad
Colours - Spectrum Noir pencils
Pink Dazzler - Creative Expressions
Ribbon - My crafty stash

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Monday, 21 April 2014

Graphic 45 key cupboard

Whoop whoop, had my delivery of Graphic 45 papers this week, together with my new toy, Mod Podge and I couldn't wait to start playing. I'm really excited to try some more 3D projects and this is my first attempt. It's a key cupboard as I do have a tendency to lose my keys!

My head is now spinning with ideas of what to try next. As this post is being written, I have a door hanging that is drying after painting ready to embellish.

Ready made key cupboard - The Range
Paper - Graphic 45 'Botanical Tea'
Mod Podge - Matt
Tag & Button - Graphic 45 Embellishments 'Botanical Tea'
Butterfly - Docrafts Santoro wood embellishment covered with Paper Graphic 45 Botanical Tea
Ribbon & letter tiles - My crafty stash

I am entering this project into the following challenges:

Monday, 14 April 2014

Lacy Sunshine Butterfly girl

Well the colouring practise continues, really trying to add depth to hair and hopefully on this card I've not done too bad. Got to work with a fab image from Lacy Sunshine this week for the TTPH challenge and I'm sure when they gave me the image, they must have known I needed to work on hair colouring, BIG hair is not the word! It took about 2 hours to colour and then I cut the wings out of another copy of the image and used Crafters Companion Glitter spray, though you can't really see it in the picture.

I also received some new papers this week from Craftwork Cards. I love the soft colour palette they've used in the Cottage Garden paper pad, takes me back to my favourite style......Vintage!
Check out the TTPH blog to get inspiration from the rest of the DT.

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Promarkers - Hair - Warm Gray 5, Burnt Sienna, Cocoa, Cinnamon, Tan, Putty
                     Flowers - Crimson, Chartreuse, Gold
                     Skin - Cinnamon, Dusky Pink, Blush, Almond
                     Dress - Midnight Blue, China Blue, Cornflower, Powder Blue
                     Tights - Purple, Orchid, Cool Grey 2
                     Eye - Midnight Blue, Pastel Blue
Wings - Crafters Companion Iridescent glitter spray
8x8 Kraft card blank
Pink backing paper - Craftwork Cards Cottage Garden 8x8 paper pad
Corner embellies - Craftwork Cards Candi Cottage Garden
Flowers - My crafty stash
Ribbon - My crafty stash
Swirls - Spellbinders Floral Flourishes in  
            Craftwork card paper Cottage Garden & Docrafts Gorjus 12x12 paper
Butterfly - Santoro MDF blanks covered with 
                Craftwork card paper Cottage Garden & edged with Tea Dye DI
Image mount - Spellbinders Elegant Labels Four 

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Sunday, 6 April 2014

Sherri Baldy Birthday Girl

I've been practising my colouring with Promarkers over the past few weeks. I think I'm getting better.
The image I've used is from this months sponsor for Challenges 4 Everybody, Sherri Baldy. I pretty happy with how the top and bow have come out, but think I need a little more practise on hair.

Using a classic combination of colours for me, pink and blue, I've mounted the coloured image on co-ordinating background papers, finished with a simple sentiment, a feather and a wonderful die cut of a very intricate butterfly from Tattered Lace. It's my first Tattered Lace die, think I will be buying more, I just love it!

Now that the challenge is on for a whole month, you have plenty of tine to join in and try to win yourself some fab goodies.
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Hair - Cocoa, Sunflower, Tulip Yellow, Buttercup
Top & Bow - Burgundy, Antique Pink, Dusky Rose, Sunkissed Pink
Trousers - Navy Blue, Cadet Blue, Powder Blue, Pastel Blue
Tights - Warm Grey 4, Cool Grey 3, Cool Grey 2
Skin - Dusky Pink, Blush, Almond
Lips - Dusky Rose
Backing papers - DCWV The French Country 12x12 Stack
Butterfly die - Tattered Lace & Create & Craft magazine exclusive
Frame die cut  - The Paper Stash
Feather, Buttons, Ribbon & sentiment - My crafty stash

I am entering this card into the following challenges: (Butterfly with spring colours) (Butterfly with spring colours)