Wednesday, 15 August 2018

Christmas pooch

Another Wednesday already, this week flew by.  Here I am with my latest inspiration for Outlawz Sketch.  This month we're being sponsored by Knitty Kitty Digis.


The image has been coloured with Copics.  I've used a technique taught in one of the Kit and Clowder monthly classes for how to create the wooden floor.

The image has been cut out with a Spellbinders die.  I've then used another one to cut the scalloped circle out in black card which is behind the image.

Here's our sketch for this week

I've used some more black card and my designs papers are from First Edition.

The Merry Christmas sentiment is from Scrapiniec and the little wooden tree from Hobby Craft.  There's also some tiny ric rack on both edges of the black card in the centre.  You can find it at the Ribbon Girl

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
CRAFT - Christmas
Sweet Stampin - Christmas in August
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas - Challenge 398
Dream Valley - Animals
ABC Christmas - R is for Ric Rac Ribbon
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Christmas at Sweet Stampin - August
The Corrosive Challenge - Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
Scrapping4Fun - Anything Goes

Wish Upon A Star

Just over a week os so ago I found out I'd won a Guest Designers spot for DigiStamps4Joy.

So here I am today showing off what I've created for the lovely ladies over there.  Their current theme is Anything Goes with the option of using a sentiment.

The image I've used is called Best Friends, you can find it here in their shop.  

I've used Copics, a black polychromos pencil and white and red gels pens.  The background is a combination of techniques show to me by Faye and Alyce.  I was having a particularly good flicking day so the dog looks really hairy and the grass has some really good texture :)

I wanted to showcase my colouring so I've produced a single layered card.  In the centre of the start is a rhine stone to add some extra bling.

The sentiment was part of the happy package I got from Australia this week from Make It Crafty :)
You can find it here.  I've used some Vintage Photo ink from Tim Holtz on the edges of it to make it look slightly grungy around the edges.

Hope you like my GDT inspiration :D
Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
2 Crafty Critter Crazies - Challenge 17
Try It On Tuesday - Inspired by a Song - A Sky Full of Stars by Coldplay
Dream Valley - Animals
Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
QKR Stampede - Anything Goes
Creative Crafty Cottage - No Patterned Paper
Love to Craft - Anything Goes
Craft Rocket - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Creative Moments - Anything Goes


Wednesday, 8 August 2018

Just a kitten in a t-cup


Ok so it's just a kitten in a tea cup....  Well actually I've repeated the image four times and used it around the edge of the card.  The image is part of the Kittachino images from our sponsor Knitty Kitty Digis.  They're sponsoring us this month at Outlawz Sketch.
The images has been coloured in pastels using Copics.

Here's our sketch for this week

I've not followed the sketch completely this week, it is for guidance ;)



The centre panel has a woodchip background of hearts and lines.

On top of this is a wooden sentiment from Hobby craft coloured pink with Copic and a tiny wooden heart also coloured pink.

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

I'd like to add this card into the following challenges
2 Crafty Critter Crazies - Challenge 17
Time Out - Food & Drink
QKR Stampede - Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
Create & Inspire - Anything Goes
Craftyhazelnuts Patterned Paper - August
Your Scrapbook Place - August
Scrapping4Fun - Anything Goes



Tuesday, 7 August 2018

Black n Yellow Experiment

Today is new release inspiration day at All Dressed Up.

I'm using Blooms and Butterflies today.  The other new release images are Summer Blooms, Summer Hols and Magical Unicorn.  There will be inspiration using these on the challenge blog and in the Facebook Group


The image was coloured with Copic and a black polychromos pencil.  Once I'd coloured the image I used a splattering technique to get some orange and yellow splatters into the background and the same with some of the dark grey ink.  No ides if I was doing this right.  I didn't refer to any tutorials and got absolutely covered in ink from my paint brush!

After the splattering, I decided to add a couple of different embossing enamels.  The image has been framed with black card a yellow design papers to keep with the the striking black and yellow theme.

The final addition was a sentiment from Scrapiniec coloured with black Copic.

Hope you like my experiment, I had lot of fun creating it :D
Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Sunny Day Crafting - Anything Goes - Animals
Double D - Don't Bug Me
2 Crafty Critter Crazies - Challenge 17
Pile It On - New Technique
Worldwide Open Design Team - Challenge 7
Create & Inspire - Anything Goes
DigiStamps4Joy - Anything Goes
Love to Craft - Anything Goes
Digi Doodle Studios - Anything Goes
Crafting with an Attitude - Anything Goes



GDT TTCRD

A little while ago I won a guest designer spot at Through The Craft Room Door.  I got to play with this cute little image from Polkadoodles called Baked With Love for the challenge :)

The image has been coloured with Copics, a full list of the colours I used and my card materials will be published in the Through The Craft Room Door Magazine


Hope you like my little cutie for the challenge
Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Sweet Stampers - Christmas in July
Dream Valley - Christmas in July
A Snowflakes Promise - Anything Goes
Di's Digi Design - Use Stash Items
Create & Makes - Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread - Anything Goes
Morgan's ArtWorld - Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas - Challenges 397
Crafting by Designs - Anything Goes
Fabrika Fantasy - Anything Goes




Wednesday, 1 August 2018

Pretty Geisha Gift Bag

Our Facebook challenge has gone live today at All Dressed Up and I'm here sharing my inspiration for it.  It's one that should be quite easy if you love girly cards, the theme being GIRLS!

I loved this image as soon as I saw it but hadn't had chance to use it yet.  It's called Oriental Girl and can be found here in Wendy's shop.

I've used Copics to colour it with.  To me oriental hair has a gorgeous bluish black sheen to black hair, so I've used my BV Copics.  Hoping I've created the look I wanted.  I'd originally coloured her with a blue background.  Then my mind went off wandering.  I remembered having some brick work background from Wild Orchid Crafts.  So I set about fussy cutting the image to mount onto this.

Here you can se a close up.


hat I've actually created is a gift bag which you'll see further down but I wanted to take a close up of the bag section so I can explain what I've done.

I've used some design papers from Maja Design, both of these have been distressed.  Below the image is a section of fancy lace I got from Crafteeezee ages ago.  Building up on this to the right are a selection of flowers.  You should also be able to spot some pearl gems and a few tiny silver dragonfly charms.

To finish the bag off I've picked a selection of lace and ribbons which I've tied in a bow around one of the handles.  Some of these ribbons and the lace you can find at The Ribbon Girl.


So that's it, hope you like my inspiration for today.  Thanks for taking a look.


Andrea x

I'd like to enter this bag into the following challenges
Crafty Friends - Lace and Ribbon
Not Just Cards - Anything Goes
The Cutie Pie Challenge - BINGO (Pearls / Ribbon / Charm)
A Snowflakes Promise - Anything Goes
Create & Inspire - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
The Creative Crafters - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes


Kitten Cup Cake

New month and a new challenge at Outlawz Sketch.  This month we're sponsored by Knitty Kitty Digis who have some real cuties.  Check out their Etsy shop here :)


The image I'm using for my inspiration for this weeks challenge is Cupcake Kitty.  I've coloured the image with Copics, a white gel pen and a black polychromos pencil.  I also decided to try doing a long haired furry kitty LOL!!

I've also used some of the techniques from a Kit & Clowder class - check them out here.
The image and black frame have been cut with a die from My Favorite Things.

Here's our sketch for this week.


Apart from using some more black card my design paper is from Lemoncraft. I've just selected one paper which is a hot pink for maximum impact.

I've used some ribbon from my stash ad some black gems.  Finally we have a Sweet sentiment which is woodchip from Scrapiniec.

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
Sunny Day Crafting - Anything Goes / Animals
QKR Stampede - Anything Goes
Artistic Inspiration - Anything Goes
A Snowflakes Promise - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
The Creative Crafters - Anything Goes
Incy Wincy - Tic Tac Toe (1 Word Sentiment / Creature / Stripes)
Creative Moments - Anything Goes
The Paper Shelter - Anything Goes