Wednesday, 12 June 2019

Unicorns & Rainbows

After saying to myself so many times I was not going to do this and go down the girly unicorn road - sigh!  Just look what I've gone and done......


This is my creation for the Outlawz Sketch challenge.  We, SheepSki Designs, are sponsoring them this month :)


So creating the typical girly unicorn card it HAD to have a rainbow.  This was the first thing I sketched in behind the image.  I then coloured the whole thing with Copics.  Starting with the background in case it went wrong or I hated it and had to bin it and start again LOL!!  I'm so happy to say I didn't have to do that.

Here's our Outlawz Sketch for the next two weeks


My design paper were all distressed with a Tonic Solutions tool.  They're from Hobby Craft and First Edition.  I've also used some black card for framing all the pinky elements so they stood out from each other.



The sentiment (coloured with Copics randomly) is from Lili of the Valley.  I've added a tiny pink paper flower from Hobby Craft to the left of it.  There are some tiny pink banners cut with a Fantasy Die at the top left, a pale aqua sequin and a few Rhine stones scattered around for interest.

The whole effect very girly and pink!

Thanks for popping by for a look today.  Hope we see you at the challenge
Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Crafty Animal - Challenge #27
2 Crafty Critter Crazies - Challenge #27
Allsorts - Fantasy World
Pammies Inky Pinkies - Challenge 1923
QKR Stampede - Anything Goes
Classic Design Team - Challenge 6
Love to Scrap - No Rulz 3
Crafting by Designs - June Anything Goes
Creative Craft Cottage - Eileen's Anything Goes
Crafting with an Attitude - Anything Goes

Sunday, 2 June 2019

Daisy Panel

I'm slowly getting round to colouring up some of my newer images.  This one is Daisy Panel.  The daisies have been drawn from my mother in laws garden :)



The image has been coloured with Copics.  I'd actually printed it too large to cut it out with a die so I drew round one and hand cut it instead.  It was a bit rough when I'd done so I decided to distress it with a Tonic solutions tool to disguise it ;)

I've sprinkled a little embossing enamel around the image and used some Tim Holtz Vintage Photo ink at the edges.

I've used a mix of papers from Lemoncraft, First Edition and some other I'm having trouble identifying at the moment!  All the papers have also been distressed.


The vintage seam binding has been hand tied with a bow.  I've used a few daisies from Wild Orchid Crafts and a sentiment from Lili of the Valley and coloured with Copics.

Thanks for popping by for a look today
Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Love to Craft - Anything Goes
Scribbles Designs - Flowers
Aud Sentiments - Nature
Classic Design Team - Challenge 6
The Sketchy Challenges - Ribbon, Lace or Twine
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
The Paper Shelter - Flower Power
QKR Stampede - Anything Goes
A Perfect Time to Craft - Challenge 6

Saturday, 1 June 2019

Monster Birthday

Out theme for this month over at All Dressed up in the Facebook Group is FOR THE BOYS.  It's Father's Day in June so I thought I'd set the ladies the task of boy cards to give you a little male inspiration :)




The image has been coloured with Copics.


I've used design papers from Hobby Craft to match the colours of the monsters and some black card for framing.


The letters were cut out of the same paper using Sizzix letters and I've also added a few enamel dots in matching colours.

Hope you like my inspiration for today.  Don't forget we also have the challenge blog as well as the Facebook Group.  You can find it here

Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Worldwide Open Design Team - Challenge 5
Crafty Cardmakers - Birthdays
Scrapping4Fun - Masculine
Cute Card Thursday - Masculine
QKR Stampede - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Colour Crazy Craft Challenge - Week 20
Creative Moments - Anything Goes
The Creative Crafters - Anything Goes


Wednesday, 29 May 2019

Mini Me

I've had this one drawn for ages but have only just coloured it.  You can find Mini Me in my Etsy shop here where you can get 10% off all my images by quoting SKIANDREA10 at checkout


The image has been coloured with Copics.  I've kept the card design simple to showcase the image.


I've done some doodling round the edges to frame the image, added some neon yellow enamel dots, a silver dragonfly charm and a wood chip sentiment from Scrapiniec.

Thanks for popping by today for a look

Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Penny's Challenge - Anything Goes
Creative Craft Cottage - Use Ink
Sweet Stampers - Animals
Double D - Frames
Worldwide Open Design Team - Challenge 5
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Love to Craft - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Creative Moments - Anything Goes


Copic on Kraft

For my latest inspiration for the Outlawz Sketch challenge I'm using papers from our sponsor WeAre3 called Little Garden, I thought the combination went well using the pink and yellow papers with the image I'm using.


This little cute fairy was coloured on Kraft at one of my Copic colouring classes with Faye, it's one of the techniques she teaches :)
I've fussy cut her to add to the project and made her wings a little sparkly.

Here's our sketch for the next two weeks


I've used two Spellbinders dies to cut the circles behind the image and distressed all my papers with a Tonic Solutions tool.



The ribbon and flowers (my only embellishments) were bought from The Ribbon Girl a while ago.

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

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Crafyhazelnuts Patterned Paper - May
Do-Al(l) Kreatives - Mythical Creatures and Fairies
Creations In Pink - Anything Goes Mainly Pink
QKR Stampede - Anything Goes
Incy Wincy - Embellishments
The Creative Crafters - Anything Goes
Scrapy Land - Anything Goes
Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
Creative Moments - Anything Goes

Wednesday, 22 May 2019

One I don't Usually Use

Today I'm sharing some inspiration with one of Wendy's new release images for May :)


I'v used a colour combination I don't usually use for this card.  I'm loving how if came out though, I definitely need to use it again.  I've used Copics to colour the image.  Using a little of a very pastel shade of each to give it a soft glow behind the image.



I've not used any embellishments for this one just design papers from Hobbycraft and Lemoncraft.  The Lemoncraft paper was cut with a die which I got from Dies to Die for at one of my Copic colouring  classes with Faye :)

Hope you like my inspiration for today.  You can see more from the Dressy Girls today on the challenge blog and in the Facebook Group

Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Morgan's ArtWorld - May Challenge
Love to Scrap - Anything Goes
Crafting with An Attitude - Anything Goes 
Crafter's Castle - Challenge 17
613 Avenue Create -Anything Goes
Creative Craft Cottage - Use Ink
World Wide Open Deign Team - Challenge 5
Colour Crazy Craft Challenge no 19
QKR Stampede - Anything Goes




Wednesday, 15 May 2019

All about the hearts

So I've done something very different for me this time.  The sketch at Outlawz and the papers Bonnie (from WeAre3) has let us use for our DT inspiration got me thinking about a sentiment only card.  I nearly always do images.  I thought the hearts went so well with the wood chip sentiment :) 



Here's our sketch for this challenge


The paper I've used are from We Are Three's Really Simple digital paper, I've also used a piece of left over wood effect paper, with some red and black card.  This one as you can see involved lots of layering.

I've used a double strip of ric rac in red and black to match the theme, the wood chip sentiment from Scrapiniec has been coloured with Copics.  My only other addition is a single red rose.

Hope you like my inspiration for today, we hope to see you at the challenge
Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Your Scrapbook Place - May
The Crafty Addicts - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Creative Moments - Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes
Get Creative - Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
Simply Create Too - Anything Goes