Sunday, 22 October 2017

Nuts about you

Today I'm sharing my inspiration for Wendy's new release images at All Dressed Up for October.  This cute little guy is Bushy Tail.  I was going to go way out there and colour it pink at first but I'm loving the seasonal inspiration at the moment.  All the trees are definitely autumnal near us now :)
I still need to get some lessons on how to do fur with Copics.  This was coloured with Copics and then I've aded some more texture with polychromos pencils to make him look furry.

I dug out some old Lili of the Valley papers for this one and a strip of off cut from Maya Design.  All my papers were distressed.  You can probably see I've also used some black and red card in the mix as well.

The sentiment Nuts about you was hand written on and I've also done a bit of doodling around the image frame.

My only embellishment a few wooden hearts

Hope you like my inspiration for today

Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Stamping Sensations - Autumn Glory
Your Scrapbook Place - October Challenge
Paradise of Stamps - Autumn / Halloween
Sweet Stampers - Halloween or Autumn
Creative Inspirations - Autumn / Halloween
Scrapping4Fun - Autumn Colours
Creative Knockouts - Fall

Take a simple shoe

I started off by colouring Stappy Sandal in red with Copics.  (You can get 10% off all my images by quoting code SKIANDREA10 at checkout).  I was getting some awful bleed so I reprinted it off on Make It Crafty card stock instead.  I had another go and this time it was much better.  The straps however were so thin and I was worried I'm make a mess so I got the depth by using a black polychromos pencil.
Once coloured I cut it out with a Spellbinder die and used Tim Holtz vintage photo ink on the edges.

This card is for a commission (so you can see why I didn't want to make a mess).  The over all look was with autumn colours.  Below is a close up of some of the flowers I've used from The Ribbon Girl and Wild Orchid Crafts.  I've also added some twigs from Scrapienic.

Below is a close up of the other flower arrangement.  above this you can see the small wooden heart I used.  these can be found in the wedding section at Hobbycraft.

The design papers are from UHK Gallery and Maja Design (all were distressed).  I've also used some back card for the shaped card base.

To finish off I've added a Scrapienic birthday sentiment and some brass letters to make up MUM.  I found these in Hobbycrafty a while ago.

Hope you love my inspiration for today.

Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges.
Noor Design - Fall Colours
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Scrapping4Fun - Autumn Colours
Addicted to Stamps - Anything Goes with Flowers
The Ribbon Girl - Any Image October
Sparkles - Autumn Colours
The Crafter's Cafe - Shaped Card
Little Red Wagon - Shape it Up

Saturday, 21 October 2017

Head Stand in the snow

Have you noticed?  Most of the snowmen images around all have them standing upright, some of them with cute animals, birds or presents.  Well you probably know by now I like to be different LOL!!

I've coloured him in warm colours and non traditional colours too for my first inspiration with him.  I've done this using a combination of Copics and polychromos pencils.

In the background behind him I've doodles a few clouds with my Copics.

Showcasing the image for you today I've made a CAS card.  The design paper framing the image is from First Edition.

I've added a sentiment JOY with brass letter charms (found in Hobbycraft a while ago).
Then finally added a couple of sequins and a few rhine stones for a bit of bling/sparkle.

Hope you like my inspiration with my new image
Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Love to Craft - Anything Goes
A Snowflakes Promise - Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown - Clean and Simple
CRAFT - Christmas
Penny's Challenge - Anything Goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

To my friend

The image was coloured with Copics then finished off with polychromos pencils.

Here's our sketch for this week.

I've used some Kraft card, cheater on my stripes for the sketch by using stripy design paper LOL!  My design papers are from Lemoncraft and Studio Lite.

The sentiment from Lili of the Valley has also been coloured with Copic and for the balloons in the sketch I've used some wood chip ones from Mismasz to make it look like the girl is holding them.

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 Papercraft - Anything Goes
Pearly Sparkles - Anything Goes
Creative Ladybirds - Anything Goes
2 Crafty Critter Crazies - Challenge 7
Classic Design Team - Challenge 17
Just Keep On Creating - Anything Goes
Morgan's ArtWorld - Anything Goes
Crafting with Friends - Anything Goes

Monday, 16 October 2017

Vision turned reality

I'm sharing a very special creation with you tonight.  This one is a commission.  Ged who works with my hubby approached me with a commission in mind which I managed to turn into reality on a card for her.  We had quite a bit of communication so I could get this just perfect for her.

Her friend has a cat and she had this vision of a cats head (Suki) floating in the middle of a pumpkin vine with candy corn.  The rest was up to me to try come up with something spookily suitable.  Ged also didn't have any specific ideas about colours.  Although she started to go through some colour selections we could discuss, I showed her a pic of a first version of the card with the dark blue background.  She loved it so much she asked me to use it for the final card and then left all the colour choices up to me.
Suki being a pale ginger tabby is so adorably cute - I just hope I've done her justice.  She's actually paler in real life than I've coloured her here.  I'm still trying to get use to doing fine detail with Copics so I laid down some colour for the cats head and eyes then finished it off with polychromoc pencils.  The look I wanted was of fine soft fur and a glow in her eyes.

Everything else on the card has been coloured with Copics giving a vibrant look on the dark background.

Here you can see a close up of some of the pumpkin vine around the image.  I've added a few skulls into the mix, running some of the creepers through the skulls.

I the picture below you can see I've added a rata perfect addition to a dreamy cat's world.

The background, coloured with Copics have been given some texture.  An effect Faye showed Helen and I while on a recent Copics class with her.  I've used champagne (Faye will under stand that) and a sponge.  I've shown a particularly good section of it in the photo above.

To the top right of the cat is a crow, another perfect cat dream world addition.  I've achieved this look by adding the colour and then using a blender pen to bleach out some highlights on the feathers.

Cat's love the night and hunting so I decided to add in a glowing moon.  Across this I've added some wispy clouds and a few bats.  The glow of the moon if carried down towards the cat's face.

Finally here's the card as a whole.  Ged I'm very happy to say loves the card which will be passed onto her friend for Halloween.

This is only my second commission and I'm so happy with how it went.

Would love your feedback
Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Do-Al(l) Kreatives - Halloween
Fabrika Fantasy - Pink or Halloween
Paradise of Stamps - Autumn / Halloween
World Wide Open Design Team - Challenge 27
Crafty Cardmakers - Spooky
The Sketchy Challenges - Halloween
Try It On Tuesday - Its Halloween Time
Create & Inspire - Anything Goes
Crafty Calendar Challenge - Halloween

Sunday, 15 October 2017

Traditional Christmas

The image has been coloured with Copics and polychromos pencils (I need a lesson in how to colour birds with Copics only LOL!)

I've added a little DecoArt glitter to the snow.

Creating a clan and simple card to showcase the image I've just doodled a border.  The sentiment was done at the time of printing.

Hope you love my little bit of the traditional Christmas
Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Creative Knockouts - Clean and Simple
Sweet Stampin - Sparkle and Shine
Crafyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra - October
ABC Christmas - Unlimited and Vibrant
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Christmas Card Challenges - Challenge 23
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Penny's Challenge - Anything Goes

Friday, 13 October 2017

Pretty in pink

I've a few commissions on at the moment.  This one has been created for a friend for her nephew.  They're expecting their first baby soon and its going to be a girl :)

AND this is the perfect for our new challenge at Fussy and Fancy Fridays which is my favourite PINK!!

Now it's been a while since I've used a Lili of the Valley Stamp.  I pretty much haven't a lot of room so I was delighted to find they've started to do digi images!

This one is Cosy Pram.
The image was coloured with Copics.  I've cut it out in a circle and used some Tim Holtz vintage photo ink on the edges.  On top of this I've scattered some embossing enamel.  Behind it is a die cut scalloped circle from Spellbinders.  I've used some pink stripy paper from Maja Design.

The other layers of paper behind are also from Maja Design and all have been distressed with a Tonic Solutions tool.

Between the layers of paper are two different lace pieces.  The flowers and lace were both bought from Noor Design.
The sentiment coloured with Copics is a Lili of the Valley one.  I've added a few pearls, a wooden heart shape and a banner cut with a Fantasy die (also from Noor Design)

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
Unicorn Challenge - Perfectly Pink
Scrapy Land - Anything Goes
Craft Rocket - Birthday or Pretty Pinks
Creative Craft Cottage - Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness
Cutie Pie Challenge - Think Pink
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Pink October
A Perfect Time to Craft - Challenge 10
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes