Wednesday, 23 May 2018

Embellies & Papers

We're sponsored by We Are 3 this month at Outlaws Sketch.  I've had a play around with papers and embellishments for this weeks sketch below


I've used some Tones of Gray paper from the We Are 3 shop.  I've used two re-inkers and a sponge for the blue and lilac on the paper.  Behind this you can see two design papers from Lili fo the Valley to compliment the colours I picked.  All my design papers have been distressed with a Tonic Solutions tool.
There are two layers of lace, three chip board embellishments, a mixture of papers flowers and a tiny ribbon of purple ribbon.

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
Craftyhazelnuts Pattered Paper - May
Your Scrapbook Place - May
The Sketchy Challenges - Ribbon, Lace or Twine
Creative Inspiration - Clean & Simple or Fussy & Fancy
Craft Rocket - Use Embellishments
Scrap and Craft - Use Three Chipboard Pieces
Get Creative - Lots of Flowers


Saturday, 19 May 2018

Blue Blossoms

Today I'm guest designing for Crafty Friends.  I'm sponsoring them for the next fortnight.  The theme is B's, as many as you can think of :)
For my inspiration I'm using Bumble Bee Blossom (3 B's right there to start you off!) . You can find this image in my Etsy shop.  I've coloured the image with Copics making the flowers blue (another B).  I've also used a white gel pen.

The design paper behind the image creating a border had browns in it like the brown of the bee (more B's) is from Maja Design.  Two brass corners (another B) finish the card off.
OK lost count ROLF!!

Hope you like my inspiration for this challenge :)
Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Create & Makes - Anything Goes
A Perfect Time to Craft - Challenge 5
DigiStamps4 Joy - Anything Goes
Fabrika Fantasy - Flowers
2 Crafty Critter Crazies - Challenge 14
Love to Craft - Anything Goes
The Crafter's Cafe - All Creatures Great and Small
CCC Digi Creations - Flower Power
Sasayaki Glitter - Flowers
Stamping Sensations - Close to Nature


Wednesday, 16 May 2018

Pop of pink ;)

Today I'm sharing a creation made for Outlawz Sketch using We Are 3 Tones of Gray design papers.  We Are 3 are sponsoring us this month.  To go with the papers I've coloured one of my own images, Faye, in monochrome using Copics.

To add a little interest I've coloured only her wings in pink.  I've fussy cut the image and mounted it onto a die cut circle of the Tones of Gray papers.  The edges of all the design papers have been distressed with a Tonic Solutions tool.  Behind the image is a piece of black card cut with a Spellbinders die.  I've added a little magic label from Tim Holtz.

Here's our sketch for this week


Apart from the We Are 3 design papers I've also used some Studio Light paper to give a fence effect in the background.  To frame the card I've used some black card.  Across the middle of the design papers is a strip of gingham ribbon.

You can probably see the image has been mounted onto a doily to keep with the theme of the sketch.

The piano key ribbon down the left and the hand tied musical noted ribbon I've picked to go with the musical paper design.

Along the bottom I've used a mushroom die from Joy Crafts which I've cut into sections so the image is left clear.

My final touch a few black gems.

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
Creative Inspirations - Clean & Simple or Fussy & Fancy
Crafty Calendar Challenge - Things with Wings
Pearly Sparkles - Things with Wings
Addicted to Stamps - Ribbons
Dragonfly Dreams - Here Come the Girls
Incy Wincy - Things that Fly
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Magical Fairy Garden
Sweet Stampin - Magical / Myth / Fantasy
Lemon Shortbread - Anything Goes


Sunday, 13 May 2018

Taking Pics

 This image was released last week - I think (I've had a lot on recently and I'm having a bit of a time blur LOL!)


I sell this image with and without the little scene in the camera.  That way if you want to have a go at putting something into the lens you can.  This one with the tree I've just sketched in with my Copics.  When I was taking the close up photo I had the weird sensation of being drawn into the centre of the camera image (so I think I may have finally got something right with my art ha ha!)

I've coloured the image with Copics and also sketched in a background scene.  I've coloured that in lighter colours to make the image stand out more.

A couple of doodled birds finish off the scene.  I've then framed the image with black card.  Added some bright green design paper from Lemoncraft.  The final addition to add some depth I've added a wood chip embellishments which a I got at Scrap and Craft.

Hope you like my inspiration with my new image
Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Pile It on - Sports / Hobbies
Cardz 4 Guys - Men's Hobbies
QKR Stampede - Anything Goes
Love to Craft - Anything Goes
Crafting by Designs - Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Crafting with Friends - Anything Goes

Playing with Clouds

It's been a while since I coloured this one.  It's called Seraphina's Heart you can find it here in my shop on Etsy.  I'm offering 20% discount for a week only use SPRINGSHOP20 at checkout ;)

I've coloured the image with Copics, then added a little black polychromos for that little bit extra depth in the scales.


I've just added some purple design paper to compliment the image and black card to frame it, doodles a little in two corners and added a LOVE sentiment (you can find these in the wedding section in Hobby Craft.

Thanks for taking a look today :)
Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Sparkles - The Weather
2 Crafty Critter Crazies - Challenge 14
Try It on Tuesdays - Stencils / Die Cuts or Both
Crafty Friends - Animals
Crafty Calendar Challenge - Things with Wings
Pearly Sparkles - Things with Wings
Incy Wincy - Things that Fly
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Magical Fairy Garden
Sweet Stampin - Magic / Myth / Fantasy 
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes


Wednesday, 9 May 2018

Little Things....

We Are 3 are sponsoring us at Outlawz Sketch this month.  Bonnie has created some fantastic grey scale papers which you can find here.

I've no colour printer so they are perfect for me to print and colour you can find them here - Tones of Grey

I've used Copics and a black polychromo pencils to colour the flowers and leaves.  In the close up here you can just see the blue / purple tone on the paper.  I've done this using Copic re-inkers and a sponge.

Here's our sketch for this week


I've used one of the sentiments ranges Little Things, Friendship and Grateful from the We Are 3 Shop.  It's been printed onto some white card then cut with a Spellbinders die.  I've used the same re-inkers on the sentiment.  Behind this you can see some black card framing it which has been cut with another Spellbinders die.


Behind the design paper you can see it's been mounted onto black card and then some purple paper from Lili of the Valley.  The black spotted organza ribbon was bought from The Ribbon Girls.  My final embellishment are three Rhine stones under the sentiment.

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
Fabrika Fantasty - Flowers
The Sketchy Challenges - Ribbon, Lace, Twine
Try It On Tuesdays - Stencil / Dies
Double D - Flowers
CCC Digi Creations - Flower Power
Sasayaki Glitter - Flowers
Sweet Stampin - Flowers

Friday, 4 May 2018

Beautiful blues


Sooooo what have I done :)
I've used papers from Lemon Craft and Maja Design.  All except the brick work have been distressed with a Tonic Solutions die.  I've layered and interlocked the different sections.
On top of this are a couple of wood chip elements from Scrapiniec.  Inside of these are some Tim Holtz stockers creating the sentiment.  The card is very tactile and 3-d so I've taken another angle so you can see some of this,

In my flower arrangements there is a piece of craft gauze, some while leaves, daisies, roses and cherry blossoms in different shades of blues and some while heather.  There's also a little cream twine.

There are some glitter dots, some rhine stones and a few silver dragonfly beads.

Hope you like my inspiration today, thanks for taking a look
Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Create and Makes - Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes
Scrapping4Fun - Anything Goes
Simply Papercraft - Anything Goes
Creatalicious - Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Love to Scrap - Anything Goes
Worldwide Open Design Team - Challenge 4
A Perfect Time to Craft - Anything Goes