Wednesday 31 August 2016

Sweet dreams

I'm finishing off my month of sponsorship at Outlawz Sketch with this little bit of inspiration.

This little cutie is Morpheus.  He's been coloured with ProMarkers and I've added some black polychromos pencil to give the shadows more depth.
Here's our sketch for today


The papers are black card stock and Lemoncraft.

I've used Spellbinders dies and Marianne Design dies and a paper flower in the middle of the two paper swirls.

Little black gems and some green enamel dots complete the look.

Hope you like my inspirations for today - hope to see you over at the challenge

Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Robyn's Fetish - Anything Goes
I Love ProMarkers - Use a Die Cut
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes
The Cutie Pie Challenge - Work Rest or Play
The Pencilcase - Anything Goes
Polkadoodles - Something Beginning with F (Flower)
Simply Papercraft - Anything Goes 


Monday 29 August 2016

Jo's Daffodils

I so enjoyed creating this.  A guy who my hubby works with wanted a card for his wife's 60th birthday.  He loved the simplicity of my freesias image and card.  He asked if I could create one with daffodils, her favourite flower.  I just sent him the photo of the finished card this morning and he love it!


I've coloured this image with Copics, ProMarkers and polychromos pencils.  The commission was for a CAS style card.  the sentiment created at the time of printing the image.

I've finished the card by doing a little biro doodling, adding a couple of sequins and a scattering of gems

Hope you all love my new image
Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes
Stamping Sensations - Anything Goes
Sweet Stampin - No Design Paper
Digi Choosday - Anything Goes
Moving Along with the Times - Clean and Simple
Scrapping for Fun - Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes

Blue hues

We're half way through the Blue challenge on the blog.  It's reminder day and I though for a change I'd stick with the theme :D


I've coloured Bella with ProMarkers adding a little black polychromos pencil for extra depth in the shading.  I've also added a pink glitter heart from Paperchase next to her.
The image and design papers from Maja Design and Joy Crafts have been distressed.  Also before I mounted in onto the backing paper I distressed the edges of the image with Milled Lavender distress ink from Tim Holtz.

I've hardly used any embellishments on this card, only a few gems and a wood chip love heart.

Hope to see you at the challenge
Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Creative Ladybirds Creations - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Crafty Girls - Anything Goes
Digi Choosday - Anything Goes
Scrapping for Fun - Anything Goes
The Sketchy Challenge - Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Passion for ProMarkers - Make it Digital



Sunday 28 August 2016

Virgo

I managed to find some time today to make Virgo into a card.  This is a new image just released at SheepSki Designs - you can find it in my shop here.


This image was coloured with Copics and I've added a little black polychromos pencil for added depth

Just making her into a CAS card I've embellished the card with a few rhine stones, a sequin and a little biro doodling.

That's all folks sweet and simple

Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Paper Creator - Keep It Simple
Show Us Your Pussies Cats Challenge - Furrything Goes
Sweet Stampin - No Design Paper
Creative Moments - Anything Goes
Craft Rocket - Things With Wings
Moving Along with the Times - Clean & Simple
Creative Craft Cottage - Things with Wings
Penny's Challenge - Anything Goes

Saturday 27 August 2016

New image and Sponsorship

Launched today in my shop - here's Virgo you can find this image in my shop on Etsy - click here

I've been rushing trying to get this one done and didn't quite make it in time for the start of "Virgo" season :D
Here's one I coloured earlier as they say - I'm lying coz i only just finished it last night - hee hee!
In the meantime I was running a guess what's with the cat on my Facebook group SheepSki Designs Digital Stamps for a few lucky ladies to win.

Here's my coloured version

NEXT bit of news did you know there's a new mixed media challenge blog running - I'm sponsoring it this time.  It's called an Inky Mess - check it out - not many people have joined yet which gives you a better chance of winning ;)



Have fun ladies

Andrea x



Wednesday 24 August 2016

Pretty parasol

It's new sketch day at Outlawz :D

I'm sponsoring our sketch team for August.  This image I'm using today is Becca you can find her here on Etsy.

I've coloured her with ProMarkers, cut her out with a Spellbinders die and used some antique linen distress ink from Tim Holts on the edges.
Here's our sketch for this week


I've used design papers from Joy Crafts and some black card stock.  The banners were cut using off cuts of papers and a La La Land Die.

Embellishments of pearls, some paper flowers and wooden hearts are my finishing touches.

Hope you like my creation for today - love to see you at the sketch challenge.

Andrea x


I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Craftyhazelnuts Pattered Paper - August
Your Scrapbook Place - Twixt Summer and Fall
Crafts and Me - Anything Goes
Sasayaki Glitter - Use a Die Cut
A Bit More Time To Craft - Anything Goes
The Crafty Addicts - Anything Goes / Die Cuts
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
Passion For ProMarkers - Make It Digital

Monday 22 August 2016

Just a Little Bit Alice

Lizzy has an amazing new release today - all is themed Alice in Wonderland - check out the blog for inspiration and find her images here on Etsy.

Don't forget to use DTANDREA10 to get yourself 10% off these fantastic images :D
I've combined two images for this card image 324 is Alice and image 325 is the White Rabbit


I've created a CAS card to showcase the images.  I've used ProMakers to do this and a little black polychromos to add extra depth to the shading.

All I've added to this one is a little biro to frame the card.

Hope you love my creation - check out my second post for the Queen of Hearts :D
Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Lili Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
Moving Along with the Times - Clean and Simple
Scrapping4Fun - Anything Goes
Colour Crazy Craft Challenge - Anything Goes
Creative Moments - Anything Goes
Fab n Funky - Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread - Anything Goes
World Wide Open Design Team - Challenge 13



Nothing but hearts

So this is my second posting for the new release today at Oddball Art - all is themed Alice in wonderland.  Check out my second post today which has images of Alice and the White Rabbit :D

Don't forget to check out the main blog for inspiration and you can find Lizzy images here and get 10% off on Etsy by quoting my code DTANDREA10
The queen of Hearts is image 326.  She's been coloured with ProMarkers and I've added a little black polychromos pencil of extra depth to the shading.

The mage had been mounted onto some black card stock to frame it.  Design papers a re a real mixed bag on this one Santoro, Lili of the Valley, Maja Design and Wild Rose Studio.

The tiny heart embellishments and the heart banner are from Scrapienec, the red hears are some stickers from Paperchase.  I've also added a clay heart from Live and Love Crafts and some black gems to finish it off.

Hope you love my inspiration
Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Classic Design Team Open Challenge - Challenge 5
Creative Ladybirds Creations - Anything Goes
Paradise of Stamps - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes
Digi Choosday - Anything Goes
Sparkle Challenges - Lots of Layers
Creative Moments - Anything Goes

Wednesday 17 August 2016

Birthday balloons

Yes here I am again telling you all I'm sponsoring Outlawz Sketch - that's because I'm the sponsor for the whole of August :D

You can find all my images in my shop on Etsy SheepSki Designs - click here

I've used Flump n Tic for my inspiration today, coloured with Copics, ProMarkers and polychromos pencils.  You should be able to see from this first picture that I've sketched some clouds into the background too.
This is our sketch for today


I've flipped the sketch and instead of using some ribbon I've drawn some more balloons.  These I coloured in pink to match with the theme of the rest of the card - hopefully making the single blue balloon pop!


The edges of the image were treated with some Milled Lavender ink from Tim Holtz before mounting it onto some black card stock.

The birthday sentiment is a Spellbinders die and I've used a couple of black gems

Design paper are from Maja Design.

And that ladies and gents is it :D
Hopefully see you over at the challenge.  AND if you want to call in at my Facebook group click here!
Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Crafthazelnuts Patterned Paper - August
Card Mania - Lets Party
Crafting by Designs - Anything Goes
Crafting with an Attitude - Anything Goes
Stamping Sensations - Anything Goes
Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
Glitter N Sparkle - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes

Monday 15 August 2016

First Steampunk :D

This is the first Steampunk image I've drawn.  I absolutely love Steampunk and I'll hope fully do some more.

I actually started drawing this image back in April then got distracted doing other things.  I finally had chance to finish her at the weekend.  She's called Victoria and you can find her in my shop SheepSki Designs on Etsy - click here!

I've coloured the image and background with Copics, ProMarkers and polychromos pencils.



The image comes just as Victoria on her own.  When I was printing her off I thought it would be cool to create my own Steampunk background so I used some Tim Holtz cogs and sketched three huge cogs into the background.




Once I'd finished the colouring I distressed the image, a piece of brown design paper from Lili of the Valley and some black card stock.  Once I'd put the card togehter I sketch a biro border in them added some metal embellishments - Tim Holtz cogs, sprockets etc. of course :D


Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Dream In Darkness - August Challenge
Ants in my Pantry - Anything Digital
Left of Centre - Challenge 143 I've gone LOC
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes
QKR Stampede - Monochrome
Glitter N Sparkle - Anything Goes
Crafting by Designs - Anything Goes

Feelin blue....

We've a new challenge starting today at Oddball Art on the blog - For You Blue.  I though this image no 111 was perfect for my inspiration - when you're ill your feeling blue :(

You can find this image and many more fab ones from Lizzy Love at her Etsy shop and you can get 10% discount at check out by quoting my code DTANDREA10 click here
I've chosen to colour this image in monochromatic blues using ProMarkers to fit in with the them of the challenge.  there's a tiny pop of red on the end of the thermometer and the XO to the right of the image.

Keeping with the blue theme I've kept the card simple just latering up some design paper from Maja Design.

Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Paper Creator - Keep It Simple
Digi Choosday - Anything Goes
Morgan's ArtWorld - Add Three of Something (3 layers)
CRAFT - Anything Goes
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes
Creative Ladybirds - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Crafty Friends - Anything Goes

Snowball Fight

The new challenge at the ABC Challenge today is N for Noel.  We're sponsored this time by Magnolia-liscious

I've used in The Snow Ski Tilda stamp for my inspiration.  I had a little whoops when I stamped the image - you might be able to spot it if you look closely ;)

Tilda has been coloured with ProMarkers and then the edges distressed.  I've also used some antique linen distress ink from Tim Holtz.
The design papers are from Maja Design, all hand cut and some distressed.  I've used three dies for this card from.  The tree one is from Marianne Design Creatables, the ice one from Joy Crafts.  The tiny snowflakes are from a Spellbinders label and are left overs.

On the edges of the trees I've used some Milled Lavender ink from Tim Hotlz. 

The icicles and snowflakes as well as around the snow at Tilda's feet have had some DecoArt loose glitter added to give some sparkle.

The snow was one using Snowtex.  There are some white pearl gems, some pompom trim and a piece of lace to complete the card.  I think that's everything :D

Love to see you at the challenge
Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Fab n Funky - Christmas
Crafthazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra - August
Classic Design Team Open Challenge - Challenge 5
Christmas Cards All Year Round - August
Sparkle n Sprinkle - August
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
The Cutie Pie Challenge - Work Rest or Play
Art by Miran - Anything Goes
Sasayaki Glitter - Use a Die Cut

Sunday 14 August 2016

Down at the beach

We're supposed to be having a bit of a hot spell in the UK over the next few days.  So I've coloured up Three Little Summer Girls from All Dressed Up to get you in the mood.  Hopefully we'll see some sun at the weekend and it won't just appear during the week!
There gorgeous little girls have been coloured using ProMarkers.  I've also created my own background using the ProMarkers and a little black polychromos pencil for extra shadow (sea, beach and clouds)

I've kept the card very simple to showcase the image just cutting the image short of the base card so the white behind frames it.

My only added touch was with a biro.  I added a few seagulls :D

Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
The Divas That Cut..... Paper - August Vacations
Your Scrapbook Place - Twixt Summer and Fall
Crafty Creations - On the Beach
Crafty Calendar Challenge - Summer Fun
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
The Corrosive Challenge - Hot Hot Summer
The Cutie Pie Challenge - Work, Rest or Play
Passion For ProMarkers - Hip to Be Square
Deep Ocean - Seaside / Beach


Thursday 11 August 2016

New Pens and Experimentation

You all probably know by now I do LOTS of experimenting.  I got some new pens at Comicon a coupe of weeks ago.  I finally had a gap in drawing/ DT works etc. etc.  So it was time to play with my pens.

So then new pens are Chameleon pens.  They're quite different using blended ink as a starting point and building the colour up - or alternatively you can just use them as ordinary alcohol markers.

I've used the blending inks method here on these flowers.

Once I'd got the colour on I've added a little polychromos pencil to add to the intensity of colour and shading.

The image cut out with a Spellbinders die has then been distressed.

I've tried something really different with this card using very pale pastel design papers with just the main image having tons of colour to make it pop.  I'm not quite sure what I think of it but I know my hubby loves it.  It would be great to get some feedback.

Anyway the design papers (distressed) are from Lemoncraft.  There are a couple of white paper butterflies, some pearlised gems, tiny silver dragonfly beads and a couple of resin corners.  The design paper directly behind the image has been cut with a Spellbinders die to add some interest to the background without it overpowering the image.

Love to hear what you think about it
Cheer ladies
Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Close to Nature
Crafyhazelnuts Patterned Paper - August
The Crafters Cafe - Flowers
Scrapy Land - Anything Goes
Sasayaki Glitter - Use a Die Cut
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Penny's Challenge - Anything Goes
CRAFT - Anything Goes

Wednesday 10 August 2016

A little bee?

It wasn't until I'm just getting the post ready that I realised my card looks a little bee like.  Only orange and black rather than yellow and black - LOL!!

Any way for my inspiration card this week for Outlawz Sketch I've used Kitty Mannequin Model you can find her here in my shop.  I'm sponsoring the challenge this month.
I've coloured Kitty with Pro-Markers, cut her out and mounted her onto some black card stock.

Here's our sketch for this week


I've co-ordinated everything in black and orange.  The design papers are from Joy Crafts and I've also used some more black card stock.

The black ribbons are from Crafty Ribbons and I've finished off with some black gems.

Hope to see you at the challenge
Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
The Pencil Case - Anything Goes
Allsorts - Spots and Stripes
Left of Centre - Hip to Be Square
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Passion For ProMarkers - Hip to be Square
Digi Choosday - Anything Goes


Saturday 6 August 2016

Mini Mel

A while ago a created this digital image Mel's Fancy Dress.  She's my take on a young Maleficent with a little crow friend.  But because of similarities in her appearance to Maleficent I've decided not to put her in my shop as an item to buy in case of any copyright infringement issues with Disney!
I drew this image for my mum - she's a real Maleficent fan.




I've tried out some new pens for the colouring of this image.  They're called Chameleon Pens.  I've not got used to them yet but hope to have more of a play with them soon.  The colouring was finished off with poelychromos pencils a little black and dark purple.

The background was done with Chameleon pens and a black artists pen. 

I definitely needed to keep this as a CAS card to showcase Mel and her little crow.  All I've done is mounted her onto some back card stock and distressed the edges of both.

My finishing touch was to add the sentiment in biro "Wen I grow up I want to be a Dragon!"

Hope you all love Mel :D
Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Create & Inspire - Anything Goes
Polkadoodles - Anything Goes
A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything Goes
Paradise of Stamps - Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
Crafting by Designs - Anything Goes
Crafty Addicts - Anything Goes
Penny's Challenge - Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments - For a Child
QKR Stampeded - Things with Wings


Friday 5 August 2016

Retro diner

I love retro, have you seen this image form The Paper Shelter :D

I've used it for my inspiration for my guest design spot at Scrapping4Fun today.  The theme is take a break.
I've coloured this image with ProMarkers keeping to a simple pallet of red, white and blue.  The sentiment was printed at the same time as the image so i could produce a one layer CAS card.

That's is short and sweet, now embellishments or anything WOW!!
 But I do hope you like my inspiration

Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
The Paper Shelter - Anything Goes
Not Just Cards - Anything Goes
Paper Creator - Keep It Simple
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Penny's Challenge - Anything Goes


Wednesday 3 August 2016

A Little Lucky

For the month of August I'm sponsoring Outlawz Sketch team.  This is the group of ladies I first did some drawings for before I opened my shop. 

Pop along and see the fantastic creations the team has made, if you enter the challenges you could win some of them :D

I've coloured him with Copics.  Cut out with a Spellbinders die, he's mounted onto some black card stock cut with another Spellbinders die. 

Here's our sketch for today


After playing about with lots of design papers I decided to use some papers from Maja Design and come more black card stock.

To finish off I just added a few black gems

Hope you love my little puppy
Andrea x


I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Creative Craft Cottage - Anything Goes
Morgan's Artworld - Use a Die
Get Creative - Use Lots of Blue
Digi Choosday - Anything Goes
Though the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
Simply Papercraft - Anything Goes
A Gem of a Challenge - Animals

Monday 1 August 2016

Claire Bear

Hee hee - maybe not quite are you imaged her.  Claire Bear is a ZOMBIE!  All be it a kinda Maga style cute one :D

She's been especially created for the Markers! Papers! Digis! SUMMERWEEN event.  You can find Claire Bear at my shop and enter her into the challenges in Markers! Papers! Digis! to win be in with a chance to win some of my images. Click here.


Here you can see her coloured as I intended in a very comic book style.  I've used Copics for a monochrome effect and used pops of red.


For the challenge you will be asked to colour her in purple, green, orange, black and silver.

Here's my example


Anyway back to the card I created in comic book style.  I've distressed the edges and used some distressed black card stock.  In the back ground I sketched in a couple of bats with biro.

To finish her off I've used some black glitter stick on letters making her name up.



Bwa ha ha.....
Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Left of Centre - I've Gone LOC
Artistic inspirations - Anything Goes
Moving Along with the Times - Monsters / Aliens
Digi Choosday - Anything Goes
Create & Inspire - Anything Goes
Simply Papercraft - Anything Goes
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes
Crafting with Friends - Anything Goes
Creative Craft Cottage - Anything Goes



Birthday blues

Ok so that title may be slightly misleading.  It as short for blue hair and birthday card :D

I've used Top Knot from Wendy's All Dressed Up Etsy store for the new Facebook Challenge inspiration.  For this month the challenge theme is to Add Ribbon and / or Lace!
I've coloured her with ProMarkers adding blue hair just to be different.  She's been cut out with a Spellbinders die and then I've used some Milled Lavender ink from Tim Holtz to distress the edges.

Design papers are from Maja Design and Lili of the Valley.  There are two strips of satin ribbon in colours matching the card colour scheme from Crafty Ribbons.

The punched heart was a left over from using a La La Land banner die. I've used some papers flowers in a double cascade, some purple gems and a sentiment from Lili of the Valley coloured with ProMarker.

Don't forget to look out for the new challenge starting on the blog on 15 August.  the Dressy Girls have been having a break but are back soon :D

Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Crafty Girlz - Anything Goes
SLS Lines - 3 or More Layers
Creative Craft Cottage - Anything Goes
Scrapping4Fun - Anything Goes
Art by Miran - Anything Goes
Morgan's Artworld - Use a Die