Friday 27 August 2010
Tuesday 24 August 2010
Thursday 19 August 2010
Well it seems to be taking me a week to produce a card again at the moment - but I've been really busy for the last few days, don't quite know what doing, but know I've been BUSY! lol! I've started on a 'walk a mile a day' regime - to try and improve my fitness, which at the present moment is zilch, so that's been taking up a bit of my time, and housework/gardening/lunching out has taken up the rest! Oooh and a nice visit to a craft shop in Harrogate too yesterday where I bought some more copics - well.......... a girl can never have too many of those, can she?
Anyway, I decided to enter this one for Mo's sketch challenge. This is the first challenge I've ever entered, so hope I've stuck to the rules...! This image is soooo lovely to colour - and reminds me of how different sisters can be. I used bazzil for the base and one of the panels, then used a dotty panel which didn't actually have a makers name on it. The image is Mo Manning's Stepsisters - which I've actually stamped this time (I bought it before I discovered digi images!) I coloured with copics of course, and added the shadow to make them pop out. Then of course, I finished with the odd bit of glitterazi...... you've just got to, haven't you? The photography isn't brilliant on this one, not light enough really, but I normally photograph in daylight - this uses flash.
By the way, I invented a new word yesterday.... just wanted to share! I was trying to say that something had given me goosebumps and made me feel fuzzy at the same time, and the word came out of my mouth was 'guzzy'! Must be something to do with my age, but I reckon that's a BRILLIANT word for all of us that know the feeling I was describing!
Anyway - better go - Mistresses is on TV!
Bye for now
Friday 13 August 2010
Thursday 12 August 2010
Dick Van Duck from Just Inklined just looked so in need of a party.... (or perhaps is suffering from the after effects of one?), I couldn't resist him! So I dug out my manly papers and got to work. I used some DP from We R Memory Keepers called Sunshine Stripes, but it has been in my stash for a while, so not sure if it's available any more. I also used plain cardstock that was from the Paper Mill Shop and again, has been in my stash for a while. I coloured Dick with my copics - apart from his beak which I used my prismacolours on. He was quite difficult to colour, as I wanted him to look white, so I just had to concentrate on using a very pale colour in his 'creases!' I also popped him out by using cool grey 1 and 3 as a shadow. Sentiment was done on the PC, and I finished him off with some glossy accents for the lenses in his specs - and, yes, I added some glitter on his hat! Well....... he WAS partying.... yes?
Not a lot happening in my world today - just some ironing and some tidying. Oh, and some washing...... then maybe some dusting....... Or shall I just go make another card??
Wednesday 11 August 2010
Monday 9 August 2010
Well today is my birthday, so I've treated myself to some me time sitting at my desk with double sided tape in hand...... It's raining outside, so I thought 'what better way to spend my day?'. But like I said on facebook, my impetus has done a runner somewhere, and I have loads of images all coloured up, and a pile of beautiful cardstock, but can I match one with the other? Not a chance! But I've done my best with this one. Kiki is such a beautiful image available from Mo at Digital Pencil Too. I've used my copics to colour her which I SO enjoy doing, and am learning the shading all the time. I've used some Lasting Impressions dotty pink paper, which I've had in my stash for years, and some plain pink for the matting. I've tied a heart charm on a touch of organza ribbon, and finished off with a few punched flowers and of course....... some prisma-GLITTER!
Oh, and I have to tell you girls, I've been given some fab craft racks for my birthday - from www.craftracks.co.uk. We decided to go over and give them a visit in Batley near Leeds, and got a couple of multi-racks and also a 12 x 12 storage rack! YAY!! So I now have no excuse for not being able to find the right inkpad or bottle of whatever I'm looking for. I'll post pics of the resulting tidy room when I get round to doing it....