Wednesday, 17 January 2018

Love, hearts & a bear

I seem to be very short of time at the moment, however, having said that I've found time to colour and make a card with a recent image :)  


I've used Copics and a black polychromos pencil to colour him.
I've pretty much left him to focus of the card.  I've used some black card for framing, an off cut of Christmas paper (the stripy one) and some other Christmas paper hee hee, I know its Valentines but it just seemed to go.
Hope you like my new bear image
Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Sunny Day Crafting - C is for Colour It
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Oddball Art - Feature a Creature
Crafting by Designs - Anything Goes
Emerald City Crafts - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
2 Crafty Critter Crazies - Challenge 10
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes


Pops of colour

I've done quite a bit of mixing monochromatic with pops of colour for this weeks inspiration at Outlawz Sketch

I've been practising colouring flowers with my Copics again :)
Once coloured I cut the image out with a Spellbinders die.  To take the sharp white off the edges I distressed it with Black Soot ink from Tim Holtz.

Here's our sketch for this week

I actually used a compass to draw out the two larger circles behind the image in red and black card, then hand cut them.  This was the first time I've done this and I'm impressed I didn't mess it up LOL!  It give the image a beautiful framed effect.

I've used some more black and red card and one design paper from Dovecraft.  The design paper was also distressed with Tim Holtz black soot ink.

I've left off the extra embellishments this week to showcase the image for you.  All I've added are a few red gems and some rhine stones.

Hope you like my inspiration for this weeks and we see you at the challenge
Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Die Cut Divas - Do or Use Something New
Scrapping4Fun - Anything Goes
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Frame It
QKR Stampede - Anything Goes
Sweet Stampin - Lots of Layers
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Paper Creator - Anything Goes
Dragonfly Dreams - Anything Goes



Saturday, 13 January 2018

Happy new home

We're sponsoring Crafty Friends for the next two weeks.  Challenge 75 is New Beginnings.

I'm joining them as a guest designer to give you a little more inspiration today.  I've used Country Cottage which you can find here in my shop.  Don't forget you can get 10% off my images by quoting SKIANDREA20 at checkout.

The image has been coloured with Copics, a black polychromos pencil an Copic liner and a white gel pen.
Framing it with some black card I've gone for a clean simple design to showcase the image.

I've added a simple home sentiments from Scrapiniec for my new beginnings card.

Hope you love my inspiration, check out the challenge for more inspiration using my images by the Crafty Friends Design Team.

Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Fabrika Fantasy - New Beginning
Creative Inspirations - Something New
Deep Ocean - Something New
Creative Moments - New Home
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Ike's World - New Beginnings
Penny's Challenge - Anything Goes

Friday, 12 January 2018

Distressed

I'm hosting the first of the challenges over at Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge - we'd love to see your distressing for the next two weeks.

I got myself a few Hannah Lynn images around Christmas time and decided to use one of these for my inspirations today.  I've coloured Librarian Girl Tattoo with Copics using my favourite pink!  I couldn't quite get the depth I wanted to the hair and didn't want to use it so I used a little black polychromos pencil for the extra depth.

I've distressed the edges of the image with Spun Sugar ink from Tim Holts.  After that I scattered some embossing enamel around the edges of the image.

I this next picture you can see a close up of the flowers I've used.  All these were bought from Wild Orchid Crafts.  The lace you can see underneath it was my last piece of this particular one which I got from Noor Design.

The design papers are from Studio Lite.  All these and the image were distressed with a Tonic Solutions tool.

The heart bunting was cut with a Fantasy die from some paper from Wild Rose Studio.  I've added some vintage sea binding tied in a bow.  The wood chip hearts I got from Scrap and Craft.

Thanks for taking a look today - hope to see you at the challenge.  I get to pick the top three this time.

Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Dream Valley - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
Emerald City Crafts - Anything Goes
Moving Along with the Times - Flowers
Noor Design - Anything Goes
Get Creative - Use Pearls or Lace
Card Mania - Monochromatic
Classic Design Team - Challenge 21
Love to Scrap - Anything Goes


Thursday, 11 January 2018

Cat lovers birthday


She's been coloured with Copics, I sketch in a feint line behind her to create a little back ground.


I've left the section with the image on long to go across the card.  She been mounted onto some design paper from Lemoncraft.

Above and below the image I've used two different types of lace to frame it.

There are a few Rhine stones to add a bit of interest and bling.  Finally there's the birthday sentiment which I got at Scrap and Craft.

Hope you love what I did with her

Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
2 Crafty Critter Crazies - Challenge 10
Love to Craft - Anything Goes
Oddball Art - Feature a Creature
Get Creative - Use Pearls or Lace
Brown Sugar - Birthday
Sisterhood of Crafters - Frame It
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Crafting with an Attitude - Anything Goes
Crafting by Designs - Anything Goes



Wednesday, 10 January 2018

Sunny Sunflowers

Hello its Wednesday again :)
We're sponsored at Createful Heart at Outlawz Sketch this month.  I've used Sunny Sunflowers for my inspiration today

The image has been coloured with Copics and a black polychromos pencil.  I've then framed it with some black card.

Here's our sketch for this week.  

I've used some more black card and design papers from Studio Lite and UHK Gallery.

I've opted to miss off the flowers from the sketch and instead add a Thank you sentiment to one corner.  This is a wood chip one from Scrapienic,

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
Do -Al(l) Kreatives - Everything Goes
Pearly Sparkles - Anything Goes
Unicorn Challenge - Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner - Anything Goes
Moving Along with the Times - Flowers
QKR Stampede - Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes
Pile It On - Thank You
Scrapping4Fun - Anything Goes


Thursday, 4 January 2018

Heart & Rose

Hmmmm blogger seems to be acting up today, don't know if anyone else is having problems.  It won't let me upload images from my Google album archive, so I've had to find a way round it to share this with you tonight.


I've coloured it with Copics, then used a little black polychromos pencil to add some extra depth to the image.

Creating a single layer card to showcase the image I've scattered some embossing enamel around the image.  I've added a simple wood chip sentiment from Scrapiniec to complete the card.

Hope you like my inspiration today.

Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Butterfly Challenge - One Layer and or  Ultra Pink
Moving Along with the Time - Flowers
Classic Design Team - Challenge 21
Lemon Shortbread - Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations - Something New
Crafting by Designs - Anything Goes
Penny's Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner - Anything goes
Love to Craft - Anything Goes