Wednesday, 30 March 2016

WIP

Well, the new class has certainly proved fruitful.  From the actual flowers I coloured last night I was able to reproduce these little sprites tonight.  

*Feeling pleased*


Digital Stamps from Aurora Wings

Tuesday, 29 March 2016


2 more cards to add and a new class joined LOL.  It's all go in my life ... NOT !!!


Coloured with Prismacolor Premier Pencils
Technique learned from Kit and Clowder Elements of Nature Online Classes
Digi from Julia Spiri

Roof, Large - Crimson Lake. Crimson Red, Scarlet Lake, Permanent Red,
Poppy Red, Carmine Red
Roof, Small - Scarlet Lake, Permanent Red, Poppy Red, Carmine Red
Spots - Ginger Rood, Eggshell, White
Underside of Roof - Goldenrod, Ginger Root, Eggshell, White
House - Pumpkin Orange, \mineral Orange, Goldenrod, Yellow Ochre, Sand,
Eggshell, White
Door and Shutters - Terracotta, Burnt Ochre
Window Frames - Chocolate
Window Glass - Jasmine, Canary Yellow, Cream
Grass - Artichoke

Papers and Card from Hobbycraft and stash
Embellishments from Live and Love Crafts and stash



Coloured with Prismacolor Premier Pencils
Technique learned from Kit and Clowder Skin and Hair Online Classes
Digi from DigistampAtelier

Skin - White, Eggshell, Light Peach, Peach, Burnt Ochre
Hair - White, Eggshell, Ginger Root, Light Umber
Eyes - Yellow Chartreuse, Mineral Orange, White
Lips - Magenta, Deco Pink
Fish - Aquamarine, Non Photo Blue, Light Aqua, Light Green, Pale Sage
(Blended out with Grey Green Light and Yellow Chartreuse)
Scales and Flowers - Golden Rod, Sand, Jasmine, Deco Yellow
Water - True Blue, Non Photo Blue, Light Aqua

Papers, Embellishments and Card from Hobbycraft and stash



Joined a new class at Kit and Clowder. It's the Elements of Nature Class and I have to admit, it's one of the best classes i've ever taken. I have learned so much.

I'm also trying out a new cardstock for colouring.  The first one I tried out for pencils, when I first got them, I got on ebay and was 300 gsm !!!  Waaaaay too 'toothy'  Then I dropped to 250gsm from a pad I bought in Hobbycraft.  That also was too 'toothy' not quite so much work as the 300 but still requiring lots and lots of layers and then going blotchy when overworked (which was easily done).

 Over the Easter weekend, I opted out of Easter Eggs - don't like chocolate anyway, then got the hubs to take me to Hobbycraft to get lots of new goodies.  WOOT :D

Picked up a new pad of lighter drawing cardstock - 190gsm and I love it, I think I could even drop to 160 with my Prismacolor pencils and it would still work.

I have gone from 4 days to complete ONE Image to - 2 nights to complete 4 that I am totally thrilled with :)  



All stamps are included with the Elements of Nature Class at Kit and Clowder

I am so proud of myself, for real !!!!  The Starburst Lily was a pencil class, which of course was easy to follow, the other 3 were Copic Marker classes which I had to convert, via a lesson  included in the classes.  The most difficult was the daffodil as it is all coloured with 'flicks'.  Flicks are easy to do with a Marker, not so with a pencil, but, by adding additional colours I was able to make it look ok, well, maybe more than ok.  May have taken me EON's to finish, but finish it I did :D

Tuesday, 15 March 2016

New Monthly Project

Well, got my new lesson from Kit and Clowder today. I have started it already but, I have used different pencils.  Normally I use my Prismacolor pencils, but today I decided to try out my Spectrum Noir pencils.  Hmmmm don't like them at all, even though they were the first set of pencils I bought !!   I WILL try them one more time with a heavier 'toothed' paper.  Not feeling confident though.  I am unsure as to whether to continue this with my SN's or plough ahead with my tried and tested favourite Prisma's .... Oh decisions !!!!

Whilst I'm happy with the way the tree has turned out, I had to use paper stumps AND blending solution to get it to this stage.  I NEVER use blending solution with my Prisma's.






Monday, 14 March 2016

New Flower Sprite Series

These are the latest 4 cards to add to my now growing collection.  At this rate I should have all the birthdays covered for the year lol !


Coloured with Prismacolor Premier Pencils
Technique learned from Kit and Clowder Elements of Nature Online Classes
Digi from Aurora Wings

Skin - White, Eggshell, Light Peach, Peach, Burnt Ochre
Flowers - Parma Violet, Lavender, Lilac, Greyed Lavender, White
(Added Violet to above mix for hair at top of list)
Leaves - Dark Green, Grass Green, Apple Green, Pale Sage

Papers and Card from Hobbycraft and stash
Embellishments from Live and Love Crafts and stash



Coloured with Prismacolor Premier Pencils
Technique learned from Kit and Clowder Elements of Nature Online Classes
Digi from Aurora Wings

Skin - White, Eggshell, Light Peach, Peach, Burnt Ochre
Flowers - Yellow Chartreuse, Grey Green Light, Pale Sage, White
Leaves - Grass Green, True Green, Spring Green, Chartreuse, White

Papers and Card from Hobbycraft and stash
Embellishments from Live and Love Crafts and stash



Coloured with Prismacolor Premier Pencils
Technique learned from Kit and Clowder Elements of Nature Online Classes
Digi from Aurora Wings

Skin - White, Eggshell, Light Peach, Peach, Burnt Ochre
Flowers - Ultramarine, Cobalt Blue Hue, Blue Lake, Powder Blue, White
Stalk (at top) - Violet, Imperial Violet, Blue Violet Lake, White
Stalk (main one) - Chatreuse, Limepeel, White
Stamens - Golden Rod, Sand, White

Papers and Card from Hobbycraft and stash
Embellishments from Live and Love Crafts and stash



Coloured with Prismacolor Premier Pencils
Technique learned from Kit and Clowder Elements of Nature Online Classes
Digi from Aurora Wings

Skin - White, Eggshell, Light Peach, Peach, Burnt Ochre
Small Mushroom - Crimson Lake, Crimson Red, Scarlet Lake, Poppy Red, 
Cool Greys 90% through to 10%, White
Large Mushroom - French Greys 90% through to 10%, Putty Beige, Peach Beige,
Beige, White
Medium Mushroom - Warm Greys 90% through to 10%, Perwinkle,
Blue Violet Lake, White

Papers and Card from Hobbycraft and stash
Embellishments from Live and Love Crafts and stash



I am beyond pleased with the way these have turned out, especially the little mushrooms which I was dreading colouring.  


Last but not least a little card I made for my Grand Daughter, she is 10 in April :D


Coloured with Prismacolor Premier Pencils
Technique learned from Kit and Clowder Skin and Hair Online Classes
This digital stamp is from Mo's Digital Pencil

Coloured before I started noting down colours that I had used

Papers, Embellishments and Card from Hobbycraft and stash

Friday, 4 March 2016

Mothers Day

This is my latest card :D ,,,

A Mothers Day Card for my Mum.  The story behind this is ...

1. The Fuschia is my Mums favourite flower
2. The messy cluster of purple/pink flowers - in my head - replicate my Nan's favourite flower - Geranium - or, at least, a particular geranium that Mum had growing in her front garden, from a cutting taken from my Nan's garden
3. I decided a few cards back that I would try and incorporate at least 1 butterfly in each project I did.

Hmmm and here it is <3


Coloured with Prismacolor Premier Pencils.
Digi stamp (Fushia sprite) from Aurora Wings

Skin - White, Eggshell, Light Peach, Peach, Burnt Ochre
Pink Flower - Mulberry, Process Red, Hot Pink, Deco Pink, White
Purple Flower - Violet, Parma Violet, Lilac, White
Greens - Grass Green, Spring Green, Chartreuse, White

Papers and Card from Hobbycraft and stash
Embellishments from Live and Love Crafts and stash