Wednesday, 20 September 2017

When something looks better in real life

For some reason this looks so much better in real life that in these pictures!  Maybe its something to do with the lighting.  Anyway..... I'm sharing it even though it looks a bit pants in the photos.

Today we're at Outlawz Sketch again sharing our favourite sketches from 2016.  We're sponsored by Sami stamps this month how has some fantastic cute images.  Check the shop out here.

This is actually one of my own images that was just hanging around all coloured up.  It was the perfect share for this sketch.  The image is called Fuchsias and you can find it here

I've coloured it using ProMarkers and polychromos pencils, the edges have been distressed with black soot ink from Tim Holtz and a distressing tool.  I've also scattered a little embossing enamel to add some interest.  The backing paper (also distressed) from First Edition and has been cut with a Spellbinders die.

Here's one of my favourite sketches from last year.



I've used two more distressed design papers from First Edition and 13 Arts.  The top right instead of a gem I've curled the paper and added the gem higher on the paper behind.

To the bottom right instead of a swirl and flowers I've used and swirly wood chip embellishment from Scrapienic.

Two gems and a wood chip butterfly finish off the card.

Andrea x

Sunday, 17 September 2017

Hope

The normal for lab techs appears to be with glasses and  / or looking geeky.  As I know working at a company with labs and as Rijacki (one of my DT ladies who requested this image) is certainly not the case.



I've coloured Hope with ProMarkers and polychromos pencils.  I've done a CAS card showcasing the image and in case anyone wants me to tailor it to their requirements.

She's been framed with back card and I've not even doodled this time I must be getting braver at the white space thing ;)

Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Love to Craft - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Crafting with Friends - Anything Goes
Morgan's ArtWorld - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Penny's Challenge - Anything Goes
QKR Stampede - Anything Goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes



Poppies

I'm not sure if drawing flowers are my favourite images to do.  I know Remembrance Sunday is coming up.  So this is part of the reason I've drawn there but also I've had a thing about drawing them since I saw a large variety growing in my parents garden earlier this year.

The poppies were coloured with Copcs and then I added a little black polychromos for depth.  The buds and stems were done with ProMarkers and black polychromos.

I then ventured into doing a abstract background using Copics and a blender pen painting watercolours like distress inks (a trick learned from Alyce in her Markers 101 class).  Love the effect and I shall certainly try this again.

I didn't want to do a completely CAS card this time.  For some reason the poppies seemed to work really well with this design paper from Lemoncraft.

Mounted onto some black card, I've added some tiny strips of navy blue ribbon, a few black gems and then a woodchip love sentiment from Scrapienic.

Hope you love my inspiration
Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Scrapping4Fun - Techniques
Paradise of Stamps - Your Favourite Things
Love to Scrap - Anything Goes
Just Keep on Creating - Anything Goes
Creative Moments - Anything Goes
Crafting with An Attitude - Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes

Friday, 15 September 2017

A little autumn


I won this Hannah Lynn image a while ago from Crafts and Me and decided it would be perfect to do some red hair.  Mixed with green clothes and eyes she make a perfect autumn colour combination.
I achieved this look by using ProMarkers, Copics and polychromos pencils.

Here's a close up of some of the flowers I've used.  This is a combination from Noor Design  and Wild Orchid Crafts.

The top right arrangement I added some of the leaves I cut off the brown roses form the bottom left arrangement.

The design papers are all different green shades from Maja Design.  All the design paper and the black card the image was mounted onto to frame it were distressed.

My final embellishments were two wooden hearts from the wedding section in Hobby Craft, table confetti :)

Hope you like my inspiration for today.  Thanks for taking the time to visit
Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Do-Al(l) Kreatives - Autumn Equinox
Emerald City Crafts - Anything Goes
Love to Craft - Anything Goes
Your Scrapbook Place - Fall into Fall
Scrap and Craft - Autumnal Colours
Get Creative - Autumn / Fall
Dream Valley - Autumn Colours
The Crazy Challenge - Autumn

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Enjoy

This month at Outlawz Sketch we're using our favourite sketches from the 2016.  This weeks was picked by Pat :D

We're sponsored this month by Sami Stamps who have some gorgeous images.  The one I've used for my inspiration this week is Sunny Spot.

The image was coloured with ProMarkers and polychromos pencils.  It,s been cut out with a Spellbinders die and then mounted onto some black card to frame it, this was also cut with a Spellbinders die.

Here's Pat favourite sketch


I've used some more black card and design papers from Studio Lite and 13 Arts.

I've designed this card for my dad for his birthday this week :)  The black ribbon is from Crafty Ribbons and I've added a simple woodchip sentiment from Scrapienic to finish it off

Hope you love my inspiration for today and we see you at the challenge
Andrea x
I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Crafting by Designs - Anything Goes
Creates and Makes - Anything Goes
Pearly Sparkles - Fur and Paws
2 Crafty Critter Crazies - Challenge 6
Aud Sentiments - Anything Goes
Crafty Friends - Use Dies and / or Punches
Try It On Tuesday - My Friend




Sunday, 10 September 2017

Got a pink thing goin on

Originally when I made this digi I was using black sandals as my idea.  Obviously my head thinks pink a lot (favourite colour)

The image was coloured with ProMarkers and plychromos pencils.  I've cut it with a Spellbinders die, distressed the edges with vintage photo ink from Tim Holtz and then sprinkled two types of Stampendous embossing enamel onto it before heating.  There's some back card behind cut with a Spellbinders die to frame it.

I've just recently stocked up my pink flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts - here a close up of the arrangement on my card.  here are also a few twigs (laser cut wood chip from Scrapienic).  The white you can see to give it a shabby look is actually snowtex (an experiment hee hee).

Below is the finished shaped card.  The base was covered with black card (hand cut to fit).  The papers used are from Maya Designs and Studio Lite.  There are also some left over off cuts.  The the design papers were distressed.

My final embellishments to the card are a birthday sentiment from Scrapiniec, a tiny wooden heart which I got off eBay, some pearl gems and a wooden heart (table confetti from the wedding section in Hobby Craft).

Hope you like my inspiration for today
Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Tuesday Throwdown - Punches and / or Dies
Card Mania - Shabby Chic / Rustic
Noor Design - Layers
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes / Distress It
The Ribbon Girl - September Card Challenge
Crafty Carmakers - Monochrome

Wednesday, 6 September 2017

Pastel pink

This month at Outlawz Sketch we're using our favourite sketches from the 2016.  This weeks was picked by Darcy :D

We're sponsored this month by Sami Stamps who have some gorgeous images.  The one I've used for my inspiration this week is Floral Girl.
This image was coloured in soft pastel shades using ProMarkers and polychromos pencils.  Once I'd cut the image down to size I sprinkled two lots of embossing enamel onto it to add some interest.

Here's Darcy's favourite sketch

I've used design papers from Maja Designs and Lemoncraft.


The For You sentiment is a wood chip one from Scrapienic.  I've also used some Lilies which I got from Wild Orchid Crafts.

Hope you love my inspiration for today and we see you at the challenge
Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Anything Goes
Sweet Stampin - Heat Embossing
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
The Ribbon Girl - September Card Challenge
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes
Dream Valley - Use a Stamps or a Digi
Lemon Shortbread - Anything Goes
Create & Makes - Anything Goes