Monday, November 21, 2016

Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers

Hi!  Brr, it's a cold day here today.  I went out at lunch time and it was still around -3.  The frost was not lifting.  A perfect day to get some Christmas shopping done and then have some play time.  The postman came earlier with a much awaiting delivery of 36 Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers.   These are amazing, even after just an initial play I think they could well become my favourites for watercolouring.  The colours are so bright.. and they blend so easily!

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge #46

Hello!  It's challenge time over at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends!

As always, it's Anything Goes and we have amazing sponsors!  Conie Fong Art and Design, and Michele R Designs.

This image is called Holly Poinsettia and she was such fun to colour!

Friday, November 18, 2016

Crafting With Friends Challenge #32

Hi!  Well doesn't the time fly!  Hardly seems any time since my last DT entry for our challenges over at Crafting with Friends!

As always, the challenge is Anything Goes and I was lucky enough to choose this image from Star Stampz.   She's called Kimono Portrait and was an absolute joy to colour.  I though it might be difficult to get the kimono detail but actually the fluidity of the detail means you can kind of be a bit random and dotty with the alcohol markers and get a nice blend of colours.  I took inspiration from the papers for the colours.

I hope you like this card and enjoy the inspiration from my DT colleagues.  Please pop on over to Crafting With Friends and join us with the fun!

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Viva Inka Gold

How did I not know about this amazing product from Viva called Inka Gold??  This product is amazing! You get the most amazing metallic finishes using a wax based, non toxic, water based "paint".  I used Cut'n'Dry to apply it to the flower and leaves.

This is my first quick play with it.. I took inspiration for this card from one I made earlier which was inspired by a card I found on Pinterest.

Busy Busy!

Hi! It's been a busy time over the last week but I'm pleased to say the ratio of craft time to work time has been in favour of craftiness!!  Had the most amazing girly road trip down to Cheshire to spend Friday to Sunday in the company of the very lovely and brilliantly talented Rosemary Merry!  What a treat of a weekend! Pampered in a hotel for two nights with every spare minute (and I mean EVERY!) spent crafting on a variety of different projects including mini albums and home d├ęcor.

So all in all, a fabby way to spend time with crafty friends and be inspired by one of the best crafters in the business!

Now back that I'm back home I'm having to resist shopping for new crafty products that we used over the weekend and try to focus on what I've got.  I had a distant memory of a Christmas stamp that is probably one of my all time favs.  Yes, it's Snowy from Penny Black.  This is a Margaret Sherry image from 2002 but I think it's probably one of the best (and certainly very easy to colour!)
I've used my new Spectrum Noir Illustrator pens on this one.  The greeting is a Lil'inker Designs die.  Snowy is given a bit of sparkle using Stickles "Icicle".

I'm going to enter this card in the following challenges:
Penny Black (Anything Christmas)
Stamping Sensations (Christmas Greeting)

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