Monday, 24 February 2014

Challenge #30

Good Morning All
Today we have a new challenge starting over on Through the purple haze challenges 
and this week we are sponsored by Derwent 

Our theme is use a "Pencil Coloured or Drawn Image"
And the prize for one lucky winner is a Creative Card Pack
So get your pencils out and get colouring!!

Firstly I would just like to say I have never coloured with Colouring Pencils before, bar a brief trial of water colour pencils a couple of years back, so this was a real challenge for me but one I thoroughly enjoyed and I will definitely try again. 
I only had ordinary colouring pencils but I was unsure how to use them so I turned to my good friend "google" to get some well  need advice and I soon discovered that I would need Low Odor Mineral Spirits and  a Paper stump as far as I knew I didn't have either of them to hand so I needed to find some alternatives upon further investigation I realised that White Spirits would so the job just as well and I came across This tutorial on how to make your own Paper Stump.
So I stamped my image, from Craft works Cards, in black staz-on ink onto super smooth white card and I began colouring, I used 7 pencils in total 
2 Shades of Green
2 Shades of Blue

I began laying down the colour in the darkest areas and blending with the white spirits and the paper stumps, continuously adding shading as I went along. I was very pleased with how my image turned out considering it was my first time to use this technique. 
 Below is the finished card after I added the Pencil coloured image
The base of the card is a purple 15 x 15 cm square card, the Patterned Paper is from a set I received free with a magazine, this was matted and layered onto purple card and finished with a Wide organza ribbon/bow and a diamante swirl from my stash

Challenges I would like to enter this into are:
A Gem of a challenge Spots and Strips
Treasured times rubber stamps challenges Anything goes with layers
Chocolate coffee cards Teddy Bears

Please stop by the Challenge Blog and check out all the fantastic project by my fellow DT 

Until next time 
Nicola xx

Monday, 17 February 2014

Challenge # 29

Morning all its challenge time again over at Through the purple haze challenges this week our theme is Embossing and our prize of £10 coupon is sponsored by My mums craft shop

I decided to use my Glittergirls Bookatrix Embossing board to make the card base

I embossed several layers in white black and Art Deco paper from Papermania
the image is also a Papermania Stamp which I stamped on to white card and coloured using my promarkers

Hair: Shale
Skin: Pastel Pink 
Cool Grey 5,4,3,2,1

After colouring I used Sakura green gel pen to highlight the feathers on the ladies dress and her head piece 
I also used versamark pen and enchanted gold embossing powder on the same areas.

After cutting out the image I covered it completely with embossing ink and clear embossing powder and heat embossed it.

To finish I used Diamante Flourishes, Spellbinder die cuts, Ribbon and Roses

Challenges I would like to enter this card into are:
crafting when we can challenges Lots of bling
The squirrel and the fox Love
Lothian crafts Love using your dies

Thanks for stopping by today and please pop over to TTPH and see the fab creations from my extremely talented teamies

Until next time 
Nicola xx

Monday, 3 February 2014

Challenge #27

Good morning all challenge #27 is starting over Through the purple haze 
This week our theme is "Love is in the air" and we are sponsored by the lovely 
We got a choice of digis to choose from and I chose the adorable Bubble bath Sassy

And this is what I made

The image was coloured with Promarkers
Skin : Pastel pink
Hair: Cinnamon 
Eyes: Cyan, sky blue
Bath: Cool grey 5,4,3,2,1 and blender pen
Bubbles: Cool Grey 3,2 and blender pen

The card is a purple colour side step card and the background card is white with purple  flowers both from Payper Box, the layer of card the digi is sitting on is white pearlesant paper with has been put through a bubble embossing folder which had been lightly inked with purple ink, then clear embossing powder was added and heated to give a slightly wet like effect

I highlighted the bubbles by using a versamark pen and heat embossing with clear embossing powder

The card was finished with a computer generated sentiment, a small handmade bouquet of flowers,
a Purple Ribbon and some diamantes from my stash

Challenges I would like to enter this into are:
That craft place -Valentine/Love
cards galore challenges - Gem/ glitter/candy/bling
doodle pantry blog. - Any digi goes
the crafting cafe - Embossing

Thanks for stopping by today and please take a trip over to TTPH to see the fab creations from my fellow DT members and perhaps you will even enter into the challenge

Until next time 
Nicola xx