Sunday, November 18, 2018

Fall Floral Coffee Time

Welcome back to another craft filled week (here is hoping!).  

Today I am bringing you a technique you can use with your digital stamps.  No line colouring.  Now before I start let me say....my printer did not co-operating because for some reason it won't work how I want it to work when it is low on ink...lol.  

The image I printed out is from MKC Digitals.  


Now when I printed it out I thought it would be a light grey (like it showed in my WORD document).  When low on ink the printer seems to do what it wants...and mine had a red tinge to it.  So I did in places go over these lines lightly with a black pencil.  Only on a couple of lines.  

Anyway I shall step by step show you how I coloured said image.  


Now this first picture shows how to colour the petals.  To the left of the image is how I coloured each petal.  First the darkest colour Y26 then the middle colour Y19 and then the lightest colour Y08.  I did go over the outline of each petal in Y19 just to add a darker edge to them.  


This one shows the center of each flower.  I coloured the whole circle with E44 then from the bottom I flicked E49 then E47 then back to E44.  This gives some depth to the flower.  


I used two different lots of green combo's for this one, because we have 2 different leaves.  Using the same method from the flower center,  colouring the whole leaf in the lightest colour and  then darkest colour from the center this time, and work my way to the lightest colour on the outer edges.  


Now this is the star of the show.  The cup.  I love to colour this shape in.  Get it right and it looks fab.  Get it wrong and it can still look reasonable..lol.  The key is to only use short flicks with the darkest colour on the outer edges, and longer ones for the lightest colour in the middle.  


When I finished colouring the lid you can well and truly notice the red outline ( you have no idea how much my OCD was going off by now!)  You can get away with the red with the flowers, leaves and cup but the lid needed that gone.  So I used a black pencil just to go over the line.  Defeated the whole no line colouring thing but it was better than the red line.  Note to self.....get more ink for printer!  Hehe.


And here is the final card.  I am not one to just layer a picture with heaps of rectangles but I think the image needed the rest of the card to be simple so it stood out.  What do you think?  

Anyway that is me done for another day.  I hoped the step by step helped you with the colouring stages.  

Until next time...happy crafting.  

Thursday, November 15, 2018

MKC Colour Challenge

Today I am participating in a Colour Challenge with MKC Digitals

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These are such beautiful colours.  Warm and cozy.  So I set to work.  

I used the image Just Because from MKC Digital.  But instead of  using their wording I cut the whole image out and popped it.  All my digital work I use the Word Program.  So easy to resize things and to do multiple images really quick.  


I had a die in my stash that says "Just Because" so I die cut it out of SU Early Expresso card and Very Vanilla and layered them both.  The flowers on the right hand side are just the same flowers that are at the top of the frame.  I just cropped the rest of the image out and copied and paste them 5 times.  Coloured and cut them out.  Here are the copic colours I used. 

YG95 YG97 YG99
E47 E49
E07 E08 R39
Y08 Y19 Y26

If you want to play along, please do!  You can find the challenge on their FB page.

Off to do more creating.  Until then....happy crafting!

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Dr Who Guest Designer

Hello everyone.  Today I am sharing something a little different.  I am Guest Designing for Scrappin' Fun Kits.

This month the theme was Dr Who (hence why I jumped at the chance!)  I <3 <3 Doctor Who.  I have made 2 projects using this kit.  The second one I will share later in the month.

Now my style is a lot simpler than the average scrapbookers work.  But it is nice to see all the different ways one kit can be used.  I won't leave you in suspense any longer.  Here we go!


I did accompany my kit with Kindred Stamps Time Traveler  and an old Avery Elle set I have in my stash.  Now, can you see the hidden word in the patterned paper?  Here is a different angle to look from.


Fits perfectly with the theme of the card.  I love the silhouette technique.  Can be very effective.

I would like to thank Raelene at Scrappin'Fun Kits for sponsoring this project.  I had a lot of fun making this one.  And I am sure I can find a Whovian who would love this!

Until next time...happy crafting. 

Monday, November 12, 2018

Gingerbread Coffee Peekers

Welcome to another project using images from the MKC Digitals.

Today I am using the Gingerbread Coffee Peekers image.  I just loved these little fellows! 

 Now this is a pretty simple card. I printed out 2 of this image.  I changed the colour of the font at the bottom using the format feature in word.  I then coloured one of the mug and gingerbread men and cut it out.   The other I drew a line and coloured it in like it is the table top the mug is sitting on.  I popped the cut out image on top.  Added a glitzy snowflake with a gemstones and layered up the picture with borders.  

To finish it off I added wink of stella to the dots on the mug.  


A simple yet cute card for Christmas.  You could get away without cutting and popping the image, but it does add a little extra wow feature to the card itself.  

Happy Crafting!  :-)

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Snappin' Good Time

Back again!  This time I am back for Heartcraft Paper.  

HCP has the cutest images for you this Christmas.  I have had a ball using these.  They are simple and easy on the fussy cutting (we all know how handy that is!).  

Here is my card using the image Snappin' Good Time 



Sometimes using the same image over and over can be very effective.  My little dance troupe here works on this pop up card.  


On the side panels I die cut a snowflake and popped the little man on top.  


Printed out the sign from the image Gingerman Greetings and die cut a cloud but used it upside down to represent the snow.  



I used 9 little ginger dudes, coloured with E23, E25, E27 and V12.  
And I halved some smaller snowflakes and filled in some gaps between the men.  

I love this card so much.  And I hope you do too.  
Happy crafting.  :-)

Saturday Sketch Time

Gee that fortnight wizzed by.  I think once we hit October time flies so quickly Christmas is here before you know it.  

We have a great sponsor this week:



Little Miss Muffet Stamps has lots of fantastic stamps, digis and more! Here is their Facebook group and blog.
LMMS has generously offered a $6 GC to the winner of this week's sketch challenge.

Here is sketch #539:



And here is my project. 


This card took me a little out of my comfort zone.  I am not used to using so many shapes on a card and I do have trouble using patterned paper.  The paper is a scrap I had left over and I printed off a picture of the moon for my circular shape.    The martian image is a freebie from Little Miss Muffet.  Planet and stars is from MFT.  

So don't forget to play along.  It really is fun to follow a sketch for a change.  Switch the brain off for a time.  



Happy crafting! 

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Fall flower MKC

Welcome back for another project I am sharing for the MKC Digitals.

Today I am using the Fall Flower 1 image.  I have done a slight step by step for you.  

First I printed off the image in the size I wanted and in duplicate.  That way I could layer and add another flower and more leaves.  


These are the colours I used.  


Then I cut out all the images I wanted to use.  


Then I made my oxide background.  Using each colour until I was happy with the result. 


When putting it together, I layered up a few of the images.  Oh and I didn't mention the banner.  That is part of the collection as well.  



And here is the final result. I hope you like it.  Don't forget one of the bonuses of digital images is you can resize them to whatever your project needs.  


Happy Crafting.  :-)

Fall Floral Coffee Time

Welcome back to another craft filled week (here is hoping!).   Today I am bringing you a technique you can use with your digital stamps...