Thursday, September 30, 2010

I'm up for a Challenge

Over at In Style Stamps they have a - September 2010 Sketch Challenge - which I thought that I would enter. I chose Bella from the Anime range because she is so pretty and I thought that she looked nice teamed with pink, pink and more pink. Bella is a digital image so I have decided to enter her in the Mad for Markers - Colour a Digital Image with Copics - challenge.  I love looking at all of the other entries to these challenges and checking out their blogs for inspiration. Ooops, wonder what is for dinner tonight?
The Copics I have used are E50, E51, E31, E35, E37, RV10, R81, R83, C1 and Spica glitter pens clear and pink

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

It had to be blue

Sometimes you just look at an image and know what colour it should be (okay, maybe that is just me!) But when I got my latest CC Designs image - I knew she had to be blue. I also know that I should be preparing for classes for this term. I have got three classes to teach and so that means 9 or 10 cards that really need to be ready - soon! But the kids are home on school holidays which makes me a little bit busy (and overloaded). That is my excuse anyway. Still plenty of time. Funny tho' how I wasn't too busy to make this card - although it has been on my desk in various stages of production for the last five days. The Copic colours I used were B41, B32, B34, E33, E47, E55, E57, RV10 and Spica clear glitter pen. I also used Nestabilities circle and petite scallop circle and Faded Jeans Distress ink for the shading.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Just a Whiff .... of Joy

Don't you love 'Shopping Willow' from Whiff of Joy stamps? It reminds me of my last few days. I have been shopping with my daughter who has managed to deplete my bank account in favour of her new summer wardrobe.  But, all of these items will be tucked away in my secret hiding place until her birthday - which is not for another 4 weeks. Hopefully the weather here in Melbourne will improve enough that she can wear the short shorts and singlet tops. Willow doesn't look as tired and worn as I feel although she does have that "She can't possibly be looking at more clothes" look on her face.
I have used Copic markers to colour in Willow and her parcels. E31, E33, E35, E53, E55, E57, YG21, YG23, RV000, RV02 and BG10 

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Enjoy the little things

Just had a delivery of some new stamps (thanks Kerry) so of course, I had to try them out. The first one is a Witch from the "Sweet November" range. How could I not love this? It is cute, it has an owl in it and most importantly - it is good to colour.
The Copics I used were R12, R14, R17, C5 and C7 for the dress and apron. E50, E51 and RV10 for the skin and cheek. Y23, YR23, E35 for the hair. C3, C5 and C7 for the owl. Then just a touch of clear Spica glitter pen (cause everything need a bit of glitz) and all I had to do then was to make the card.

Friday, September 3, 2010

A Challenge

Just in my spare time, I thought that I might make a card and enter it in a challenge. Mad for Markers is having a "Pink" challenge so I just couldn't resist. Now all I have to do is that - link it - thing. If I get it linked to the correct site then that will be winning enough for me.  

For my friends

This card is for all my friends who have sent me "happy holiday" wishes. I treasure your friendships more than you know. See you soon girls!

To colour this image I have of course used Copic markers. I used YG03, YG06, Y06, YR02, YR04, E33, E35, E53, E55, E50, E51 and R11. 

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Cause I love to colour

I have quite a collection now of stamps from All That Scraps. I love the cute images and the fact that they are so good to colour in with my Copic markers. For this image I have used E50 and E51 for the skin (these are my favourite skin colours) along with RV10 for a bit of blush. Then I used BG01 and BG05 for the pants. G21 and G24 for the top. E51, E55 and E57 for the hair. Luckily I had the patterned paper for my colour inspiration  - and then the card was done.