Monday, 24 December 2012

No Girls Allowed

Morning all, wow Christmas Eve already! Where has this year gone?
Over at Crafty Boots Challenges it is my turn to set the challenge (my first time so please be gentle).
I have set "Lads Tags - No Girls Allowed". Here is my tag.
I started with a #12 tag from Ranger in Manila, sprayed with Dylusions inks in Squeezed Orange and Postbox Red. The border around the edge was created with a stamp from the Dylusions set 'Around the Edge', which i coloured with Cut Grass and Postbox Red , adding highlights with a Sakura Gelly roll pen.

The main image is from La La Land Crafts and is 'Pirate Luka'. I coloured him with Pro markers in the following colours:
Cool Grey 2,3,4,5, Gold, Blush, Tea Green, Tulip Yellow.
Poppy, Cardinal Red, Crimson, Ruby.
Pear green, Apple Cider, Henna, Chestnut.
Tan, Cinnamon, Burnt Sienna, Tawny Owl.

The bunting is created from Dylusions stamp set 'Bags of Bunting' and coloured with Dylusions inks as mentioned above.

Thank you for looking and a very Merry Christmas to you. Best of luck if you enter the challenge.

Tuesday, 18 December 2012

AFTH preview day

Morning all.
Well Saturday saw the Art From The Heart preview day. What a fabby day it was too. A chance to catch up with inky buddies and do some crafty inky stuff too.
Here is my Inky buddy Michelle, please checkout her blog to see her amazing artwork. We don't catch up enough but its always funny when we do.
 This lady is the amazing Dyan, Queen of all things Dylusional. She is holding an awesome card made by Michelle.
 This is of course the gorgeous Kaz, this lady is sooo lovely, it is thanks to her and her brilliant blog that i am on my art journey. She truly is a talented lady, but don't take my word for it, please check out her blog here
Oooops forgot the mistletoe, must be the Christmas Sherry.
Well we did get down to some crafting and i ended up with inky hands as usual. But to be fair they are not as messy as normal.
This fab piece was made by Kaz for her class (mine isn't finished yet but will post when i do). I am still rather giddy as Kaz gave this piece to me, whoop whoop i own a piece of Kaz's work, soooo excited.
 This is Kate Crane's class, we were making bunting but again mine isn't finished so will post when i have.

This is what it should look like when done, this is one Kate's finished bunting.
Here is the lovely Kate with the other bunting and her fabby headboppers on.
Anyway, time to go, still lots to do for Christmas. Will leave you with my entry for Dyan's latest challenge.
oh and a quick Xmas page.
Merry Christmas to you all.

Monday, 10 December 2012

Christmas Journal

Morning all, over at Crafty Boots this fortnight the theme is Christmas and here is my interpretation.
This journal spread is created in my Creative Journal from Dyan Reaveley. I can not recommend this journal highly enough, it is out of this world. It has been created by a lovely lady with a passion for journaling and she has ticked all those boxes that we would like in a journal.
The under page is created using Dylusions Postbox Red spray, the top page is done using Squeezed Orange, Lemon Zest and Postbox Red. Cut Grass was added with a stencil over the top once all the background was dry.
Stamps used all Dylusions:
Christmas Borders
Curious Corrin.
Pondering Petunia
Bits of This

Stencils used all Dylusions:
Starry Starry Night.
Let it Snow
Ho Ho Holly

These tags are Manilla Tags #8, i used a combination of Dylusions and Stampotique stamps.

On the back of each tag I have written 'T'was the night before Xmas' poem.

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas.

Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Christmas is Coming

Morning from a very frosty East Yorkshire.
This card is a Kanban blank, with Bazzill cardstock as first layer and Blonde Moments 'All I want for Christmas'  (silent night) paper over the top.
The main image is called Christmas Carol from The Paper Shelter and is coloured with Promarkers. 

The Christmas tree is cut from the 'Rocking around the christmas tree paper and the sentiment is cut from 'Santa Baby' Blonde Moments paper.

Thanks for looking.
I love promarkers 145 - Anything Goes.
The Paper Shelter 92 - Christmas is coming.  

Sunday, 2 December 2012

Black White and one colour

This tag is created using the new #12 tags from Ranger and is the Manila version.
I sprayed it with Vibrant Turquoise Dylusions inks, then i placed the Let it Snow stencil over the top and spritzed through with water to create a ghosted effect.
The lady is the fabulous Curious Corrin from the Dylusions stamp set of the same name. I then used a water brush filled with Dylusions Black Marble ink to colour her in, except for her eyes which are vibrant turquoise. The hat is from the Dylusions Christmas Accessories set.

The words are from the Christmas Sayings Dylusions set. Where i had sprayed the water, bleaching out the colour i went around the edges with a white sakura gelly roll pen.

The lights are created from a stamp from the Christmas Borders set again from Dylusions and coloured with Black Marble ink.
I then went over the top with glossy accents.

The border at the bottom is created from the Let it Snow stencil, just went through it with a black pen and then highlighted it with the white gelly roll pen.

Thank you for looking.
Cupcake 220 - Black, White plus one.