Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Cute just got cuter

I saw the sketch over at CAS(E) this sketch and thought of so many ways to use it. 

Here is my interpretation of the sketch, I did tweek it a bit by moving my main image down to the bottom, it seemed more balanced there.  I am thinking of giving this card to a friend who has just welcomed her first baby.

For this card I used the image Cute just got cuter a free image from All Dressed Up
The dog is coloured with these copics:
E31, E33, E35, E37.
B0000, B000, B02, B05
C1, C2.

I have entered this card into the CAS(E) this Sketch challenge #51.

Friday, October 11, 2013


I stumbled across these All Dressed Up images and saw they had a challenge blog, so I decided I'd give it a go.  The image I have used is Abi Ballerina and she is actually a freebie (you can find it here)...I couldn't believe it as it's one of my favourites.  I also saw this sketch  over at Seize the Sketch #5 and thought it really highlighted Wendy Burns' beautiful image.

Image - Abi Ballerina All Dressed Up
Coloured with these Copics on Xpress it blending card
E11, E00, E000, E0000, R20
R85, R83,R81
E35, E33, E53, E51, E50
Blossom and pink spica.

I am entering this card in two challenges
All Dressed Up Challenge #1 - Anything Goes
Seize the Sketch #5

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Card class with Alyce

Well I have been on a hiatus for quite some time.  To be perfectly honest I didn't realise how long.  Just been a little busy, we took a lovely trip to Queensland in July for our 20 year anniversary (I will share photos soon).  Since returning I haven't really felt like colouring, so I decided to take a few classes with Alyce from Kit n Clowder.  I really enjoyed her classes and loved getting the kits so I could put the cards together.  I often have difficulty putting cards together.  I tend to go for the clean and simple cards, so these are something completely different for me.

The first class I took was Picture Marci and here is my finished result.  Please note frantage is not my friend...I don't think it ever will be!

The second class/kit I completed was Charmings.  I used the no lines technique by stamping my image with toffee crunch momento ink.  All these pleats were an incredible but fun challenge for me.  And her hair well I am in awe of how Alyce colours hair so it was fun to see how she colours and learn from her.

I am so grateful to Alyce and Arnolds for making these kits/classes available for those of us who can't attend live workshops, as far as I know there are no copic classes offered anywhere near where I live.  It means I get to join in and learn new things without having to pay for airfares! 
If you haven't seen any of Alyce's work I suggest you head over to her blog Kit and Clowder and check it out.