Wednesday, 30 October 2013
Monday, 28 October 2013
As a child I remember rubbing a balloon on my hair to make the balloon static and sticking it on walls, on someone's back or anywhere that I could get it to stick. Of course my children did it too and in fact their Dad (Chris) still does it, I don’t think he will ever grow up ha ha!
I made an easel card with the image as I really didn’t know where I was going with it, I first punched out the heart on the card with the image and tied a bow around the top, knowing that it needed something else I matted it with blue card and then it sat there on my desk for a little while, I often do this, mainly because once I start colouring I get so carried away that I end up colouring several images up. So this was the one I played with a little until I was happy.
I coloured her in Blue, did you know that way way back Pink was a boys colour and Blue a girls?
Saturday, 26 October 2013
I’m still having fun using the Graph’It markers, it is unbelievable just how vibrant they are, I don’t have a full set but what I do have is wonderful, I have the rest on my wish list. They are available at Polka Doodles at a very good price.
I used the reds from the Passion set :- Coral, Tomato and Ruby and also a little bit of Plum on the shading.
Blues from the Everest set :- Sky, Celestial and Lapis
Black, Cool Grey 7, 5 and 2
Yellow from the Sunny set :- Citrine, Banana and Mimosa
Skin :- Nude and Peach
Other news for me this weekend is that I picked up my new bike, love that it has front suspension, no wrist pain after a long ride, I did 15 miles today to try it out and I was very impressed.
Wednesday, 23 October 2013
I had a play with the metallic Pan Pastels, such intense colour, I had such amazing results using a Versafine ink pad and the copper Pan Pastels that I thought I would share it with you.
The fun of trying new products is in the experimenting don’t you think?
I used a shimmer deep purple card and edged it with the versafine ink pad and a swirl stamp then dabbed on the metallic Copper Pan Pastel, the colour was rich and intense.
I used a cheap hairspray to set the Pastel.
Green - Pistachio, Lime and Tuscany
Orange - Apricot, Mango and Halloween
Skin – Cotton, Powder, Skin and princess Rose for the blush
Purple- Orchid, Amethyst and Lavender
Yellow – Citrine, Banana and mimosa
Grey Cat – Cool Greys 3, 5, 7
Monday, 21 October 2013
The code is for the download option only, if you choose the physical discs you will need to pay for shipping.
Sunday, 20 October 2013
I’ve been very busy behind scenes lately making loads and loads of samples for our next launch at La Pashe. So yesterday I became a domestic Goddess and here is my results.
It has been ages sice i did this sort of thing because quite frankly it just doesn’t go hand in hand with being good and choosing the healthy options in food, especially if like me guissy pig comes to mind.
I know you are counting them knowing that one is missing.
It was fun getting to this stage, I may even confess that some icing just fell into my mouth.
Some icing swirls.
And some cheating wafer daisies
Yum yum do you think?
Now before I let you go thinking that one of the cakes is buried deep inside my tummy, here is the reason and it isn’t Grandson Jack.
As you can see from the one in front of the decorated cupcakes I didn’t eat any because…..
They’re FAKE they are props for my next launch.
Friday, 18 October 2013
Thursday, 17 October 2013
Remember to leave comments on all of the blogs for a chance of a $5 credit.
Wednesday, 16 October 2013
- Oh so Juicy, yes, the bullet nib was amply wet.
- Blending, very easy to blend with, a combination of the juicy nib (ink staying wet long enough to allow a smooth blend) and good tonal colours.
- marker shape fits and feels nice to hold.
- Transition from using my markers I often use to the Graph’It markers was easy.
Mo had a great idea yesterday... so we decided to have some extra fun last night with the images from the “Owl the Same….or Not” blog hop.
For the hop we demonstrated how following a specific theme is not the same as copying, and now we are showing that looking at someone else’s art and drawing from it is copyright infringement…even if you make some changes to the image and do not trace. (I think we all agree that tracing is copying.)
Mission Copycat: We randomly selected another artist’s drawing and used that image as a reference to create a new drawing. As an extra twist, one of the copycat drawings is done by a not-so-secret Copycat Bandit…someone who does not draw on a regular basis. (Thanks, Jak!!) She did such a great job! We all agreed that if she decided to be a criminal, she co...uld go into the digital stamp business like other copycats, and she could successfully sell her “art” as stamps.
Originality is what makes something art, and creating something original takes creativity and time. It was eye-opening to see how quickly the copied drawings could be completed--a fraction of the time an original piece takes, as quickly as 15 minutes in some cases. It is a lot less work to fill a store with images by copying the work of someone else…much easier than trying to provide a variety of images that are original.
Remember, our own Copycat Bandit (who does not draw for a living) was able to draw a nice illustration by copying. She proved for us how easy it is to go into business by being a copyright infringer.
Now more FUN! See if you can guess who copied whom. There are prizes involved!! Everyone who guesses all of the copycats will have a chance to win a free digi or shop credit from the blog hop shops. Enter by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. The email should have a list from 1-6 and you can fill in who you think did the copy. The copied images are numbered and on the right of the originals, see the graphic provided. Your choices are Mabelle, Faith, Lori, Mo, Jak, and Elizabeth. Have fun!!See More
Tuesday, 15 October 2013
Harvest Pumpkin set
and one with the lid on
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Monday, 14 October 2013
a big owl and a little owl perched on a fence on a chilly day
All proceeds from the $1 digital images from the event with be given to fundraising for a worthy cause.
Chilly Owls and wording Digital Stamp Set. Only $1 until 17th October
A list of all of the participating companies.
Thursday, 10 October 2013
Firstly thank you to everyone that spread the word and entered for the Blog Candy so many of you needing better light to craft with and The Daylight Company certainly gives us a solution to our lighting problems.
So the winner is….
71. Jeanette Rodgers
Jeanette if you could email me with your details I will get your prize organised for you, Congratulations.
Tuesday, 8 October 2013
Meet Jess, she is my Mams cat, an old lady now but her very good companion and baby.
Everything is much slower going now, she took an age to get in this position and then once she did get there she just couldn’t be bothered to clean herself.
Poor thing, we then had the same malarkey for her to get out of this position.
She was a rescue cat and was always very nervous, would never let you pick her up but would get on your lap of her own accord and purrs like a tiger when stroked.
She lets Mam pick her up now.
Yesterday was Chris’s 50th Birthday. Love this man to the moon and back again.
We both took the day off work and spent some time together.
During which he would take his old bike to have the brakes upgraded using his birthday money, I went along to the shop with him then we would go for lunch.
We popped back t the bicycle shop as h wanted something else adding to the bike and then it happened……….
I got my eye on a new bike, I know, I know it was his Birthday but I just couldn’t help myself.
I bought a Cannondale Quick 3X 2014
I have however left it at the shop until Christmas time and I intend using all of my Christmas Pennies towards it.
I also know that it is a mans bike but it was better than the ladies so that was that.