It's my younger nephew's 17th birthday and, short of inspiration, I turned to my collection of things that have caught my eye while reading blogs or Twitter. Nothing specific leapt out at me, though there was a technique that used inked-up embossing folders to create a simple card and that reminded me that I haven't… Continue reading Metallic cogs
Series: Wanderlust 2021 #13 I don't know whether I was just in the wrong mood when I watched the video for this week's Wanderlust lesson, but it just ended up annoying me. I liked the technique she used to create the background and, although I don't use them in my mixed media projects, the pocket… Continue reading Wanderlust: pocket of tags
Copic markers: rabbit - 0, T0, T1, T2, T3waistcoat - N5, N3, B18, B16shirt - B00, B12, B14hat/bowtie - W4, W6, W8, W10eye - B00, 0ear/nose - E01watch - Y13, Y08, Y17, YR27 Supplies: digital stamps:Make It Crafty - the white rabbitpaper and card:Neenah solar white 216gsm This image was coloured in January 2018.
Copic markers: eyes - V12, V15, V17skin - V0000, V000, E70hair - C6, C8, C10cloak - B26, V09, B79, BV29scythe - C00, C1, C3, E43, E44, E47pumpkin stalk - E43, E47, YG97pumpkin eyes - Y02, Y08, Y17pumpkin - YR21, YR24, YR27, YR18, E19ground - C00, C1, C3, C5, C7 Supplies: digital stamps:Faery Ink - chibi… Continue reading Just coloured: chibi reaper
Series: Wanderlust 2021 #12 Planned serendipity seems like a bit of an oxymoron, but Carolyn's class is a blank-page-block breaker that creates the conditions for something interesting and unplanned to happen. The starting point is to pick a few (she suggests five) supplies without considering how they'll be used. I grabbed some acrylic paints that… Continue reading Wanderlust: planned serendipity
Copic markers: skin - BV00, E53, E000, R30hair - C8, R39, R37, R35wings - C1, YG00, YG0000 & Atyou Spica melonleggings - C00, C0, C2, C4dress/eyes - YG03, YG63, YG67 & Atyou Spica olivepug - E42, E43, E44, E87eye - Y26tongue - R30ground - W00, W1, W3, W5, W7 Supplies: digital stamps:The East Wind -… Continue reading Just coloured: pug rules
I kept it really simple for Mother's Day this year. There wasn't anything suitable in my stash, but I wasn't in the right mood to create two cards from scratch. (And my craft room was a bit of a disaster area which isn't at all helpful for the creative muse.) So I used my little… Continue reading Mother’s Day
Series: Wanderlust 2021 #11 A new theme this week and new themes always start with a class from the host, Kasia Avery. Unlike the detailed, real-time, step-by-step classes, these ones are more of an introduction to the theme with a chat from Kasia and a speeded-up video of her interpretation. The hope is that it… Continue reading Wanderlust: woodpecker
A change from the usual Copic markers and a bit of an experiment. I printed out the Chinese Lanterns digi stamp from Power Poppy and traced it onto vellum with a liquid chrome pen. Once that was dry I added patches of Distress oxide ink onto the back of the vellum behind the lanterns and… Continue reading Just coloured: chinese lanterns
Copic markers: body - W00, W1, W3, W5ear - RV23, E41eye - RV23, RV25, RV29horn - E40, E43hair - RV23, RV25, RV29, R39 Supplies: digital stamps:Scrap n Dipity - magical unicornpens:Gelly Roll - whiteEK Tools elegant calligraphy penembellishments:Wink of Stella - clearpaper and card:Neenah solar white 216gsm This image was coloured in September 2017.
Series: Wanderlust 2021 #10 When I started doing mixed media, I started collecting things. A variety of paints, pencils, powders and other ways of making marks and laying down colour. Then there are all the papers, patterned and plain, old books and maps, and digital versions of vintage papers ready to print out. And that's… Continue reading Wanderlust: collection of ideas
Polychromos pencils: skin - 132 light flesh, 190 Venetian red, 178 nougat,shadow - 181 Payne’s greyskirt/shoes/scarf - 266 permanent green, 165 juniper green, 166 grass greenhair - 105 light cadmium yellow, 117 light cadmium red, 138violet, 223 deep red, 118 scarlet redtop - 270 warm grey 1, 272 warm grey 3, 275 warm grey 6… Continue reading Just coloured: girl with a kitten
I have always said that Power Poppy illustrations are detailed enough that you could get away with just flat colouring with no additional shading; this is the result of testing that theory. I would happily put this on a card as is but, being unable to leave well alone, I will almost certainly tweak it… Continue reading Just coloured: spring meadow bouquet
Series: Wanderlust 2021 #09 The idea behind this week's Wanderlust Ephemera lesson was to make it personal. The most obvious way to do this is to use personal photos. I spent some time looking through family photos and pondered using either one of me as a child or one of my mum from before I… Continue reading Wanderlust: make it personal