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Birthday: Grumpy black cat

I love this grumpy Persian kitty. I’ve coloured him up once before — as a white cat — so this time I thought I’d challenge myself to see if I could get the necessary depth of colour for a black version without it just turning into a dark blob. How: This was not a quick… Continue reading Birthday: Grumpy black cat

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Birthday: Bear on deckchair

This was an unplanned card. When I was about half way through colouring the bear for the Father’s Day card, I realised that he was sitting in MC Escher’s deckchair and, once I had noticed that, there was no way I could use it on a card. But I didn’t want to waste the work I… Continue reading Birthday: Bear on deckchair

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Father’s Day: Bear on deckchair

I didn’t have anything in my stash that was inspiring me to make a Father’s Day card for my other half’s dad so I went on the hunt for digi stamps; unfortunately my usual sources weren’t sparking my imagination. A quick search later and I came across Di’s Digi Stamps which looks like it will… Continue reading Father’s Day: Bear on deckchair

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Thanks: Split bouquet

For this Copic Jumpstart homework, Sandy challenged us to get our flower stamps out. Rather than trying to create loads of dimension on each petal, I chose to go with the more pastel approach, mainly because I usually go for stronger colours and contrast and I wanted to stretch myself by doing something out of my… Continue reading Thanks: Split bouquet

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Birthday: Coloured space bears

Space bears! This was the first time I’d coloured these stamps and I originally only got them out of my stash pile because they were ideal for a bit of Copic Jumpstart class homework, but then I realised they were perfect as the main element on a card for Seven Hills Crafts' latest sketch challenge. How: The… Continue reading Birthday: Coloured space bears

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Blank: Copic farmyards

For the “colouring round objects” lesson in the Copic Jumpstart class, Sandy Allnock masked up a comical pile of vegetables and coloured them. The only vegetation in my stamp collection is floral, so I went further up the food chain and found these decidedly round farmyard animals and stacked those up instead. How: I hadn’t… Continue reading Blank: Copic farmyards