Monday, June 12, 2017

Fun with Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers

I've been challenging myself to colour with my Spectrum Noir alcohol markers and having a blast.  Here are some of the pieces I've been working on.


And yes, you do spy some Bloobel goodness there :-)

I will come back and highlight one of the colourings and the markers I used.

~Shelley

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Push and Pull

These digital images just appeared magically in my Inbox today.  I signed up for the Bloobel "Troo Bloo" monthly subscription back in February and I haven't been disappointed yet.  $5 a month and an exclusive image (sometimes a bonus too - like today) shows up in my inbox twice a month.

So today was exciting.  A code for TWO images appeared!  Push and Pull.  Funny little ol' men that would be perfect for so many projects/events.  I chose to flip them and put them on a Z-fold card.  Push is on the front trying to block the "big day" coming and Pull is reeling in that special day.  If I knew someone with a milestone birthday, I'd add some big die cut numbers on the brickwork on the front of the card.  For now, I'll leave it as is.


Quick and dirty colouring with Copics -
Skin: E50-51-271; E93; R20; E04
Hair: C1-2-W3
Eyes: BG000-B93-C4; BG000-C2
Pants: C4-6-8
Boots/Belt: W5-7-9
Shirt: BG000-C2-"0" (colourless blender)
Rope: Y21-E35
Ground: E43-44

Cardstock and Happy Birthday die from Stampin' Up; Brick Wall EF is Tim Holtz; Nuvo Glitter Gloss for Happy Birthday diecut

It's a simple Z-fold card and I put an extra mat on the backside to write a message.

Thanks for looking!  Oh, and if Push and Pull are calling you, you can still get them if you sign up for the Troo Bloo subscription this month (June).  Two images minimum per month and TWO codes for discounted images... what are you waiting for?!

~Shelley




Saturday, May 27, 2017

Celebrate the Music

Angels Hearts n' Memories has done it again... some timeless beauties of memorable musical decades past.

I have chosen Poodle Skirt Cristena and created a quick and simple fun fold, Concertina Card.  I made a few adjustments to the size, but you can find the original tutorial here --> Beccy's Place.  In hindsight, I should've coloured in "bobby socks" instead of leggings but I think she's cute either way ;-)
 




Coloured with Copics:
E50-51-21-11-BV20; E93
B60-C5-7-9
R24-E07-E09-T6
T4-6-8
C00-1-3
E43-44

Additional:
Gold Liquid Pearls
Spellbinders dies
Stampin' Up cardstock and decorative paper 

Be sure to check out the Angels Hearts n' Memories Shop for the other beauties from the May release (Rock Star Molly; Flapper Helen; and Flower Child Dawn).

Thanks for popping by! 

~Shelley


Tuesday, May 16, 2017

It's all about the strong girls :-)

Yes, I know it's May and this was the April release at Angels Hearts and Memories but as I've just finished colouring 'em all up AND they are so adorable and perfect for so many projects... here they are :-)

Dragon Slayer - E50-51-21-11-BV20 (skin); E34-57-59 (hair); Y21-E23-27 (eyes); E84-87-89 (armor); T1-3-E07 (emblem); E43-44 (ground); white gel pen

Graduating MacKenzie - E50-51-21-11-BV20 (skin); W3-4-6-8 (outfit); B93-97 and C0-2 (pants and shoes); Y21-E35-39 (hair); W2-4 (ground)

Kentucky Derby Debra - E50-51-21-11-BV20 (skin); Y21-E23-27 (eyes); BV01-Y23-15-17-19 (yellow); Y23-R01-02-05 (coral); G20-21-24 (green); E23-25-27 (hair); white gel pen and spica pens (yellow, gold, red, clear)

Housewife Sandra - E50-51-21-11-BV20 (skin); E31-33 (hair); BG000-93 (eyes); V15-17-BV08-V09 (purple); V15-17 (shoes, belt, collar); E43-44 (ground)


Thanks for looking!

~Shelley




Friday, May 12, 2017

Pretty in Pinks

This is Stampin' Up's Birthday Blooms stamp coloured up with Spectrum Noir markers and the Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle Pen (love it).




PV3-2-4 + Blender; CG3-4; GB4-OR1

Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pens - clear (on the butterfly and roses)

Diesire Edge'ables - Butterfly Dreams (cut out one of the end butterflies)

The card mechanism was inspired and created from a video tutorial by Brenda Quintana of QbeesQuest

The card design using the Birthday Blooms stamp set was inspired by a card created by another Stampin' Up Demo (A Stampers Diary)

Thanks for visiting!
~Shelley






Wednesday, April 12, 2017

No colouring!

What?!  You don't say lol.  Occasionally I surprise myself.  I often create cards for my Stampin' Up classes without colouring but there is always lots of stamping and techniques.  More and more colouring/painting is taking over.  This last couple of weeks have been busy and I just haven't been able to find the time or drive to lose myself in colouring but... I needed to be creative.  So I made a bunch of much-needed quick and clean thank you cards.

 






Supplies: Stampin' Up Butterfly and Dragonfly dies, Hexagon and Butterfly Embossing Folders and cardstock; Creative Basics dies; Crafters Companion, Sheena's A Little Bit Sketchy Orchids; decorative paper from my stash.

~Shelley

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Orchids

This is one of the stamps from the Little Bit Sketchy Orchid (Sheena Douglass collection) at Crafters Companion.  I've coloured it up with the Aquablend pencils (Primary Set) on watercolour paper.





I stamped with an Archival Black and used a waterbrush with the Aquablend pencils.  It was quick and easy.  I also tried the Aquablend pencils on two other surfaces, the Bristol Smooth and Recycled Bristol.  Both with equally good results; however, my fave is with the watercolour paper followed next by the Recycled Bristol (using the "tooth side" of the paper).

The decorative paper is from my stash as are the dewdrops.  The sentiment stamp and cardstock are Stampin' Up and the gorgeous dies I used are Creative Basics dies - the Basic Cutting Edge Borders and Basic Stitched Flags

Thanks for looking and check us out on Passionate Paper Creations & Friends Facebook Group for more inspiration and fun.

~Shelley