Saturday, 30 November 2013

Here's another Christmas Card I made, I coloured the image awhile ago but only put the card together last night :)

Her name is Randi Red Nose and she is from Make it Crafty you can find her here-
I am entering her into the Divas by Design 'Use some Red' Challenge -
Hope you like her :)
Andrea xx

Friday, 29 November 2013

I needed a break from Christmas Cards so I made this fun Birthday Card for no one in particular, although I thought I would add it to the Make it Colourful Competition hard challenge - muscle definition, but is three cards in one challenge too much?? I have loved learning how to do this and find I can't colour a being that has definition without applying some, whereas before I added some shadow and was happy with that lol Oh these challenges are wonderful :)

and here's a closer look

Oh to have a figure like that lol.

Have a great day :)
Andrea xx

Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Hi, just wanted to show you this card I made awhile ago for a Secret Santa over at the Make it Crafty FB Page, I can now reveal it as it has reached it's destination in the US.

Hope you like it :)
Andrea xx

Monday, 25 November 2013

Hello, when I checked out the Make it Crafty facebook page today I noticed Zoe had put up a very special post from The Squirrel and The Fox Blog asking crafters to join them in there challenge with the theme 'Use Violet' to support their DT member Mags B and daughter Sacha who are currently fighting Hodgkin's Lymphoma so I decided the least I could do was make a card and 'Use Violet' so here it is.

So I will be entering this into The Squirrel and The Fox Challenge 57

and I will also enter it into the Make it Crafty FB Challenge 3
Hope you like it :)
Andrea xx

Friday, 22 November 2013

Hello, just wanting to show you the end results of my winnings :)
I was lucky to win a blog hop recently and received these two rubber stamps,

The Card

The coloured images, that I masked (proud moment) it's been a very long time in between masking lol.

The Inside of the card

And my new Graffiti Signature on the back. I was also lucky enough to win a personalized digital graffiti form Little Miss Muffet Stamps.

Have an awesome day :)
Andrea xx

Monday, 18 November 2013

Here's a card I made today for a good friends birthday, I used Gumnut Curly Top from Make it Crafty
I coloured her with Copics.

Here are a few progressive pic's
I'm pretty happy with her although I did her freckles to dark ;)
Copic Colours Used Were
E0000, E000, E50, E51, E53 & E93 for the skin (not my usual choice)
W3 & W6 for the Gumnuts,
BG93, YG63, YG67 for the Gum leaves,
E40, E41, E42, & E43 for the Hair,
Y15 & RV29 for the Gumnut flower part of the dress,
R24, R27, R46 & R89 for the main part of the dress
and W6, W3 7 W1 for the shading.
I will enter this into the Make it Colourful Challenge both Easy and Hard sections
I will also enter this into the November Make it Crafty FB Challenge 
Hope you enjoyed looking at this post, I would love to hear what you think so feel free to leave a message.
Andrea xx

Saturday, 16 November 2013

Hello again, I decided I would enter this pic into the latest Make it Colourful Challenge I'm going to enter this into both the easy and the hard challenge as I think it cover both criteria's. The easy challenge asks for different skin colours and this is definitely different. I used Cool Greys for the skin C0,C1,C2,C4 & C7. The hard challenge calls for muscle definition and this guy sure has that :)
This was so much fun to colour, wish me luck for the comp :)
Andrea xx
Hi, I was asked today to do a tutorial on spotlights, having never done a tutorial before I was a bit concerned but thought oh well I'll give it a go. Please forgive me it is very photo heavy. So here it is.
1st Picture is of the 'Studio Set' from Make it Crafty

2nd,3rd,4th,5th & 6th Picture's- Working out the angle of the spotlight. I used a metal ruler and a grey lead pencil to lightly draw it in.

7th Picture - Then I used a 2 inch circle shape to trace in the 'SPOT'.

8th & 9th Pictures - using an eraser to clean up the image, then coloured the entire image with my lightest colour C0.

10th Picture - I used C1 around the spotlight, then used the eraser again to remove most of the pencil marks.

11th, 12th, 13th & 14th Pictures - Adding darker colours to outer spotlight area, C2,C4,C5 & C6.
Then I went over the whole image with C0.

15th Picture - I darkened some areas with N6 to get a bit more depth then added 50 Shades of Sexy from Redonkadoodles
Well there it is my first tutorial hope it's ok.
Andrea xx


Friday, 15 November 2013

Woo Hoo!! I just won a Top 3 winner badge for my entry into the Make it Colourful Eye Challenge with this entry

                                                                       So HAPPY!!

Monday, 11 November 2013

Happy Birthday to me! It's my birthday today and I have had a fabulous day and to top it off I made a Christmas Card. Being in my Craft room makes me HAPPY so I can't think of a better way to finish a great day spent with family and friends :)

This is the card I made, It's a digi image I got from Whimsy Stamps it is from Lia Stampz and can be found here 

Hope you like it :)

Sunday, 10 November 2013

Hello again, I'm practicing for the latest Make it Colourful Challenge I've coloured this little cutie from Make it Crafty Gumnut Curly Top. I have tried using different colours for her skin and have tried to add some muscle tone as well. I used E11, E13, E15 and E17.

I love how these challenges put me out of my comfort zone and teach me new techniques. I'll keep practicing as I don't think this one is quite ready. Thanks for visiting xx.

Hello, here's another Aussie Christmas Card I made using Make it Crafty images.

I hope you like it :)
Andrea xx

Monday, 4 November 2013

Hi, had to share this little cutie, you can find him/her here 
He/She is by Stamp Art Design by Kathryne. Hope you like him xx.

Here is a few step by step pictures.
Now to put him/her on a card :)
Andrea xx
And here's the finished card.

Thank you xx.


Sunday, 3 November 2013

Hello, just wanting to show this Christmas Card I made using Make it Crafty images to create a scene.

Here's a few pictures of how it came together.

Hope you enjoyed the process
 Andrea xx