My friend Zoe from Make it Crafty recently gave away a gorgeous Christmas digi free to newsletter subscribers. I think she may still be available, so pop on over to the Make it Crafty FB page to check out the details and sign up (it is worth subscribing on Facebook and via the newsletter so you don’t miss the freebies that Zoe generously gives away from time to time)!
As soon as I saw Phoebe’s Christmas Wish I knew I wanted to create a very simple Christmas card with her cropped to one side. Sometimes I puzzle for ages over how I want to use an image, sometimes I just know.
Keep reading to see the card and for some discussion about Copic reds, a marker palette and speed colouring video. Phew, you may want to grab a tea/coffee first!
In 2012 I created a fun colouring tutorial for Some Odd Girl Stamps featuring their Winter Friends clear stamp set. I thought now would be a good time to repost that information along with some new inspiration. This time I’ve created a card and video featuring one of the new Mo Manning for Stamping Bella stamps.
So, if you’re looking for inspiration on creating beautiful backgrounds for Christmas and other winter cards using your markers keep reading!
It is no secret that I love colouring hair. It is one of my favourite things to do. That said, I am a little out of practice, so to rectify that I turned to one of my favourite stamp artists for awesome hair: Krista Smith and her fantastic Saturated Canary images. I need to get back into my hair “groove”, so bear with me, but I filmed the colouring process so you can check out a speed colouring video. I have also provided a Copic Marker Colour Palette in the post, so read on!
If you’d like to check out previous Saturated Canary creations/colouring, click HERE.
Today I’ve got another Make it Crafty card and colouring video to share with you! I know, these colouring videos are like buses…
A lot of people have asked me to create more colouring videos over the past few years. I’m now at a point where I am able to do more colouring and be able to shoot footage of that colouring. In order to be able to share videos along with the other colouring inspiration and information I have been posting, I am currently sharing “speed colouring” videos. These videos are sped up because I’m sure watching videos of me faffing with an image for over an hour might be more sleep inducing than inspiring. I’m not currently adding commentary to the videos, but I will do so in future, from time to time. In the meantime, I hope you will just enjoy checking out the colouring process.
It has been a while, but finally I have found the motivation/energy to deal with digging out and setting up my video camera! Last weekend I decided to play and shoot a little video for you which I’m sharing in today’s post. The video is a little under ten minutes long and there is no commentary, just colouring. I will be sharing more videos in future, so if you enjoy watching them make sure you subscribe!
I hope you’ll enjoy taking a little glimpse at how I coloured the sweet little dragon image from Make it Crafty. I have a card and Copic Marker Colour Palette to share as well, so read on for the fun stuff!
I actually created today’s card a couple of weeks ago for our niece’s 4th birthday. She loves pandas, so this image from one of the Tiddly Inks clear stamp sets seemed like the perfect choice for a cute little birthday card.
Read on for the full card, details and a Copic Marker Colour Palette!
As promised I’m back today with a couple of cute Christmas cards featuring the brand new Stamping Bella Uptown Girl Savannah has a Star stamp that I used on yesterday’s card.
I really wanted to show a couple of different hair colour combos for Savannah today, so I didn’t use the full image. If you’ve been visiting my blog for a while you may also be aware that I do have a fondness for butchering cropping Uptown Girl images. Muahaha! This is a great way to stretch the stamps and get more use out of them, especially at Christmas when colouring a full sized image can be more time consuming than you might like. To see the full Uptown Girl Savannah has a Star image please check out my Merry Christmas with Stamping Bella Uptown Girl Savannah post from yesterday.
Now that Halloween is over, it’s time to launch in to the Christmas cards and crafts! This year I’m more prepared than in previous years, so I will have lots of inspiration to share. I’m not completely done with autumn though, so expect a few autumn cards here and there this month. I’m in no particular hurry for winter.
Today I’ve got a little card to share featuring one of the new releases from Stamping Bella. When Emily showed this Uptown Girl image to me I gasped. Definitely one of my favourites from the release. Along with my card I also have a little card-making tip for you, so keep reading!