Today I’d like to share a couple of coloured images with you.
I have shared the step by step progress photos for these images over on my Marker Geek Facebook page, so if you’re interested in checking out the colouring process, pop on over there and take a peek. I will be sharing more of these sets of photos in future, and more besides.
I actually coloured both of the images I’m sharing during May 2013. For some reason they ended up in a folder and were never shared. Tsk!
This one is “Country Mama” from Saturated Canary. Unfortunately I think this one has been retired now, as I can’t find her on the website. I cropped the image and printed her on an A4 sheet.
This lovely lady is “Springtime II” from Saturated Canary. She is still available and you can find her HERE on the Saturated Canary store.
In the past year my style has changed a little and I would colour the faces slightly differently now, but I think they are still pretty fun to look at.
Both images were printed on my favourite Make it Colour Blending Card and were coloured with ShinHan Touch Twin Markers.
Hope to see you over on Facebook, don’t be shy, I’d love for you to stop by and chat!
I am now getting back on track following the loss of my father in October. It’s still hard, but many of the things that consumed my time following his death and needed to be dealt with have been resolved or are nearly resolved. As such, I’m getting on with things I started before October and didn’t get finished, like my Facebook page. Again, I’d like to take the opportunity to thank everyone who has been so supportive over the past few months, it really has been a big help.
Those of you that have been reading this blog for a while will be aware that it used to be called “Quixotic Cards”. Towards the end of last year I decided that name didn’t really fit with me and my interests any longer. I don’t just make cards, and I spend most of my creative time with a marker (or other colouring medium) in hand, plus I’m a bit of a geek…so…Marker Geek! Ha!
You may have noticed that this blog has a new banner, with an adorable image drawn by Christy at Tiddly Inks. Thank you Christy! That’s one of the things that has been on my list for some time!
As mentioned above, I also now have a Facebook page dedicated to my crafty exploits. It is handily titled “Marker Geek” and you can find me over there sharing blog updates, colouring pics and generally waffling about colouring and crafts. I’d love for you to join me and share in the fun!
Thank you for stopping by, as always!
Somehow Monday seems to have rolled around again. I’m feeling pretty good this morning though, the sky is a lovely shade of blue and I’ve got some creative plans for the day once work is out of the way!
I wanted to share a quick card. This one features an older Stamping Bella Uptown Girl, but she is still lovely! This is Uptown Girl Bunny with her Daffodil.
You can find a great range of Stamping Bella stamps, including the Uptown Girls over at my store Quixotic Paperie. Pre-orders for the latest releases are coming in quickly, so don’t hesitate if you want to get them as soon as they arrive here in the UK!
I stamped Bunny on my favourite Make it Colour Blending Card before colouring with Copic markers.
The sentiment is from a TGF die and I also used a Whimsy die for the vines coming from behind the image. I used a Ranger Acrylic Paint Dabber in SnowCap to add some interest to the cardstock layers.
I wish you all the very best for the week ahead. Drop in again soon!
Finally, it is release day over at Stamping Bella! I know, it seems like Em has been teasing forever…
The new stamps are all available to order now. They are not ready to ship yet, but will be soon! You can read all about it and check out the latest Bellariffic Friday over on Bloggabella.
For UK/Europe readers you can also find the stamps available to pre-order at my store Quixotic Paperie.
Last year, with one thing and another, I failed miserably at sending handcrafted cards. Most people received a store bought card for birthdays, Christmas etc. This year, I am trying to get ahead so that most people on my list will receive something handcrafted.
I’ll talk about this a little more in an upcoming post where I plan to discuss some of my current thoughts on paper crafting. Suffice to say, most people on my list should receive a card made by my own fair hand, but not necessarily a card featuring an image I’ve coloured.
Today’s card is one of two I have created in preparation for Mother’s Day/Mothering Sunday. This year in the UK Mother’s Day falls on 30th March, so I am doing very well indeed!
I kept it very simple, using papers I created with Distress Inks both as the background layer and to die-cut the heart shapes that form the focal point of the card. The dies I used were Memory Box Cupid Heart and Silverdale Heart. The word “mother” was added using a Tim Holtz Chit Chat word sticker, which I inked with Distress Ink to match the background layer.
That’s it! A sweet and simple card, and a step closer to achieving my goal.
This month I am finding myself inspired by Anna- Karin Evaldsson’s colour scheme for her creations in the latest issue of Craft Stamper Magazine (Mar 2014). I love bold, vibrant colour and Anna-Karin’s cards and tags were a perfect splash of colour in a very grey month!
As you can see, I was inspired by the card featured on the magazine cover when I created my card. Mine is simpler and a little less muted in tone. I used a Sizzix Susan’s Garden Dogwood die set which I received as a gift at Christmas, along with a MFT Die-Namics die, which I cut and layered in cardstock several times to give the look of chipboard. The top layer is Coredinations cardstock, sanded to give a distressed look. The sentiment is from a PTI set I have had for a while.
The background was created using the Ranger blending tool with Distress Inks in Mustard Seed and Salty Ocean. The edges were distressed with a distressing tool and inked with Gathered Twigs. I created a mat from Coredinations Tim Holtz Distress cardstock, which I sanded and distressed.
That’s it! This one is on the way to someone special who needs a little extra cheer on their birthday this year. I’m hoping it will bring a smile.
It has been a while since I coloured the beautiful Violet from Saturated Canary. I found her in a folder, and decided it was time she found her way on to a card. I think I shared the original coloured image on FaceBook a year or so ago.
I cropped Violet and printed just part of the image, at a fairly large size. I like to do this with some images, when I feel like getting lost in colouring. I would probably colour her a little differently now, but I thought it would be fun to share her today anyway.
I coloured Violet with a combination of ShinHan Touch Twin and Copic markers. Here is the list!
Skin: Touch Twin YR132, YR133, BR107 Hair: Copic V04, V06, C4, C6, C9 Outfit: Copic R81, R83, R85, R89, W7, BG70 BG72, BG75, BG78 Additional Shading: Touch Twin WG0.5 WG2, WG4
I’m here to brighten up Monday with another look at the upcoming Stamping Bella release. Emily has some fantastic fun on the way, including new Uptown Girls, new Senior-itas and more.
Don’t forget to pop over to Bloggabella and check out the rest of the previews. Commenting on the release preview posts will put you in with a chance of winning some of the new release!
Today I’d like to introduce you to the fabulous new Senior-ita – Gladys! I hope you’ll agree that she is just SUPER!
You will also be able to find the new releases over at my store Quixotic Paperie when they are released, along with lots of other Stamping Bella stamps.
I stamped Gladys and her matching sentiment on my favourite Make it Colour Blending Card before colouring with Copic markers. For my background layers, I popped a couple of pieces of Core’dinations cardstock through a Tim Holtz embossing folder, and sanded the raised areas to reveal the lighter core. I covered the join between the two pieces on my card-front with a piece of white ribbon coloured using a Copic marker to match my image.
Here’s the marker list:
Skin: E000, E42, E53, BV31, R02 Hair: B0000, BV00, N1 Outfit: B66, B69, R46, R59, Y35, YR23 Shading: WG1, WG3, WG5
Hope the week treats you well, I’ll be back soon with more cards to share.
The tag I’m sharing today came together so quickly and easily, and I love it!
I used a manila tag, which I inked with Distress Inks, flicked with water and then inked some stars randomly with gold ink through a Tim Holtz Layering Stencil. The stamped images were embossed on white cardstock and then carefully cut out and layered.
The beautiful female silhouette and the wings behind here are from the Susana Loves Stamps range at SCACD Stamps. The woman is available either as part of the full Blank Canvas Collection #1 set or in the smaller Blank Canvas Women set. The wings are available in the Blank Canvas Wings set.
The word “fly” was created using a Stampendous alphabet stamp set. I finished the tag off with some fibres from my stash.
For readers in the US all of these stamps are available direct from Susana’s Custom Art & Card Design.
For more SCACD Stamps inspiration, be sure to check out the latest issue of Craft Stamper magazine – March 2014. On pages 74-75 my wonderful friend Kim Dellow has an article featuring some of the stamps from the range!
Today’s Stamping Bella preview card features a beautiful flower image and matching sentiment – Flower for a True Friend.
I kept the card very simple and added just a few sequins for some subtle sparkle, they catch the light beautifully without distracting from the image.
I stamped the flower and matching sentiment on my favourite Make it Colour Blending Card before colouring with Copic markers.
It’s fantastic to see how many people are enjoying the new designs over on Bloggabella this week. If you haven’t already, make sure you pop over and join them. Commenting on the release preview posts will put you in with a chance of winning some of the new release!