Tag Archives: Colouring

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Saturated Canary Cerridwen

One of my favourite things to do is colour hair.  This is why I love the Saturated Canary images, so many of them have gorgeous flowing hair that is extremely therapeutic to get lost in colouring (with the digis I like to print them fairly large so I can do just that).

I actually coloured the image on this card at the end of Summer last year!  I thought it was about time she found her way on to a card.

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The image is Cerridwen and you will find her in digi format at Krista’s Saturated Canary store. I printed the image on Make it Colour Blending Card and coloured with ShinHan Touch Twin Markers (details below).

The designer paper is once again from an old Crate Paper collection. I inked all the layers with Distress Ink in Walnut Stain.  The image was diecut with Spellbinders Grand Circle Nestabilities.

Marker Details:

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I’m definitely feeling like I’m back in my “groove” at the moment.  About time too! I’ve got a few more cards lined up to show you this week, so make sure you check in again soon!

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A New Love: Lollyrot

Before Christmas I found myself hopping around various blogs.  I am a closet Stampotique fan so I was looking at their blog and the work of their designers.  One in particular caught my eye – the lovely and extremely talented Maria aka Lollyrot.  Not only does she create fantastic cards and other crafty projects, but she has illustrated a collection of stamps for Stampotique and has her own digital stamp line.  Needless to say, when I saw the digi stamps, I squealed in delight and grabbed them all. ;)

You can see Maria’s scrapbooking blog HERE. Her illustration blog is HERE. The digi stamps can be found HERE.

I finally found time after Christmas to colour in one of the digital stamps – Lollyrot.  I took photos with my smartphone at various stages to show the work in progress, and shared them on Facebook. For those of you that missed them, I have added a gallery at the bottom of this post for you to browse.  Please bear in mind, the photos were taken with a phone camera in variable lighting, this is not a formal step by step, the photos were snapped for fun.

The Card:

I spent some time over the past weekend turning some of my stack of coloured images into cards.  Lollyrot was one of them, and here is the finished card:

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The image has so much character and is just the right blend of cute and quirky for my taste.  I had a lot of fun colouring this one, I hope you can tell!

I printed the image at 10% opacity on Make it Colour Blending Card and coloured with ShinHan Touch Twin Markers (details below).  The image was cut out using Spellbinders Grand Circle Nestabilities and I used the “out of the box” technique to pop the tail of the bow out.  Embellished with some flatback pearls and gems.  The papers are from an old Crate Paper pack – I love the soft textures their papers used to have.  I stitched the main layers and embellished with a brad in each corner.  The papers were all inked with Distress Ink in Tea Dye.

Marker Details:

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Step by Step Photos:

That’s it!  I hope you enjoyed checking out my card and the additional colouring images.  Thank you for stopping by.

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Some Saturated Canary Fun!

Before Christmas I coloured up some Saturated Canary images for Angie Hunt at Little Darlings Rubber Stamps.  The images are from the recent rubber release, and you can find the rubber stamps at Quixotic Paperie, along with a pre-order for the Winter CHA 2013 release!

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Angie actually framed them to hang in the Little Darlings booth at Winter CHA!  Here are some pics of the booth (courtesy of Angie on FB and used here with her permission), and you can see the framed images hanging on the wall.

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Pretty cool, no? :)

 

 

Stamping Bella - Ramona Shares Her Hot Chocolate - www.quixoticcards.com

Mister Penguin Is The Cutest!

Looking through my folder of photos I was startled to see that I forgot to blog one of my Christmas cards! Tsk.  It features one of my favourite recent releases too, so I’m here to share it now!

I gave this card to Paul for Christmas, because I knew he would love the adorable Mister Penguin, and he did. ;)

Stamping Bella - Ramona Shares Her Hot Chocolate - www.quixoticcards.com

The stamp I used is Stamping Bella - Ramona Shares Her Hot Chocolate (available in the UK at Quixotic Paperie). It definitely doesn’t have to be a Christmas image, it would be equally adorable for a wintry friendship or birthday card!  I coloured this image up fairly quickly, which was handy since I was definitely short on time and energy just before Christmas.

I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Make it Colour Blending Card and coloured with a combination of ShinHan Touch Twin Markers and Copic Markers. I kept it nice and simple, so no designer paper. Spellbinders dies, little crystal gems to accent.

That’s it for today.  Hope Monday allows you to ease into the week without too much stress.  I’ll be back tomorrow with something else to show you!

Whimsy Stamps - Santa and Teddy Portrait - www.quixoticcards.com/blog

A Belated Christmas Post!

*sigh* I arrived home yesterday after spending a week with family for Christmas to find that the blog posts I scheduled before leaving had failed to post. Typical!  So bear with me, I’ll be sharing those posts over the next three days to catch up.

A belated Merry Christmas to you all.  I hope you had a fantastic time, whatever you were doing.  We spent the week in Devon, mostly tucked up indoors as it was very wet and windy!  I managed to pick up a brand new cold from someone, which I have brought home with me, so no doubt I’ll be seeing in the New Year huddled up on the sofa.

As January draws closer I’m contemplating some plans for the New Year, which I will let you in on as soon as I can.  Quixotic Paperie is currently closed while I take a break for Christmas and New Year and will reopen again shortly after New Year’s Day, probably on the 4th or 5th of January (and yes there will be some fantastic bargains to be had).

In the meantime, here’s one of those cards that should have been posted before Christmas Day!

This card was created for our newest niece, for her first Christmas, using Whimsy Stamps Santa and Teddy Portrait.

Whimsy Stamps - Santa and Teddy Portrait - www.quixoticcards.com/blog

I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Make it Colour Blending Card and coloured with a combination of ShinHan Touch Twin Markers and Copics. The designer paper is from a Graphic 45 8×8 pad. The gorgeous holly flourish is a Make it Crafty Lasercut Chipboard embellishment coloured with Twinkling H20s.

I posted some photos on Facebook during the colouring process, and here they are!

Whimsy Stamps - Santa and Teddy Portrait - www.quixoticcards.com/blog

Whimsy Stamps - Santa and Teddy Portrait - www.quixoticcards.com/blog

Whimsy Stamps - Santa and Teddy Portrait - www.quixoticcards.com/blog

Whimsy Stamps - Santa and Teddy Portrait - www.quixoticcards.com/blog

Whimsy Stamps - Santa and Teddy Portrait - www.quixoticcards.com/blog

I’ll be back tomorrow with another one of the cards that should have been blogged in my absence!

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps - Grace - www.quixoticcards.com/blog

Have a Sweet Holiday – Kraftin’ Kimmie Challenge

Hopefully while you’re reading this, I’ll be off having a nice lunch with family.  Then, I’m going to chill out for the rest of the weekend, and hopefully do a little colouring.  I hope you’re having a similarly pleasant and relaxing time!

Today sees the start of a new Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps challenge.  This week our hostess Kerry has asked to see food/drink themed creations!  Join in with us, using a Kraftin’ Kimmie stamp and you could win the stamp featured on Kerry’s card today!  See the challenge blog for full details on how to enter.

My card today features the lovely GRACE (also available in the UK at Quixotic Paperie), one of this year’s Holiday themed images by Annie Rodrigue.

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps - Grace - www.quixoticcards.com/blog

I stamped Grace with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Make it Colour Blending Card (now back in stock at QP!) and coloured with a combination of ShinHan Touch Twin Markers and Copics.  The paper is from my overflowing scrap drawer and the dies used are Magnolia DooHickey for the lacey border and MFT Die-Namics Fishtail Flags (chopped down a bit) for the sentiment.

That’s it!  I’ll be back tomorrow with another card to share (you can find out what happened to Quinn’s head from yesterday’s post ;-) ).

Stamping Bella - Uptown Girl Quinn - www.quixoticcards.com/blog

Bellariffic Friday – Poor Quinn!

Time for Bellariffic Friday!  I am getting quite concerned about the speed with which seem to be hurtling toward Christmas.  There aren’t many Fridays left!  I can’t believe a whole week has passed since my last post…I’ve got some serious catching up to do.

Still, with today’s card I’ve ticked another off the Christmas list, so I’m not doing badly.  Fingers crossed I will avoid the usual last minute December 23rd rush to finish family cards!

As you will see, my obsession with cropping Uptown Girls (the stamps are also available in the UK at Quixotic Paperie) has moved to another level…

LOL! Yep, I cropped poor Quinn and just used her legs on this card.  I just love her awkward pose and those boots (I have a bit of a boot obsession personally).

Stamping Bella - Uptown Girl Quinn - www.quixoticcards.com/blog

Look at those stamps in a different way – although the Uptown Girls are beautiful large stamps, which I love to colour in their full glory, I also love finding different ways to use them.  That’s the fun of stamping!

I stamped Quinn with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Make it Colour Blending Card (now back in stock at QP!) and coloured with ShinHan Touch Twin Markers.  The falling snow was added to the sky using a white acrylic pen. I cut the sentiment out and layered using Spellbinders Heart shaped dies.

NEXT WEEK’S CHALLENGE: Simply – follow the sketch below. Email your entries to Emily at Stamping Bella by Thursday 15th November to be in with a chance of winning some Bella Bucks.

Stamping Bella - Mabel Is Reaching For The Stars - www.quixoticcards.com/blog

Shoot For The Moon

Happy Saturday! I’m here today to share my Bellariffic Friday card for this week.

This one is a sweet and simple card, because I wanted to focus all the attention on the adorable image – Mabel Reaching for the Stars (also available in the UK at Quixotic Paperie).   I did play a little fast and loose with the sketch we had to follow, but I’m sure I’ll be forgiven…maybe… ;)

Stamping Bella - Mabel Is Reaching For The Stars - www.quixoticcards.com/blog

The awesome sentiment comes with the image stamp.

I stamped little Mabel with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Make it Colour Blending Card and coloured with a combination of ShinHan Touch Twin Markers and Copics.  I cut the sentiment out using one of the MFT Die-Namics Fishtail Flags STAX dies.

NEXT WEEK’S CHALLENGE: Simply – add some SNOW to your card. Email your entries to Emily at Stamping Bella by Thursday 1st November to be in with a chance of winning some Bella Bucks.

SCACD Stamps Release Hop – Arctic Princess

Today sees the release of some incredible new stamps from two of the SCACD Stamps lines: Elisabeth Bell for SCACD and also the awesome Susana Loves Stamps collection.

I’m joining the SCACD Design Team today for a hop to showcase the new release.  Thanks for having me, girls!

You should have hopped over here from DANNI’S BLOG.  If not, pop on over there now, as she is the first stop on the hop, and I’m sure you won’t want to miss any of the crafty inspiration. ;)

I chose to show off one of the new Susana Loves Stamps images today, and I’m sure you can see why.  I fell in love with this particular stamp immediately.

Meet Arctic Princess from the Mythical Reflections release!

SCACD - Susana Loves Stamps - Artic Princess - www.quixoticcards.com/blog

Isn’t she beautiful? And that seahorse…oh my!  I had a lot of fun colouring her up.  The stamp is a really nice size for colouring, with lots of beautiful details.

I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Make it Colour Blending Card and coloured with ShinHan Touch Twin Markers.  The beautiful die cuts around the image are the Dies by SCACD Ornate Hinge die – Melanie Holtz also used them this way recently and I loved the effect.

I hope you’ve enjoyed stopping by and checking out my card.  Time to hop on though, and your next stop is the fantastic ALEX’S BLOG!

Happy hopping!

Where to find the new stamps:

UK/Europe readers: Elisabeth Bell for SCACD Stamps
UK/Europe readers: Susana Loves Stamps Mythical Reflections collection

US/Canada readers: Elisabeth Bell for SCACD Stamps
US/Canada readers: Susana Loves Stamps Mythical Reflections collection

Mo's Digital Pencil - Come Hither - www.quixoticcards.com/blog

Something Wicked for TTC26

Well, I’m feeling a little less achy than yesterday, thanks to a restful afternoon.  With one thing and another I’m still a little stressed and worn out, so I’m trying to take it easy and relax.  Yesterday afternoon the dog and I retired to bed.  She snored, I coloured.

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Anyway, I’m here to share a card created for the current Touch Twin Markers & More Challenge.  The challenge is a colour inspiration, which you can check out by visiting >this post< on the challenge blog, where you can also submit your entries.

The challenge will run from September 24th – October 6th with a winner being announced on October 7th.

One person will be chosen randomly to win!
If the chosen winner uses Touch Twin markers for their challenge entry (with color names or numbers listed on their entry blog post) they will win 12 Touch Twin markers!
And since we want everyone to be able to play….
If the chosen winner uses any other coloring mediums for their challenge entry they will win 6 Touch Twin markers!
Don’t have a blog? That’s OK. Just post to any online gallery with the keywords TTC26 and TouchTwin and post a direct link to the TTC26 Challenge post.
Here’s my card!
Mo's Digital Pencil - Come Hither - www.quixoticcards.com/blog

Love this image.  He is “Come Hither” by Mo Manning and is one of Mo’s “Heartless” collection of digital images.  I love all of Mo’s artwork, but since I am a little dark and twisty at heart, these images definitely speak to me.

I printed the image on Make it Colour Blending Card and coloured with ShinHan Touch Twin Markers (details below).

Designer papers are Echo Park Chillingsworth Manor 6×6, and I also used a sticker from the 12×12 kit, along with stickers from the Carta Bella All Hallow’s Eve 12×12 kit to create the wording on the strips cut using a MFT Die-Namics Sentiment Strips die.  The stunning corner diecut was cut using one of the new Dies by SCACD designs – Fancy Flower & Key Corners - so that the beautifully detailed design stands out (against the busy designer paper it looked a little lost), I cut a layer of purple cardstock to layer behind the diecut.  I accented the other corners with some little gems.

Mo's Digital Pencil - Come Hither - www.quixoticcards.com/blog

Thanks for stopping by!  I’ll be back again over the weekend with some more creations!

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Before I go, a quick reminder.  Don’t forget to check out the Quixotic Inspirations Store Blog, as the Halloween Week is still going, with some SPOOKTACULAR creations from the DT and Friends.  PLUS there is a giveaway going on in >THIS POST<.