Sunday, 22 November 2015

It's begining to look a lot like Christmas...

Well we are on the slippery slope towards the festive season, I for one have made a dent in the Christmas shopping...hurrah! how are you doing with yours?

The temperature has also taken a dive down that same slope, and it's freezing here, but I am a softy southerner!

With the ice and snow in mind I found the perfect image from The Paper Shelter, she's called Hope
and is just so pretty, I had a lot of fun colouring her with my Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers.

I used these colours:
Face FS2,FS6,FS8
Clothes: DR2,DR3, DR6, IB1,IB2, IB3,BT8
Hair: HB1,IB1,Blender
Leaves: DG2, DG4,
Star: GB10

I also put some clear Sparkle pen onto her hair and bodice, unfortunately the camera couldn't pick that up.

I made the Poinsettia from Centura Pearl, shaping it with a flower shaping tool and soft mat, and added some glamour dust to the die cut holly and snowflakes.
The background papers are from Sara Davies Festive Wonder Signature collection.

Well that's one Christmas card down, only another twenty five to go!!
Thanks for popping by today,

Happy Colouring!
Nicky x

Thursday, 12 November 2015

Good grief Mid November ???

Wowsers, who stole a whole month away from me?
I can't believe I have been so busy these last few weeks, I swear yesterday was mid October!!!

Anyway what have I been up to? well there was a new launch for Crafters companion birthday week...SPARKLE PENS!!!

 if you don't have these in your life yet, what are you waiting for? They are awesome! I have put a new little tab along the top of the banner with a little gallery of my sparkle samples that were on the TV for the launch.

Of course I have been having lots of fun with them and used them on this months challenge card for the Spectrum Noir November challenge which is Christmas/Winter, here is my effort!

He is called Santa's little helper, from Mo's digital Pencil, I coloured him as follows:
Spectrum Aquas - Skin: spice & Jasmine
Jumper - Peacock Blue & clear sparkle pen
Hat, Shorts, Tights & Shoes: Bud green , Moss & clear Sparkle pen
Scarlet & Clear Sparkle pen.
I used a Clear Sparkle pen instead of my water brush.

Sparkle is quite elusive to photograph, and the subtlety of these pens made it even harder! but I managed to capture it on his hat, photos just don't do them justice though.


 I hope you will be joining us in the challenge this Month, don't forget you can win Crafters Companion goodies...just in time for Christmas! You can enter your card here.

I hope you enjoy the sparkle pens and...
Happy Colouring

Nicky x